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Creating Passionate Users: Re-igniting passion We can't expect passionate users, if we ourselves can't hold (or rediscover) the passion we felt for the work we chose. That is an excellent point. WhenRe-igniting passion

Okay, that may very well be the longest title I've ever written on this blog. New milestone! Woo hoo! The Oatmeal, while not very old, has become an insanely popular site,Semicolons: the only grammar related poster I've ever been tempted to buy

For those who are unaware, I have 2 daughters, ages 6 and almost-5 (4 and 11/12ths, she tells us repeatedly). Being the perfect, completely respectful children that they are, weOur kids adore us

I'm a little hesitant to review this one, because it doesn't feel like it would be fair to do so until I've seen part three and the end of theReview: Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest

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

I heard about a Tron sequel a long time ago, but haven't heard much about it since and forgot that it was in the works. I'm not sure how ITron: Legacy trailer from Comic-Con - Tuesday TubeWatch

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!

Everybody dies. Some of them more than once. Usually, that kind of statement is either a joke or a major spoiler, but then, this is a time travel movie, so IReview: Stargate: Continuum

Easy Meal Prep Association and Meal Assembly Directory I'm looking for ways to live cheaper. I got a tip in the comments of another blog to check out a Meal PreparatoryIs a meal preparation service a good deal?

This is one of a series of articles I wrote for The Coalition of Awesomeness blog some time ago. The blog has since gone to an unfortunate (but very awesome)The gift of music

I was really hoping this movie would be better than it was. Alas, it wasn't. After a promising beginning, dealing with the "death" of Captain America, and setting up some multi-decadeReview: Ultimate Avengers

The time is shortly upon us. The wait is nearly over. Let the glorious holiday IMAX season BEGIN!!! Wait... let me get my oxygen... Okay. I feel better now. Got a little giddy thereHoliday trailers - Tron: Legacy, Narnia 3, and HP:TDH

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 isCaddickisms undergoing theme testing

Is it the "training industry" or the "learning industry"? (Yeah, I know there are plenty of alternates to make this even more confusing, but let's stick to these two forTraining vs. Learning

[This post was scheduled to go up last week, and I just realized it never posted. Anyone know how that could happen with WordPress' schedule function? I'm not waiting anotherMake a silent noise unto the Lord - Tuesday TubeWatch

Review: Heroes Ep 1-3

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 believe this to be the best new show of this year. Heroes has it all: drama, mystery, suspense, action, and special effects.

After the first episode, I was impressed, but it still seemed like it was missing a bit of the punch I was hoping for. Chapter two, though, took care of that. If they would have paired the first two chapters together into a single pilot movie I think they would have captured even more viewers. They already feel like a two-hour movie to me.

I love how they’re dealing with each character as they come to terms with the fact that they are different. It runs the gamut from the politician who wants to hide the fact that he can fly to the Japanese office worker who excitedly embraces his new teleportation and time travel skills (named, appropriately, Hiro).

Who is the cheerleader’s father, and what is his interest in the super-powered people? How does he even know about them? (We might get answers to those questions next week, judging from the trailer.) Who is cutting the tops of people’s heads off? What’s with the nuclear bomb in NYC in 2 more weeks? How many powers does Syler have? How are all these geographically dispersed people going to come together? Is the stripper really a ruthless killer? Aside from their powers, these people are all pretty normal, with fears and doubts and confusion galore. Most can’t even control their powers. Are they going to be able to pull it together to deal with the catastrophe(s) they must prevent?

Those are just a few of the basic questions left after the third chapter of this self-proclaimed saga. I can’t wait to see how they play it out.

[tags]Heroes, NBC, sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, drama, TV[/tags]

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