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After the Storm

We had a big winter storm go through Sunday night. After the snow, it got really cold and windy. This morning the sky was clear and the sun was shining brightly. The wind had...

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New Computer

I recently built a new computer. I am, in fact, using said computer to type this post. I bought all of the components individually from Newegg, and put them all together myself. This was...

Friday Night Videos 0

Friday Night Videos

Here’s what we’ve been watching this week. Jarrett Heather’s video for Jonathan Coulton’s song Shop Vac. and Kent Jenkins playing everything from Mozart to Lady Gaga on his PVC tubing. Chris isn’t too happy...

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Donald T

John Donvan and Caren Zucker have a great article in this month’s Atlantic about Donald Triplett. He’s known in the medical literature as Donald T, case 1 of autism. It turns out that he’s...

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Goodbye Google Wave

Google announced yesterday that they’ve stopped development on Google Wave. I’ve been using it to collaborate with widely distributed folks on one of my projects and it’s worked pretty well for us. On the...

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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...