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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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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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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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Portals Published to Android Market

Portals is a location based GPS game that can be played anywhere.  The action takes place in the virtual Needham, Ma. townsquare.  If you are a geocacher there is a real logbook to sign and a secret codeword but that’s … Continue reading

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Fly Away Home part 2

Mark saves the current location if you have your location enabled. If the system has not determined the location,  you get a small message “Looking for Satellites try again.”  Clicking on OK on the Saving Location saves that position and … Continue reading

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Chihuly in 123 Minutes.

Here’s a link to some photos and slideshow  taken the other day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Chihuly in 123 Minutes

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