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Spring seems to really be here at last. We’ve had snowdrops and crocuses for a while now, but this weekend the daffodils opened up. It’s awfully nice to see them after that long winter.


Before & After

I spend a lot of time cleaning up old photographs. I don’t really enjoy talking about the mechanics of the process. I guess that it ruins the zen of it. But Chris keeps saying...


Rigatoni Milano

I don’t remember where I got this recipe from. I copied it down from somewhere, and it’s been in my 3-ring binder now for years, so it seemed like time to get it online....


25 Years of the Web

According to Tim Berners-Lee it was the 25th anniversary of the web this week. I’m not really sure of that number as it was another year before he wrote the first browser. But it...


How Cold Was It?

Nate Silver (of election night fame) has launched his new journalism site called FiveThirtyEight. One of the first articles up is about this winter’s weather. It’s called This Winter Wasn’t the Coldest, But It...


Fuel Lines

I got the 2 main fuel lines fabricated today. They’re 5/16 steel tubing, and they’re really difficult to bend well. I completely buggered up the first one I did. After a little digging around,...



Harvard is certainly the place to be for jazz this term. In addition to having Herbie Hancock as the Norton professor, Vijay Iyer is now a professor there too. I guess because having just...

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Herbie @ Harvard

I’m very disappointed that I haven’t been able to attend any of the talks which Herbie Hancock has been given during his tenure in the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship here in town this year....


FTC State Finals

Peter’s robotics team went to the state championships yesterday at Bridgewater State. It was a big event with teams from all over the state (and New Hampshire). The competition was really exciting. Their machine...


Making a List

I have all the parts I need off the old Miata. Now I’m going through checking each of them and making a list of which I can keep, and which I need to replace...