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By - 11/19/12 - 10:19 am

Dan Bricklin reports on a JavaScript emulation of the original IBM PC that lets you run the original spreadsheet program he co-wrote. He notes the emulator is even designed to emulate the 4.77 MHz speed of original PCs.

By - 11/12/12 - 10:18 am

Buy, use tickets on your smartphone, if your smartphone is an Android or iPhone. Versons for BlackBerry and South Station lines are planned.

By - 10/31/12 - 9:55 am

The National Weather Service reports:

A cut fiberoptic line belonging to a commercial phone company has disrupted websites serving the Eastern Region. As this issue is being resolved, we are now operating our websites in backup mode.

Among the sites affected are our own NWS office in Taunton.

By - 10/19/12 - 8:12 am

Dave Levy compares Uber and arriviste Hailo:

As an end-user, I'll likely go back and forth depending on wait times; the ability to choose and have multiple options only makes transportation around Boston better.

By - 10/19/12 - 7:55 am

The Tech reports how MIT didn't wait for a subpoena to give federal investigators detailed network information in their probe of a guy charged with downloading millions of documents from a paid database after allegedly breaking into an MIT wiring closet.

By - 10/12/12 - 1:40 pm

Currently limited to Harvard students, but then again, that's how Facebook started, too.

By - 10/10/12 - 11:08 am

Ned Bachelder, who organizes a local get-together of programmers who use Python, was getting tired of trying to figure out how to feed the herd. So he's written a script he calls pizza.py to give him an answer.

By - 10/8/12 - 8:13 am

Luke Timmerman explains why Boston is poised to overtake the Bay Area as the biotech hub of the universe - and his reasons sound a lot like the reasons why the Bay Area overtook the Boston area as the high-tech center of the world:

By - 9/28/12 - 8:31 pm

Charles Street

Tammytantrum noticed that Maps doesn't realize that Boston has more than one Charles Street (three, actually); anybody who follows the map to the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro is going to get just a bit confused.

By - 9/21/12 - 9:09 am

Apple fanbois and girlzOccupy Apple Store.

By - 9/18/12 - 8:18 am

Boston Business Journal reports a local company has come up with robots aimed at further dehumanizing the workforce helping factory workers with repetitive tasks. For some reason, the robot has googly eyes.

By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!

By - 8/17/12 - 6:03 pm

Dude lives in a project in the South End and watches a lot of anime.

By - 8/8/12 - 8:19 pm

Stompymen with just one leg. Photo by Chris Devers. Posted under this license.Stompymen with just one leg back in May. Photo by Chris Devers. Posted under this license.

By - 7/31/12 - 7:46 pm

At-large Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Felix Arroyo say that rather than just let old payphones collect trash and rust, the city should use them to set up free wireless zones.

The councilors say Boston could use more places where people could get online for free:

There is a digital divide between different demographics and socioeconomic levels and such a program would expand access to the internet for more Boston residents.

The two will ask the full council tomorrow to approve a hearing on whether Boston could follow New York with a pilot of free, anonymous WiFi.

By - 7/23/12 - 3:29 pm

Nature reports on some interesting work done by a team of researchers at Harvard and Mass. General, who found inspiration at the jellyfish exhibit at the New England Aquarium.

By - 7/4/12 - 1:14 pm

Phill Hunt was thirsty today:

I wanna go for a drink at Higgs Boston.

Hillary, however, suggests it may be too late:

Higgs Boston - it's behind an unmarked door, down a staircase, next to a Dunkies. If you have to ask, you're not cool enough to go there.

And, in fact, there is a surprising number of Google results for the term Higgs Boston.

But what does it all mean? Technology reporter John Moe sums it up, in fewer than 140 characters, no less:

"I'm wicked hahd to find." - The Higgs-Boston Particle.

Chris Marstall adds:

Higgs Boston represent! Take that New York, lets see your Higgs!

To which Sean Frederick piles on:

"How do you like them atoms?" #higgsboston

By - 6/13/12 - 8:37 am

ICANN, the group that decides on Internet domains (such as .com, .net, etc.) recently solicited bids for a whole new generation of "generic top-level domain names." Dan Rowinski notes that our very own Globe has applied to set up and run a domain of .boston (see all the applications).

By - 6/5/12 - 12:31 pm

The Mayor's Office of Constituent Engagement reports it's working on a new version of Citizen's Connect, which will let you close out your own complaints, say, if you report a possum in your trash and then notice that somebody else has freed the critter. The city's aiming for a fall release date.

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