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I'm a geek working as a distance learning specialist for a large corporation.

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...it helps to have good friends to let you know. Earlier today I was sitting at my work computer doing a seemingly endless series of mind-numbingly boring, repetitive tasks. I wasWhen you're being an idiot...

Seriously, where else are you going to get a combination like that? I've got three video clips for you today, and one of them is not fiction. See if you canFirefly is back, Singing Batman, and Cyborg Rats

Silence. That's all I was after. Just make the screaming stop (and prevent me from adding to it) - nothing else mattered. While the challenge presented by my youngest childThe Silence of the Lamb

If you're not a parent or don't want to talk about the logistics of sickness, move along... nothing to see here. You've been warned. So after Thanksgiving dinner was over and weNot for the queasy - where to get sick

Given my erratic posting schedule lately no one would probably notice the hole, but I'm going where the internet doesn't reach for a few days so there won't be anyThe Sounds of Silence

How do we create? What takes us from the point where a story, or a song, or a painting doesn't exist to a point where it does exist? How doTuesday TubeWatch: Creativity - Inspiration

I managed to see a limited release of ABC's new show "No Ordinary Family" online yesterday. Not sure if it's still available, but if it is these instructions will getReview: No Ordinary Family - Pilot

I just ran across a blog that offers "Tips for Life". In two articles, they provide perspectives on how to deal with police officers if you are pulled over forHow to deal with Cops

Created on Toonlet.comCartoon Caddick

... you're probably not alone. But it's really good! I love hearing songs performed in an unexpected way, especially when it doesn't diminish the song. Parodies are one thing, butIf you've never heard Bach on a mandolin... - Tuesday TubeWatch

33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names - Words - Book of Lists - Canongate Home This is a pretty cool little list. Nice to pull out some ofWhat is that called?

Parkin's Lot: Stupid in America Godfrey Parkin takes the notion (supported by a study) that America's public schools, on average, produce substandard education, and applies it to corporate environments. As he says,America's schools ineffective? Challenges for corporate learning

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

I find a lot of stuff that I want to share, but that doesn't make it into a blog post of its own, for whatever reason (usually a lack ofLinkList: Sci-fi edition

There was a time when I was really into The Planet of the Apes series. I watched all the movies and the TV show, multiple times. I still enjoy theReview: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

TIDBABSH the second, part the first

Last month’s podcast was such a great success that I decided to do another one.

When I say it was a great success, I mean that it was successfully uploaded and at least three people were able to download and listen to it. I make no statements about the actual quality of the content (though those 3 people who admit to hearing it seemed to enjoy it (which reminds me, your payments will be sent . . . → Read More: TIDBABSH the second, part the first

Grand opening…

… and then nothing but disappointment. That pretty much describes this podcast. Really there is some interesting stuff discussed somewhere in there, but to get to it, you have to listen to me talking. Sorry about that, but it is the way of things.

On the upside, you do get to hear my wife talking about this stuff as well, so you got that going for you. Which is nice.

Of course throughout the entire . . . → Read More: Grand opening…

Rearrange your Taskbar buttons, and more!

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 stupid Windows Taskbar buttons. I like to keep my email client as the first program on my taskbar. Sometimes it crashes (these things happen) and I have to reopen it, but to get it back to the beginning of the line again, I had to . . . → Read More: Rearrange your Taskbar buttons, and more!