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Apple - Trailers - The Dark Knight I can't believe no one told me this trailer was out. Okay, visually it's an extremely boring trailer. Pretty much, it's the bat-symbol with aTrailer: The Dark Knight

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » “The Dead Zone” Breaking News According to the shows creator/producer, Shawn Piller, the season starting next SundayThe Dead Zone: Back from the dead

Interviews & Features - NBC's Heroes: The Show's Secrets Unmasked! | TVGuide.com The show finally premieres tonight at 9pm! I just ran across this TVGuide.com article with some interesting news. ForHeroes: Last minute notes!

Jim Mirkalami - the actual story revealed - Quit Your Day Job A while ago, I deleted a comment left on an old post. I thought it was Spam, but IJim Mirkalami - the actual story revealed - Quit Your Day Job

The full trailer for Doctor Who's sixth season is out. Watch it: This bit did it for me: Off-screen, scary sounding alien: Fear me. I've killed hundreds of Time Lords. The Doctor (notTwo lines, and I'm sold

It's 2am. I'm finally about to go to sleep. Before I can get into the bedroom, though, I hear my daughter whimpering in her bed. Usually, this means she hasAre all 3-year-olds like this?

I talked about this one before, but I had to mention that I just watched a Mythbusters episode on the Discovery Channel that confirmed that impairment is at least asImpairment while driving on phone > drunk driving

So, today's my birthday. 40th, if you're wondering. I'm feeling slightly more like looking back and seeing how things have gone to this point than I have for previous birthdays,Birthday pimpin'

For loyal readers (all 1 of you, including me), let me apologize for the dearth of posts lately. My second daughter was born recently and I was therefore otherwise engaged.Back from break

Images: New visions from Google Earth | CNET News.com This is really great! The already wildly cool Google Earth is getting additional information laid on top of it, so you canGoogle Earth gets even cooler

This is pretty old, but then the subject is even older! It's a fun look at the (mostly) 80s video games. How many video games can you identify? ThereJump through classic video games

Cerado's Web 2.0 or Star Wars Quiz Sadly, I got a 38.Web 2.0 or Star Wars?

Hi-tech escape from Tower of London | Reuters.com This is a very cool, [tag]interactive[/tag], [tag]technology-enabled teaching[/tag] method. Visitors to the [tag]Tower of London[/tag] can participate in a [tag]game[/tag]—powered by GPS, aHi-tech escape from Tower of London

As I mentioned in my last post, I've recently reconnected with a lot of friends from my high school youth group through the wonders of Facebook. It's been a lotFacebook points to the past, and I consider the future

I've been holding off on posting my thoughts until I felt I had a real grasp for quality of the show. Well, I can now say that I firmly believeReview: Heroes Ep 1-3

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