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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 talked about this one before, but I had to mention that I just watched a Mythbusters episode on the Discovery Channel that confirmed that impairment is at least asImpairment while driving on phone > drunk driving

Argh. I mentioned before that my site theme settings suddenly changed. Today I tried to fix it by upgrading to the latest version of WordPress. I was pretty sure thatSite maintenance

I've always loved drums. I can't remember a time when I wasn't "drumming." I put that in quotes because I've rarely actually had a drum at my disposal. I've beatDrum roll, please!

Hydrogen Technology Applications Whoa. You'd think if this was really viable they'd be talking about it all over the news. Well, I'm going in with skepticism, but holy cow, it sureHydrogen Technology - New unlimited energy source?

I Googled my head off for help with this last night and couldn't come up with anything, so I thought I'd put this out there for those of you whoFixing published audio problems in Captivate 2

Uncommon Lifestyles and the Truth About the 4-Hour Workweek: An Interview with Tim Ferriss ∞ Get Rich Slowly This article spurred a long night of reading about virtual personal assistants andOutsourcing your life, and the 4 hour work week

I've been quiet on here for a couple weeks due to some time pressures. Lots to do during the lead-up to Christmas, as I'm sure you can all understand. IWhat I've been thinking

I subscribe to news alerts from both CNN and the New York Times. I find the differences in their content interesting at times. The New York Times alerts pretty consistentlyBias in News Alerts?

One of the things that surprised me most about Dr. Horrible was the quality of the music. I knew Joss Whedon had written a musical episode of Buffy The VampireHorrible music is really pretty good

Lee posted his "Nerd badge" score recently. He failed to get it, and rightly so. Not because of any lack of nerd-dom on his part, but because of the idiocyThe Nerd Badge is invalidly valid, therefore I get one

In the last month or so, it seems like Murphy is camped on my front step. Computer - dead. Motherboard, presumably, is fried, based on research. Car inspection - over $500 moreUnexpected costs, things that have broken lately, and lessons learned

There is nothing more perfect than the punch line of this Dilbert strip. Who among us cannot relate? I actually considered making that my new theme on this site. There areWhat futility doesn't feel like

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

Usability in the Movies -- Top 10 Bloopers Jakob Nielsens Alertbox Obviously a slow day in the world of Usability. This has got to be one of those posts that JakobA slow day in the world of computer usability reporting

APRs and APYs – What’s the difference?

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 Rate (APR) and Annual Percentage Yield (APY). Trent has cleared things up for me with a good article (really part two of a trilogy) about compound interest.

Whenever a bank mentions an interest rate to you, they’ll give you the APR when they’re lending you . . . → Read More: APRs and APYs – What’s the difference?

Is she, or isn’t she?

Computer-Generated Image Looks Exactly Like a Beautiful Woman – Gizmodo

Click the link above to see a completely CG image of a real Korean actress. Those of you with keen eyes and a knowledge of image manipulation may be able to tell the difference between this “photo” and a real photo, but I assure you, I could not – even after reading the comments from the self-proclaimed experts saying exactly what tipped them off.

On . . . → Read More: Is she, or isn’t she?

Review: Cheaper by the Dozen 2

I enjoyed the original Cheaper by the Dozen. [tag]Steve Martin[/tag] is one of my favorite comedic actors, and [tag]Bonnie Hunt[/tag] combines sweet and funny better than almost anyone. Adding [tag]Eugene Levy[/tag], another hilarious actor (given the right role), to the mix should have upped the ante and made it funnier, but it really didn’t.

Dozen 2 was sweet, funny at times, and a nice family movie. It was also rather bland, predictable, and formulaic. There . . . → Read More: Review: Cheaper by the Dozen 2