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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?

The Simple Dollar » The Money Savvy Pig and My Son’s Allowance Another good idea from Trent, over at The Simple Dollar. A transparent, compartmentalized, piggybank does seem like a goodTeaching money management to kids

To steal a phrase from one of the judges, this show is "off the hook!" I don't like a lot of the "talent competitions" that are on TV. American Idol isReview: The Sing-Off

The same thing we do every day, Pinky. Try to take over the world! Yeah, okay, this blog is read by people in at least 17 different countries (though really 5What are we going to do today, Brain?

The ergonomics guys at work are gonna love me for posting this (if they ever hear about it). Dumb Little Man posted an article about fixing your posture to improve yourPosture - it's not just for prep schools

The Simple Dollar » Live Free: Seven Pieces Of Open Source Software That Transformed My Life Okay, "life transforming" might be a little extreme ... but then again I haven't triedLife Transforming Open Source Software

I'm pretty sure my wife will have no problem confirming this: I'm addicted to The Sing-Off.  Last year's show blew my mind with the talent involved. This year matches thatThe Sing-Off: recap and predictions

F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) This is the same eye tracking idea I talked about in a previous post. The focus this time, though, is reading patterns. ScanEye-movement tracking & Web Content

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 MASIE Center - Learning Lab & ThinkTank - PodCasting for Learning Call I'm listening right now to this podcast. It's got a slow start, but there are some good ideasPodcasting for learning Podcast

Well, the 15,000th version of Star Wars is coming out on Blu-ray soon. I'll give Lucas a lot of credit. The man is a genius at marketing. He must have aStar Wars... they did it again!

Back in 2004 we were awaiting the birth of our first daughter. I was also beginning to teach myself how to write music around then. And I did a lot"This Child" isn't who you think

Recently a study looked at students who had Facebook on (even in the background) while studying vs. those without Facebook use, and compared their grades. Facebook users came out withShocking news! Distraction causes lack of focus!

Monkey Bites The post is missing a few details (perhaps because they aren't available), but it looks like the popular Eudora email client from Qualcomm is being completely re-written, using theEudora goes Open Source

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

Heroes: Launch date

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel

Looks like Heroes will air with a 2-hour, limited commercials pilot on Sept. 25th. Thereafter it will be on Monday’s at 9pm ET on NBC.

I’ve heard some doubts that this will be a successful show, but I gotta say I think it will succeed.

In talking about the pitch meeting for the show, NBC’s president, Tim Reilly, said:

“You looked in the . . . → Read More: Heroes: Launch date

JMS deluged with attention

JMSNews

J. Michael Straczynski, the creator/writer/producer of Babylon 5 and Crusade, has been writing for television for twenty years. He’s been pretty successful at it, too. He doesn’t just write for TV, though. He’s also writing for comics (currently The Amazing Spider-Man, among others), and has published anthologies, short stories, novels, articles, and just about anything else you can imagine. The guy literally writes all but three days of the year, if I remember correctly. . . . → Read More: JMS deluged with attention

Star Wars in 3-D: Not happening soon

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 rumors of the last year or so:

George and Rick are really excited about the technology they have seen in 3-D… they showed about 10 minutes of Star Wars at a trade industry show about a year ago, and there was a lot of great . . . → Read More: Star Wars in 3-D: Not happening soon

Doctor Who Season 2 on Sci-Fi

Slice of Scifi – Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Latest Doctor Who Rumor – It’s All Good!

Rumor has it that the second season of Doctor Who will air along with the third season of Battlestar Galactica in October on cable’s Sci-Fi Channel.

Sounds good to me! Maybe I can get my wife to watch with me.

New theme selected for Caddickisms

Apparently I suck at CSS. After two days of not being able to get the layout to flex correctly, I went in search of other examples to help me figure it out, and instead found a theme that was almost what I was shooting for to begin with.

SO… not being a complete idiot, I gave up my own theme project and will use Tiga from now on (though I will customize it a bit . . . → Read More: New theme selected for Caddickisms

Caddickisms undergoing theme testing

Don’t be alarmed if this page looks horrible.

I’m currently learning how to create my own theme, and I’m too lazy to create a development site for myself, so this is going to jump around between established themes and a crazy, completely broken one.

I’ll put everything back in working order before the night is out.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Smallville: Green is in this year

Slice of Scifi – Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Failed Aquaman Tries On Green Arrow and The CW Network Announces Fall Premiere Schedule

Smallville now has a timeslot! 8pm on Thursdays on the new CW Network, starting on September 28th. Don’t miss it.

And, for what looks like a multi-story arc involving the origin of the Justice League, Green Arrow will be joining the burgeoning Superman.

Some comics fans/purists will . . . → Read More: Smallville: Green is in this year

‘Stargate’ sequels (Note: NOT SG-1)

GateWorld – News: Devlin optimistic about ‘Stargate’ sequels

Dean Devlin, producer of the original 1994 movie Stargate, seems to be moving forward with two sequels to the film, which was apparently meant as the kickoff to a trilogy from the beginning.

Devlin was never a big supporter of what has become a record-breaking TV spinoff of his creation, though he says he is proud of Stargate: SG-1 for its success.

In fact, the article states:

. . . → Read More: ‘Stargate’ sequels (Note: NOT SG-1)

Ted Koppel on Iran & US involvement in Middle East

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH | Bryce Zabel: Koppel on Iran

I don’t plan to get into politics too much on this blog, but I do agree with Zabel that this is an excellent and important article for people to read and understand.

Bryce Zabel: Those who can, teach

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 class is anywhere near as informative and entertaining as his blog, I think his students will be well served. He said a few things that disturbed me, though.

Like everybody who’s actually making a living at screenwriting in this town, my first response when asked . . . → Read More: Bryce Zabel: Those who can, teach