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NMUSAF Virtual Tour 0

NMUSAF Virtual Tour

I mentioned the National Museum of the USAF at Wright Patterson after we visited it this summer. My only disappointment was that we only managed to see a tiny corner of its vast collection....

Dave Brubeck 0

Dave Brubeck

I just heard that Dave Brubeck died this morning. NPR has a nice remembrance. He made so much great music for so many years that it’s hard to know which to pick out, but...

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Base i-1: There Be Dragons

John Baez recently posted this picture (by Anton Sherwood) on his G+ stream: The story behind it is pretty cool, and it involves two of my favorite things: TAOCP and unusual number systems. Let’s...

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The Robot Part 1

For my science fair project this year I am planning on making a self-balancing robot similar to a segway. Over Thanksgiving break we’ve been attempting to get a basic robot working. We’ve decided that...

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Today’s Kludge

A few weeks ago, I dropped the Miata off at the service station for some suspension work. My usual mechanic Paul wasn’t there, but I left it with the other guys. A short while...

Pictures in Silos 0

Pictures in Silos

The other day, Josh Wallaert posted a nice article about what silos like Facebook are doing to the availability of photographs for reuse. He’s talking about the fact that people are now taking hundreds...

Revenue Sources 0

Revenue Sources

Now that the election is over, all of the chatter in Washington is about the fiscal cliff (well, not all the chatter). I’m surprised by how narrow the discussion is when it comes to...

What to do with Whey? 0

What to do with Whey?

I’ve been making yogurt at home for a couple of years now. And since I like the Greek Style yogurt, which is strained, I end up with about a quart of whey each time...

Last Night’s Winner 0

Last Night’s Winner

I’m pretty fuzzy headed this morning. It was a late night last night. There was a lot of good news in the end, but it’s clear that the big winner was Emily’s List. Hopefully...

Election Night Bingo Cards 0

Election Night Bingo Cards

Sanjeev Kumar put together this nice, interactive guide for tracking the election results tomorrow night. As you check off swing states, it keeps track of how many different paths each candidate has left. If...