Archive for January, 2009

Or, Maybe Not So Passionate About Standards

Posted: 26th January 2009 by LegoDoug in Humor, Technology

“Beautiful Inside and Out” and “Passionate about Standards.” So, why does the advertising page display so poorly in Firefox? http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Overview.aspx?key=web

After being up until 1:00 a.m., our new President attended a prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral. He issued several executive orders, including: A freeze on salaries for White House staff earning $100,000 or more. New Freedom of Information Act rules, making it harder to keep the workings of government secret. (And requiring a […]

Fun with Atheism

Posted: 19th January 2009 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Humor, Religion/Church, Technology

One of the things I’ve been able to do this year is teach robotics, using the Lego MindStorms NXT system, at the Academy for Science and Design chartered public school, in Merrimack, New Hampshire. I volunteer two mornings a week, and teach two different student groups, numbering about 10 each. Until December, the program focused […]

People often ask about how my health has been. My rheumatologist and the one I saw at Brigham & Women’s Hospital agree that I have symmetric psoriatic arthritis, finally answering the question of psoriatic versus poststreptococcal reactive arthritis, although it must be pointed out that this is not a definitive diagnosis, but rather a differential […]