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... and then nothing but disappointment. That pretty much describes this podcast. Really there is some interesting stuff discussed somewhere in there, but to get to it, you have toGrand opening...

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

There were good and bad points to this [tag]movie[/tag]. First the good: the [tag]special effects[/tag] were really top-notch. Excellent work. And in the end, they were somewhat successful in getting meReview: King Kong

I'm going to revisit a couple of topics discussed here recently and then we'll hit some new topics. Well, after my last post I finished watching The Event. I stick withRevisitation and new worlds

Earlier this year I had the windows in my house replaced. This cost more money than I had on hand, so I took the loan offered through the company whoSaving money thru the power of cluelessness

How do you get Desitin diaper rash cream out of carpets, sheets, clothes, blankets, or any other cloth item? If my experience so far is accurate, you can't. Somebody please, proveHow to get Desitin cream out of... well... everything

(Grab your pacemaker, it looks like I'm making two posts in two days! Will the madness ever end?) A few things came to my attention today that I just couldn't waitWatchmen, Star Trek, and Star Wars (sort of)

Just saw this and had to share it. I hear it's been around for a while, but it's really cool that we can track where on a computer screen the"Gaze Tracking"

The MASIE Center - Learning Lab & ThinkTank - PodCasting for Learning Call I'm listening right now to this podcast. It's got a slow start, but there are some good ideasPodcasting for learning Podcast

Well, I had planned on another retrospective post to celebrate 5 years of typing random things into this blog, but the day passed a few days ago and it doesn't5th Blogiversary

The YouTube Weird Al list Weird Al Yankovic is the undisputed king of music parody. People have said his career is dead about a year after almost every album he putWeird Al Tube

Creating Passionate Users Risk aversion can take a good idea and make it useless. And risk aversion is rampant in corporations. That's one of the points in Kathy's post. It's aRisk aversion can hurt you

A few posts back, we got into a bit of a discussion that significantly hinged on fair use. I mentioned that I had a fair use reference but didn't haveFair Use

What is wrong with parents? Today, my wife and I went to see two vastly different films, Wall-E and The Dark Knight (reviews to follow). In both films, there were familiesKids in the movie theater

[caption id="attachment_795" align="alignright" width="227" caption="Is Watchmen unfilmable?"][/caption] I've seen the trailers. I've seen a bunch of clips. It looks good. The visuals are great. Hard to say much else about it,Quick thoughts on Watchmen: unfilmable?

Batman Gotham Knight

The Dark Knight is coming out on July 18th. Everyone has heard of that. And I can’t wait.

But did you know about Batman Gotham Knight, the animated DVD (also downloadable) coming out on July 8th? Oh, yeah….. Batman gets the “Animatrix” treatment (well, sort of).

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Yes, Kevin Conroy will once again put a voice to Gotham’s caped crusader:

Conroy set the standard for modern day Batman voices with . . . → Read More: Batman Gotham Knight

Limits of Responsibility – ASTD’s Big Question for March

The Learning Circuits Blog: Scope of Learning Responsibility

What is the Scope of our Responsibility as Learning Professionals?

That’s the question of the month, and it’s clarified a bit in the above linked post:

Do educational institutions and corporate learning & development departments have responsibility for supporting Long Tail Learning? Do they have responsibility for learning beyond what can be delivered through instruction? If so, what is their responsibility? Where is the edge of . . . → Read More: Limits of Responsibility – ASTD’s Big Question for March

Oprah’s Online Training – Part 3: The blog

I had the opportunity to visit the blog connected to Oprah’s “A New Earth” course on Eckhart Tolle’s book. I’ve been looking at this training experience over the last few weeks from the perspective of a corporate training professional. You can see my thoughts on the recorded sessions and the live sessions as well.

Something that is hard to get across to executives who see blogs as strictly online personal journals is how a blog . . . → Read More: Oprah’s Online Training – Part 3: The blog

My economic stimulus rebate is going to…

How should I spend my economic stimulus rebate?

Over at Gather Little by Little (link above), Glblguy reviews his decision with his wife about what to do with his economic stimulus rebate. All of us (in the US, anyway) have the same decision to make. There are, as he points out, about 4 options:

Pay off debt Buy stuff Save/invest it Go on a trip/vacation

What do I want to do with it? Buy stuff. . . . → Read More: My economic stimulus rebate is going to…

That blowed up reeeel good

This is one of the “prettier” explosions I’ve seen. Love the compression wave.

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The sound of the shrapnel flying past through the end just completes the goodness.

And one more… underwater boom…

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New poll on Feed Readers

I’m curious what you all use for your RSS feed readers. How do you keep track of the blogs you read?

If you choose “Other” leave a comment below and let me know what you use. I’ll add it to the poll.

What’s the best X-Men movie?

X-Men X-Men: United (X2) X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men: First Class

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Woman grows onto toilet seat

Woman Has Two Year Relationship From Boyfriend’s Bathroom – Slice of SciFi

I don’t even know what to say about this. I’m sickened and saddened at the same time.

Apparently a 35-year old woman had a phobia that kept her in the bathroom 100% of every day for an undetermined period of time. And her boyfriend never called for help until she started acting “groggy.”

Emphasis added:

The case drew nationwide attention after Ness . . . → Read More: Woman grows onto toilet seat

Superman returns… again

Orci & Kurtzman Tackle Man of Steel – Slice of SciFi

Bryan Singer is in talks with writers for the next Superman movie, “The Man of Steel”. Unfortunately, we have to wait until after the Justice League of America makes its box-office run, but I’m excited to see the Superman Returns crew back at it. Singer has stuck to his previous promise of upping the action in this outing.

“The first one was a romantic . . . → Read More: Superman returns… again

3 years in 8 minutes – BSG

Catch Up to Season Four | Battlestar Galactica | SCIFI.COM

Looking for a quick reminder after the two decade wait between season 3 and the finally about to debut season 4 of Battlestar Galactica? The video at the link above is 8 minutes long, hits all the right stuff, and is kinda funny too. That’s a lot to fit into 8 minutes.

If you have not watched the finale of season 3 (I’m looking at . . . → Read More: 3 years in 8 minutes – BSG

Oprah’s Online Training – live experience review

Well, I was on the live session tonight (read about my experience with last week’s recorded session). For the most part, as I expected, the experiences were the same. There were some bumps in the data stream early on (and once later), but it got ironed out within about 15 minutes, so I was satisfied with the transmission itself. I was very worried at the beginning because the resolution was dropping significantly at times to . . . → Read More: Oprah’s Online Training – live experience review