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Is it the "training industry" or the "learning industry"? (Yeah, I know there are plenty of alternates to make this even more confusing, but let's stick to these two forTraining vs. Learning

I'm pretty impressed with the CommonCraft videos. They've found a way to make YouTube a marketing and profit center for themselves, and a lot of their work is in theTips from CommonCraft

For the first time ever, this blog is involved in a contest. This isn't like a "who's got the best blog" kind of thing, but one that gives you theWill you win?

Creating Passionate Users: Re-igniting passion We can't expect passionate users, if we ourselves can't hold (or rediscover) the passion we felt for the work we chose. That is an excellent point. WhenRe-igniting passion

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 mightYour opinion: new theme?

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

I absolutely LOVE this story. On Monday night, a fan at a Phillies game ran onto the field during the game. Not an unheard of event. This is the first timePhiladelphia: City of Brotherly Tasering

What kind of a movie can you make with $5000 and some talented friends? If you choose wisely, apparently a pretty good one. Trailer 2 - The Hunt For Gollum [2] by HuntForGollum ThisA return to Middle Earth: The Hunt for Gollum - Tuesday TubeWatch

Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog: Corporate Learning Forum is HERE! In the blog above, Jenna Sweeney talks about a new listserv for corporate training professionals - the Corporate Learning Forum. I receivedCorporate Learning Forum - why?

I mentioned last week that I was a guest on a podcast over at Lee and Dan's Midnight Movie Club. The show has now been released so head over andGreetings, Program!

Well, the 15,000th version of Star Wars is coming out on Blu-ray soon. I'll give Lucas a lot of credit. The man is a genius at marketing. He must have aStar Wars... they did it again!

This is the kind of stuff that keeps sucking me back into the world of Star Wars gaming. I LOVE this stuff. I have no idea how the actual game experienceStar Wars: The Old Republic - cinematics

The Players: Dad - in the upstairs office, working Mom - ...indisposed 3-year old, aka "Little Mommy" - playing in playroom 2-year old, aka "Stinky" - playing in playroom So I'm sitting in my office,Little Mommy drops the... um... ball

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

Last week I showed you something embarrassing: my desk. [caption id="attachment_1463" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="My "Workstation""][/caption] I promised that I would show you a clean desk by Tuesday. Honestly, I wasn't sure itMiracles DO happen!

Best X-Men movie?

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…

What’s the best X-Men movie?

X-Men X-Men: United (X2) X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men: First Class

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I’m still going with the original X-Men. I think it showed the teamwork aspect better than the others, though really X2 and First Class are really close for me.

Feel free to discuss your reasons in the comments.

How geeky are you, really? – 7 day challenge

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Answer one question I think people visiting my blog may have.

Let’s be honest: I have no idea what question you guys/gals may have. Y’all need to speak up more for me to discern that.

So that leaves me with a choice – I can come up with some completely self-serving question like “what’s the best post you’ve written?” or I can make up something that allows . . . → Read More: How geeky are you, really? – 7 day challenge

Buff/Not So Buff

My daughters and I are enjoying my new Hadrian’s Walk Buff. They love the balaclava mode. I’m partial to the pirate configuration, myself. Unfortunately an eye patch is not included, but even so I think it makes me measurably cooler to be around.

My wife, however, falls into fits of barely controlled chuckling whenever she sees me in it. Something is going to have to give. I leave it to you, the good people of . . . → Read More: Buff/Not So Buff

Geeknerddorkdweeb

Where do you fit?

Do you hit the tri-fecta?

Come on, if you read this blog it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that you’re at least a geek. You may be in the nerd category. One or two of you could be dorks. I’m not sure if we have any dweebs here, but I won’t rule it out.

It’s time to self-identify, people. Out yourselves.

I’ll start: I’m putting myself right at the border . . . → Read More: Geeknerddorkdweeb

Movies 2010 – must see or must miss?

It looks like we’re headed into another year of big movies. I’m getting all fan-boy giddy just thinking about what’s coming.

On the heels of Avatar, though, it seems like every big movie is being filmed in 3-D. While I’m okay with that, it means two things: feeling a little weird wearing those glasses, and higher ticket prices. Just going to a 2-D movie is more than I want to pay for movies these days. . . . → Read More: Movies 2010 – must see or must miss?

Battlestar blitz – be prepared

Battlestar Galactica is returning for the second half of its fourth and final season tonight (NOTE for those recording… the first new episode is extended and will go about 4 minutes over the hour). Just 10 episodes stand between us and the final fate of Humans and Cylons—even fewer than that before we find out the identity of the fifth Cylon. If you’ve forgotten what’s happened to this point (or for some crazy reason you’re . . . → Read More: Battlestar blitz – be prepared

BSG: The Last Cylon… not so revealed

Cheap trick. No, not the band. Seems like Deanna has the same sense of humor as Brother Cavel.

But… we get another week of voting in, and everybody’s back in play! Pick your pony!

Who is the fifth Cylon?

Kara Thrace (Starbuck) (17%, 15 Votes) Anastasia “Dee” Dualla (17%, 15 Votes) Lee Adama (Apollo) (14%, 12 Votes) Felix Gaeta (9%, 8 Votes) President Laura Roslin (8%, 7 Votes) Karl Agathon (Helo) (6%, 5 Votes)
Dr. Gaius Baltar (6%, 5 Votes)
Admiral Bill Adama (6%, 5 Votes)
Vice President Tom Zarek (5%, 4 Votes)
Callie Tyrol (5%, 4 Votes)
Starbuck’s New Viper (3%, 3 Votes)
Doc Cottle (2%, 2 Votes)
“Baltar’s Lawyer” (name escapes me) (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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BSG: The Last Cylon Revealed!

The preview makes it look like Roslin is the last Cylon, but is that just trailer-trickery?

Get your vote in now, before all is revealed next week! (A few names on here are pretty much out of the running now… this is an old poll with Agathon newly added as a possibility.)

Who is the fifth Cylon?

Kara Thrace (Starbuck) (17%, 15 Votes) Anastasia “Dee” Dualla (17%, 15 Votes) Lee Adama (Apollo) (14%, 12 Votes)
Felix Gaeta (9%, 8 Votes)
President Laura Roslin (8%, 7 Votes)
Karl Agathon (Helo) (6%, 5 Votes)
Dr. Gaius Baltar (6%, 5 Votes)
Admiral Bill Adama (6%, 5 Votes)
Vice President Tom Zarek (5%, 4 Votes)
Callie Tyrol (5%, 4 Votes)
Starbuck’s New Viper (3%, 3 Votes)
Doc Cottle (2%, 2 Votes)
“Baltar’s Lawyer” (name escapes me) (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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Don’t forget to tune in to Battlestar Galactica on Friday night (as if I have to remind you).

New poll on Feed Readers

I’m curious what you all use for your RSS feed readers. How do you keep track of the blogs you read?

If you choose “Other” leave a comment below and let me know what you use. I’ll add it to the poll.

Buff? Not Buff? (see more)

You rock the Buff. The wife’s chuckling stops now or she goes. Step away from the Buff. The wife’s chuckling is the best reaction you can hope to get.
Can’t we all just get along?

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Poll: The Fifth Cylon

Well, we finally got 10 votes on the first poll, and after a close race between “Good” and “For the sake of Humanity, make it stop!” it looks like the blog is going to stick around for a while.

So now I’m giving you Battlestar Galactica fans a chance to make your opinion part of public record. Four of the “final five” Cylons were revealed in the third season finale. Who do you think is . . . → Read More: Poll: The Fifth Cylon