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That’s some hot glass (about 2100°F)

This week, I’m taking a class at Diablo Glass School. The class is very fun and I’ve made a few things so far. The one pictured below is the paperweight I made. The process...

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Chihuly at the MFA

We visited the MFA today to see the Chihuly ‘Through the Looking Glass’ exhibit with Peter. I’ve been fascinated by Dale Chihuly’s glass installations ever since seeing a program about his installation of enormous...

Top/Bottom C++ 0

Top/Bottom C++

As someone who has spent an awful lot of time wrangling really large C++ codebases, I really enjoyed John D. Cook’s recent blog post Why do C++ folks make things so complicated?. I think...

What happened to the News? 0

What happened to the News?

A couple of days ago after reading the Boston Globe website for news I decided to take a look at what the BBC had on the homepage of its website. There in the center...

Instant Mix 0

Instant Mix

We’ve been using Google Music for a couple of weeks now. There’s a lot to like about it. We’ve got more than 50MB of music in it. The UI is responsive and easy to...

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Fireflies

Today was a beautiful June day in Lexington. Chris and I went out to dinner and sat on the patio at Lexx. When we came home, we found that our yard was full of...

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Foveon Sensors and Autochromes

You may have heard about Sigma’s newly released high-end camera called the SD1. If so, what you probably heard about was the price tag. A list price of $9,700 seems pretty high, but there’s...

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Peter Diamond

Just in case you needed any more examples of how broken our government has become, Peter Diamond just withdrew his nomination to the Fed. Richard Shelby claimed he was blocking the nomination because Diamond...

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Collatz Conjecture

Is this sequence familiar to you? 1, 2, 8, 3, 6, 9, 17, 4, 20, 7, 15, 10, 10, … It’s called A008908 in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. You probably encountered in...