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Sodium Party This site is great! Science with a kick. I love it. Sodium metal reacts rather badly with water. That makes for some great videos! The site has the same kind ofSodium: A real blast at pool parties

Doctor Who — Theories, Facts, Speculations - Slice of SciFi Over at Slice Of Scifi, they've got a post (linked above) that lays out a lot of evidence gathered throughout theDoctor Who - The return of Gallifrey?

Tonight the girls and I were playing games like Simon Says, Follow the Leader, and Climb All Over Dad Until His Arms Fall Off. We had almost moved into HideWeeping Angels game

(Okay, there is a lot of YouTube in this post. I got a little carried away. If you're not seeing it 'cause your IT department is lame, come back whenMTV Yearbook - where does it take you?

[caption id="attachment_893" align="alignright" width="253" caption="It's funnier when you hear the song."][/caption] Aquaman. Of all the Justice League characters, he is perhaps the most ignored. The most ridiculed. To be fair, he talks toAquaman: Lover, Fighter, or just all wet?

[UPDATE: as you can see below, I'm having some problems with CoolPlayer - like it doesn't work anymore. I've switched to the Anarchy player.] As you can see from the previousCoolPlayer - WordPress media plugin

[caption id="attachment_1745" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="From last year, but the same pose."][/caption] It's "rest time" at our house.  It used to be "nap time" but the naps have given way to justMy daughter gives concerts to no-one

(I'm pretty much stealing this post from Walt. I didn't ask him. Is that a breach of civility?) So the Today show is doing a series called "Is Civility Dead?" BelowDeath of Civility

To get us through the winter repeats, some shows are giving us webisodes. That includes Battlestar Galactica and Heroes. In both cases, the short series are meant to provide a lead-inWebisodes and commercials

Free Royalty Free Music Loops, Free Royalty Free Sound Effects A couple months ago we completed the first four podcasts our company has produced, for internal training purposes. I've mentioned previouslyFree Music & sound effects for podcasts

Today a guest post I wrote was published on the personal finance blog Gather Little by Little. Thanks to Glblguy for putting it up! I figured a couple people might wanderQuick overview for new visitors

Look, let's just get right to it. If the movie is nearly as good as this trailer makes it out to be, it's going to be awesome... I was let downDeathly Hallows trailer released

My parents came out for the weekend, which means (among other things) free babysitting. That, in turn, means movies! My wife and I saw two movies in a row tonight: GreenReview: Green Lantern / Super 8 Double Feature!

Maybe I should have called this series of posts "Force Fed". While that's not exactly the truth about how it went down, that title does reflect a bit of how IStar Wars Conundrum: Original Trilogy Reflection

Last week, I took a business trip to Chicago. As I was showering that morning I was thinking about how the day would go, and what I would do toA Short Story

March out

March was a weird month. I actually got outside and did exercise. That’s how weird it was.

Doesn’t sound weird to you? Talk to my doctor. (Actually, if you do talk to my doctor, you probably won’t find out anything. He’s pretty HIPAA compliant. So… just go with it.)

The weather, for those of you who just woke up from a coma, has been unusually warm. We actually got into the 80s a couple of . . . → Read More: March out

My Utah trip, or how I could have died at 6400 feet

Salt Lake City – distant storm at dusk (click for bigger view)

Last week I went on my first trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. I will probably repeat this later… that is one beautiful part of the country.

But before I got there, I had to get on a plane 1800 miles away. And that plane was 2 hours from my house. And it took off at 7am. That means I had to . . . → Read More: My Utah trip, or how I could have died at 6400 feet

Changes of state

I’ve realized something about myself. I hate changing state. That’s at the core of my being. I don’t like the act of changing my current condition. It almost doesn’t matter what my current condition is. I may not even like my current condition that much. I just don’t like going to a different condition.

If I’m asleep, I don’t want to get up.

If I’m awake, I don’t want to stop what I’m doing to . . . → Read More: Changes of state