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Granite Geek

Written by Dave Brooks, the Granite Geek keeps an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course).

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  • Darin Greenleaf sells real cars but also has a collection of older toy cars for sale on a table outside his shop on Rt. 28. in Pittsfield. These items are still in their original boxes.

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    Darin Greenleaf sells real cars but also has a collection of older toy cars for sale on a table outside his shop on Rt. 28. in Pittsfield. These items are still in their original boxes. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tries out an oversized chair after entering Grevior Furniture in Franklin during a walking tour with Mayor Ken Merrifield on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tries out an oversized chair after entering Grevior Furniture in Franklin during a walking tour with Mayor Ken Merrifield on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Ripples distort the reflection of the State House dome in a puddle on Park Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Rain fell throughout the state yesterday.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

    Ripples distort the reflection of the State House dome in a puddle on Park Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Rain fell throughout the state yesterday. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center,, accompanied by Granite State Solar co-owners Erik Shifflett, left, and Alan Gauntt, right, tours their Boscawen, N.H., facility Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

    Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center,, accompanied by Granite State Solar co-owners Erik Shifflett, left, and Alan Gauntt, right, tours their Boscawen, N.H., facility Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Lyla Purley, 2, of Boscawen gets her face painted during Boscawen Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

    Lyla Purley, 2, of Boscawen gets her face painted during Boscawen Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

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