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National Museum of the USAF

We’re back home from taking Tom to college. On the way out, we made a couple of short stops to break up the trip. While we were passing through Dayton, we spent an hour...

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An Exciting Fourth

We went down to the Esplanade for the Fourth this year. It was a beautiful day, but it felt a lot worse than it looks in this picture. It was quite hot and muggy....

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Custom House Clock

They’ve recently been doing some work on the clock in the Custom House tower. Here’s a picture I took of the workers hanging on the outside of the tower last week. The Globe had...

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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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Cleaning up

While cleaning up the study the last couple of evenings we found all sorts of treasures. A complete set of disks and manual for Microsoft Access 98; original Sim City disks for Macintosh; and...

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SOPA Protest

Yesterday many sites either went black, or symbolically covered elements of their sites to protest the SOPA/PIPA bills going though congress. If you’d like to understand what’s so bad about these bills, the Khan...

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Fixers

I’ve mentioned iFixit here before (link1, link2). Their website is a great source of information about what’s inside your favorite gadgets and what you can do to fix them when they break. They’ve just...

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Path Tile Games

There are a lot of interesting board games where you place tiles which have path segments connecting the sides. As you place these tiles against each other, they form large twisty paths which your...