Author: Mike Garrity

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ADK

The other cool thing at Google I/O this week was the Android Open Accessory Development Kit. It’s a standard, supported way to write Android apps which talk to an Arduino device. This opens the...

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AVA

One of the things I’ve found interesting messing with my Xoom is how much fun it is to be able to access all of the different sensors. Now imagine what it would be like...

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Renderscript Teapot

Newell’s teapot is sort of the hello world of graphics weenies. I don’t really feel comfortable with a graphics library until I can draw the teapot with it. Here’s my first whack at it...

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Enough

in honor of Raj Rajartnam‘s conviction today, I’d like to mention a book I really enjoyed recently. Enough is by John C Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. He has a lot of opinions about...

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May Flowers

It’s the beginning of May, so there’s lots of action in the garden. Here are some pictures I took Sunday. One of our favorites this time of year are the phlox. We used to...

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Buxton Collection

Last year, I mentioned Bill Buxton‘s history of multi-touch UIs. Here’s something else of his you should check out. He’s posted a gallery of his wonderful collection of interesting input devices. It contains a...

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MIT150

MIT is 150 years old this year. As part of the celebrations, they had a big open house today. Every department threw their doors open, gave tours, and put on exhibits. Chris spent a...

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Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel has been causing a lot of buzz recently with his argument that higher education is currently going through a bubble and that kids should all skip college. If you haven’t been following...