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I've been holding off on posting my thoughts until I felt I had a real grasp for quality of the show. Well, I can now say that I firmly believeReview: Heroes Ep 1-3

Okay, that's a bit extreme, but sometimes it felt like Comcast stole my vacation, at least. This is also the story of my absence from this blog over the lastThe year Comcast stole Christmas

Those of you who have read my last post know that there were some issues surrounding my trip to see Inception last weekend. If you haven't read my last post,Avoiding the Inception doghouse

Woo hoo! I called it! Afro-Blue was surprisingly bad, though, on Monday's R&B episode. I think they got too caught up in trying to take on the judges criticisms and lostThe Sing-Off: The Final Four

In the e-Learning Guild's discussion community, the concept of using stories for training is being covered. At one point, Christy Tucker noted that at a previous job she had workedInterviewing for creativity

I'm of two minds about this movie. On the one hand, it was extremely well done, especially the directing and acting, and the subject was enticing and kept my interest.Review: The Aviator

Got caught up on some stuff tonight: Chuck: Entertaining. Pretty light. I'll see if it pulls me in more, but it seems like one of those shows that I'll catch ifInitial thoughts - Premiere week pt 2

While I'm spending time in the BSG universe, here's a clip from the prequel series, Caprica. The series debuts next year. Apparently it will not take place in space much, ifCaprica clip

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

As I off-handedly mentioned, I went paintballing on Saturday. This was a group outing with a bunch of men and teens from our church. It was also the first timeBattle wounds

JMSNews J. Michael Straczynski, the creator/writer/producer of Babylon 5 and Crusade, has been writing for television for twenty years. He's been pretty successful at it, too. He doesn't just write forJMS deluged with attention

I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to... well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolationTwo TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre - Internet Connections and Isolation

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

(Man, I'm actually burning through my movie picks this year. This is awesome - big thank you to my parents for babysitting.) Tonight my wife and I settled in for theReview: Captain America

Other heroes may be dark, brooding and intelligent, or invincible super-nice guys, but no one is as fun to watch as Spider-Man. More than most other super-heroes, he seems likeRadioactive Spider Blood - Tuesday TubeWatch

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 people together for a live conference would normally cost you, the attendee, a pretty penny – but not this time.

Quality? Well, I’m sure from a content perspective we have nothing to fear. I don’t necessarily agree with all of them but most of the presenters are among the top thought leaders. Technically…. I’m sure there will be an issue here or there; there always is with technology. And though I could be mistaken, I don’t think anyone’s done anything at this scale before (I’m assuming it will be rather hugely attended).  But I also anticipate those issues will not be widespread.

I love that they’re using free tools to work the announcement and registration process, and for getting user involvement: a blog, a wiki, and email list software are all the components I’ve seen so far. It’s a great example, and a great experiment. Using the wiki to gather discussion ideas is a great idea. I’ve even fixed a typo in Jay Cross’ discussion topic question (you’re welcome, Jay).

I’ll definitely be there. In fact, if possible I’d like my whole team to take part in at least some of it.

[tags]Tony Karrer, George Siemens, e-learning, conferences, free, online[/tags]

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