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There will be no ssh terminal sessions opened from the dinner table, young lady!
There will be no ssh terminal sessions opened from the dinner table, young lady!

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The Best Things I Read in 2016
Today is Thursday, December 22, 2016. We have made it past the shortest day of the year, and the days are getting longer again! Things are getting busy as the year winds down. We have an offer in on a house in Ypsilanti, it has been accepted by the seller, ...

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Read It, Early December 2016
We are winding down our house search. After viewing hundreds of houses online and maybe 40 in person (I can’t remember for sure), we have made an offer on a house. It’s somewhat small and about 25 minutes from my workplace. This is literally the only house ...

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Read It, Late November 2016
Today temperatures are in the twenties in Michigan, while in the arctic there is an unprecedented temperature anomaly and the sea ice is decreasing, at a time of year when it is normally growing. Donald Trump is President-Elect of the United States, a devel...

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Read It, Mid-October 2016
My wife and I like to play a little game of chicken in October. We agree to tolerate the dropping temperatures without turning on the heat until November 1st. Then we see if anyone’s willpower cracks. (I should add that the kids don’t seem to care or notice...

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Fixed Point Math with AVR-GCC
Wow, I see that it has been a long time since my last post. Sorry about that. I've been very busy. I have lots to talk about. I'd like to write about reading encoders, and I'd like to write about communicating with EEPROM chips that use two-wire protocols (...

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Fixed Point Math with AVR-GCC
Wow, I see that it has been a long time since my last post. Sorry about that. I've been very busy. I have lots to talk about. I'd like to write about reading encoders, and I'd like to write about communicating with EEPROM chips that use two-wire protocols (...

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Read It, Late September 2016
Well, the second half of August went fast. And so did most of September. This one has been sitting on my computer, unfinished, for some time. I’ll try to be more regular, although I am now spending my free time packing my books for a move, which is taking u...

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Two Interesting Games: Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine
Two Interesting Games: Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine As a guy who remembers a world before Pac-Man , I admit to having gone through phases in which I played a lot of video games. As a child my family had a game console for a time; not an Atari, ...

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Read It, Early August 2016
We're in the "unpleasantly hot" phase of summer here in Michigan, those few days (in most years, just a handful of days; this year, a few more days than usual) in which I avoid spending any unnecessary time outside at all. It's been a long work week and the...

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Read It, Mid-July 2016
The Nightmare Stacks (with Spoilers) OK, so it's not quite mid-July anymore, but at least it's still July. This one has been waiting for me to finish it. I held off on posting it until I finished reading Eifelheim , the novella, and didn't get that done bec...
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