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Sous Vide Dabs

I’ve been waiting to try the Anova immersion heater circulator that I got for Christmas with fish from our CSF. This week we got a bunch of dabs, a flat fish in the flounder...


The Wrong Way

I’ve still got a few bits to pull off of the old Miata. The one I’ve really wanted to get to is the differential. The new chassis will be ready for it pretty soon,...



I’m currently riveting shear panels onto the Westfield’s tube frame. To do this, you clamp the panel onto the frame, and then drill holes every couple of inches for the rivets. The tricky bit...


Eggplants roasting on a ???

Mike came home the other day saying we should figure out this dish he’d had at work called “Banyon Barta.” After a bit of googling, I found this recipe for Baingan Bharta, and it’s...


2013: Year in Review

Every year seems to be busy at our house, and 2013 was no exception. Last winter, after the holidays, we had a pretty snowy stretch, so we couldn’t wait to escape to Florida in...

Containers of T-Shirts 0

Containers of T-Shirts

Planet Money has been doing a series recently where they trace through all the steps of manufacturing a t-shirt. They follow it from Mississippi to Indonesia to Bangladesh and back to the US. All...



One of the fun things about joining a new community is learning the lingo. The world of 7 aficionados has quite a bit of interesting vocabulary. One of current favorites is the verb “to...

Cleve on Titan 0

Cleve on Titan

I work at the MathWorks. When most people think of the MathWorks, they think of Cleve Moler. Cleve wrote MATLAB originally, and is in many ways still the heart of the company even though...

Penrose Paving 0

Penrose Paving

I love this time lapse video of installing the pavement at the new Andrew Wiles building at Oxford. I bet the construction crew thought it was an interesting project. If you’re not familiar with...


Tom off to Newcastle

We saw Tom off to England last night. He’s arriving today to stay with Martha and Scott for a few months. Hope we get to hear about his travels in England while he’s there.