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Vote in Massachusetts!

January 19, 2010

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I was going to write some quick additional thoughts about my last post, but then I remembered … I have to go vote!  And if you are a Massachusetts resident eligible to vote, so do you! That’s right: We’re having a REAL SENATORIAL ELECTION.  This is not a drill!  Go vote.  Polls close at 8PM. […]

Ancient Computing Revolution

January 18, 2010

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NOTE: Don’t let the title fool you.  This is a post about the nature of humanity. Humans have built computing machinery for thousands of years, but in the 1800s an incredible transition began: programmability.  Born for the purpose of more flexibly automating looms, the technology of machines that can execute arbitrary lists of instructions was […]

Arisia Report

January 18, 2010

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I am home from Arisia!  It was great, but exhausting.  This is the first year I did any panels and I had two of the them the same day as the Grok Party. The Grok Party was much fun!  Thank you to everyone who stopped by!  And a very special thanks to my friends Polina […]

Grok Party at Arisia!

January 13, 2010

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Although it’s been difficult to gain momentum so far, I have to say that I’m loving The Grok Project and I’m so grateful to everyone who has helped me with it.  I think it’s time to celebrate.  You’re invited to a Grok Party at Arisia 2010! WHAT: Good food, good company, and geeky amusements. WHEN: […]

Museum of Fine Arts

January 13, 2010

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As I mentioned before, this past weekend (and Monday) was my fraternity’s national convention.  I had a lot of fun with my brothers and sisters!  We went to the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Interestingly enough, it is the Museum of Fine Arts I want to talk about. We […]

Throwing Spear – Part 2

January 12, 2010

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LINK: Part 1 IN THIS PART: I’ll talk about types of spears and rotational mechanics. First let me say thank you to the numerous people who directed my attention to the very important invention of the atlatl.  My intention is to build a hand-thrown spear, but it’s certainly important to learn about the atlatl.  So […]

Arisia 2010

January 8, 2010

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This weekend is my fraternity’s (Kappa Gamma Psi) national convention, which has me busy and frantic.  I happen to be one of the current executive officers. But next weekend is the annual science fiction convention I attend: Arisia!  It will soon also have me busy and frantic, though probably less so, because I am a […]