Archive for May, 2003

Thank you, Mr. Greene!

Posted: 31st May 2003 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Technology, Work Life

Mark Greene (a master of all things related to databases) was kind enough to diagnose our ailing SQL string that was preventing certain numbers from being found. Thanks, Mark!

One Thing I Overlooked!

Posted: 29th May 2003 by LegoDoug in Home Life, Technology, Uncategorized

One can now add responses to the items that are “perm-a-linked” and/or in the Hot Topics list.

Now This Is Just Plain Wrong

Posted: 27th May 2003 by LegoDoug in Politics, Rants, Religion/Church

In Denver, a judge overturned a convicted murderer’s death sentence because jurors consulted Biblical passages such as “an eye for an eye” while they were sequestered during death-penalty deliberations. For the record, Robert Harlan was convicted in 1995 for murdering Rhonda Maloney, a waitress who was driving home from work, and shooting and paralyzing good […]

A View Too Good to Pass Up

Posted: 23rd May 2003 by LegoDoug in Home Life, NASA/Space

Well, last week’s lunar eclipse was clouded out, but this view of Earth and Jupiter from the Mars Orbital Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor is pretty darn cool, and helps compensate [somewhat] for the missed eclipse.

[doug]Okay, I’m really a fairly big Star Trek fan, despite being very disappointed by the latest film, but this list on the Happy Fun Pundit site is too delicious to pass up. Somewhere down the page you’ll find my own comments. Here’s item one from the list, to give you a sample: Noisy doors. You […]

War of the Robots

Posted: 23rd May 2003 by LegoDoug in Technology

The science fiction dealing with robotsis is slowly becoming a reality. This article from Reuters deals with the war of technology, and technology’s contribution to battlefield and civilian rescue technology.

We Were Soldiers Once … and Young

Posted: 22nd May 2003 by LegoDoug in Books, Movies, Politics

[book][film][doug]Seems to be a good week for finishing books. We Were Soldiers Once … and Young—Ia Drang: The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam, by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway, is the book on which the film We Were Soldiers is based. The film, although gritty and graphic, is probably one […]

Sailing to Byzantium

Posted: 21st May 2003 by LegoDoug in Books, Doug, Family Members

[book][doug]Kevin Miller loaned me a copy of Sailing To Byzantium (published by ibooks, a truly excellent collection of science fiction novellas by Robert Silverberg. I would highly recommend this book, even to those who are not diehard science fiction fans. I think the only Silverberg I own is Sunrise on Mercury, but reading Byzantium makes […]

The Matrix Reloaded

Posted: 16th May 2003 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Geekdom, Movies, Rants

[doug]Note: I have tried to keep this as spoiler-free as possible. In the first 15 minutes of the film, I wasn’t actually sure I was going to like it. Although the opening featured quite a good look at the long-mysterious city of Zion, it was mixed with a somewhat drawn-out combination of scenes of a […]

Stinkin’ Clouds!

Posted: 16th May 2003 by LegoDoug in Home Life, NASA/Space

Last night we were all psyched up to watch the full lunar eclipse. An hour before it would have begun, the sky was relatively clear. An hour later, completely obscured. I was disappointed, but not as much as my friend Phil, who’s never seen one.