Archive for the ‘Cool Sites/BLOGs’ Category

Android v. iPhone

Posted: 5th May 2015 by LegoDoug in Cool Sites/BLOGs, Geekdom, Humor, Star Trek

(Excerpt from the Community Advocate Newspaper, Friday, February 3, 2012, article by Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer.) Marlborough – Prior to November 2011, Andrew Roberts worked for County House Research performing in-court background checks. By the end of November, though, he retired to pursue his lifelong passion, building Army tanks with LEGOs. Roberts’ love for LEGOs […]

Minecraft

Posted: 25th May 2011 by LegoDoug in Cool Sites/BLOGs, Gaming, Geekdom, Home Life

We became involved with Minecraft early in its beta development cycle. Frankly, it’s been amazing and fascinating. We operate our own server at home, modded with Runecraft so we could make teleporters (generally it’s up from early evening until the morning), and have started to add more users to the system. There are still some […]

From ThinkGeek.

A couple of weeks ago marked a watershed moment in MMORPGs: Star Trek Online wrapped up its mostly-open-beta program, and went live with its early-access-for-preorders launch. Delighted with the quality of the game, we sprung for a lifetime membership, which is approximately as costly as paying per-month for a year and a half. (I wish […]

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 […]

(Thanks to Christine J-B for the link.)

Ten years from now, this is where we very well may be. Click through to see these jaw-dropping videos. We’re already starting to see application of this technology. Ten years to make it commonplace sounds reasonable. Future Vision Montage Health Future Vision Productivity Future Vision See more at Microsoft Office Labs. These remind me of […]

Glory

Posted: 24th December 2008 by LegoDoug in Cool Sites/BLOGs, NASA/Space, Photos, Technology

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1, ESV) A sample: colliding Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038/NGC 4039) Check out the 2008 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar; a new HST image will be posted each day through tomorrow.

Since the school year began, I’ve been teaching Lego Robotics two morning’s a week at Isaac’s new school, the Academy for Science and Design Chartered Public School, in Merrimack New Hampshire. Many of you know I’ve been teaching Lego Robotics twice a week at the Academy for Science and Design, in Merrimack, N.H. As a […]