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RCS/RI

Today I went down to Providence to visit the Retro-Computing Society of Rhode Island. There’s in the old Atlantic Mills building. They’ve got a pretty amazing collection of old DEC equipment. A lot of...

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Girih Tiles

Here’s what I’ve been printing lately. https://flic.kr/p/ZPbSRL These are called Girih tiles. They’re a set of five different shaped tiles that are used in Islamic architecture. As you can see, when you fit them...

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Seabrook

Here’s another oddity I found while digging through boxes the other day. Many years ago, I worked at the greyhound track in Seabrook NH for a while. I helped with the totalisator, which was...

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Exa

I was digging through some boxes this evening to find some old paperwork on some shares, and I found this old Polaroid. I’m pretty sure it was taken when I was at Exa, so...

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Vacuum Pump

One tool I haven’t owned is a vacuum pump. That’s because good vacuum pumps are expensive, and cheap vacuum pumps are – well – they’re not good vacuum pumps. So I finally decided to...

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Station 42058

I don’t know whether you saw this post I did on my MathWorks blog, but I find the NOAA weather buoys pretty fascinating. You can look up a buoy and get all sorts of...