Archive for July, 2003

::: Sigh :::

Posted: 30th July 2003 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Home Life

[doug]Well, today was not a day without some importance. Our new realtor came by to look at the improvements on the house and give us a market estimate. The reality of moving left me a bit panicky for a while, and then rather sad. I’ve never done well with big changes, and this move will […]

Jeffries Tubes

Posted: 28th July 2003 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Movies, Star Trek, Technology

Film/TV art director Matt Jeffries died from a heart attack July 21 at age 81. He was best known for designing the original Starship Enterprise for the “Star Trek” TV series—and remembered for the “Jeffries Tubes” in the ship, where the guts of the mechanics are.

Greetings from Mexico!

Posted: 20th July 2003 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Home Life, John, Religion/Church

[doug]I’ve been much too busy to keep the BLOG (or even the Mexico site) updated while in Mexico, although there is dial-up access – other things seem much more important. Of course, the hard part is being so far away from Nichelle, but I had been homesick for Mexico for a couple of months. I […]

Harry Potter Fan's Magic Attempt Sets House AblazeThu July 10, 2003 10:59 AM ET MADRID (Reuters) – A woman set her Madrid home on fire as she cooked up a potion in an attempt to imitate the fictional wizard Harry Potter, emergency services said. The 21-year-old was rescued Wednesday by firemen and treated for minor […]

Tish Hinojosa

Posted: 9th July 2003 by LegoDoug in Doug, Home Life, Music, Nichelle, Photos

I’ll post more narrative later, but last weekend Nichelle and I went down to hear the hauntingly beautiful, often plaintive, voice of Tish Hinojosa (more on that later) at the New Bedford Summerfest 2003 folk festival. Here are a few images (yes, KI, I finally bought my own digital camera):

[doug]Technology enthusiasts (or probably anyone else) will be interested in reading this article from PC Magazine about technologies that will definitely have an impact on our lives in the next 2 to 25 years. There’s some amazing stuff: Everything from E-Bombs (think EMP*) to Wireless Mesh Networks to Quantum Cryptography. *Electromagnetic pulse, for those of […]

After hearing Phil Luchon tell as about half a million times, “You have to buy Dungeon Seige,” I finally picked up a copy of this $30 gem. It’s a role-playing game with an emphasis on action done by Microsoft and Gas Powered Games. David and Isaac beg to play it every day (and lament the […]