Archive for September, 2007

Random Webness

Posted: 27th September 2007 by LegoDoug in Cool Sites/BLOGs, Geekdom, Humor, Lego, Movies, Politics, Technology

From Wired online, take a look at “Soldier of the Future Gets His Gear On,” about the Army’s Land Warrior program, bringing networked technology to the level of the individual soldier. Surprisingly, the evil Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and I now have something on which we agree. Here’s one reason polygamy may not be such […]

John Piper on the “Prosperity Gospel”

Posted: 25th September 2007 by LegoDoug in Religion/Church

I was directed to this item over on Rick Harrington’s BLOG by Erik DiVietro. The “health and wealth” movement is an affront to Christianity, but one that (in various degrees) has pervaded our Christian culture. We all tend to assume, unless we actively fight it, that the wealthy (especially wealthy believers) have some special blessing […]

From—my MySpace page.

NaNi the Brain Surgeon

Posted: 20th September 2007 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Home Life, Humor, Naomi, The Kids

Last week we were visiting the McGrath family, and they (as usual) offered the kids some food. NaNi was eating a bread roll, and said, “Dad, we can cut open your head, and put this inside, and glue it back together, and you’ll act all crazy. Then when you’re done acting crazy, we can cut […]

Amazing Dental Technology

Posted: 20th September 2007 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Geekdom, Technology

This morning I reported to my dentist at 8:00 a.m. to have a crown done. They use a CEREC system, and I was amazed by the technology. They shot me up with Novocaine, got rid of the old filling and ground down the disintegrating part of the molar. Then they use an IR imager to […]

‘Twas A grand, glorious day when I awoke. “Wench!” demanded I, “Where be me mornin’ grog?” But then I learned a right powerful lesson: Be not calling a fair lass a “wench,” if’n she be stronger than thee. Painfully quick the lesson was, and quickly painful. I woke me offspring up this mornin’ by yellin’, […]

Isaac and David spent two weeks this year at Game Camp Nation, which has been operated for a number of years by our friends Phil Luchon and Steve Deyesso and their staff, originally under the name of “Camp Turing.” David and Isaac were among the first students to test a new curriculum designed for younger […]