Author: Mike Garrity

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Fallingwater

While we were visiting Peter last weekend, we made a quick drive out to Mill Run to visit Fallingwater. We’ve certainly seen thousands of pictures of the house over the years, but seeing it...

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PVGP

While we were in Pittsburgh visiting Peter, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix was going on. A lot of the racing at the PVGP happens at Pitt-Race outside town, but there’s lots to see in...

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NHSGA

Peter is spending the summer at the National High School Game Academy (NHSGA). That’s a summer program at the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC). We went to visit him last weekend. It’s a really cool...

NA vs. NC 0

NA vs. NC

I’ve had the new Miata for almost two months now, but I’ve been too busy to write up a comparison of the two. Luckily, Danny Cruz has done it for me! Go check out...

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Hoist

I’ve always wanted an engine hoist for around the shop. I’ve been tempted several times by the basic folding one at Harbor Freight when they have it on sale for $190, but I’ve never...

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Nothing but Blue Skies

I worked in the graphics hardware group at Stellar back when Tom Van Sant created his wonderful image of the entire earth with no clouds. He created it using one of our GS1000 systems....

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British Car Day

We went to British Car day at the Larz Anderson museum today. We saw some wonderful cars, like this Morgan trike. In the back, it has a couple of beer taps and a portrait...

The Basics 0

The Basics

Chris Harris recently took two of my favorite cars for a spin. It looks like an awful lot of fun, doesn’t it?

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RIP VMS

My first “real” programming jobs involved porting software to DEC’s new VMS operating system. VMS still exists today, but its days are certainly numbered. HP has just announced that they’re not porting it to...

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20 Years

I bought a Miata back in 1993, and it’s been my daily driver ever since. It’s still a lot of fun to drive, but it’s getting some rust, and it’s not really as reliable...