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Publishing Miz Lou

Here’s a progress report for Miz Lou’s Novel “High Mangress.” As some of you know Wendy and I went to Largo for Thanksgiving. One of the events was visiting mom at the Barrington and while we were there she pointed … Continue reading

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Old Dog Learns New Trick

For the last 75 years I been tying my shoelaces with a simple bow that I learned when I was five years old. Recently, I grumbled about my laces untying themselves while hiking on the various trails we go geocaching … Continue reading

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The Burial Ground at Grafton State Hospital.

We found the Tower geocache (GC17MA5) near the old burial ground for the Grafton State Hospital on Saturday (2012-06-16) It could be a great cache for visiting on days of atonement or on Memorial day. Much to our surprise the … Continue reading

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Android Run at Bootup

There are two considerations for Run at Bootup. public class SubLauncher extends Activity { /** Called when the activity is first created. */ private static final String TAG = “NSubLauncher1”; public void onCreate(Bundle ThomasofNeedham) { super.onCreate(ThomasofNeedham); try { // comment … Continue reading

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Android Enternal Power Switch.

Android Tablet Power Sequence If the Android is to be embedded in a stand-alone manner, there must be a method of automatically monitoring the power input, turning the device on and booting up into an application.  This page describes how … Continue reading

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Embedded Android Introduction

Occasionally, there is a need to have a application that does not depend upon the user pressing the start button when the system starts after power up. This is a series of posts about the hardware and software to achieve … Continue reading

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Occupy Boston October 25, 2011 by Tom Birchmire

Needham, Ma is perhaps 11 miles from Dewey Square in downtown Boston and light-years away when measured in terms of social anxieties. In Needham, those concerns are about how much we will vote to raise our taxes to pay for … Continue reading

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Wendy and Tom at a Halloween Party

Francis V,  a friend of ours in Salem, invited us to a Halloween party on October 22, 2011. Wendy came as an Angry Bird complete with sound and I as the Ghost of Programmers Past.  If you look closely at … Continue reading

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New Hampshire wonderer finds its way to Rhode Island.

On March 6th, 2011 the treatment plant at Hooksett, NH overflowed into the Merrimack River.  Ordinarily this would have passed without notice except this overflow carried several  million cute plastic disks with it.  These tiny mesh disks provide bacteria a … Continue reading

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A great commercial that misses the target

Every time I see the Talbot’s commercial I think this is a great ad; it’s too bad I’m an old white guy instead of a 30 year old chic woman who is tuned into timeless fashion.  How could Talbots miss … Continue reading

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