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Glad you’re not here?

Yup, it’s snowing today. This is as early as I can remember the first snow of the season around here. It’s not sticking on the ground as that’s still too warm, but there’s definitely...

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Charbucks and the iPhone

Ken Perlin has an interesting theory about why Starbucks coffee tastes the way it does and how that relates to the sensitivity of the iPhone’s touch pad. Why is it that the quality of...

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Gone Fishin’

There’s not going to be a lot of posts for a while, because we’re here: View Larger Map We’ll tell you all about it when we get back. Until then, there’s not going to...

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Congress Speaks

Since the presidential election, there’s been a lot of action on making it easier for the public to get information about what the government is doing. For examples, check out Data.gov, Sunlight Labs, and...

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1984

I was going through some old boxes today and found a calendar I’d had in 1984. One notable difference from our calendars these days is how little is written in on any given month....

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15

Tom turned 15 yesterday. It was pretty low key because he’d already had a party with his friends at the end of school. In a bit of an O Henry moment, he got a...

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5 Dangerous Things for Kids

Gever Tulley (of Tinkering School) gave a talk at TED a couple of years ago about five dangerous things you should let your kids do. He doesn’t have his own kids, but we do,...

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It’s gotta be the shoes

We (Tom and Peter) got new shoes called FiveFingers from Vibram which are unlike any other type of shoe you have probably ever seen before. They have separate sections for each of your toes...

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Tadpoles: The Saga Begins

A week or two ago we found a lot of tadpoles and decided to bring a few home. We brought home 50 tadpoles and they are very interesting This is where we found our...