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Disabling Cars Remotely 0

Disabling Cars Remotely

Did you see this news article the other day? A car dealer in Austin fired an employee. He got mad and hacked into their computer and started disabling customers’ cars. Did you know that...

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Habib Koité

We’ve been listening to a lot of music from Africa recently; especially from Mali. One of our favorites is Habib Koité. We got a chance to hear him live last night at the Somerville...

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Flame

We found this cool program called Flame. It’s a Processing app written by Peter Blaškovič. It lets you paint with a paintbrush made of particles which chase the mouse around. You can make really...

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Blooming

I know these are the easiest orchids to grow, but I’ve never actually managed to get one to rebloom before. That is, they’re usually blooming when you buy them, and the flowers eventually fade. ...

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)...