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Pool Cleanup Day

Today was pool cleanup day (actually it was pool cleanup rain date day, but that’s not important). This is the day on which all of the neighbors get together and clean up the neighborhood...

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DLMF

NIST has released a new version of one of our favorite books; the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions. As part of that, they have a new website called the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions....

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RAM is 59

Today is the anniversary of the day on which Jay Forrester patented the first really practical RAM. I worked for him in school doing odd jobs around the office when I was in school....

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Friends & Relations

Just like Rabbit, we have lots of friends & relations. Unlike Rabbit, many of ours live in Vermont not the Hundred Acre Wood. This weekend we went up to Vermont for a memorial service...

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May Flowers

We usually do one post per flower, but they come in so fast at the start of May that I’m just going to lump a bunch together. First up is Creeping Phlox. This is...

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New CSF season

It’s that time again. This week was the first delivery of fresh fish from Cape Ann Fresh Catch, the Community Supported Fishery that we’re a member of. This week’s fish was a nice fresh...

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XKCD Color Survey Results

Color names have provoked a lot of philosophical debate over the years. When you say “green” do you mean exactly the same thing that I mean when I say “green”? For example, color naming...

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Jack in the Pulpit

This is the time of year when the jack-in-the-pulpits pop up around here. This year is the best I remember seeing in a long time. There are dozens of them. Jack in the Pulpit...

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Cory Doctorow Book Signing

Last night we went to a book signing at the Coop. Cory Doctorow read from his next book For the Win. For the Win is about kids in south China taking part in gold...

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The Classics Revisited

Jacob Lambert recently had an interesting review of 5 of my favorite books. Caps For Sale Horton Hears a Who! Blueberries For Sal Ferdinand Curious George Flies a Kite What I previously considered whimsical...