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Nothing new going on here. I created the map for a project at work, and I wanted to test out the embedding plugin bubbl.us has for WordPress. So, for what it'sMind Map of Learning Technologies

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CommonCraft videos make me want to hurt myself. I can't help but think "why didn't I think of doing this?" Lee and Sachi have done a great job creating a successfulTuesday TubeWatch: CommonCraft

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This is a follow-up to my previous, spoiler-free post. I have a few observations about continuity problems in Superman Returns. Spoilers below! If you want to read it, take your mouseReview: Superman Returns :: Spoilers!!

This is pretty funny if you've ever been addicted to Tetris. Mike, you should enjoy this. It doesn't really get funny until about the 1:00 mark, though. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/SYRLTF71Sow" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] [tags]YouTube,Tetris humor

Driven to Distraction I absolutely love it when I find research that backs up my position. HANG UP YOUR CELL PHONES, DRIVERS!!! Psychological research is showing that when drivers use cell phones, whethercell phones + driving = drunk driving

GateWorld - Staite talks Atlantis Season Four Stargate Atlantis's newest recurring guest star is ready for the show's fourth season, which enters production this February in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jewel StaitePaging Dr. Kaylee!

I think it's official: I'm addicted to Kathy Sierra's blog. Yesterday she made a great (if a tad long) summary of some pretty basic points she made earlier in the yearInstructional Design reminders

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

I can't remember precisely the last time somebody took a needle and jammed it into my gums multiple times. I can't remember the date, but I vividly remember the experience.My experience with the "c" word

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Jedi training in Philly

Wizard Entertainment

The “New York Jedi” are making a stop at the “Wizard World” convention in Philadelphia this coming weekend. They’ll even train people on sword choreography! Sounds like a fun time. That’s almost enough to get me to drive out there and get my geek on.

The New York Jedi, a group of costumers, performers, actors & non-actors, and martial artists who have a particular passion for sword fighting with light sabers (not real ones kids, don’t worry) will make their first appearance at Wizard World Philadelphia – June 15-17th! Learn from the masters on Saturday and Sunday by taking part in their classes throughout the weekend featuring sabre battle demos, Padawan Academy for kids 13 and younger and basic sabre choreography. A formal Jedi Academy class will be held Sunday, June 17th at 4 pm in the Marshall Rogers Room. FREE SABRES TOO! A limited number of Hasbro light sabres will be given out at various Jedi classes throughout the weekend!*

Man… somebody should open a swordfighting choreography camp near me. I’ve been a sucker for that kind of stuff since I first saw Errol Flynn in “Robin Hood,” then Star Wars pushed me right over the top! I used to practice all the moves – mostly against trees, unfortunately, but hey…. I never lost. I did have a quick dual with a guy who was in a fencing class once, and he said I was pretty good. That was a long, long time ago, though.

[tags]Star Wars, jedi, philadephia, swordplay, fencing, movies, sci-fi, geeks, conventions, martial arts[/tags]

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