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Star Wars: Video Catch the trailer for the August 15th Clone Wars movie. This debuted with Speed Racer tonight. This. Looks. Awesome. Click through and watch it.Star Wars: Clone Wars Theatrical Trailer

I learned at least two things from this movie: Bobby Darin sang a much wider range of songs than I thought Kevin Spacey can sing Actually, despite the unapologetic fictionalization of Darin's life,Review: Beyond the Sea

Today's my birthday. Woo hoo! I managed to not die again this year! (I'm really not sure where I'm going with this post, but I figured I might as well useBirthday ramblings

Chain Factor Okay, this is the most addicting waste of time I've come across in quite a while. So far my high score is just short of 170,000. Waaaaaay too muchAs addicting as chain smoking...

Earlier this year I had the windows in my house replaced. This cost more money than I had on hand, so I took the loan offered through the company whoSaving money thru the power of cluelessness

I've fallen really behind on posting lately. Given the upcoming holiday there probably won't be much for the next few days either. But I wanted to quickly throw a fewQuick Notes on Entertainment News

Literary characters - some obscure, some well known - abound in these graphic novels. The main players (Allan Quartermain, Captain Nemo, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man, andThe League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 and 2

The YouTube Weird Al list Weird Al Yankovic is the undisputed king of music parody. People have said his career is dead about a year after almost every album he putWeird Al Tube

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » The New R2D2 Projector Got a home theater? Don't care about picture quality, but want your own"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi"

Well, here we are with more sci-fi news. This time it'll be a mix of things old and new. Strap on your propeller hat and hang on, 'cause here weSci-fi rumors and news catch up

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH | Bryce Zabel: Produce or Perish! | USC School of Cinema & Television CNTV589 Bryce Zabel is going to be a professor at USC. If his classBryce Zabel: Those who can, teach

Over Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I foisted my 2 kids on my parents and ran for the hills, totally taking advantage of my parents' generosity to spend 6Double Review: Narnian royalty return to take down Indiana Jones

Writer's Blog: J.K. Rowling vs. Airport Security Somebody in the TSA has got to get a grip. [tag]J.K. Rowling[/tag] tried to return home recently and had a run-in with [tag]airport security[/tag]: Airport securityHarry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

I think it's official: I'm addicted to Kathy Sierra's blog. Yesterday she made a great (if a tad long) summary of some pretty basic points she made earlier in the yearInstructional Design reminders

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Embed a legal youtube clip that I either found today or created myself. Then tell everyone about the clip and related information. I consideredTelling Time - 7 day challenge

Serenity/Firefly — End of the line

Comcast ran an “exclusive” interview with Joss Whedon, creator of the scif-fi series, Firefly and it’s follow-up movie, Serenity.

Fans of the series have been talking about a movie trilogy and/or a resurrection of the story on TV, but Whedon set the record straight.

In short: it’s over. And there was never any trilogy.

Here are some relevant quotes (in case the page goes away at some point):

So is the story finished?

. . . → Read More: Serenity/Firefly — End of the line

“Interesting” idea

Kathy Sierra has a great blog (Creating Passionate Users). I’ve only been following it for a couple weeks, but I’m really impressed. She writes about (predictably) making people passionate about your subject matter. In her case, that’s computer – and more specifically programming language – documentation and training. As luck would have it, that’s one of my interests.

Her latest post is about keeping your writing interesting. Here’s a quote, but I encourage you . . . → Read More: “Interesting” idea

“Gaze Tracking”

Just saw this and had to share it. I hear it’s been around for a while, but it’s really cool that we can track where on a computer screen the user is looking. This obviously has huge implications for usability (hence Nielsen’s interest). It can also help us see how effective we are at building our content. Very cool technology, though, regardless.

Check out this link: Jakob Nielsen’s AlertBox

Training vs. Learning

Would you rather be trained, or learn? Industry navel-gazing. . . . → Read More: Training vs. Learning

X-3 trailer up

Well, what do you know? The first trailer for X-Men 3 actually looks good! I was really worried with all the rumors I’d been hearing. Now I’m looking forward to it! Looks like some really interesting stuff.

Plus, it looks like we’ll see a little more of Collossus, Beast will be prominent, and Jean might be the Phoenix. They’re setting it up so it looks like Cyclops might die, which I have mixed feelings about. . . . → Read More: X-3 trailer up

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Looks like I am officially blogging. I am too cool for words. (Ironic, isn’t it.)