Author: Mike Garrity

Tukboki 0


Tonight we went to our favorite Japanese restaurant. I felt like trying something new, so I looked down the menu and ordered a Korean dish named Tukboki. After the waitress had left, the owner...

Socialized Medicine 0

Socialized Medicine

Steve Silberman was in London on business when he got sick. You should read his story about what happened next.

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UCSD Pascal

This month’s IEEE Spectrum has a cute article about UCSD Pascal and how it influenced Java. I used UCSD Pascal at my first job out of college. We were doing stress analysis with ADLPipe...



On Saturday, we climbed Middle & North Sugarloaf in the White Mountains. The weather was great (much better than the same day last year). These are easy hikes, although the end of Middle Sugarloaf...


Photoshopping Fireworks

Grumping about what the national TV broadcast has done the the 4th of July Pops concert has become a family hobby in recent years. This year they really outdid themselves by cutting away to...


Greetings to my Parental Units

Tom’s in New Zealand for a couple of weeks. We asked him to stay in touch, but weren’t really expecting much. Yesterday, this came: Sounds like he’s adjusting quite well.


More Glass

Pete finished his glassblowing class. Today he  brought home the rest of the things he made in class. Here are pictures of some of them: I like the variety of different techniques they taught...


Extreme Sailing

The Extreme Sailing Series is racing in Boston this weekend. We went down to watch them yesterday. There were three types of boats racing. Courageous Sailing had a bunch of kids out there in...

10000 Things 0

10000 Things

For graduation season, Christa Lopes posted a list of 10000 (binary) things that every CS major should have done before graduating. It starts with 0000 (buy your own domain name), and ends with 1111...