Archive for September, 2003

Coming Soon to Country [Not] Near You—Your Job

Posted: 30th September 2003 by LegoDoug in Politics, Rants, Work Life

My yaar Pankaj Verma sent me a link to this article this morning, which predicts that by 2015, 348,028 U.S. computer jobs will move “offshore.” This is a rather frightening prospect for those of us who have been burned by the dot-bomb crises of the past few years, although this report includes the comforting statistic […]

When did supercede become a nonstandard word? I use Microsoft Word’s grammar checking, set to very strict use (I’m something of a purist), and it flagged supercede as being nonstandard. Have people really become that uneducated? The answer—obvious as it is—frightens me.

The Return of the King Trailer

Posted: 29th September 2003 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Movies

This is due to be posted on the Official Lord of the Rings site sometime today, but I managed to snag this one of many mirrors that is up. The Return of the King trailer (to download it, right-click on the link and choose Save Target As …).

A Reasonable Offer on Our House

Posted: 25th September 2003 by LegoDoug in Home Life

Subject to change without notice: After a week of haggling, some interested buyers have made what is a reasonable offer on our house. This was unexpected, as the original offer was very low. Now, of course, we face the home inspection, and, even more important, we need to find suitable housing in Nashua or Hudson. […]


Posted: 16th September 2003 by LegoDoug in Home Life, Rants, Work Life

[doug]It took me 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to work today. I didn't get past second gear until I had already passed Needham. Yesterday it was an hour and 45 minutes. Last week as another 1:45 trip. I guess I should be glad the ride home is only taking 1:15 to 1:30, typically, […]

Oh, That Lord!

Posted: 10th September 2003 by LegoDoug in David, Family Members, Home Life, Humor, Religion/Church

This Is a bit dated, but yesterday’s post about David brought this to mind: [david]From July 2002: All our children are big fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but we hadn't realized what a large impact the recent DVD release of The Fellowship of the Ring had on our youngest son David, who is 3½ years […]

Yikes! I need to post something.

Posted: 9th September 2003 by LegoDoug in David, Family Members, Humor, Technology, The Kids

[david]We have a policy of 1 hour of computer or video game time per day on weekdays for the kids (they get 2 hours on weekends), but they can earn extra time, which they sometimes do, by working on educational software or activities, such as typing for Isaac, writing for David, and Web design for […]