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From Elliott Masie's Learning TRENDS newsletter comes news of a new tool to help doctors and nurses. Projected Vein Locations: This weekend I saw a fascinating new "performance support" system -VeinViewer

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 fewOprah's Online Training - Part 3: The blog

Hey, guess what... this review will be completely devoid of jokes about having seen this movie before. Just wanted to get that off my chest. Off the top of my headReview: Deja Vu

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

I'm pretty impressed with the CommonCraft videos. They've found a way to make YouTube a marketing and profit center for themselves, and a lot of their work is in theTips from CommonCraft

Here's something to keep in mind... If you're ever cooking a frozen dinner in the oven, don't reach in and pull it out without oven mitts on. The plastic container getsHot Tip!

Wink - [Homepage] Just ran across this free application that could be a replacement for Adobe Captivate, if you're looking for a quick and dirty way to create software demos. DidReplace Adobe Captivate for free?

We've all wanted to take part in a big-budget movie, right? Sure we have. And now you have the opportunity to do just that! Sort of. The movie is Star Wars.Grab your 15 seconds of fame!

TheForce.Net - Latest News - Number One Star Wars Fan In The UK I really like Star Wars a lot. I've spent way too much money and time on it overStar Wars fanatacism

Nothing mind blowing today. This is pretty much going to be a stream of conciousness post. We'll see if it's even vaguely interesting by the time it's over. Just found Grooveshark.Utter randomness

In general, as most people know, Google builds some pretty good apps, and they're mostly built with collaboration and ease-of-use in mind. As someone whose job involves figuring out howGoogle Wave - abridged

I read somewhere recently that comic books do superhero fights better than movies because things happen too fast in the movies. I understand where that's coming from, but I'm notReview: Superman: Doomsday

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 theLimits of Responsibility - ASTD's Big Question for March

TED | Talks | Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo (video) Click through. Now. Read the rest of this when you get back. Just don't forget to come back. (FYI:Video: Photosynth demo - awakening to the true power of the web

CommonCraft videos make me want to hurt myself. I can't help but think "why didn't I think of doing this?" Lee and Sachi have done a great job creating a successfulTuesday TubeWatch: CommonCraft

Review: The Event – Week 2

Last week I made a couple of observations about the premiere of The Event. I made two “predictions/requests” of the show:

Cut back on the jumping around the timeline. Have the prisoners be time travelers as opposed to aliens.

So how’d it go this week?

They cut back a bit on the time jumping. I think there was only one jump per act, or thereabouts, which I can live with. So that’s one point in . . . → Read More: Review: The Event – Week 2

Found on Facebook

Facebook is a place where absolutely nothing of importance happens. But you do get to see some funny, or at least interesting, posts from time to time. Here are some of the better ones I’ve seen recently:

(That was actually from fellow Coalition of Awesomeness member Dan’s blog, but I saw it through a post on Facebook, so it counts.)

OK GO has some great videos. Easily some of the most inventive . . . → Read More: Found on Facebook

The Event

The main “event” around here lately is that this website was down for two days while we switched servers. Apparently there were issues with the process. I’m not convinced everything is back to normal yet, so let me know if you experience problems.

There was also a TV show that premiered last night called The Event. I watched it. It intrigued me enough to keep watching, but I’m still annoyed about the failures of the . . . → Read More: The Event

Shocking news! Distraction causes lack of focus!

Recently a study looked at students who had Facebook on (even in the background) while studying vs. those without Facebook use, and compared their grades. Facebook users came out with 20% lower grades.

As stated on MSNBC:

The psychologist said the study wasn’t about whether Facebook’s good or bad, but goes more to the stereotype that younger people are fluid multi-taskers —sending text message, listening to music, reading a book, all at the same time, . . . → Read More: Shocking news! Distraction causes lack of focus!

Throwing spaghetti on the wall

This post is going to be like throwing spaghetti on the wall: I’m just gonna toss a lot of stuff up here and see what sticks. It worked for Oscar Madison (okay, that was linguini – work with me).

Movie prices

According to Slice-of-Sci-Fi…

The weekend closed out the books for the summer season and while ticket sales were up to $4.35 billion, the highest total ever for a summer season, overall attendance was down. . . . → Read More: Throwing spaghetti on the wall

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

So we’ve got a new look here at the old blog. Not too drastic, but updated. I’m not finished tinkering, so things might change again soon. See if you can catch them as they happen. And let me know what you think of it. Did anything break? It feels a little more cramped than the last theme, so I’m probably going to work on that next.

Anyway, to celebrate the new look, I’ll tell you . . . → Read More: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…