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Tomatillos

Every year we grow several different varieties of tomato. I like to get heirloom tomatoes as they tend to have more flavor that you usually get from tomatoes from the store. This year in...

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Hoist

I’ve always wanted an engine hoist for around the shop. I’ve been tempted several times by the basic folding one at Harbor Freight when they have it on sale for $190, but I’ve never...

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Nothing but Blue Skies

I worked in the graphics hardware group at Stellar back when Tom Van Sant created his wonderful image of the entire earth with no clouds. He created it using one of our GS1000 systems....

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British Car Day

We went to British Car day at the Larz Anderson museum today. We saw some wonderful cars, like this Morgan trike. In the back, it has a couple of beer taps and a portrait...

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RIP VMS

My first “real” programming jobs involved porting software to DEC’s new VMS operating system. VMS still exists today, but its days are certainly numbered. HP has just announced that they’re not porting it to...

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Rhubarb Harvest

Over the weekend I decided that it was finally time to harvest some of the rhubarb from my garden. I started the first plants a couple of years ago, but until this year they...

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20 Years

I bought a Miata back in 1993, and it’s been my daily driver ever since. It’s still a lot of fun to drive, but it’s getting some rust, and it’s not really as reliable...

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Fun with Maps

We’ve been having a lot of fun recently with a game called GeoGuessr. It drops you into Google Maps Streetview at a random location, and you have to guess where you are. Our best...

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Computer Clubhouse 20th Anniversary

This week the Computer Clubhouse Network held its annual conference here in Boston. It’s here in Boston because 2013 is the 20th Anniversary of the start of the first Computer Clubhouse at the Computer...