Author: Mike Garrity

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Cory Doctorow’s Keynote @ SIGGRAPH

Cory Doctorow, one of our favorite people, gave the keynote speech at SIGGRAPH today. He really rocked the joint. His talk was structured around his 3 eponymous laws. He said that as an author,...

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DeltaWing Racing Car

One of the most interesting racing car designs in recent years is the DeltaWing. It was designed as an Indy car when the IRL was looking for a standard chassis. Dallara won that contract,...



On our last day on Block Island, the beach was covered with these things: They’re clear and squishy, and about the size of a marble. I’ve seen them once or twice before on Plum...

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Goodbye Greeny

23 years ago, Massachusetts switched from one green license plate to two red ones. There were good reasons for this, but a lot of people have resisted the change. I didn’t go as far...


Byron the Bulb goes Web 2.0

If you’ve read Gravity’s Rainbow, you’ll remember the story of Byron the Bulb (if not you can read the excerpt here). He’s a conscious, immortal light bulb who was born in Budapest before the...


What’s the French for Encore?

One of the events in Boston every summer is the Bastille Day party at the French Library. We’d always heard that it was great fun. They close off part of Marlborough street and have...

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There was an interesting article on NPR this morning about how diets are changing in Italy. They visited Pioppi, where Ancel Keys first came up with the idea of the Mediterranean diet. Today the...

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Tonight we went to our favorite Japanese restaurant. I felt like trying something new, so I looked down the menu and ordered a Korean dish named Tukboki. After the waitress had left, the owner...

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Socialized Medicine

Steve Silberman was in London on business when he got sick. You should read his story about what happened next.

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UCSD Pascal

This month’s IEEE Spectrum has a cute article about UCSD Pascal and how it influenced Java. I used UCSD Pascal at my first job out of college. We were doing stress analysis with ADLPipe...