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One of the best parts of the March for Science Sarah and I attended on April 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C., was the nearly endless creativity the marchers put into their signs. Not too many were repeated, and few would have been considered offensive. The preview image here is my sign, cribbed from “Stand back! […]

The TramBot—When my nephew Dave Matheson (a veterinary grad student at Prince Edward Island) stopped in for a day-long visit, we constructed a TramBot that ran on a string stretched across an upstairs room with a light-activated set of “grabs”—perfect for bombing runs. This was inspired by the “Bomber Fly” seen in assorted Lego media. […]

What Is Wrong with These People?

Posted: 20th January 2017 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Politics, Rants, Religion/Church

On the eve of the nomination of Donald Trump as President of the United States: My biggest complaint* of the past year has been this: White “Evangelicals” ignored virtually all of Scripture to support a man who represents a near perfect antithesis of Christianity. I have watched those on the fringes and outside of Christianity […]

Weasley Clock Code

Posted: 4th December 2016 by LegoDoug in Doug, Electronics, Geekdom, Home Life, Work Life

Back at Veracode’s last Hackathon, I published the video below. People have started discovering this and asking questions about it, so here is the code for it: /* Weasley Clock ————- Created by Doug “LegoDoug” Wilcox for Veracode Hackathon IX. Video of the completed project is at https://www.youtube.com/embed/oRUViFnxKsg. “Share and enjoy.” */ // Arduino SPI […]

When You Marry a Lawyer’s Daughter …

Posted: 17th July 2016 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Humor, Sarah

THE REAL WORLD: “Darling, you look radiant, today!” (Woman beams appreciatively.) WHEN YOU MARRY A LAWYER’S DAUGHTER: “Darling, you look radiant, today! (Woman waits. The Speaker continues.) “The use of the word ‘today,’ should not by any means be interpreted as meaning that I (‘The Speaker’) do not believe you (‘The Addressee’) do not look […]

Remember Scotty’s remark about his nephew in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan? (No, of course you don’t.) Scotty explains to Kirk, after an inappropriately emotional response by Midshipman Preston: “My sister’s youngest, Admiral. Crazy to get to space.” “Come on, R2, we’re going.” Although I never pursued a career as an astronaut, I […]

A Republican No More

Posted: 6th May 2016 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Politics, Rants

My voter registration is now undeclared. (Sadly, no exotic options, like “Rational Anarchist” are available in New Hampshire—not even Communist.) In a time when a voice of reason is desperately needed, your leadership has proven itself unable to take a stand against an obvious megalomaniac. You continue to propose revoking the victory of universal health […]

Dear QuickBooks:

Posted: 29th February 2016 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Geekdom, Technology

Dear Intuit/QuickBooks: When importing an IIF (Intuit Interchange Format) file, you might report “The NAME field in this file is too long” as something other than “Error on line X – You can’t change the type of a name or a add a duplicate name.” (You may recall, this is the same problem that remains […]

The Lord YOUR God

Posted: 13th November 2014 by LegoDoug in Doug, Home Life, Religion/Church

But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?” He answered, “Because the LORD your God granted me success.” (Gen 27:20, ESV) I find the specific choice of words, “the LORD your God” to be troubling, especially as a parent. I want my children to have […]