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The Simple Dollar » Live Free: Seven Pieces Of Open Source Software That Transformed My Life Okay, "life transforming" might be a little extreme ... but then again I haven't triedLife Transforming Open Source Software

How Sticky Is Membership on Facebook? Just Try Breaking Free - New York Times (You may need a free account to read that article) Okay, I'm on Facebook. I have aHow long will your face be on Facebook?

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising - In Theatres October 5, 2007 It's a dicey proposition to see one of your favorite books translated into film. Many of Tolkien's fans wereThe Seeker: The Dark is Rising

Democrats in 2 Southern States Push Bills on Bible Study - New York Times A couple of Democrats are endorsing a Bible class in public schools—but only if it's based on"Bible bill" sponsored by Democrats

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Nothing mind blowing today. This is pretty much going to be a stream of conciousness post. We'll see if it's even vaguely interesting by the time it's over. Just found Grooveshark.Utter randomness

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

I find a lot of stuff that I want to share, but that doesn't make it into a blog post of its own, for whatever reason (usually a lack ofLinkList: Sci-fi edition

There is a lot going on in the world these days. The pace of life is increasing at an amazing rate. The progress we are making is incredible, and thereStop everything

Today we're having an installation of "What to do, What not to do" for percussionists. What to do Back in college I had the privilege of seeing a percussion group called NexusPercussionists: Object lesson for today

Lee has his weekly Top 5 list up over at Quit Your Day Job. This time it's the "Five songs that have left their footprint in my life." That's aFive songs that altered my perceptions

It's over. For four years of my life (which, oddly enough, took six years), I've been watching Battlestar Galactica weekly. This redesigned joy from my childhood became an engaging, exciting, andReview: Battlestar Galactica finale

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel Tim Kring, creator and executive producer of NBC's superhero drama Heroes, told SCI FI Wire that the the seriesHeroes web comic

Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations : eLearning Technology I am impressed. This is a great example of putting your money where your mouth is. Tony Karrer andFree Online Corporate Learning Conference

"Can you tie this to my eyebrow?" [referring to a balloon] After throwing a blanket over her own head: "POOF! She was gone." 3-yr old: "You can't tell me that!" 2-yr old: "Why?" 3-yrThings overheard in my house lately

Review: Sense and Sensibility

Yep, it’s a chick flick. And a period drama. The last movie I watched that combined those elements was Vanity Fair, which just about killed me to watch, so I was pretty nervous about this one. I needn’t have worried. Sense and Sensibility is very smartly written, and surprisingly funny.

The screenplay, which won a Golden Globe for Emma Thompson (and her very funny acceptance speech is on the DVD), apparently differs in many respects . . . → Read More: Review: Sense and Sensibility