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If you thought he was gone, you weren't paying attention. He's back! He's opinionated! He's Australian! He's spent more time thinking about pop culture than is probably healthy! And that last bitTIDBABSH 2: Part 2: Return of The Australian

I despise the entire idea of Toddlers & Tiaras. This, however, I can totally get behind... Awesome. How many plugs for Tom Hanks' roles can you spot? Here are the ones I caughtCelebrity Toddlers & Tiaras

The Simple Dollar » An Introduction To Compound Interest With Spreadsheets, Part 2: Monthly Compound Interest, APRs, and APYs I was never really clear on the difference between Annual Percentage RateAPRs and APYs - What's the difference?

Two incredible shows are currently on the edge of cancellation, if reports are to be believed, and NBC seems to be saying that they won't even air episodes that wereNBC is sharpening its axe

Argh. Well, I finally upgraded WordPress to 2.3.3. I’d been putting it off because I was afraid it would break things. It ended up being worse than I thought. I’m still findingUpgrading broke half my stuff!

There are a lot of challenges that instructional designers and trainers face in developing and delivering courses in a corporate environment. For instance, usually there is barely time to getChallenge students?! Are you crazy?!

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'

I'm late for leaving on a trip, so this will be quick. The Dark Knight Rises is a completely worthy capstone to the Nolan/Bale Batman trilogy. It turns the trilogy intoReview: The Dark Knight Rises (no spoilers)

In the spirit of ParentHacks, here's a trick we've used to get our kids to do many things they otherwise wouldn't. We came up with it in the car on aWhatever you do...

Video, Music, Podcasts, Audio, and Multimedia WordPress Plugins « Lorelle on WordPress This is a great annotated list of plug-ins for WordPress users trying to add video or audio of anyMultimedia Plugins for WordPress

Alex & Emma is a thoroughly predictable love story with half-realized characters and little to no tension. Luke Wilson was boring and a bit unnatural in his acting (his brotherReview: Alex & Emma

The New York Times reported last week that Abdul Qadeer Khan may have sold plans for a nuclear weapon: American and international investigators say that they have found the electronic blueprintsKhan set us up the bomb!

As may be appropriate for a movie with few spoken lines, this review should be pretty short. Amazing technical achievement. The visuals here are phenomenal. There were times that I forgotReview: Wall-E

TheGoldenParachute.com: Think Dual Incomes is a Great Thing? Not Always We've had discussions periodically in my house about my wife going back to work part-time. There are a variety of reasonsIs a dual income worth it in a marriage?

It's possible that you've noticed that I don't post a lot here anymore. This blog has admittedly fallen mostly into disuse. This should not be a surprise to anyone. It occursWhere I've been

CEOs – taking more than their share?

Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog: BIG for 2006: LCMSs, Podcasting, and Outsourcing I ran across this quote while looking for something totally unrelated – examples of podcasts as currently in use for internal corporate training – but it blew me away. I knew the split had grown, but holy cow…

The ratio of average CEO pay to average production worker pay: 1982 – 42:1 1990 – 107:1 2001 – 525:1 2004 – 431:1 At least . . . → Read More: CEOs – taking more than their share?