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Two years ago we caught my then 2-year old daughter slathering herself (and the rug, and the covers, and the bed) with Desitin cream. My resulting distress was recorded inWhat is it with this kid?

Why Collaborative Storyboard Technology Is Mission Critical This is an excellent article extolling the virtues of collaboration for storyboarding your courses (and a little push for storyboarding itself). It doesn't specificallyCollaborative Storyboarding

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?

For all you dad's out there, and mine specifically, Happy Father's Day. Thanks for all you've taught us, thanks for all the fun we've had. Thanks for the trips to theHappy Father's Day

I could go on about the Academy awards snubbing Australia, or talk about the challenges CDs face in nature, but why should I make you wait for this just soAustralia's Best Sound Reproduction Expert

http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/ I haven't laughed this hard for a while. I fell off my brother's couch with tears streaming down my face as I tried to read these out loud to myChuck Norris will know if you read this

Interesting premise for this one: two people live in the same lake house, one in 2004, the other in 2006, and yet, with the help of a mailbox-cum-time portal, theyReview: The Lake House

In my last post, I mentioned a definition of e-Learning I wrote a few years ago. For the record, this is what I said: How do you define e-learning? What areDefining e-Learning

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

Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog: Corporate Learning Forum is HERE! In the blog above, Jenna Sweeney talks about a new listserv for corporate training professionals - the Corporate Learning Forum. I receivedCorporate Learning Forum - why?

I wanted to follow up on a couple of posts I made (long ago) about web conferencing. Figured it was about time I got back to it. I had the occasionFree web conferencing - ups and downs

Somewhere around 35 years ago, I caught my first episode of Doctor Who. I watched a man with a very long scarf run around offering people jelly babies in prettyThe Doctor Is In

I am receiving something via FedEx today. I just found this in the tracking log. 551 miles in 5 minutes! I don't know of any other method of transportation that isFedEx - Fastest trucks on the planet!

My wife can't figure out what I do online for hours at a time. I can't blame her for being confused. Sometimes I don't even know how so much timeWhat's in YOUR browser?

Alright, I'm confused. How could my theme CSS have been reverted back to default? Does that mean someone hacked my site? If so, I guess I'm fortunate that only myTheme of the day... confusion

Who do you serve, and who do you trust?

This is one of a series of articles I wrote for The Coalition of Awesomeness blog some time ago. The blog has since gone to an unfortunate (but very awesome) grave so I thought I’d share it here. Those were the focal questions of Crusade, the Babylon 5 spin-off/sequel series that was cancelled before it even aired. I don’t know what the answers to those questions would have been, but I’m pretty confident that the . . . → Read More: Who do you serve, and who do you trust?

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

The best cake I’ve ever seen

I’m not even exaggerating. This blows my mind. There are certainly cakes that are unbelievably beautiful (and this is not one of them), but the level of detail on this cake, and the obvious love put into it, is staggering!

That it has a sci-fi theme is just, well… icing on the cake.

There's really too much to take in here

You need to go to the creator’s site and check out the detail . . . → Read More: The best cake I’ve ever seen

Greetings, Program!

I mentioned last week that I was a guest on a podcast over at Lee and Dan’s Midnight Movie Club. The show has now been released so head over and listen. You should be able to pick me out. I’m the one who doesn’t have an accent.

The topic of the day is Tron, the 1982 movie starring Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, and Jeff Bridges. And of course, Lacy Underalls with huge glasses.

Some of . . . → Read More: Greetings, Program!

Babylon 5 – the final word (mostly)

J. Michael Straczynksi, the creator of the 5-year TV series Babylon 5 in the 90’s, has been doing little side stories from the B5 universe on and off since the show ended. A few TV movies, a canceled series (Crusade), a backdoor pilot (Legend of the Rangers – LOTR), and a direct-to-DVD anthology (B5: The Lost Tales – TLT) were all made, and none of them really reached the same level of quality as the . . . → Read More: Babylon 5 – the final word (mostly)

The best cancelled shows

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 that met an untimely end at the hands of the network suits?

1 & 2: This is a tie for me. Firefly and Crusade were both handled horribly by their respective networks (Fox and TNT), and both were aborted before they even had a chance—Crusade . . . → Read More: The best cancelled shows

Five years in two minutes, 27 seconds

It’s been quite a while since I found some worthy Babylon 5 geeking. Check this out.

An impressive job. He fits a huge number of major points from the show into that song.

For those who want the lyrics, there’s a normal and annotated version.

Babylon 5: The Lost Tales pre-ordering

We’ve got a firm street date for the new Babylon 5 movie! In fact, you can start ordering now!!

As a reminder, here’s the early description from JMS, as I reported earlier:

This first DVD, entitled “Voices in the Dark,” covers the same 72 hour period of time as Sheridan travels on board a Presidential Cruiser en route to Babylon 5 from Minbar for a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of the . . . → Read More: Babylon 5: The Lost Tales pre-ordering

Babylon 5 / JMS updates

I just caught up on my JMSNews reading and found a few items I thought I’d point out.

First, we have a tentative release time for Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (which I previously posted about in more detail): they’re shooting for a release during the week of July 27th.

For those into seriously trivial information about JMS, he also released a list of his entire video/DVD collection. I didn’t read through the whole list, . . . → Read More: Babylon 5 / JMS updates

New Babylon 5 finishes principle photography

J. Michael Straczynski – B5:TLT Pre-Production – Babylon5scripts.com

Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, Disc 1 has now finished principle photography. B5:TLT is a series of Direct-to-DVD stories that focus on a single character, or a few, in the B5 universe. Characters are played by the same actors who created the roles in the previous Babylon 5 series (both B5 and Crusade, at least). Creator/writer/director/producer J. Michael Straczynski describes the first offering:

This first DVD, . . . → Read More: New Babylon 5 finishes principle photography