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MIG Welding

Today we set up our latest toy and started figuring out how to use it. Peter took a welding course recently, so he was teaching the rest of us. We started by using flux...

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Pool Party

Peter’s 13th birthday is tomorrow. He had his party today with some friends from school. Today was a perfect summer day with sunshine and temperatures in the high 80’s so we all went over...

Blog Changes 0

Blog Changes

I’ve been messing around with the blog’s formatting recently. The intent is to make it easier to read. Tell me if it causes any problems with your browser, or if you don’t like something...

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Ixtoc 1

A number of people I’ve talked to recently about the Deepwater Horizon blowout have been surprised to hear that there was a very similar accident in the Gulf of Mexico 30 years ago. The...

Comment Spam 2

Comment Spam

We’ve been having a bit of a problem with spam in the comments recently. It all seems to have started with the following Google search. inurl:blog “post a comment” –blogspot canvas So I’ve been...

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Non-Latin Typography

How much do you know about non-Latin writing systems? I’ve been bumping into them quite a bit recently. Tom has been taking Mandarin in High School. He has a lot of homework drawing Kanji...

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30 years ago today

Thirty years ago today I was supposed to be writing a paper for history class. Instead I was glued to the tiny black and white TV in my sister’s room watching the news unfold...

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Friends & Relations

Just like Rabbit, we have lots of friends & relations. Unlike Rabbit, many of ours live in Vermont not the Hundred Acre Wood. This weekend we went up to Vermont for a memorial service...

A4 Teardown 0

A4 Teardown

Because Apple didn’t use an off the shelf processor for the iPad, there’s been a lot of speculation about exactly what’s inside it. The guys at iFixit, with some help from Chipworks, have posted...

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Sunshine

It pretty much rained here for the entire month of March. Half the roads between here and work are underwater. Traffic’s a complete mess. People are commuting by duck boat. Part of the Green...