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(Well, I assume that the cost of internet access is taxed everywhere, but maybe not. If you don't get taxed for that... congratulations.) I was doing my taxes this weekend, soTuesday TubeWatch: You are being taxed to watch this

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?

To review: I'm talking about an article on ZDNet that tries to make the case for streaming first-run movies to a home theater. In the first part, I laid outMovie Theater vs. Home Theater (part 2)

SimpleTags - A WordPress Plugin for Technorati Tags Found a [tag]plug-in[/tag] for [tag]WordPress[/tag] that makes it dead easy to create [tag]Technorati tags[/tag]. Easy enough that I may actually do it! AndAdding Technorati Tags to posts

My friend and I first saw this movie in the mid-eighties on the recommendation of a video store clerk. That was probably the best tip we ever got from aReview: Sleuth

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 don't talk much about the technical side of having a blog, but though it might look technical, this is really about the business side of blogging. One of the thingsSo long, BlogGlue

CLO: Survey: One-Third of Candidates Commit a Top Interview Don’t This article is aimed at executive search interviews, but most of it really applies to any interview. Make sure you don'tInterviewing mistakes

So I've been using the same laptop at work for years. It's actually not a bad laptop for basic business needs - a Latitude D620 - but given that IThe Good, The Bad, and The Desks

Writer's Blog: J.K. Rowling vs. Airport Security Somebody in the TSA has got to get a grip. [tag]J.K. Rowling[/tag] tried to return home recently and had a run-in with [tag]airport security[/tag]: Airport securityHarry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

First, the confession: I've been a Doctor Who fan since I was about 8 years old. Sitting and watching those episodes (Tom Baker, at the time) with my Dad isReview: Doctor Who 2005 & 2006 seasons

Timez Attack I am really impressed with this game. It's engaging, the graphics are great, it has a cool adventure environment, and it teaches math. Seriously cool. As you (a small monster)Fight trolls with math!

[caption id="attachment_941" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="The Enterprise leaving the station"][/caption] Reviewing Star Trek (2009) is a bit of a difficult task. There is so much that has gone before, both good andReview: Star Trek

Well, what do you know? The first trailer for X-Men 3 actually looks good! I was really worried with all the rumors I'd been hearing. Now I'm looking forward toX-3 trailer up

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

Review: The Illusionist

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 constraints and for a little extra ‘oomph,’ but each trick is firmly based in reality (as stated in the commentary), which is even more amazing when you see the tricks performed.

That’s not a knock on the story, by the way. It’s a very good, engaging, tightly written story. An excellent mystery, full of misdirection with all the clues right out in front of you the whole time.

The only thing that I would have changed, possibly, is the choice of Edward Norton for the title role. I’m surprised by my own reaction, because I like Norton’s work generally, both in this movie and in others, but I think it would have been stronger with someone else in the role.

Still, well worth seeing. Four stars.

(By the way, despite many surface similarities, this movie and The Prestige are extremely different. See both if you can.)

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