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MIT’s Open Courseware is a wonderful thing. Recently I’ve been watching Erik Demaine’s lectures on the math behind origami. They’re really fun lectures, and it’s a very interesting subject. I love the sense of...

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Flying Pyramids

It’s been years since I worked in Fluid Dynamics, but I still love a good fluids paper; especially a good unsteady flow solution. Check out this one which was just highlighted on ScienceNow.  You...

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Tim Hunkin

I mentioned the Fixers blog here a couple of weeks ago. If you didn’t start following them then, you might at least want to go check out their recent post about one of my...

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Coming Apart

You’ve probably heard that Charles Murray has a new book out. If you remember the controversy surrounding some of his earlier books, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that there’s been quite a...

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Injera

A couple of weeks ago we ate at Addis Red Sea in Boston. It’s an Ethiopian restaurant. One of the fun parts of eating there is the platter the dishes are served on –...

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Winter Band Concert

The Lexington Schools Winter Concerts were this week. Tom’s not doing band this year, but Pete still is. And doesn’t he look good in a tux? This is the big annual concert where they...

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Kitchen Shelves

I spent yesterday installing these new shelves in the kitchen. They give us a little more storage space, but mostly they just make the area where we took down the overhead cupboard look a...

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SOPA Protest

Yesterday many sites either went black, or symbolically covered elements of their sites to protest the SOPA/PIPA bills going though congress. If you’d like to understand what’s so bad about these bills, the Khan...

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Fixers

I’ve mentioned iFixit here before (link1, link2). Their website is a great source of information about what’s inside your favorite gadgets and what you can do to fix them when they break. They’ve just...

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6.S184

Chris and I were both a bit concerned a couple of years ago when MIT announced that 6.001 was changing from Scheme to Python. Luckily Alex Vandiver has been keeping the SICP flame alive...