Author: Mike Garrity

Asteroid Discovery Visualization 0

Asteroid Discovery Visualization

This is a great visualization of all of the asteroids discovered between 1980 and 2011. I’m linking to it instead of embedding it because you’re going to want to go play it at really...

First App 0

First App

Tom’s a Senior this year, so we’ve been very busy with the college application process (link1, link2). He reached a big milestone tonight. He pressed the submit button on his first application. Yeah! Go...

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Fall Berries

It was in the high 50’s a sunny most of the weekend, so we spent most of the four days outside doing things like raking. We may not have had many acorns this year,...

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Splash

This weekend was Splash at MIT. Splash is a program where MIT and Harvard students teach classes which are attended by high school and middle school students.  Tom and Pete both went. Peter had...

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Owl & Hawk

We were headed out to the car this afternoon when we heard a loud screech. We looked up into one of the big willow trees and saw this owl. But it wasn’t the owl...

Metropolis 0

Metropolis

We went to see Alloy Orchestra perform their score at a screening of Metropolis last night. Wow! It was amazing! We were in the second row and could look down into the pit to...

CWRU 0

CWRU

Tom and I are off visiting college again. Today we visited Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. It’s not a school I knew much about until recently, but it seems pretty once. Tom described it...

Zeff Photo 0

Zeff Photo

Another of my favorite photo supply stores is closing. I took Tom into Zeff at the beginning of the semester to stock up for his photography course. We went through the door and headed...

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D7000

About 6 1/2 years ago I finally replaced my film camera with a digital camera. The older camera was a Nikon FG which I got in 1982. That was Nikon’s first SLR with auto-exposure...

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Trick or Treat, Part 2

We didn’t get any trick-or-treaters this year. Instead, these guys showed up: They slowly cruised down the street with a big spotlight aimed at the wires. Every time they found a branch tangled in...