Category Archives: Technology

Mentoring for FIRST Robotics – Non-Guilty Pleasure.

For the last six months, I’ve been mentoring over at Walpole High School for the robotics team, the Walpole Robo Rebels. It’s been a great experience. FIRST, usfirst.org, is an organization that believes we need to teach our kids how … Continue reading

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Sphero

Last week I ordered a Sphero, www.gosphero.com, from Sparkfun, www.sparkfun.com. Sphero is a delightful little robot in the form of a ball that can roll where you tell it and change colors. The Sphero robot is about 3” across, so … Continue reading

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My new Nexus One

I just got my new Nexus One smart-phone, a nice bit of tech powered by the open source Android operating system. I chose the Nexus One because it’s a phone developed in close cooperation with Google and Google is the … Continue reading

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My Plan To Save The Economy

I’m not an economist. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever taken a single class in economics. But I think I’m reasonably intelligent and I’ve tried to pay attention to what has happened in our economy during my lifetime, so … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Device Drivers Come ON the Hardware?

Many of us, if not most, have had to struggle with finding device drivers that would let us use the brand new bit of hardware that we just brought – that device that will complete our life. We are stricken … Continue reading

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