Author: Mike Garrity


Station 42058

I don’t know whether you saw this post I did on my MathWorks blog, but I find the NOAA weather buoys pretty fascinating. You can look up a buoy and get all sorts of...


Golden Guide

Hemmings just had a blog post that really tickled me. It was about an obscure old book called The Golden Guide to Sports Cars. Well I had a copy of that book when I...



Chris & I just got back from 10 days in the Greece. We had a great time, although getting there and back was a bit of a project. Between planes, taxis, and ferries, the...


Developing Hilbert Curve

Henry Segerman has a new book coming out. While waiting for my copy to come, I decided to print one of his examples. This is one he calls “Developing Hilbert Curve“. I think it...

Hackathon/Bogrács Gulyás 0

Hackathon/Bogrács Gulyás

At work this weekend, we had a hackathon. Everyone was making cool stuff and trying out crazy ideas. Of course, even when you’re hacking, you need to do things right. And that includes safety...



So I’ve invested a ridiculous amount of time into getting the windshield wipers sorted. It seems like a silly thing to put that much work into on a car which doesn’t even have a...



I’ve been enjoying Bunnie Huang‘s latest series, but this one’s especially provocative, isn’t it? What do you think?

Word for the Day 0

Word for the Day

Here’s my favorite word I learned this week: Agnotology It’s the study of “culturally induced ignorance or doubt”. In other words, the study of the act of convincing the public to believe things that...


Fun in the Sun

We got the Westfield out of the garage this morning. There was a lot of fussing about ground clearance. It was pretty tight. Once it was out in the sun, we could see how...