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Slideshow: Vampire for Minn. Governor I don't even know what to say about this. It's simultaneously hilarious, alarming, depressing, and sick.WGAL.com - Slideshow

To continue with the theme of my last post... Clark Aldrich talked about the similarities of video games and training simulations in one of his blogs for ASTD's Learning Circuits: Computer gamesVideo games and simulations

Well, another year has come and gone. In just a few hours it'll be 2009. Lots of people all around the planet are gearing up for some serious, I-can't-remember-what-I-did-last-night celebrations.Mundane New Year's Eve

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Magneto, Professor X, Mystique, Beast, Banshee, Darwin, Angel, Emma Frost, Havoc, Azazel, Sebastian Shaw, and... um... tornado dude. That's a lot of characters to pull together in one movie. They didReview: X-Men: First Class

My second guest shot on the Midnight Movie Club was posted this week, reviewing the film "Return To Me" (with a stellar cast led by David Duchovny and Minnie DriverReturn to MidMo and other short subjects

I've done the math and the interest in this from my typical readership turns out to be slightly less than zero, but hey... it's my blog. I write what IHow to publish a multi-file Captivate project as a single SCORM course

Pixar has an amazing track record with its movies. The quality of animation is superb and their attention to story is a cut (or two) above most studios. Their worstReview: Brave

» The Top 10 Most Quotable Geek Films…Ever! | Geekend | TechRepublic.com Wow, what a loaded topic. The Top Ten Most Quotable Geek Films... hmmm... to be included in my list,The Top 10 Most Quotable Geek Films

To continue in the vein of dissatisfaction with training, let's take a look at the experience this high school student in Singapore is having with e-Learning (found via Corporate eLearningWhere are the humans?

Am I awesome? Well that's sort of a silly question. Of course I am. I'm me, after all. But is it possible that I'm getting more awesome? I can't say for sure, butAm I getting more awesome?

This show, loved by millions, and seen every year since it originally aired in 1965, would never be produced today in our politically correct world. It's just too controversial. This showA show too controversial to make it to production today...

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

Star Wars: Community | starwars.com at Comic-Con 2006 At the recent Comic-Con, Steve Sansweet, head of Fan Relations, dropped some depressing news about one of the more anticipated Star Wars rumorsStar Wars in 3-D: Not happening soon

When I went to college, I hung out with a bunch of music majors. I also hung out with a bunch of geeks. Sometimes those were the same people. IDrinking games for geeky music majors - Tuesday TubeWatch

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.)