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Daniel Shiffman Interview 0

Daniel Shiffman Interview

I really enjoyed this interview with Daniel Shiffman by Mark Webster that I ran into on Ben Fry’s twitter stream. Daniel Shiffman from Mark Webster on Vimeo.


Head of the Charles

Here are some pictures we took at the Head of the Charles on Saturday. There was lots of good food there. I think that this is the only picture I have of Peter where...



Dad showed me this awesome game called minecraft. The free version is just something that you can walk around in and add or remove blocks. To remove a block you press the left mouse...


Media Lab 25th Anniversary

At this time of year the folks at the Media Lab usually demo the things they’re working on to the sponsors. This year the fall sponsor meeting was taken to the next level by...

Education Nation Scorecard 0

Education Nation Scorecard

Have you seen this? It’s an interesting, interactive tool for showing your local schools’ assessment statistics to other schools. It has a couple of odd UI problems (maps without pan/zoom, important info hiding “below...

Whooping Cough Outbreaks 0

Whooping Cough Outbreaks

Did you know that California is currently having the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 60 years? Nine infants have died this year. Can you guess the cause? Yeah, it’s probably the anti-vaccine crazies....

Scarab 0


I mentioned Lance Reventflow’s Scarab here last year. I think it’s one of the prettiest cars ever built. Dick Kitzmiller is now making a recreation of it. He stopped by Jay Leno’s garage the...

Ari Ne’eman 0

Ari Ne’eman

Wired has posted a great interview with Ari Ne’eman. If you’ve heard of Ari, then you’ve probably already heard some of the controversy (link1, link2, link3) about his appointment to the National Council on...

Corn Cob Psychometrics 0

Corn Cob Psychometrics

At dinner the other night, we were discussing the two different styles of eating corn on the cob. Some people go straight along the rows like an old typewriter, while other people go around...