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TED | Talks | Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo (video) Click through. Now. Read the rest of this when you get back. Just don't forget to come back. (FYI:Video: Photosynth demo - awakening to the true power of the web

Two "robots" found on YouTube today... One: paint this dark grey and it would be the coolest homemade AT-ST (All Terrian-Scout Transport) Halloween costume on the block. Just add a WookieYouTube robots

I thought I'd give the site a new look, so I went searching for a new theme. I'm not entirely sold on this one yet, but I'm giving it aNew theme

When I went to college, I hung out with a bunch of music majors. I also hung out with a bunch of geeks. Sometimes those were the same people. IDrinking games for geeky music majors - Tuesday TubeWatch

This time I followed the directions to delete (almost) all the WordPress files on the server before uploading the new versions. That seems to work much better than overwriting them. SoUpgrade successful!

National Sex Offender Registry Familywatchdog.us is a pretty impressive site. Not only does it provide an extremely important service, but it is a great use of technology. It also shows howDoes a sex offender live near you?

Okay, after my last post I got sucked into the world of lightsabers on YouTube and ran across these two series: Three in the Afternoon (and the upcoming sequel, Six inMore Jedi Fighting

On the heels of the success of Torchwood: Children of Earth, the following clip has been released for the next Doctor Who special: The companion here is Adelaide, played by LindsayThe Doctor is all wet... on Mars - Tuesday TubeWatch

Maybe I should have called this series of posts "Force Fed". While that's not exactly the truth about how it went down, that title does reflect a bit of how IStar Wars Conundrum: Original Trilogy Reflection

Watchmen broke ground as a comic book/graphic novel. The movie was extremely faithful, with few exceptions, to the book. Is that a good thing? Going in to this film, I thought,Review: Watchmen

[This post was scheduled to go up last week, and I just realized it never posted. Anyone know how that could happen with WordPress' schedule function? I'm not waiting anotherMake a silent noise unto the Lord - Tuesday TubeWatch

This is pretty old, but then the subject is even older! It's a fun look at the (mostly) 80s video games. How many video games can you identify? ThereJump through classic video games

Robert Downey Jr. has been touted as the perfect choice to play Tony Stark. When I first saw the trailer I was doubtful about that choice. I always pictured StarkReview: Iron Man

[caption id="attachment_1656" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This is funny, but not what I'm after."][/caption] I saw an article today stating that the BBC ran a survey and received results showing it was "anti-Christian"Christianity on TV

Doctor Who To Return For Fifth Season In 2010 - Slice of Scifi I can't say I really understand why they are doing this. Does everyone really need a full years'Doctor Who Takes a Vacation

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