Author: Mike Garrity

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Exa

During the 80’s and 90’s I was involved with quite a string of startups. Each one was an interesting story. Some folded, some split into pieces, some sold to bigger companies, and some changed...

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Diana Krall at Tanglewood

Saturday night we went out to Tanglewood to hear Diana Krall in the Shed. We’d been looking forward to this for a long time. We got the tickets back in March, and the seats...

Teach with Portals 0

Teach with Portals

Last year Valve was included in the Digital Promise project launched by the Department of Education. At the recent Games for Change Festival, they recently unveiled Teach With Portals. This uses Steam for Schools...

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...