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I am not a big sports fan. I enjoy watching tennis from time to time, but have even lost touch with that mostly. I like watching televised sports in shortWhy Dads of girls watch sports

I'm currently watching the recorded version of Oprah's first session of her "class" on A New Earth, which is about "new spirituality". For the purposes of this post, however, theOprah's Online Training - experience review

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

Our National Savings Rate Is Embarrassing [Fool.com] January 17, 2007 Wow... this was surprising to me: ...consider these historical numbers for the U.S. personal savings rate: * 1984: 10.8% * 2001: 1.8% * 2003: 1.4% DoU.S. National Savings Rate breaks a bad barrier

WOODTV.com & WOOD TV8 - Grand Rapids news, weather, sports and video - Man in wheelchair takes ride on semi's grill A man in a wheelchair was struck by a semi,Buckle up!!!

'Highlander: The Source' Final Nail in Franchise Coffin - OhmyNews International I just had to pick a few of the favorite quotes from this review. Most of the reviews I've readMore on 'Highlander: The Source'

I've done the math and the interest in this from my typical readership turns out to be slightly less than zero, but hey... it's my blog. I write what IHow to publish a multi-file Captivate project as a single SCORM course

Will at Work Learning: Take the Original Learning Research Quiz I took this quiz a couple of years ago after seeing Dr. Thalheimer at an e-Learning Guild event. I thought IInstructional Designers: do you know what you think you know?

Informal Learning » Blog Archive » The Weirdness of Wiki Wiki's are full of potential for learning and communication, and yet for the most part they aren't being used within corporationsWiki's in a corporate environment

Wow. I've never seen anyone lose that much weight for a movie before. [tag]Christian Bale[/tag] was a walking skeleton in this movie. It hurt to watch the man move. Even [tag]TomReview: The Machinist

Taken from the Nov 30, 2007 edition of Mikey's Funnies WORST ANALOGIES...EVER Part 2 ~ The brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola crayon. ~ I felt a nameless dread. Well, thereThis post is like a bunch of words on a piece of paper, except it's electronic

I just recently found out that two of my brothers-in-law didn't know anything about the new Clone Wars movie or the TV series it's setting up. This post is forStar Wars: Clone Wars videos (and an Obi-Wan debate settled)

I can't believe this didn't occur to me before. I've been trying to come up with a good system of sharing gift ideas with my family for quite a while.Keep gift ideas on del.icio.us

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 out the argument theyMovie Theater vs. Home Theater (part 3)

Yeah, I got this from a chain mail, but it's the first one to make me laugh out loud in a few years, so here you go...   A Lawyer and aHow to make $490

Review: Transformers

(Yeah, I know I’m months behind 90% of the free world in seeing this one…)

Okay, obviously from the trailers the special effects on this movie were going to be top-notch. But was there really, as the characters are so fond of saying, “more than meets the eye” to this film? Did it have characters you care about? A plot?

Happily, yes, to an extent. It had a decent plot, nicely combining elements of the . . . → Read More: Review: Transformers

Free legal music downloads

The Complete Guide to Free Music Online Legal Edition

Especially if you’re looking for new artists, this list will help you out. Everybody likes free music, right?

[tags]free stuff, music, download, mp3[/tags]

Trailer: The Dark Knight

Apple – Trailers – The Dark Knight

I can’t believe no one told me this trailer was out.

Okay, visually it’s an extremely boring trailer. Pretty much, it’s the bat-symbol with a light show.

The voice-over, though, is cool. You get to hear the voice of the Joker. Not bad. Just a little Nicholson thrown in there – a slight homage.

This is my “can’t wait” film for 2008.

[tags]Batman, Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, The . . . → Read More: Trailer: The Dark Knight

Lock S-Foils in attack positions

Stay on target.

Some guys got together and built a scale model of an X-Wing fighter from Star Wars, complete with an Artoo unit.

Then they strapped 4 rockets to it.

I’m alright, I’m al…aaaaaahhhhhggggg

Sadly, it ends up in the same shape as most other X-Wings.

If you’re just in it for the money shot, here it is. If you want a better look at it, and slightly . . . → Read More: Lock S-Foils in attack positions

Free Online Corporate Learning Conference

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 and George Siemens (and their respective companies) are putting together an online conference for the Learning industry. Some of the top names in the industry will be presenting. And it’s free. All you need to do is register.

Did I mention it’s free? Pulling these . . . → Read More: Free Online Corporate Learning Conference

Corporate Gaming: Recruiting and training

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: eLearnDevCast New Episode with Karl Kapp – GGG4L – Recruiting Gamer Generation

I just listened to a discussion between Brent Schlenker and Dr. Karl Kapp about part of Dr. Kapp’s book (Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning) where he covers recruiting the “Gamer” generation.

There are some great takeaways from that conversation for me. For example, they were talking about how far into the future companies have to think now . . . → Read More: Corporate Gaming: Recruiting and training