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So this guy named all the episodes of classic Star Trek in 1:39 at a World Record Appreciation Society event... apparently setting a record. Eh... no big deal. That's just relativelyStar Trek - title recitation record

It's time for my annual(ish) list of movies I want to catch this year. Strap in and let the trailers wash over you like pure adrenalin. (Not that I know whatMovieWatch 2013

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)The gift of music

Set in the 12th century Crusades and the defense of Jerusalem, this movie should have been one I loved. The crew took pains to ensure an accurate portrayal of theReview: Kingdom of Heaven

Portal - The Game. Free Download until May 24th. | The #1 bookmarked Freeware site. I love Portal. I first played it at my brother's house a few years ago, andPortal - The Game. Free Download until May 24th (ps: the cake is a lie)

In light of my most recent post, and the fact that I'm putting the Polls back in the right sidebar, I thought I'd open up a new poll question... [poll id="10"] I'mBest X-Men movie?

I've always loved drums. I can't remember a time when I wasn't "drumming." I put that in quotes because I've rarely actually had a drum at my disposal. I've beatDrum roll, please!

Gizmo's - Drag, Click & Snap Windows and Taskbar Buttons into Position | Gizmo's Tech Support Alert I have been looking for a utility that will let me rearrange those stupidRearrange your Taskbar buttons, and more!

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?

For simplicity's sake, I'm combining the statements of both daughters (currently 4 and 3). Kids: I don't like much boys. Me: Why don't you like boys? Kids: I don't know. Me: Oh. Kids: You're aBest conversation I've ever had with my kids

Reality TV has taken a wacky turn, but I think it's a turn for the better - at least in some ways. I am really not a fan of Reality TVSuperheroes in reality (tv)

Pennsylvania Gas Prices - Find Cheap Gas Prices in Pennsylvania Now this is a useful site (assuming you live in PA, anyway). Not only can you find the lowest (and highest) gasPennsylvania Gas Prices - Find Cheap Gas Prices in Pennsylvania

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

Stop, right now. Don't read anything else. Just click the play button below. Okay, I'll forgive you if hit the Expand button first. Seriously. Do it. Now. Did you watch it?Tron: Legacy - new trailer

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

5th Blogiversary

Well, I had planned on another retrospective post to celebrate 5 years of typing random things into this blog, but the day passed a few days ago and it doesn’t look like I’ll have time to do it any time soon. Between back issues that have kept me away from anything but short bursts at the keyboard outside of work, and the pressures of trying to deal with the pre-holiday rush of work and other . . . → Read More: 5th Blogiversary

Birthday pimpin’

So, today’s my birthday. 40th, if you’re wondering. I’m feeling slightly more like looking back and seeing how things have gone to this point than I have for previous birthdays, but that’s pretty much the only difference. I might write more about that later. I’m still waking up with the same aches and pains which are alternately aggravated and erased by my awesome family. I still have to work today. I still have a pile . . . → Read More: Birthday pimpin’

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…

Am I getting more awesome?

Am I awesome?

Well that’s sort of a silly question. Of course I am. I’m me, after all.

But is it possible that I’m getting more awesome?

I can’t say for sure, but the fact that I’ve joined together with an international cadre of bloggers recognized for their awesomeness can only be a good sign.

So far our awesomeness is primarily self-proclaimed, but we’ve got the title to put us over the top as the . . . → Read More: Am I getting more awesome?

Where I’ve been

One or two of you may have noticed the frequency of posting here has dropped quite a bit in the last few months. I thought I’d comment on why…

It’s a combination of things, really, but the overriding factor is that I just haven’t been motivated lately (for quite a while, actually). I sit here, right now, with about 20 different topics that are worth mentioning, but nothing that I feel like taking an hour . . . → Read More: Where I’ve been

What are we going to do today, Brain?

The same thing we do every day, Pinky. Try to take over the world!

Yeah, okay, this blog is read by people in at least 17 different countries (though really 5 or 6 are the primaries). So I’ve at least been read internationally. But is that enough? Does that make me known? Does it give me the power I need?

I say no.

Pinky and The Brain

But now, in glorious monophonic sound, you . . . → Read More: What are we going to do today, Brain?

The Atahualpa Whallop

I’m looking to start a new blogging project online. Hopefully it’ll come together soon. I’m just in the planning stages now, but one of the things I’m considering is what the blog will look like. In tooling around the available themes for WordPress, I came across one that leapt out at me and started jumping up and down on my chest, slapping my face, shouting “Look at me! LOOK AT ME!!!”

The first thing that . . . → Read More: The Atahualpa Whallop

Statistics and Ego Stroking

This post is all about me feeling better about myself and bragging a little. If you can’t handle that, well, sorry. I promise the next post will get back to the usual insightful reporting you’ve come to expect. Not on this site, of course, but I guarantee that somebody is writing something insightful somewhere on the Internet in the next few seconds. The odds are with me on that. Of course the odds are against . . . → Read More: Statistics and Ego Stroking

Your opinion: new theme?

I’m trying out a new theme. There are definitely pieces of it I really like, but it’s a radical change from what I’m used to. The biggest thing that might keep me from using it is that it’s a fixed width (size doesn’t change with your browser size). There are a couple other things that I’m not sure about, but generally I think it’s pretty clean and has potential.

I figured I’d check in with . . . → Read More: Your opinion: new theme?

I won again!

I’m winning!

That’s the excitement of Andy’s commentluv contest. Every comment on every participating blog is an entry. I’ve lucked into winning twice now. The first win was, ironically enough, on my own post announcing the contest, in a comment where I was just trying to prove that I couldn’t enter on my own blog. The second one was today, on Dan’s Race for a Million blog (which, btw, is pretty good – check it . . . → Read More: I won again!