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Hiding the Works 0

Hiding the Works

Apple’s release of the iPad has generated a lot of angst and gnashing of teeth amongst a certain class of geek. Ben Fry’s latest post on the subject is fairly typical. Or as Tim...

HTML 5 Canvas in Blogger 0

HTML 5 Canvas in Blogger

The purpose of the previous post with the port of Starlings to JavaScript was to learn how viable it would be to use the HTML 5 canvas element to embed graphics in our blog....

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Canvas Starlings

Your browser doesn’t support the canvas element. This is a version of the Starlings demo written in straight JavaScript. It’s probably going to have problems in some browsers. Specifically, Internet Explorer doesn’t support the...

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No Coffee!

We moved into the new Media Lab building a little more than a month ago. There were a lot of things that were not quite finished when we moved in, and there was a...

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Tarragon Chicken Crêpes

I think I copied this recipe down from a magazine or newspaper back when I was in college. [Ok, this is just a little too weird – I just went searching for the original...

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Heiliger Dankgesang

Last night we went to Jordan Hall (one of my favorite places) to see the Artemis quartet. They played 3 Beethoven quartets. They started with one of the early ones (Opus 18 no. 2)...

Popular Science 0

Popular Science

When I was young, I had a vast collection of old Popular Science magazines. I used to spend hours poring over them. I memorized vast numbers of strange machines, weird inventions, and odd facts...

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John McPhee

John McPhee has always been one of my favorite writers. I remember when I was young and would go over to my grandmother’s house. I would sit on the couch and flip through her...

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Spring coming!

This has been a weird winter. We’ve had very cold stretches, and some warmer days. According to the monthly summary in the Globe today, February was warmer than normal. I wish we still had...

Dye Transfer Print 0

Dye Transfer Print

My favorite photography blog (The Online Photographer) recently had a fundraiser. They were selling dye transfer prints by Ctein, a photographer whose work (and writing) I really enjoy. I ordered one. It came the...