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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...

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Morality & Reason

The Templeton Foundation recently asked a number of scholars the following question: Does moral action depend on reasoning? Their answers are all pretty interesting. You can check them out here. Several of them reference...

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Cambridge Science Festival

The Cambridge Science Festival is this week. It’s an annual event where scientists and engineers from all over Cambridge come out to show the public how exciting doing science is. We went to a...

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Becoming a Lifeguard

I got certified on Friday. The hardest part of the final testing was rescuing someone from the bottom of the pool and getting them out without them ‘dying’. To do this I needed to...

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World to Come

Last night we went to see cellist Maya Beiser. She was one of the founding members of Bang on a Can. She now does solo work, including a number of pieces where she performs...

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Post-post-partisanship

David Brook’s column this morning is a pretty good analysis of what happened to the promise of post-partisan governance we saw such a short glimmer of a while back. The short version is that...

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Patriot’s Day

Today is the biggest holiday of the year here in Lexington. Peter marched in the first parade this morning. It was sunny, but it was kind of chilly. After the parade, we went to...

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Dwarf Fortress Computer

Earlier this year my friend showed me the game dwarf fortress. Dwarf Fortress is like nethack but you control multiple dwarves. You create a dwarven colony. My dad showed me this. It is a...

The iPad controversy 1

The iPad controversy

You’ve probably heard some of the noise about how riled up programmers are getting about the iPad (link1, link2, link3). The basic issue has to do with with the tension between hardware vendors and...