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Irises

I’ve just gotten a copy of DxO Optics Pro. It’s very powerful, but I’m not very good with the controls yet. The good news is that the irises are up in the garden, and...

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Alfa Miata

I have a first generation Miata (aka NA). I was never really tempted by the next two (NB and NC) because each one got a bit fatter and flabbier. There’s been a rumor going...

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FB vs. AFP

It’s been an interesting week in the VC market, hasn’t it? I think that it’s kind of interesting to contrast all of the chaos which ensued when a certain company tried the Wall Street...

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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...