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What We Did Last Summer

The other day I realized that we never uploaded the pictures from last summer’s microcar event. I finally fixed that. Here they are. Better late than never, I guess? Anyways, some nice pictures for...



I have to say I don’t find the name of the Rust programming language very appealing after all of my time spent working on old cars. But several friends had told me I should...



My toy for Christmas was a little CNC machine. A Genmitsu 3018. Seems pretty well built and easy to put together. Software is a bit of a hassle. It does come with a CD-ROM...



VEX Robotics had a nice tribute to one of my favorite professors, Woody Flowers, who passed away recently. 2.70 was a great class. We all worked hard, but learned a lot, and had a...

The Failing Railing 0

The Failing Railing

One of the posts holding the railing along the front steps has been getting pretty rusty. I was worried about it failing while someone was leaning on the railing. So I spent some time...


Süleymaniye Mosque

After we walked along the land walls in Istanbul, we walked through the Fener neighborhood … … with this dog following us most of the way for some reason. We visited the Chora museum. It’s...


Land Walls of Theodosius

Last weekend we were in Istanbul. It was an amazing experience, and I’ll probably have a couple of posts about it. But I want to start with what we did Sunday morning. We took...


Magic Square on Sagrada Familia

While we were in Barcelona recently, we visited the Sagrada Familia. I was particularly impressed by the sculptures on the Passion facade. They were done by Josep Maria Subirachs, and are wonderfully expressive: But...



Last weekend we went to the Széchenyi baths in the city park. We got there early, before the horde of Instagramming 20 somethings showed up and took over the place. The interior of the...



A beautiful spring evening in Budapest. Walking home past all the bookshops. One of which still has a neon owl sign like they did during Communist times.