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Argh. I mentioned before that my site theme settings suddenly changed. Today I tried to fix it by upgrading to the latest version of WordPress. I was pretty sure thatSite maintenance

Last month's podcast was such a great success that I decided to do another one. When I say it was a great success, I mean that it was successfully uploaded andTIDBABSH the second, part the first

Today a guest post I wrote was published on the personal finance blog Gather Little by Little. Thanks to Glblguy for putting it up! I figured a couple people might wanderQuick overview for new visitors

free wi-fi hotspots wifi cafes coffee shops hotels airports RV Parks (Okay, so I'm slipping in one more post before the new year...) If you're looking for free wi-fi connection anywhere inFree wi-fi hotspots

There were good and bad points to this [tag]movie[/tag]. First the good: the [tag]special effects[/tag] were really top-notch. Excellent work. And in the end, they were somewhat successful in getting meReview: King Kong

The Wachowski brothers have a firm grasp of visuals and a healthy respect for graphic novels. They also know how to write a script that challenges the viewer's perceptions ofReview: V for Vendetta

Where would we be without the internet? How would we ever know this kind of amazingly useful information? Toilet facts: The average person spends three years of their life on the “john”. TheYour toilet probably flushes in E-flat

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

In 1941 and 1942, Superman showed up in some great Max Fleisher cartoons. I just picked up a Volume 1 DVD at the Dollar Store and it was a bargain. TheseReview: Superman: Max Fleisher cartoon shorts

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?

Apple - Trailers - Spider-Man 3 Oh, man. I can't wait for this. I'm impressed by how many effects shots they already have done, and it's still a year before itSpider-Man 3 Teaser Trailer (w/Superman Returns)

Well, this week was the one to launch three shows I'll be following this year (Heroes, FlashForward, and Smallville) and close out the opening season for a summer series IPremieres/Finales Fall 2009

So your co-worker comes over and says, "Hey, you going to lunch today?" You say, "Sure. Where do you want to go?" "Well, there's Joe's Chicken Shack, or The Hungry Heiffer, orWheel of Lunch!

Well, apparently you guys are really interested in my death. The last post, I want to end my life, but I'm too lazy, has been the top of the pageMaking a suicide pact

Generally speaking, when you're with a bunch of guys you can always count on one topic of conversation coming up: sports. Every guy watches sports, right? Maybe not all sports,My superpower, or why I don't watch sports

Spider-Man 3 Teaser Trailer (w/Superman Returns)

Apple – Trailers – Spider-Man 3

Oh, man. I can’t wait for this. I’m impressed by how many effects shots they already have done, and it’s still a year before it comes out.

Word is that this trailer will be playing with Superman Returns, so I should be seeing it on the big screen within the week!

Review: The Island

Michael Bay takes his crash, slam, bang frenzied filmmaking and applies it to Logan’s Run.

Okay, it’s not quite that useless, but if I’m falling asleep during action sequences you know there are too many action sequences. Seriously. I didn’t think I’d ever say that, but he drove me to it.

And what the heck was with that big “R” logo scene. That was the breaking point for me. If they come out of that . . . → Read More: Review: The Island

Traffic jams

People need to learn how to drive.

I was in a traffic jam this morning in the right lane of the highway. Dead stop. I was not happy.

Meanwhile, in the left lane, people were moving at about 20-30mph. This confused me. After a few minutes I found a break in the left lane traffic and I managed to move over and get going. Then I finally reached a sign that described the problem: “Left . . . → Read More: Traffic jams

CNN Pipeline: A learning perspective, & Blogs in learning

Learning 2006-2005 Information – Free PodCasts Video – CNN Pipeline

I don’t have a subscription to CNN Pipeline, but from what I’m seeing here it appears to be really interesting technology with superb flexibility and most importantly, a user-based focus. Elliot’s challenge to incorporate this kind of interface into corporate intranets for knowledge sharing is a bit unrealistic at this point, but may be something some companies can shoot for (others will find it to . . . → Read More: CNN Pipeline: A learning perspective, & Blogs in learning

Star Trek, Babylon 5 style: Concept pitch revealed

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH | Bryce Zabel: Spaced Out: Hawking Colonies & Re-Booting Star Trek

Bryce Zabel (Dark Skies, Lois & Clark) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Crusade, Jeremiah) were sitting around in 2004 talking about the poor turnout in the Star Trek franchise and came up with an idea to reinvigorate it. And they wrote it down. And now, with J.J. Abrams named as the head of the next proposed Star Trek offering, . . . → Read More: Star Trek, Babylon 5 style: Concept pitch revealed

Review: Beyond the Sea

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, I feel like I learned a lot about Bobby Darin. When I first started watching the movie, and it became obvious that an autobiographical movie within the biographical movie was going to be the narrative theme, I was really worried that it . . . → Read More: Review: Beyond the Sea

Heroes preview

NBC.com > Heroes “They thought they were like everyone else… until they woke with incredible abilities.”

When I first heard of this show, I figured it would be an X-Men rip-off, similar to Mutant X. After having watched the preview, though, I really think this has the potential to be a good series. It seems to lean more toward the take of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, though not with his trademark quiet mysteriousness.

From . . . → Read More: Heroes preview

The Dead Zone: Back from the dead

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 Sunday will not be the final season, as previously stated. Plans have already been made for two more seasons.

This is welcome news. I really like the show and they are taking it in an interesting direction. I’d hate to see them cut short the . . . → Read More: The Dead Zone: Back from the dead

Review: The Legend of Zorro

This wasn’t nearly as bad as the box office, and critics, led me to believe.

Was it as good as “The Mask of Zorro”? No. Not really. But it was a pretty good popcorn action flick.

The story just took too long to develop, and the business with the Pinkertons was a bit stupid, in my opinion, but the fight scenes were fun, as were one or two of the one-liners. Nice, non-threatening, escapism entertainment. . . . → Read More: Review: The Legend of Zorro