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Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Its a Big @$$ table - hilarious video I love this. Great Microsoft parody. [tags]microsoft, touch screen, youtube, big ass table[/tags]Cool, new, sleek, bulky technology

Earlier this week, Gather Little by Little ran an article about Omaha Steaks, and how expensive it was in comparison to the grocery store. His calculations had the meat comingDoes steak cost less delivered in bulk?

YouTube - Torchwood - First proper trailer Someone has posted a preview trailer for Torchwood, the Dr. Who spinoff series. It's basically a character list and some special effects, but ITorchwood trailer

[caption id="attachment_1690" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Salt Lake City - distant storm at dusk (click for bigger view)"][/caption] Last week I went on my first trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. I willMy Utah trip, or how I could have died at 6400 feet

Human Brain Transplantation Protocol Approved To Reverse Nerve And Brain Damage This is one of the coolest science pieces I've come across ever. You know why brain injury is so bad? BecauseHuman Brain Regeneration

To continue in the vein of dissatisfaction with training, let's take a look at the experience this high school student in Singapore is having with e-Learning (found via Corporate eLearningWhere are the humans?

The majority of senior executives and managers are stressed at work. Eighty percent of senior executives and managers are stressed at work, with a third saying they are highly stressed,Stress: Executives and managers feeling the pressure

Today held a couple of movie 'firsts' for me. I didn't see either of them coming. The first 'first': I went to a movie alone. The second 'first': I left before itThe #1 reason to walk out of Inception is...

I've fallen really behind on posting lately. Given the upcoming holiday there probably won't be much for the next few days either. But I wanted to quickly throw a fewQuick Notes on Entertainment News

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel As previously reported, Fox and Universal Studios have backed out of their deal to finance Halo. While not ideal,HALO movie - on pause

No, I haven't read the entire series in the last 12 hours. I have, however, read an excellent article that explains how much of my disappointment in the finale ofReview Addendum: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pt 2 - book comparison

G-Ding.TV | Viewing Linux in a whole new way For the cost of basic hardware you can have a PVR (Personal Video Recorder, e.g., TIVO) in your house. You can evenAlmost free TV / PVR

Last year, I reviewed the first two seasons of the revived Doctor Who series. At the time, I said the second season finale out-did the first's, and that was aReview: Doctor Who 2007

The Fantastic Four is all about teamwork and family, when you boil it down. Or at least it should be. Both the original movie and the current sequel, unfortunately, can'tReview: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Poorly!  *rim shot* So I mentioned before that I'd been writing some music for the last several years and some of it may show up here from time to time. ThisHow I write music

Review: Hugo (and The Invention of Hugo Cabret)

Just prior to its theatrical release, I read the book upon which Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is based, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” The book is a beautiful story, told in an inventive combination of text and drawings. The drawings are remarkable, dominate the book, and act very much like storyboards to a film. As such, it’s no surprise that someone would attempt to make it into a movie.

Both the book and the film are . . . → Read More: Review: Hugo (and The Invention of Hugo Cabret)