Author: Mike Garrity

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Fixers

I’ve mentioned iFixit here before (link1, link2). Their website is a great source of information about what’s inside your favorite gadgets and what you can do to fix them when they break. They’ve just...

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6.S184

Chris and I were both a bit concerned a couple of years ago when MIT announced that 6.001 was changing from Scheme to Python. Luckily Alex Vandiver has been keeping the SICP flame alive...

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Tile Explorer

When Mario saw my recent post about different sets of tiles, he asked for details about how I drew them. When I started to clean up the Processing code to give to him, I...

Kodachrome Documentary 0

Kodachrome Documentary

I was pretty bummed when Kodachrome was cancelled. It was my favorite film for many years. Xander Robin just posted this cool documentary about Kodachrome and its last days at Dwayne’s Photo. It does...

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More Path Tiles

Do you remember the tiles I was talking about the other day? I generated the tiles for the next couple of cases, but the number of tiles got really big really quickly. So big...

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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...

Vijay Iyer Trio 0

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...