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Memorial Day

The highlight of Memorial Day weekend around here is the annual softball game. This was the tenth year that Colleen and Phil have held it. Once again, the weather was great and everyone had...

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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...

Buxton Collection 0

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...

AC Power Frequency in Japan 0

AC Power Frequency in Japan

Reading all of the awful news about the tragedy in Japan, I learned an engineering fact which surprised me. As you may know, the AC power systems in different countries operate at different frequencies,...

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Woodie Flowers

This month’s Technology Review has a nice profile of one of my favorites professors from when I was in college.  Be sure to check out all of the pictures too. Woodie pretty much created...

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Kitchen Light

Here’s that new light we were installing in the kitchen the other day. You can’t really see it very well in that picture. Here’s a close up. Isn’t it cute? It was made by...

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Nyquil

It’s cold season again, which reopens a long running debate at our house. Chris and the kids insist that the Nyquil gelcaps work fine. I insist that you need to drink the liquid and...

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Gone Fishin’

A couple of our Christmas presents this year involved fishing wires through the walls. First we ran ethernet cable through the cellar. We have all of the computer equipment at one end of the...