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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...

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Hugh Masekela

As you may have heard, last week was kind of a rough one here in Boston. Everyone we know personally was relatively unaffected by all of the horrible goings-ons, but by the end of...

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Ensign

I’ve been cleaning up some old photos from my days hanging around Formula 1. The slides are in terrible shape. They’re dirty, and scratched, and faded. It hardly seems like it’s worth the amount...

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Indoor Tomatoes

Last year I set up a Window Farm. My plan was to grow mostly herbs, but with just one or two cherry tomato plants. But the herbs didn’t take off, and the tomatoes definitely...

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Strawberry Lemon Curd Trifle

Wilsons had a good deal on strawberries and Meyer lemons this weekend. I decided that they would make a good combination in a Trifle. Isn’t that a pretty dish for Easter? Here’s what you ...

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Put A Ring On It

Peter’s robotics team finished their season at the state championships yesterday. It was kind of a rough day for them with lots of broken connectors and the smell of burned out motors. But they...