Archive for January, 2010

Videos of Note: Perspectives

Posted: 21st January 2010 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, NASA/Space, Politics, Uncategorized

Okay, I’m being lazy today … so much I ought to write about, but I’ll just post “‘Me, too!’ like some brain-dead AOL-er.” Perspective via a sort of palindrome. (Brought to my attention by Paul Weston.) Homeschoolers versus the Home-Schooled. The Known Universe: In Persepctive.

Halo Warthog Cake

Posted: 16th January 2010 by LegoDoug in David, Family Members, Geekdom, Home Life, Naomi, Nichelle, Photos, The Kids

Nichelle has been experimenting with making custom cakes for the kid’s birthdays. Like most things she attempts, she’s done great right out of the box. She invented some cool new techniques this time, and I was able to lend some engineering expertise. Halo “Warthog” Cake, made by Nichelle. Halo “Warthog” Cake, made by Nichelle, with […]

Non-Predictions for 2010:

Posted: 12th January 2010 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Humor

Here are my non-predictions for 2010 (things that are guaranteed not to occur this year): (1) Popular musicians will realize that Auto-Tune is a waste of time, and rather than sounding “cool,” they sound depressingly similar to every other Reggae-imitating popular musician on the planet. Complex harmonies and skill will mark a new breed of […]

From an article in The Daily Telegraph: Using DNA taken from … skin samples [preserved in liquid nitrogen], the scientists were able to replace the genetic material in eggs from domestic goats, to clone a female Pyrenean ibex, or bucardo as they are known. It is the first time an extinct animal has been cloned. […]

Space: Video

Posted: 5th January 2010 by LegoDoug in Cool Sites/BLOGs, Geekdom, Movies, NASA/Space, Technology

In 2029, the 900-foot asteroid Apophis, will miss Earth by only about 18,000 miles. To put that in contrast, the moon is an average of 238,857 miles away, center-to-center, or about 234,000 miles surface-to-surface. (The moon, of course, has a slightly elliptical orbit, so that’s just an average.) If that doesn’t set up the right […]