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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 […]

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 […]

R2 Really Gets Around

Posted: 16th October 2015 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Star Wars, Television

That’s right! Look who seems to be part of Lost’s Dharma Initiative.

Android v. iPhone

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

“Space,” [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space, listen … Inspired by this NASA Web page, and Miss Sarah’s […]

(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 […]

I’ve worked with Adobe’s Flex platform now for several years, beginning with my Star Trek transporter simulator, a project I wrote for a Boston University course. Now, my job at Transparent Language involves mostly FFA (Flash/Flex/AIR) development, and I enjoy the challenges of working in this fairly cutting-edge environment. This week, though, I was shocked […]

Nope, Nothing Familiar Here

Posted: 5th June 2011 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Movies

On the left is Psycho, with his nanosuit in strength mode, from the Crysis game. On the right is a movie poster from Green Lantern. See any similarities? Of course, this isn’t the first time the Crysis Nanosuit has been copied in film. [cough]GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra[/cough].

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 […]