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Writer's Blog: Striking Writers Head to Capitol Hill The writer's strike continues, though negotiations have started once again. Meanwhile, the writers went and had a mock debate in Washington D.C. toWriter's Blog: Striking Writers Head to Capitol Hill

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

Silence. That's all I was after. Just make the screaming stop (and prevent me from adding to it) - nothing else mattered. While the challenge presented by my youngest childThe Silence of the Lamb

Brain interface: next best thing to telekinesis This is cool stuff. I'm quoting the whole article, because I'm not confident of the longevity of articles on the scifi.com site. Saving a lifeThe "THINK" system

Ohio Board Undoes Stand on Evolution - New York Times (free subscription required) The Ohio Board of Education voted 11 to 4 Tuesday to toss out a mandate that 10th-grade biologyOhio Board Tells Students, "Thinking Isn't Important"

Hi-tech escape from Tower of London | Reuters.com This is a very cool, [tag]interactive[/tag], [tag]technology-enabled teaching[/tag] method. Visitors to the [tag]Tower of London[/tag] can participate in a [tag]game[/tag]—powered by GPS, aHi-tech escape from Tower of London

I was really hoping this movie would be better than it was. Alas, it wasn't. After a promising beginning, dealing with the "death" of Captain America, and setting up some multi-decadeReview: Ultimate Avengers

I guess it's about time I started reading the books. I have now seen all the movies. I just returned from the final entry. The final story in a cohesive series bearsReview: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2 (spoilers)

In general, as most people know, Google builds some pretty good apps, and they're mostly built with collaboration and ease-of-use in mind. As someone whose job involves figuring out howGoogle Wave - abridged

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?

To get us through the winter repeats, some shows are giving us webisodes. That includes Battlestar Galactica and Heroes. In both cases, the short series are meant to provide a lead-inWebisodes and commercials

In my last post, I mentioned a definition of e-Learning I wrote a few years ago. For the record, this is what I said: How do you define e-learning? What areDefining e-Learning

This is the kind of stuff that keeps sucking me back into the world of Star Wars gaming. I LOVE this stuff. I have no idea how the actual game experienceStar Wars: The Old Republic - cinematics

Community Connections Forums - Bells and whistles (if you're not a member, you get redirected to the home page... sorry.) It's a little unusual for me to quote from a discussione-Learning Glitz: misunderstanding video games

Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog: Corporate Learning Forum is HERE! In the blog above, Jenna Sweeney talks about a new listserv for corporate training professionals - the Corporate Learning Forum. I receivedCorporate Learning Forum - why?

“Justice League of America” Moves Forward – Slice of Scifi

“Justice League of America” Moves Forward – Slice of Scifi

I’m sorry. I just can’t picture this movie being made well any time in the next 5 years.

As I said in a previous post, there are just too many big characters to adequately pull something off with enough weight on each character, developmentally. Plus you’ve got the casting problem:

Of course the big question is — Can Warner get Brandon Routh and Christian Bale . . . → Read More: “Justice League of America” Moves Forward – Slice of Scifi

Unexpected costs, things that have broken lately, and lessons learned

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 more than expected in repairs. VCR – dead. Yes, I still had one. No I don’t have a DVR. I don’t have digital cable either. Wife’s TV – extremely unreliable, verging on death. Picture fades to black for long stretches. Three extra trips to . . . → Read More: Unexpected costs, things that have broken lately, and lessons learned