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How many major "cons" are there in a year (that's "conference" for the un-geeked)? New footage is spilling out like water from WonderCon, held recently, and Green Lantern is pouringSeeing Green... Lanterns

Star Wars: Community | starwars.com at Comic-Con 2006 At the recent Comic-Con, Steve Sansweet, head of Fan Relations, dropped some depressing news about one of the more anticipated Star Wars rumorsStar Wars in 3-D: Not happening soon

As I mentioned in my last post, I've recently reconnected with a lot of friends from my high school youth group through the wonders of Facebook. It's been a lotFacebook points to the past, and I consider the future

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

This is it, the final day of the 7 day challenge! Today’s topic is: Share hints or details of what I intend to write about in the future. Well, let's peer into myPeer into the mists of the future - 7 day challenge

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

Today a guest post I wrote was published on the personal finance blog Gather Little by Little. Thanks to Glblguy for putting it up! I figured a couple people might wanderQuick overview for new visitors

Kathy Sierra has a great blog (Creating Passionate Users). I've only been following it for a couple weeks, but I'm really impressed. She writes about (predictably) making people passionate about"Interesting" idea

Well, apparently one does. I don't know if anyone else saw this coming, but I was completely blindsided. Disney just bought Lucasfilm, including the rights to all their films - and mostStar Wars VII, VIII, IX... and beyond?!

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

Thanksgiving is a US holiday where we purposely focus on being thankful for our lives, and the people and things in them. Families get together and enjoy each others company,Thanksgiving - Epic version

When I returned from my vacation yesterday, my computer would not recover from hibernation mode (i.e., it wouldn't turn on). I went into a local computer store today to askA child's view of computer repair

Top five shows that shouldn’t have been cancelled - Quit Your Day Job: Lee came up with a good Friday Top Five this week. What are the 5 best shows thatThe best cancelled shows

I went to see X-Men: First Class over the weekend. It was opening weekend for that film. Typically, a big film like that would have a huge audience in theirWhy isn't the theater filled?

Well, I'm working on podcasting technology for work, so I figured I'd better get my feet wet and learn how to do it. As such, here is a lame exampleOdeo podcasting

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At less than the price of a Hyundai, this little tank is a steal. Don’t take my . . . → Read More: The JL241 Badonkadonk Land Crusier/Tank – Order yours today!

Tuesday TubeWatch: Lego Izzard – Cake or Death?

This is a great idea. Eddie Izzard’s Dressed to Kill stand-up routine is hilarious (though profanity laced). Matching the bits with Lego stop-motion animation turns out to be really funny and inventive. These are two of the funnier bits (without profanity).

Empire Building

Cake or Death

If you can get past the profanity, the Death Star Cafeteria is also hilarious…

There’s also a bit he does about American vs. British spelling that’s really . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch: Lego Izzard – Cake or Death?

Tuesday TubeWatch: Ikea and Jonathan Coulton

Ever since “Ikea” popped up on one of my Pandora stations months ago, it’s been one of my favorites.

Every time I hear or see words like “Ikea,” “Thor,” or “Norsemen” this song immediately pops to mind. It’s surprising how many times that happens given I live in the US nowhere near an Ikea.

It’s catchy, and it’s funny. (And Paul, if you don’t listen to this one, I will hunt you down.)

Jonathan . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch: Ikea and Jonathan Coulton

The Dark Is Rising, except on film (Review: The Seeker)

The Dark is Rising sequence

When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back; Three from the circle, three from the track; Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone; Five will return, and one go alone.

Iron for the birthday, bronze carried long; Wood from the burning, stone out of song; Fire in the candle-ring, water from the thaw; Six Signs the circle, and the grail gone before.

Fire on the mountain shall . . . → Read More: The Dark Is Rising, except on film (Review: The Seeker)

Testing the new feed

Okay, supposedly everything is migrated.

If you don’t get notified of this post, let me know…

Migrating feeds

Hey… just a quick note to anyone following this blog in a feedreader or email that if you don’t get any more posts from me by Tuesday, you might want to check back and resubscribe. I just started the migration progress from Feedburner to Google, and THEN started seeing reports of people having problems with that.

I should have checked it out first.

If you see a test message from me later, you’re all set.

The fifth Cylon – say what? (w/spoilers)

Okay… that was one moody episode of Battlestar Galactica. Fair warning. If you haven’t seen the first of the final 10 episodes, turn back now. There be major spoilers ahead.

So… wow.

I’m not quite sure what to say about that episode.

If the episode was designed to make us feel sort of aimless and disconcerted, mission accomplished. The scenes just kind of meandered. Lots of jumping from person to person, with mostly little bits . . . → Read More: The fifth Cylon – say what? (w/spoilers)

Caprica clip

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, if at all, which makes sense, given the title of the series is the name of the planet. Seems like it will revolve around the creation of the Cylons. I’m willing to give it a shot.

. . . → Read More: Caprica clip

Battlestar blitz – be prepared

Battlestar Galactica is returning for the second half of its fourth and final season tonight (NOTE for those recording… the first new episode is extended and will go about 4 minutes over the hour). Just 10 episodes stand between us and the final fate of Humans and Cylons—even fewer than that before we find out the identity of the fifth Cylon. If you’ve forgotten what’s happened to this point (or for some crazy reason you’re . . . → Read More: Battlestar blitz – be prepared

4 sites to get free/cheap stuff – finding deals online

Recently Gather Little by Little posted an article on “Deal of the day” sites, such as Woot.com and Yugster.com. These are sites that offer one product per day for a substantially reduced price. The merchandise, frequently reconditioned but at times new, is sold until their quantity runs out or 24 hours is up, whichever comes first.

I took a look at a few of the sites that GLBLGuy posted. Some I found useful, but most . . . → Read More: 4 sites to get free/cheap stuff – finding deals online