Archive for the ‘Work Life’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Everything’s Amazing, Nobody’s Happy

Posted: 13th October 2009 by LegoDoug in Home Life, Humor, Rants, Work Life

We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of just spoiled idiots. Comedian Louis CK on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”

My [Computerized] Workspace

Posted: 9th October 2009 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Geekdom, Photos, Work Life

This is what my workspace typically looks like. It’s spread across two monitors, each running at a resolution of 1280 x 1024. (Click through to see it at full resolution.)

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 […]

The economy can certainly make life interesting. At times, this leads to momentary tension, such as today when my boss called me in to his office to discuss some internal reorganization. Little did I know, when I started studying Mandarin last fall that it would be so useful! View Larger Map I don’t have all […]

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 […]

‘Twas A grand, glorious day when I awoke. “Wench!” demanded I, “Where be me mornin’ grog?” But then I learned a right powerful lesson: Be not calling a fair lass a “wench,” if’n she be stronger than thee. Painfully quick the lesson was, and quickly painful.

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 […]

Throughout this illness, which appears to be Poststreptococcal Reactive Arthritis (although it could be something else), my health has been quite varied. (Also, I have filled in some medical detail after the symptoms descriptions; mostly to clarify what PSRA is, and how and why my treatment is progressing the way it is.) No, these aren’t […]