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Balanced Ternary in MATLAB 0

Balanced Ternary in MATLAB

I wanted to do something with balanced ternary the other day, so I wrote this MATLAB class. classdef bt % Class for managing numbers in balanced ternary. % properties (SetAccess=’private’) trits = ”; end...

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First Band Concert of the Summer

In the summertime in Lexington, there is a band concert every Tuesday night. The Lexington Bicentennial Band plays. They’re very good. Tonight was the first one for this season because the High School ran...

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Garlic scapes

These beautiful curly greens are garlic scapes. I’d never actually had any before as you don’t usually find them in stores. Our friends who have a CSA gave them to us along with a...

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A day in the life

I had my birthday party today. We built forts of cardboard and duct tape (mostly duct tape). This was one of them. Then we proceeded to attack each other with foam and PVC weapons...

ProtoShield 0

ProtoShield

One of the pieces that came with Pete’s Arduino is a ProtoShield. This is a little breadboard that sits on top of the Arduino and makes it easy to assemble projects with several components....

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Awesome car video

The British racing show Top Gear testdrove the FXX my favorite all time car watch the video here. It was driven by the Stig. This is a picture of my Lego FXX.

Tom Swifties 2

Tom Swifties

It was a couple of weeks ago now, but this was our favorite Schott’s Vocab in recent memory.

Don’t take my K-14 away 1

Don’t take my K-14 away

It’s happened. Today Kodak sent out this really sad press release. Kodachrome was what I always shot before I finally went digital. I would occasionally stray to some new flavor of the week like...

Hardware Hacking 1

Hardware Hacking

Peter got an Arduino board for his birthday. An Arduino is a tiny standalone computer that can connect to all sorts of input and output devices. After the obligatory blink sketch, he put a...