Author: Mike Garrity

The View From Your Window 0

The View From Your Window

I’m a big fan of the The View From Your Window contest on Andrew Sullivan’s blog. On Sunday he posts a picture and everyone has until Tuesday to guess where it was taken. The...

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Lost in Timbuktu

It was encouraging to hear yesterday that French and Malian troops had retaken the historic city of Timbuktu, but it was hard to take any joy in it when it was mixed with the...

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The Indian Queen

Last night we went to Jordan Hall to see the Handel & Haydn Society do Purcell’s The Indian Queen. Here they are getting set up between the preconcert talk and the concert. Before the...

1265 Main 0

1265 Main

One of the biggest construction projects going on near us has been the demolition of the old Polaroid plant on 128. It’s an enormous project. They plan to replace the plant with more than...

Makeblock Kickstarter 0

Makeblock Kickstarter

The chassis for the robot Peter’s been working on is made of aluminum extrusions called Makeblocks. They’ve worked out very well. They’re robust and flexible. In addition, the holes line up with the holes...

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IOIO

For Christmas I got a IOIOMint. That’s a cool little bridge device which lets you connect external hardware to an Android device. I got some time to play with it tonight, so I went...

Swan in the Road 0

Swan in the Road

This morning I got stuck in a big traffic jam on Route 9. Eventually I got to the head of it and found the cause. There was a swan walking down the middle of...

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Snow

December’s almost over, but we finally got a decent amount of snow last night. It was just a couple of inches, but enough that we needed to get the snowblower out. Today the sun...

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Tom’s Home

Tom got home from college this afternoon. No, not that Tom, the other one. These Toms are actually pretty mellow at the moment. They’re wandering the neighborhood in large groups of mixed Toms and...