Author: Mike Garrity

Arduinos in Space … 0

Arduinos in Space …

Here’s another cool Kickstarter project. They’re trying to build a 1U CubeSat which contains a couple of Arduinos and a bunch of different sensors. Once it’s launched, you’ll be able to buy time on...

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Midsummer Night Moonset

This week we have the latest sunsets of the year. You’d think with all of that extra time, I wouldn’t have been just a few minutes too late to get a great picture of...

Satoshi Motoyama 0

Satoshi Motoyama

The DeltaWing car I mentioned here last year made it to Le Mans last weekend. It didn’t go too smoothly. About 6 hours into the race, a Toyota TS030 shunted it into a guardrail. One...

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Irregular Path Tiles

In my posts a couple of months ago about the number of permutations in various path tile games (link1, link2, link3), I only talked about regular polygons. There are other shapes which tile the...

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Shelby & Salvadori

You know how sometimes a photo you saw when you were young sticks in your mind for years? This is one which did that for me: That’s Caroll Shelby driving an Aston Martin DBR1...

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Urushiol

We were talking about cashews the other day, and most people had no idea that they look like this on the tree. I remembered that the shell is poisonous, but I’d forgotten the details....

Oracle v. Google 0

Oracle v. Google

Google finished May on a high note, didn’t they? Groklaw has all of the details, of course, but it all comes down to this: So long as the specific code used to implement a...

The Value of Failure 1

The Value of Failure

I really like Ken Perlin’s blog post from last Saturday about the algorithms you never published because they didn’t work. At this point, an awful lot of my value as a graphics programmer is...

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Minuteman Bikeway

I went for a ride out the Minuteman Bikeway today. It’s a wonderful bike path which follows the old train tracks from Cambridge through Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford. You can still see reminders of...

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Irises

I’ve just gotten a copy of DxO Optics Pro. It’s very powerful, but I’m not very good with the controls yet. The good news is that the irises are up in the garden, and...