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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

To continue in the vein of dissatisfaction with training, let's take a look at the experience this high school student in Singapore is having with e-Learning (found via Corporate eLearningWhere are the humans?

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH | Bryce Zabel: Produce or Perish! | USC School of Cinema & Television CNTV589 Bryce Zabel is going to be a professor at USC. If his classBryce Zabel: Those who can, teach

On further reflection there is one more thing I want to say about The Prince Of Egypt. The second trailer (included on the DVD) paints the film as a "triumphFollow-up review: The Prince of Egypt trailer

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Animated Star Wars Moving Along The animated Star Wars series is on track. Some tidbits from RonAnimated Star Wars - gettin' ready to rock

10 Simple Changes That Save Gas | The Wisdom Journal All 10 of these tips are good, and relatively easy to accomplish. Here are first five, with my own thoughts. ForHow to spend less on gas

I wrote before about the problem I have with showing my daughters the Star Wars series (well, some of them). It's difficult to decide what order to show them whichStar Wars Conundrum: Sorted

A couple of days ago I received a coupon in my email for a free pizza from a local pizzeria. It was a one day deal - a free medium pizza"Free Pizza!!" or "How to completely bungle a marketing campaign"

It's time to reconsider Google | News.blog | CNET News.com It really might be time for some people to reconsider Google - at least Google's search and Google Maps. They areAre Google's day's numbered?

Well, here's my first post of 2007. I'm going to start off with a gripe. To paraphrase Peter, Paul, and Mary: "Where has all the QA gone?" Quality Assurance is an essentialQA - Quality Assurance or Questionable Assurance?

The Last Airbender's current ranking on RottenTomatoes.com? 6% Six percent. In other words, atrocious. Worse than 94% of all movies rated. Horrible. A steaming pile of excrement. Your mother would slapReview: The Last Airbender

The Podcast Challenge Michael Allen is a very smart guy, and a leader in the world of e-learning. He knows the world of training and has spent a lot of timeMichael Allen's Podcast Challenge

At my house we have a bit of a push-and-pull relationship with time. My wife pushes, and I pull. Call me crazy, but I don't think we need to leave aRules for showing up

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Latest Doctor Who Rumor - It’s All Good! Rumor has it that the second season of DoctorDoctor Who Season 2 on Sci-Fi

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

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 feed reader do you use?

Google Reader Bloglines Firefox’s Live Bookmarks AmphetaDesk My Yahoo Sage – Firefox plugin Thunderbird (or other email client integrated reader)
Email service (feeds delivered through email)
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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