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30 years ago today

Thirty years ago today I was supposed to be writing a paper for history class. Instead I was glued to the tiny black and white TV in my sister’s room watching the news unfold...

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Hawks at Fresh Pond

On my way to work every morning I usually go past Fresh Pond in Cambridge. Just across the train tracks from the  Alewife T station, there’s an office building where there’s a pair of...

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DIY Ring Light

As you’ve probably noticed, we do a lot of closeup photos of things like flowers and electronic projects on this blog. Lighting is always a problem on those types of pictures. The “right” tool...

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Brakes

I finally finished rebuilding the brakes on the Miata today. The right rear had been dragging and the disks were getting kind of ratty, so I rebuilt everything. It didn’t go too smoothly. It...

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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...