Author: Mike Garrity

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Before & After

I spend a lot of time cleaning up old photographs. I don’t really enjoy talking about the mechanics of the process. I guess that it ruins the zen of it. But Chris keeps saying...

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How Cold Was It?

Nate Silver (of election night fame) has launched his new journalism site called FiveThirtyEight. One of the first articles up is about this winter’s weather. It’s called This Winter Wasn’t the Coldest, But It...

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Fuel Lines

I got the 2 main fuel lines fabricated today. They’re 5/16 steel tubing, and they’re really difficult to bend well. I completely buggered up the first one I did. After a little digging around,...

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POEMJAZZ

Harvard is certainly the place to be for jazz this term. In addition to having Herbie Hancock as the Norton professor, Vijay Iyer is now a professor there too. I guess because having just...

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Herbie @ Harvard

I’m very disappointed that I haven’t been able to attend any of the talks which Herbie Hancock has been given during his tenure in the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship here in town this year....

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Making a List

I have all the parts I need off the old Miata. Now I’m going through checking each of them and making a list of which I can keep, and which I need to replace...

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Trials

XCAR recently posted this video about the history of the Lotus 7. It’s pretty interesting because it has a lot about Sporting Trials, which is a fascinating sport which we don’t hear much about on this...

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Back Home

We just got back from a week visiting my parents in Florida. The weather was absolutely perfect. The only clouds we saw all week were from the top.

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Plenty of Potatoes for Boston Area

When I was getting the garage ready for the new project, I wanted to improve the insulation so that it’d be a little warmer this winter. As part of that, I took the window...

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WebIDE

We’ve recently been playing with an interesting program called WebIDE by Tyler Cooper. You install it on a Raspberry Pi and it starts a little web server. You connect to this with a browser...