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No, I'm not talking about downloadable, put-it-on-your-iPod-and-go music (well, the sites do make it easy to buy the singles as a download). I'm talking about music to listen to whenFree music on the internet!

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

New season, new Doctor, new show runner, new companions... lots of change this year. How'd it turn out? (as with the reviews of previous years, I'm going to try toReview: Doctor Who 2010

F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) This is the same eye tracking idea I talked about in a previous post. The focus this time, though, is reading patterns. ScanEye-movement tracking & Web Content

Were you paying attention in those psychology classes? Do you remember the experiments where a rat was trained to press a lever to get food? It's amazing how relevant experiments on ratsGrilled cheese and the science of successive approximation

This is pretty funny if you've ever been addicted to Tetris. Mike, you should enjoy this. It doesn't really get funny until about the 1:00 mark, though. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/SYRLTF71Sow" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] [tags]YouTube,Tetris humor

Computer-Generated Image Looks Exactly Like a Beautiful Woman - Gizmodo Click the link above to see a completely CG image of a real Korean actress. Those of you with keen eyesIs she, or isn't she?

So I've been using the same laptop at work for years. It's actually not a bad laptop for basic business needs - a Latitude D620 - but given that IThe Good, The Bad, and The Desks

[caption id="attachment_893" align="alignright" width="253" caption="It's funnier when you hear the song."][/caption] Aquaman. Of all the Justice League characters, he is perhaps the most ignored. The most ridiculed. To be fair, he talks toAquaman: Lover, Fighter, or just all wet?

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

It's over. For four years of my life (which, oddly enough, took six years), I've been watching Battlestar Galactica weekly. This redesigned joy from my childhood became an engaging, exciting, andReview: Battlestar Galactica finale

John Williams is probably the most well known film composer in history. He owes much of that success to the Star Wars series, but Jaws, Superman, Close Encounters of thePre-prequel-era Star Wars music tribute

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

It's hard to do better than the Bible for your source material, so this movie had an edge already. In some ways it lived up to (and exceeded) expectations; inReview: The Prince of Egypt

My wife cheats. There is no way she's done this without cheating. See, it started out innocently enough. She started putting up cute little statuses on Facebook about the things our kidsCheater!

Star Wars: A Cute Hope

Those who know me may assume my own daughter can also do this. She can’t. Yet.

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Smart kid.

Leaked Pre-production video for The Hobbit!

This concept video was apparently leaked from Peter Jackson’s production of The Hobbit. It’s an exciting early look at the controversial direction Jackson may take, thematically:

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Equally puzzling is this video, which is not confirmed to be connected to Jackson’s production:

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How either of these videos saw the light of day is a mystery. Those responsible should be tracked and punished.