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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 don't know about the girls out there, but I know every teenage boy has wondered what it would be like to have super-powers. What would you really do with them?Review: Chronicle (2012)

Earlier this year I had the windows in my house replaced. This cost more money than I had on hand, so I took the loan offered through the company whoSaving money thru the power of cluelessness

Traveling across the 'net as part of this commentluv contest, I ran across this really interesting site that went around to different cities asking 50 random people on the street:What's your wish for today?

I just finished recording with my wife the inaugural edition of my completely new and wonderful conception: the "Things I didn't blog about but should have" podcast. That's right, you canComing soon...

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

I'm willing to bet that you've heard of Jon and Kate Plus 8, even if you don't watch the TLC program yourself. It's getting a lot of publicity lately, ledJon and Kate Plus 8... plus 10 million... minus one

A little girl is brutally murdered on the day of Jack Nicholson's retirement. The cops pin it on someone convenient, but Jack doesn't buy it. He's made a promise toReview: The Pledge

Let's face it... some stereotypes exist for a reason. Even among native English speakers, in general, programmers are not known for their English skills. I know a few who buckProgrammer English

Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog: BIG for 2006: LCMSs, Podcasting, and Outsourcing I ran across this quote while looking for something totally unrelated - examples of podcasts as currently in useCEOs - taking more than their share?

(This will be a short one, but only because I'm tired. No reflection on the movie.) The Upside of Anger is about a woman full of anger and the effect sheReview: The Upside of Anger

Jason Bourne is at it again. Chasing down his past and removing people who get in his way with some amazing hand-to-hand take downs. The Bourne Ultimatum picks up right whereReview: The Bourne Ultimatum

My second guest shot on the Midnight Movie Club was posted this week, reviewing the film "Return To Me" (with a stellar cast led by David Duchovny and Minnie DriverReturn to MidMo and other short subjects

No, I'm not talking about downloadable, put-it-on-your-iPod-and-go music (well, the sites do make it easy to buy the singles as a download). I'm talking about music to listen to whenFree music on the internet!

What’s the Difference Between Learning and Training? Don't worry. I'm not going off on another long post about this. I'm really just linking in here because it validates that I'm notWhat’s the Difference Between Learning and Training?

Sci-fi news roundup

Here are a few Science Fiction/Fantasy tidbits I picked up on the smoke-signal network recently.

Like a ship wandering through the seas of Hollywood, it looked like Narnia sequel The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was going to be lost as Disney debated dropping the property after The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian didn’t do quite as well as they’d hoped. Well, apparently they’ve been steered to the correct port, because . . . → Read More: Sci-fi news roundup

Review: Superman: Doomsday

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 not sure I buy it completely. Spider-man’s fights were pretty cool in the movies (especially vs. Doc Ock), for example.

Superman: Doomsday, being the animated version of the “Death of Superman” comic book series, had the perfect chance to prove that sentiment wrong. It was a . . . → Read More: Review: Superman: Doomsday

Superman returns… again

Orci & Kurtzman Tackle Man of Steel – Slice of SciFi

Bryan Singer is in talks with writers for the next Superman movie, “The Man of Steel”. Unfortunately, we have to wait until after the Justice League of America makes its box-office run, but I’m excited to see the Superman Returns crew back at it. Singer has stuck to his previous promise of upping the action in this outing.

“The first one was a romantic . . . → Read More: Superman returns… again

Lex Luthor teases Smallville’s final season

Michael Rosenbaum Talks Smallville — A JewReview.net Exclusive – Slice of Scifi

Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor on Smallville, gave an interview that reveals that next year’s seventh season will be his final season, and probably the final season for the show. He also gives a vague tease for the rest of this season, and the seventh:

This year is a big year, but next year is going to be the biggest year of all; it’s . . . → Read More: Lex Luthor teases Smallville’s final season

Review: Superman Returns

Superman is back.

Lex Luthor is back, too.

It’s really good.

But is it a triumph?

First, a little explanation: This movie is a sequel/restart. Back in the seventies and eighties, Christopher Reeve (who for many is Superman) starred in four Superman movies. The first, his origin and first meeting with Lex Luthor, and the second, his battle with three Kryptonian escaped convicts, were the only two well-received movies in the series. The current movie . . . → Read More: Review: Superman Returns

Review: Justice League

(Originally posted Jul 31, 2005 on my older blog)

I’ve been watching Justice League and Justice League Unlimited lately. This is good stuff.

Mike got me hooked. I’d caught it while flipping channels from time to time, but never really followed it well, and certainly never knew the episode order. Now I’ve seen all four seasons in order and … wow.

This Justice League is way beyond any previous incarnation. (Actually I suppose I . . . → Read More: Review: Justice League