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Little Things

I enjoyed this diagram from FlowingData. Unfortunately the kids have been sliding down the left side just as I’ve been climbing up the right side.

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Playing With Your Food

This is hilarious. They are cupcakes themed after various games. See how many you can guess. Remember that the games have some video games, but not all of them are. Click on the cupcake...

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The Financial-Industrial Complex

Simon Johnson has an article in the NYTimes today with another suggestion on reforming the finance industry. He compares the dangers we face from this industry to the dangers Eisenhower warned about with the...

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Romneycare

Timothy Egan had a cute article yesterday about our former governor. It’s about how Romney was bragging about how great “his” Massachusetts health insurance plan was when he was running for president last year,...

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2700 Billion Digits of Pi

On December 31st, Fabrice Bellard (founder of FFmpeg) announced that he’d calculated pi to 2,700 billion decimal places. Check out the details here. The coolest thing is that he did it using a single...

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New Year’s Day

We had our annual New Year’s day brunch today. Lots of people turned up. Lots of teenagers, A few little kids, and lots of old friends. There was tons of good food as usual...

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Wirebot

Check out this cool vibrating moving robot we made a while ago. Robot – take 2 from Garrity Family on Vimeo. We made it from an old back massager and some baling wire. You...

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Walden Pond

Yesterday we walked around Walden Pond so that everyone could get a good appetite for the roast beast. The boys brought the marshmallow shooters they got for Christmas. They chased each other around the...

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Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Here’s what we’re doing tonight – tracking Santa (from NORAD). That’s right after our traditional Christmas Eve fondue dinner (Cheese fondue with Chocolate fondue for dessert).

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McCain Cantwell

Senators John McCain and Maria Cantwell have introduced legislation which would reinstate Glass-Steagall. The Glass-Steagall act was a law which was introduced after the Great Depression. It separated banks into different types and made...