Author: Mike Garrity

Kinds of Pauses 0

Kinds of Pauses

We were discussing the different kinds of pauses in spoken English tonight.  Books about rhetoric will tell you that there are grammatical pauses and rhetorical pauses. A grammatical pause indicates the logical relationships between...

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Paul Newman

We were remiss not to mention Paul Newman in our posts about Lime Rock. You may know him as an actor, but he was also a race car driver. A serious driver too, not...

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Gigagalaxy Zoom

The European Southern Observatory has a neat, high-res, zoomable image of the entire night sky up on their website. It’s a total of about 800 million pixels. Once you go to their website, click...

Opposition Effect 0

Opposition Effect

Have you ever looked at your shadow on the ground and noticed a bright spot around the shadow of your head? It’s not an illusion and it certainly doesn’t involve anything supernatural. It’s called...

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Lime Rock 2009 – The Races

My previous Lime Rock post was primarily about the cars we saw at Sunday in the Park. The cars are nice, but the whole point of the Vintage Festival is the races. Lime Rock...

What Do All Of These Buttons Do? 0

What Do All Of These Buttons Do?

We’ve had a number of visitors to the blog who don’t know the purpose of the various icons that are scattered around the page. I’m going to take a minute here to try and...

Getting rid of the books 0

Getting rid of the books

The Boston Globe recently had an article about changes that Cushing Academy is making to their library. They’re getting rid of all of the books! They’re replacing them with Kindles, flat screen TVs, and...

The Preservation of Favoured Traces 0

The Preservation of Favoured Traces

Here’s a neat project by Ben Fry. It’s a visualization of the differences between the different editions of On the Origin of Species. It’s a little like the tools that programmers use to manage...

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Lime Rock 2009 – The Cars

We’re back from Lime Rock. We had a great time, met lots of interesting people, saw lots of spectacular cars, and took lots and lots of photographs. I’m going to break this into a...