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Chameau d’acier

This story has been trending on Reddit recently. Emile Leray was traveling through the desert near Tan-Tan Morocco, when his Citroën 2CV broke. Rather than giving up, he took the parts and made this:...

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Cleaning up

While cleaning up the study the last couple of evenings we found all sorts of treasures. A complete set of disks and manual for Microsoft Access 98; original Sim City disks for Macintosh; and...

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How can we fight back?

Epipheo recently talked to Daniel H. Wilson, the author of Robopocalypse and put together this video. You should watch it because it contains a lot of information which you might find useful sometime in...

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Stellar Memories

I was cleaning out a closet today, and I ran across this old picture. It’s from one of my first days at Stellar Computer. Like a lot of small companies, we had a bulletin...

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Snow Plant

When we were in Yosemite a couple of years ago, we encountered this curious looking plant on the McGurk Meadow trail. At the time, we couldn’t figure out what it was. Today, I found...

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Numbers & Shapes

I recently discovered the record Numbers & Shapes by Rebecca Brandt. I’m really enjoying it. It’s easy to compare it to Philip Glass because a lot of it is based on repeating structures with...

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Jack is Back

The jack-in-the-pulpits have started appearing along the trail to the meadow. There aren’t as many as the bumper crop we had two years ago, but its better than I feared after all of the...

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Shorter Spring?

Last year Mike built me a nice cold frame that could be folded up and stored in the basement, then brought out in the spring to harden off plants. Unfortunately I seem to have...

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Mother’s Day

Every year in Boston, the arboretum has an event called Lilac Sunday. It’s on Mother’s Day, and you can go picnic in their amazing lilac collection. Unfortunately, some years the lilacs bloom too early....

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Joshua Bell

This afternoon we went in to Symphony Hall to see Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto. It was a pretty amazing performance. The violin...