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A long time ago, before I knew how to embed videos, I linked out to a David Letterman clip showing Steve Martin and Earl Scruggs (and a bunch of otherTuesday TubeWatch: Banjos and Steve Martin (and Star Wars!)

[caption id="attachment_638" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Dark Knight"][/caption] Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight, has stated that he's in no hurry to make the second sequel to Batman Begins. He hasDark Knight takes it slow, plus Robot Chicken and Terminator

(Originally posted Aug 06, 2005 on my older blog) Sci-fi western with an attitude, and a healthy dose of mystery and character building. I am catching Firefly on DVD. I didn't watchReview: Firefly

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel Tim Kring, creator and executive producer of NBC's superhero drama Heroes, told SCI FI Wire that the the seriesHeroes web comic

Kilmer plans Genius return - Movie news - Movies - Virgin.net Okay, Real Genius was a pretty funny Val Kilmer movie. For the 80's. Making a sequel 20 years later... notA not-so-Genius move

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 just recently found out that two of my brothers-in-law didn't know anything about the new Clone Wars movie or the TV series it's setting up. This post is forStar Wars: Clone Wars videos (and an Obi-Wan debate settled)

The Second Chance DVD Steve Taylor is no stranger to controversy. His music in the '80s was unabashedly pointed at issues of hypocrisy and general laziness within Christian communities and itsReview: The Second Chance

United Press International - NewsTrack - Some telecommuters work in the nude For your sanity, I will stay silent on which category I am in...Working in the buff

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

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel Warner Brothers announced that its upcoming sequel to 2005's hit Batman Begins will be called The Dark Knight andThe Dark Knight - Batman sequel

Dustin Hoffman plays a down-on-his-luck anti-hero who reluctantly saves 54 people from a plane crash, including a news reporter (Geena Davis) whose purse he steals in the process of savingReview: Hero

I was giving Heroes the benefit of the doubt. Sure, they'd stumbled. The brother/sister Mexican road trip last season was a big mistake. This season was an improvement for a"Heroes" hits bottom and grabs for the shovel

"Dude," (for some reason this conversation frequently begins with "dude") "you're the most technical person I know. How can you not even have a cell phone?" This conversation (orThe Neo-Luddite Geek Technologist

Unions had their day. They were a good idea when the worker was truly being exploited. These days, there are still areas where a union is probably useful, but forWhy I hate unions

Instructional Design reminders

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 year that apply to learning.

Here’s a bulleted list of her main points:

Get past the brain’s “crap filter” [i.e., point out why it's important] Learning is not a one-way “push” model Use visuals to improve (and speed up) understanding, retention, and recall Use redundancy . . . → Read More: Instructional Design reminders