Author: Mike Garrity

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?



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...


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...

Fun with Maps 0

Fun with Maps

We’ve been having a lot of fun recently with a game called GeoGuessr. It drops you into Google Maps Streetview at a random location, and you have to guess where you are. Our best...

Hugh Masekela 0

Hugh Masekela

As you may have heard, last week was kind of a rough one here in Boston. Everyone we know personally was relatively unaffected by all of the horrible goings-ons, but by the end of...



I’ve been cleaning up some old photos from my days hanging around Formula 1. The slides are in terrible shape. They’re dirty, and scratched, and faded. It hardly seems like it’s worth the amount...


Put A Ring On It

Peter’s robotics team finished their season at the state championships yesterday. It was kind of a rough day for them with lots of broken connectors and the smell of burned out motors. But they...


Inside The Box

We live around the corner from Moon Hill. That’s a famous collection of modernist houses which were designed by Walter Gropius’ students in the late 40’s. They were pretty small by today’s standards, so...

Roadrunner 2


Joyce Linehan, who helped bring us Senator Warren, has embarked on another important political battle. She’s gotten Marty Walsh to introduce a bill in the legislature which declares Roadrunner the official state song of...

On Beyond Zebra 0

On Beyond Zebra

Mentalfloss recently had an interesting article about 12 letters which have vanished from our alphabet over the years. It includes the ones you probably already know, such as Thorn:   and Ash: But it...