Author: Mike Garrity

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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...

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SynthCam

Marc Levoy’s group at Stanford has been doing lots of cool stuff for many years now. I first met him in the 80’s when I was doing volume rendering. But every time I go...

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Coldframe

Do you remember that kitchen cupboard we took down last fall? I’ve had the pieces lying around the workshop since then. It seemed like a waste to throw them out, especially since one side...

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Honeycomb

I recently got a Xoom to do some hacking around with Honeycomb. I just got Motorola’s drivers installed and got hooked up to it with DDMS. Here’s a screen capture of the RGB Cube...

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Phong Shading and the Pioneer Anomaly

Have you heard of the Pioneer anomaly? Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 are two spacecraft which were launched into the outer solar system back in the early 70’s. They’re now about 20 ALUs away...