Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Just the Facts

Posted: 17th March 2009 by LegoDoug in Doug, Politics, Rants, Technology, Uncategorized

The other day I was talking to someone who said he had heard on the radio that the US Federal government was going to give free digital television converts to welfare recipients, and that they were spending $100,000 each on plasma TVs in prisons. This came from what was described as “the most trustworthy radio […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

In a typical day, I come across many fascinating things that aren’t exactly well known. This is a list of things which interest me, and probably does not reflect interest in the general population. Of course, thinking about that alone is of interest to me, so … (Ah, recursion!) Cyborgs Are Real Way cool neuroscience. […]

Why Is Programming Fun?

Posted: 25th July 2008 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Geekdom, Technology, Work Life

A couple of weeks ago, I finished reading The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition), after leaving it sitting on my dresser for ages. The book is a collection of essays about software design, the most famous of which became the book’s title—expressing the fundamental idea that adding personnel does not […]

Luke … I am Your Arm

Posted: 2nd June 2008 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Technology

Not much I need to say, but you absolutely must see these amazing videos of what Dean Kamen is cooking up.