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XO Laptop

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One of the many high points of the day: I got to play with an XO Laptop. I even snatched my own picture of the device!Today's stair number: 1

Indoor Garden

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View from the Stata Center's pub.Today's stair number: 5

Pasta!

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Italian home cooked pasta for the Wednesday night Fellow soiree.Today's stair number: 5

Map For The Lost

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Map For The Lost, 2002, Jill Reynolds (BI 1998-1999).Today's stair number: 1

The Moon

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Taking a bath, as the French say (means it's in the clouds.)Today's stair number: 1

Mountain Biking

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Got another guided tour in the full GTA San Andreas world. Highlights include mountain biking...Today's stair number: 1

Busy Day!

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A picture of Harvard's Science Center, taken a few weeks ago...Today's stair number: 4

MuSA.RT On The Big Screen

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Everything looks (even) better on a large bright screen!Today's stair number: 2

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The first of many servings of wonderful Thanksgiving delicacies.Today's stair number: 1

Holiday Wish

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With the Holidays around the corner, many news outlets have already compiled lists of best gadgets and revolutionary devices, that have, or will, revolutionize everything and more. The iPhone has certainly been a source of hype and praise (and criticism). I do not have an iPhone, and I am unlikely to get one, because as cool as it is, I have no need for it. Here is what I really want in a portable, personal device:
A screen that is readable, not too large, not too small
A usable keyboard, one that does not require me to use my thumbs and/or press multiple times to get the letter I wantEnergy consumption and battery power that allow me to go unplugged for, say, a whole dayNetworking capabilities that allow me to remain connected no matter what, and does not subject me to the tyranny of cell phone companies or local IT policies
An interface that does not get in the way of what I want to do (and if possible designed so that a kid could pick it up and go, kind of like a good video game..…

Snow!

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First snow flakes of the season! Really, that gray patch on the ground is snow, and if you squint, you can actually see the snow flakes falling...Today's stair number: 1

Kronos

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This time I managed to take a picture of the Kronos statue in the Barker Center's Thompson Room (actually, I will take this picture tomorrow:-). Next time I will write down who did it, where it came from and what the symbols are.Today's stair number: 1

More info (added 13 April 2008): The statue is by Frank Edwin Elwell. According to the plaque, "the original heroic-sized statue was made for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, 1901." The plaque also reads: "Kronos (Time) with veiled face, moves forward inevitably whether on swift wing or at the pace of a turtle. He holds in his hands all things that we know."

Radcliffe Yard

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The future home of the Radcliffe Fellowship in Radcliffe Yard, reflected in the Fellows poster.Today's stair number: 4

MIT Infinite Corridor

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Another chamber music concert, this time at MIT. This picture is of the ceiling at the Mass. Ave. end of the Infinite Corridor.Today's stair number: 2

Chamber Music Concert

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Wonderful chamber music concert the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.Today's stair number: 1

Stata Center

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The Stata Center in the night.Today's stair number: 5

Fellowship Poster

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This is posted in the Radcliffe Yard, and lit at night. It lists each fellow's name, affiliation and project.Today's stair number: 2

Pizza!

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After concert dinner at Bertucci's. Of course, no time to bother with taking pictures when the pizza gets to the table! Instead, here is a picture of the olive oil plate that, together with the bread, helps make the short wait more humane.Today's stair number: 2

H for Hat?

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The weather is wonderful, but temperatures have plunged. Time to invest in the proper winter attire. Next up: matching gloves...Today's stair number: 3

Dusk Over the Charles

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I cannot seem to get tired of this...Today's stair number: 1

More Fall Foliage

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Two very red trees in Cambridge Commons, Harvard Square. The crisp cold weather seems to make the red even deeper.
Today's stair number: 1

In Search of the Past

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An archaeology class is digging in the Harvard Yard in search of traces of the first buildings at the University. The center hole is about 6" deep!Today's stair number: 2

Jurassic Park?

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Physics corridor at the Science Center. Is this a metaphor for the convergence of life sciences and physical sciences?Today's stair number: 4

The Charles

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The Charles River in the Fall?Today's stair number: 1

GTA San Andreas

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Crash and burn over the Golden Gate in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
Today's stair number: 1

Radcliffe Gym

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The ex-gymnasium at night...Today's stair number: 1

Physics Corridor

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The physics area of Harvard's Science Center hosts an exhibit of physics instruments that have found a more permanent use as plant holders. A series of colorful posters recounts A Century of Physics.Today's stair number: 2

Action Shot!

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Today it rained all day, so here is a picture of a squirrel playing in tomorrow's sun in front of Leverett House.Today's stair number: 1

Stairs

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A staircase with a distinct Escherean quality.Today's stair number: 1

Home Cooked Food

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Apple chicken, from an improvised recipe...Today's stair number: 1