Author: Mike Garrity

Warp 0


Here’s another SPDE sketch. It’s a simple image warping demo that shows how to use the texture mapping feature of Processing. Click and drag over the image to distort it. Try different mouse buttons....



There’s been a lot of talk recently about Murdoch spreading the craziness from the op-ed section of the Wall Street Journal into the reality based sections. This is what a lot of people feared...


Arduino in The Atlantic

William Gurstelle has a nice short article about Arduino in the latest issue of The Atlantic. He’s trying to give their audience an idea of what maker culture is all about.

Maybe 1


One of the more hideous quirks of the family of programming languages derived from C is the fact that values of pointer based types may be NULL. This means that a simple code fragment...

Fifty Dangerous Things 0

Fifty Dangerous Things

Do you remember our earlier post about Gever Tulley? Well he has a book out now on the same subject. I haven’t read it yet, but the table of contents includes good projects like:...

The 5 Stages of a Dismal Scientific Revolution 0

The 5 Stages of a Dismal Scientific Revolution

In most people’s minds, the recent financial crisis has been the last nail in the coffin of the Chicago School of Economics’ philosophies. That’s certainly what members of the saltwater school think, and I...

Kahn’s Library 0

Kahn’s Library

This is a short, computer generated film by Alex Roman. Kahn’s Exeter Short Film from Alex Roman on Vimeo. It’s very nicely done. You might want to click through for the high-res version. He...


Little Things

I enjoyed this diagram from FlowingData. Unfortunately the kids have been sliding down the left side just as I’ve been climbing up the right side.

The Financial-Industrial Complex 0

The Financial-Industrial Complex

Simon Johnson has an article in the NYTimes today with another suggestion on reforming the finance industry. He compares the dangers we face from this industry to the dangers Eisenhower warned about with the...

Romneycare 0


Timothy Egan had a cute article yesterday about our former governor. It’s about how Romney was bragging about how great “his” Massachusetts health insurance plan was when he was running for president last year,...