Author: Mike Garrity

A New England Noah 1

A New England Noah

I hadn’t had a chance to see the NYTimes recently, so I missed this article last week. It’s a really nice profile of Charles Gould and his micro car collection. We mentioned him recently...

William Kamkwamba 0

William Kamkwamba

Peter & I just finished reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It’s the story of William Kamkwamba , a boy who grew up in poverty and famine in rural Malawi. When he had...

Scala on Heroku 0

Scala on Heroku

I was messing around with Scala again the other day. I downloaded the latest Typesafe stack, and the latest version of SBT. I ran into a couple of headaches because all of the SBT...

Goodreads 0

Goodreads

We’ve been playing around with a site called Goodreads lately. It’s a site for tracking all of the books you’ve read. Kind of like LibraryThing, but we’ve found it a bit more engaging. It...

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Peter and the Umbrella

Chris’ mother and sister are visiting us. They don’t get together very often, so it seemed like a good time to get some pictures of them together. And since I was going to be...

H.R.3035 0

H.R.3035

Don’t look now, but if H.R.3035 (aka the Mobile Information Call Act of 2011) becomes law, your cell phone is going to become as worthless as your landline phone. Terry Lee, who has received...

How I Manage my Digital Images 3

How I Manage my Digital Images

A number of people of have asked me for details about how I manage my collection of digital imagery. I assume that they’re asking because they know that the collection is large (~30,000 images)...

Cerulean = 26, 4.54, -24.55 (in L*A*B*) 0

Cerulean = 26, 4.54, -24.55 (in L*A*B*)

I’m sure that every time you played with your Crayolas, you wondered what the the exact difference was in the spectra of green-yellow and yellow-green. Well I did. Mark Meyer has done all of...

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Foldit

Have you seen Foldit? It’s a video game where the goal is to fold proteins. Protein folding is a very interesting problem. If you sequence DNA, you can get an ordered list of the...

Redefining Sanity 0

Redefining Sanity

I find the sheer craziness of modern US politics hard to understand. The best explanation I’ve found is Richard Hofstadter’s classic Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. This morning, Chris Ladd posted an interesting article called...