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Will Ware
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Did some more work on the in-browser music sequencer I'm puttering with at http://willware.net. More left to do but it's coming along.
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Graceful shutdown for the Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a great little board, but because it runs Linux, you risk corrupting the file system on the SD card if you simply switch off the power. The standard advice is to type "sudo shutdown -h now" and wait until the shutdown process has finishe...
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Does Google+ do animated GIFs? This is pretty amusing, I hope so.
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Very cool animation of our place in the local galaxy cluster.
 
YOU ARE HERE. i get to ask some questions to +Neil deGrasse Tyson +Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club post them up!
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I look forward to seeing it, but it's not loading for me right now. You might get a kick out of a little in-browser sequencer I've been puttering with, at http://willware.net.
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The Tooba
Way back when, one of my friends in high school was a guy named Dave Wilson  whose father got him into Moog-style analog electronic music synthesizers. Dave created a museum of historical synthesizers in his home in Nashua, New Hampshire. Through my high sc...
Way back when, one of my friends in high school was a guy named Dave Wilson whose father got him into Moog-style analog electronic music synthesizers. Dave created a museum of historical synthesizers in his home in Nashua, Ne...
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Eating without grains
Recently a friend had me watch a talk by William Davis, a cardiologist who wrote a book called Wheat Belly . If you have an hour, here are his thoughts on wheat. If you don't have an hour, here is the gist. Humans originally consumed grains in general and w...
Recently a friend had me watch a talk by William Davis, a cardiologist who wrote a book called Wheat Belly. If you have an hour, here are his thoughts on wheat. If you don't have an hour, here is the gist. Humans originally...
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An overview of the 2014 printer
People have been asking for an overview of the 3D printer that I showed at Makerfaire NYC 2014 . I designed it myself, borrowing a couple of ideas from other printers. My printer builds objects from a liquid resin that solidifies under ultraviolet light. Yo...
People have been asking for an overview of the 3D printer that I showed at Makerfaire NYC 2014. I designed it myself, borrowing a couple of ideas from other printers. My printer builds objects from a liquid resin that solidif...
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How does the Tooba's keyboard work?
The question I was most frequently asked when exhibiting the Tooba was about how the keyboard works. I was asked this by people who were obviously intelligent, and I have a deep understanding of it myself, so you would think there would be no problem in com...
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There's a missing piece in your explanation of capacitance: yes, the negative and positive charges do attract one another, but the charges in each plate also more strongly repel the same-sign charges in that same plate. That creates a restoring force that tries to push current back through the circuit to discharge the capacitor.

The greater the capacitance, the smaller this net restoring force is. (You can think of a capacitor of higher capacitance as giving more room for the charges to spread out so they're not so crowded, or putting the plates closer together so that the "inertial" attraction across the gap is greater, or both.)

If you touch one plate, a teeny bit of the charge can flow into your finger, or charges can become polarized in your finger so that some of the electric restoring force is cancelled out. Either way, it increases the capacitance by relieving some of the electric back-pressure through the circuit. And that's why you don't have to complete a circuit yourself.
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Here is the gadget I'll be bringing to +Maker Faire in Queens NY this weekend. (In the video I incorrectly tried to remember the dates as the 25th and 26th, they're really the 26th and 27th.)
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For anybody coming to +Maker Faire I will be in Zone 5, which is the area near where you come in from the parking shuttles, around United Nations Ave.
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Here is the electronic musical instrument I'll be showing later today at the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire​ in Providence, from 1pm to 8pm, located at http://downtownprovidence.com/business/pell-chafee-performance-center/. Come on down!
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Yeah, the Teensy board is quite amazing. It's pretty much everything you'd ever want in a controller that isn't running Linux.
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I want to put these photos in an album that I can share publicly without asking people to get a Google+ account. Let's see if that's doable.
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I haven't posted on this blog for six or seven years. Yikes, tempus fugit.
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I recently started using Google Docs to be able to work on a document where ever there was internet.  2015-02-14 while awaiting the great Valentines Day storm.
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  • M. I. T.
    1977 - 1981
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Puttering with a molecular design website these days. Not yet ready for public consumption but fun to tinker with.
Work
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Software and Firmware Engineer
Employment
  • GenomeQuest, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Rue La La
    2013 - 2014
  • GenomeQuest
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • Microsoft
    2008 - 2009
  • Danger
    2007 - 2008
  • Nanorex
    2005 - 2007
  • SavaJe Technologies
    2002 - 2005
  • Xionics Document Technologies
    1997 - 2001
  • Polaroid Corporation
    1984 - 1996
  • General Computer Company
    1983 - 1984
  • Litl LLC
    Engineer, 2010 - 2011
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Framingham, MA
Previously
Fairfield, CT - all around the Boston area - San Fernando Valley
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El Camino
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Picking up on the ‘60s soul undercurrent of Brothers, the Black Keys smartly capitalize on their 2010 breakthrough by plunging headfirst int

Where's My Water?
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WHERE'S MY WATER IS THE HIT DISNEY APP! NOW WITH OVER 200 LEVELS! WHERE'S MY WATER IS THE HIT DISNEY APP EVERYONE IS PLAYING! NOW WITH OVER

Header Board Atmel SAM7-256 - SparkFun Electronics
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Books; Breakout Boards; Cables. Audio; Ethernet; Hook Up; Parallel; Serial; USB. Cellular. Antennas; Eval Boards; Modules. Classes; Componen

Autodesk Acquires Instructables: What It Means for Makers
blog.makezine.com

The big news this week was "Autodesk Acquires Instructables." It's taken me a few days of really thinking about this for my column. Autodesk

Cat War2
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Comic war between cats and dogs. The best recommended defense game.The war of cute cats and dogs... The scatterd cat heroes gathered to prot

Challenging Timestable
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Challenging Timestable is an easy and fun game of mastering your timestable. It's incredibly simple but insanely addictive. SIMPLE and ADDIC

Licence to Kill
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Timothy Dalton is better in Licence to Kill than in his first James Bond endeavor (The Living Daylights), but he still seems uncomfortable o

Osmos HD
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Absorb, or be absorbed... The long-awaited hit game comes to Android! Enter the Darwinian world of a galactic mote. To survive, absorb small

Greg Brown Web Site
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Web site for songwriter/singer/performer Greg Brown

Bishop Cubes® 3D Puzzle: The Exercise Machine for Your Brain
bishopcubes.com

Bishop Cubes is a puzzle and 3D space tiling toy. Train your brain with the shape-shifting puzzle . Slide the Cubes to create new shapes. W

leaflabs.com
leaflabs.com

The Maple. Our Maple board consists of the essentials: a fast processor with lots of peripherals. At the center of Maple is a 72MHz ARM Cort

Zerg
starcraft.wikia.com

"Zerg Swarm" redirects here. Alternatively, you may be looking for the Swarm (unit). "Rule...

Outer edges of Hurricane Sandy are bringing high winds and rains today -...
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The outer reaches of Hurricane Sandy have arrived in Massachusetts, but the more damaging wind and rain is still not expected until about 10

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reviewed 2 months ago
Fantastic place, everything I've had there is delicious.
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reviewed 2 months ago
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Delightful. I really hope these guys will expand into the Boston area, they would be well received there.
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reviewed 11 months ago