Author: Mike Garrity

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Bees

Here’s another processing sketch we did about the same time as planets and ships. It’s very similar except that the ships are now bees and the cursor is the object that they’re attracted to....

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Planets and Ships

This is a Processing sketch that Peter and I wrote a while ago. You should see a black square with a bunch of colored circles. Each circle is a planet. Now click to launch...

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Poem for Today

I don’t know how many people in the world want Legos, Greek science, and anagrams mixed with their poetry, but if you do, then The Great Order of the Universe by Christian Bök is...

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Balanced Ternary Clock

Here’s a short clip of a balanced ternary clock I wrote using the MATLAB class I posted the other day. In this clock, the green dots represent 1, the red dots represent –1, and...

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Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

You’ve probably heard that Betelgeuse has recently been showing signs of instability. This might be a sign that it’s going to become a supernova. Yesterday, Ctein considered the question of how bright it would...

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Add Sugar and Sell It

For the 4th, Stephen Fry posted a lecture he gave a while back that tries to capture what it is that makes America unique. A lot of people have tried that in the past,...

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Mulberries

Every year in June, one of the trees in our yard starts shaking. If you look closely, you’ll see that it is full of squirrels and birds. You’ll see bluejays, goldfinches, rose breasted grosbeaks,...

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Statistics

Arthur Benjamin recently gave a TED talk about changing the focus of math education. The short version is that he thinks the focus should be on getting kids to a solid understanding of statistics...

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Moon

Chris and I went to see the movie Moon the other night. It’s about a guy who’s nearing the end of a three year tour working at a mining base on the moon. He’s...

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Broiled Cod

We got another cod from the CSF today. A beautiful 5 pound one. We decided to broil it. Here’s the recipe: Broiled Cod with Butter and Herbs 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon 2 tablespoons fresh...