Archive for June, 2003

Dumb, Dumb, Dumb

Posted: 20th June 2003 by LegoDoug in Politics, Rants, Technology, Uncategorized

[doug][nuke]It seems that today I have come across a number of headlines that reflect individual, societal, or corporate stupidity. Let me share a few: Individual: Not getting enough attention with your body piercings? Have your tongue split! Reuters Oddly Enough news simply titled this article, “Aaaaaaaaagggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!! ” Enough said, da? Societal: Let’s boost tourism by […]

Ultrasound (and Names)

Posted: 16th June 2003 by Nichelle in Family Members, Home Life, Naomi, Nichelle, Photos, The Kids

[nichelle]Well, the technician checked twice and the result is in: We're having a girl!!!!!!!! We (Isaac, David, and I) saw her yawn several times. The boys were asking many different questions and commenting on what some of the body parts looked like, e.g. a t-rex, a skyscraper, etc. The technician thought it was pretty funny. […]

3 hours and 43 Minutes

Posted: 12th June 2003 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Home Life, Movies

Details have been released at the USA Today site about the extra content that will be in The Two Towers extended edition, to be released November 18. See also our release dates notice post. (Thanks to Ilene Tatroe for sharing the news.)

Yeah, right!

Posted: 10th June 2003 by LegoDoug in Rants, Technology

According to the Hobbes’ Internet Timeline, CERN didn’t release the WWW until 1991. So, you can imagine my surprise when I saw this AdWords link on Google, of a Web developer boasting of 20 years’ experience. Judging by the view through his Webcam (overlooking a private harbor of some sort), he hasn’t exactly done too […]

Lego [in the] News

Posted: 10th June 2003 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Lego, Photos, Star Wars

   I’ve seen a number of interesting Lego-related items in the past two days. Here are three good ones: The Queen of England Visits Legoland to Boost Tourism:Reuters gave this story of the Queen’s visit an unusually good amount of detail Lego has released a new Star Wars set many of us have longed for: […]

Well, it’s about time I updated a few family items; Nichelle can add her 2¢ later. Isaac’s last day of school (second grade) was yesterday. He cried because it was over. He does much better in elementary school than I did. Work at Kronos has been great, and a wonderful opportunity to daily improve my […]

Measure Your Geekness

Posted: 5th June 2003 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Flames/Feudin', Geekdom, Humor

Take the Geek Test! I scored 44.77318% — Major Geek. (SWEET! I’m actually far more geeky than a couple years ago: 61.14398% – Extreme Geek.) Co-worker Kevin Miller may be disappointed in that rating, he always acknowledges me as an Uber-Geek. :: sighs :: Or Perhaps You Are Evil Genius Material? Try the Evil Genius […]

Cuba: The Forgotten Oppressed

Posted: 3rd June 2003 by LegoDoug in Politics, Rants, Religion/Church

[nuke][doug]It angered me when I heard (a few years ago) that former President Bill Clinton shook hands with Fidel Castro at the United Nations. Were I President, I would have relished the opportunity to speak with Castro, but I would not have shaken his hand, and my conversation would have opened with, “¿Por que odias […]

Check this out. You may also be interested in some of the other Google settings, most people ignore, especially some very amusing language settings.

The Amazing Geckoman

Posted: 2nd June 2003 by LegoDoug in Family Members, Home Life, Isaac, Technology, Uncategorized

Scientists in the UK have created a sticky tape which works in the same way as gecko feet. Co-worker Brian Cortez sent me this link from the BBC, about a tape that has been developed that works using microscopic hairs, just like a gecko’s feet. (Isaac owns a New Caledonian crested gecko, and they are […]