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Why Religion is an Important Part of Personal Finance ∞ Get Rich Slowly The topic of the linked post has (almost) nothing to do with my post here. It's the commentsSome people have REALLY short fuses

A few things have bubbled to the top lately... here they are: Personal Finance Tom's Inflation Calculator I was looking for a calculator that would tell me how much my current salary wouldLinkList: Personal Finance + Sci-Fi edition

So here we are at the end of another year. What did we accomplish? Well, we aren't dead. So we got that going for us. Which is nice. To be sure, stuffState of the House Report 2011

Okay, what can I say... I didn't get to spend any time this week combing the Tubes. I actually have something lined up, but I didn't get a chance toTuesday TubeWatch: Woman+hot water bottle+weird contest

Warner will follow Marvel model to develop new superhero films : Slice of SciFi [caption id="attachment_488" align="alignright" width="288" caption="Superman Returns darker"][/caption] Ever since Superman Returns was released, rumors were flying about theSuperman Returns, but not as expected

Unlike the companions in this episode, I will not be trying to prevent spoilers. I'm gonna lay it all out there, so if you haven't seen the episode, don't readReview: Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut

'Highlander: The Source' Final Nail in Franchise Coffin - OhmyNews International I just had to pick a few of the favorite quotes from this review. Most of the reviews I've readMore on 'Highlander: The Source'

Well, I had planned on another retrospective post to celebrate 5 years of typing random things into this blog, but the day passed a few days ago and it doesn't5th Blogiversary

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel As previously reported, Fox and Universal Studios have backed out of their deal to finance Halo. While not ideal,HALO movie - on pause

My wife and I have a tradition of watching movies on New Year's Eve. We try to do three in a row. It's ambitious for a couple with two kids,New Year's Eve triple feature

The Fantastic Four is all about teamwork and family, when you boil it down. Or at least it should be. Both the original movie and the current sequel, unfortunately, can'tReview: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Two years ago we caught my then 2-year old daughter slathering herself (and the rug, and the covers, and the bed) with Desitin cream. My resulting distress was recorded inWhat is it with this kid?

Earlier this week, Gather Little by Little ran an article about Omaha Steaks, and how expensive it was in comparison to the grocery store. His calculations had the meat comingDoes steak cost less delivered in bulk?

Long-distance callers have some money coming - MarketWatch Make any long distance calls in the last three years? Claim your cash in 2007! The repeal of the Federal excise tax (initiated inClaim some long-distance cash!

SoSF Interview With the “Tin Man” Creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle - Slice of Scifi Yeah!!! Here's some hope for "The Pretender" fans... can't wait to hear more"The Pretender" to continue/conclude online!!

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