Author: Mike Garrity

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Hario Coffee Mill

Here’s my latest coffee geek toy: It’s a Japanese ceramic burr coffee grinder. I got it to replace the old Braun I’ve been using at work. That one’s getting pretty old. It still does...

Path Tile Games 4

Path Tile Games

There are a lot of interesting board games where you place tiles which have path segments connecting the sides. As you place these tiles against each other, they form large twisty paths which your...

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New Year’s

We didn’t stay up late last night. We did celebrate a bit after Tom hit submit on another college application. It’s not his last one, but he’s getting pretty close to the end. Today...

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2011: Year in Review

It’s been a very busy year at our house. Peter finished middle school and moved up to the high school. Tom is now a senior, and a lot of the year was spent in...

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Vijay Iyer Trio

Last night we went to see Vijay Iyer’s trio at the Berklee Performance Center. They were really something. Their music is really complex, with lots of different threads orbiting around each other. But it...

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1959

I really enjoyed this BBC documentary called 1959: The Year that Changed Jazz. Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4 It’s focuses on the albums Kind of Blue, Time Out, Mingus Ah Um,...

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Asteroid Discovery Visualization

This is a great visualization of all of the asteroids discovered between 1980 and 2011. I’m linking to it instead of embedding it because you’re going to want to go play it at really...

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First App

Tom’s a Senior this year, so we’ve been very busy with the college application process (link1, link2). He reached a big milestone tonight. He pressed the submit button on his first application. Yeah! Go...

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Fall Berries

It was in the high 50’s a sunny most of the weekend, so we spent most of the four days outside doing things like raking. We may not have had many acorns this year,...

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Splash

This weekend was Splash at MIT. Splash is a program where MIT and Harvard students teach classes which are attended by high school and middle school students.  Tom and Pete both went. Peter had...