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Fred Langa
I didn't invent ones and zeros, but I went to high school with the guy who did.
I didn't invent ones and zeros, but I went to high school with the guy who did.
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Hawk’s Lunch
I was pounding out my usual exercise loop today, up the modest hill of “Waitt’s Mount” and back, when I saw a hawk land in a tree while carrying something in its left talon. Short video: https://youtu.be/mBkoU2K05QA If nature red in, um, beak and claw offen...

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Notes from the Flood, Part 5
(2017-02-28) By the way, I was wrong when I prevoiusly described “three exhaust fans, one circulating fan, two industrial blowers, an industrial dehumidifier, and the heating system are all simultaneously running in our apartment.” I should have said, “thre...

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Notes from the Flood, Part 4
Notes from the Flood, Part 4 Wheee.  They’re predicting 9-10 days before we’re mostly done; +/-2 weeks to full completion.  One section of ceiling, and several baseboard sections of interior walls, have been removed to allow the interior cavities to dry. Th...

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Notes from the Flood, Part 3
2017-02-27 WELCOME TO THE WIND TUNNEL. SORRY ABOUT THE SHOUTING. RIGHT NOW, THREE EXHAUST FANS, ONE CIRCULATING FAN, TWO INDUSTRIAL BLOWERS, AN INDUSTRIAL DEHUMIDIFIER, AND THE HEATING SYSTEM ARE ALL SIMULTANEOUSLY RUNNING IN THIS 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT. IT’S ...

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Notes from the Flood, Part 2
Notes from the Flood, Part 2 (2-17-02-26) As I type this, five separate water-damage restoration crews are still working on floors above us. They're part way through three of the five affected apartments. It's becoming clear they won't get to us until somet...

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Notes from the Flood, Part 1
Notes from the Flood, Part 1 (2017-02-26) Around 4:15 this morning, our building’s fire alarm went off. We didn’t know it then but, four floors above us, a sprinkler-head in an unoccupied apartment had failed. The sprinkler was full on, spewing as much wate...

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Closing out the bike-riding season
Yesterday (2016-12-10) was the first day of this winter
where Boston stayed below freezing for the entire 24 hours. But the roads were dry, so I thought it might be fun to try
a bike ride. I bundled up and did a 19mi/31km loop along the Mystic,
Alewife, and...
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