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Writer's Blog: Striking Writers Head to Capitol Hill The writer's strike continues, though negotiations have started once again. Meanwhile, the writers went and had a mock debate in Washington D.C. toWriter's Blog: Striking Writers Head to Capitol Hill

I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to... well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolationTwo TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre - Internet Connections and Isolation

[caption id="attachment_803" align="alignright" width="405" caption="Green Lantern - First Flight"][/caption] With characters that have as huge of an existing storyline as Green Lantern, it'd be easy for a movie like Green Lantern:Review: Green Lantern: First Flight

My parents came out for the weekend, which means (among other things) free babysitting. That, in turn, means movies! My wife and I saw two movies in a row tonight: GreenReview: Green Lantern / Super 8 Double Feature!

I don't understand. NBC Universal is canceling three of the best Sci-Fi shows in recent memory. Journeyman, The 4400, and The Dead Zone are all goners. What's the deal?! All threeNBC Universal nailing the coffin shut on Sci-Fi

For me, YouTube is like walking into a hospital with no immune system. I go in with one thing and come out with a hundred others. Lucky for you, IMore Banjo - with Steve Martin & Earl Scruggs

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

At my house we have a bit of a push-and-pull relationship with time. My wife pushes, and I pull. Call me crazy, but I don't think we need to leave aRules for showing up

Catch Up to Season Four | Battlestar Galactica | SCIFI.COM Looking for a quick reminder after the two decade wait between season 3 and the finally about to debut season 43 years in 8 minutes - BSG

Star Wars: Community | ILM's Greenscreen Challenge Entry Stephen Colbert, of the Comedy Central's Colbert Report, issued a challenge to the public at large to put his lightsaber antics in frontStephen Colbert, a Greenscreen, and ILM

The coolest thing about The Illusionist is that every trick he does is something that can be performed practically. The movie does use a little CGI because of production constraintsReview: The Illusionist

My company has recently shut down all access to YouTube. I get that. I completely believe that many people are using company time and bandwidth to watch all sorts ofI'm a casualty of war

The Tech Effect | LeadershipJournal.net The issues of how - and whether - to integrate technology into training go beyond the borders of corporate training or academia. The same issues confrontMedia and technology issues for learning and persuasion

Vampires and Lycans (werewolves) have been at war with each other for centuries. That war came to a head in Underworld. Both sides ended the movie under a world ofReview: Underworld: Evolution

I'm pretty impressed with the CommonCraft videos. They've found a way to make YouTube a marketing and profit center for themselves, and a lot of their work is in theTips from CommonCraft

Yugma Conferencing – tough to beat free

The Webinar Blog: Cheap And Easy – Yugma Web Conferencing

More about Yugma (related post) from a blog focused on Webinars/WebConferencing. The author spent time reviewing Yugma and talking with Yugma’s COO, Karl Lukas, about the product and company.

Karel tells me that the company spent time analyzing how to meet the demands of the largest possible market for web conferencing software. They decided that the masses were calling for several features: They wanted something . . . → Read More: Yugma Conferencing – tough to beat free

Animated Star Wars – gettin’ ready to rock

Slice of Scifi – Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Animated Star Wars Moving Along

The animated Star Wars series is on track. Some tidbits from Ron Coleman, animation supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic:

Fifteen episodes are currently in various stages of production One episode is fully completed and two more are nearly done How do they look? “They’re looking fabulous, they’re looking great….,” stated Coleman. “Our stuff is incredible . . . → Read More: Animated Star Wars – gettin’ ready to rock

Collaborative Storyboarding

Why Collaborative Storyboard Technology Is Mission Critical

This is an excellent article extolling the virtues of collaboration for storyboarding your courses (and a little push for storyboarding itself). It doesn’t specifically promote a single commercial product, though it does highlight XStream Software’s tool at the end, but rather focuses on the generic benefits of collaboration in the Instructional Designer/Subject Matter Expert interaction.

I’m an easy sell for this kind of thing, but it certainly sold . . . → Read More: Collaborative Storyboarding

Web 2.0 applications / free conferencing

Okay, the term “Web 2.0″ is utterly useless, but you gotta admit, there’s some cool stuff out there.

Instead of listing all the cool apps that will make your life wonderful, I’ll just list one: Go2Web20.net will help you find the app(lication) you are looking for. It’s basically a [tag]Web 2.0[/tag] enabled index of a slew of Web 2.0 tools.

For example, searching that site for “[tag]webconferencing[/tag]” got me to Yugma – which is a . . . → Read More: Web 2.0 applications / free conferencing