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I'm looking to start a new blogging project online. Hopefully it'll come together soon. I'm just in the planning stages now, but one of the things I'm considering is whatThe Atahualpa Whallop

[caption id="attachment_562" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kirk and Spock over the Enterprise"][/caption] First off, if you haven't yet, go see the trailer. This one is worth the HD download. It's pretty. Okay, back already?Star Trek (2009) full trailer released

This is probably my favorite short film to date. I'm sure that says something about me. This really is an amazing job. My favorite is the Tetris demolition. Frogger was a niceNew York destroyed by Pixels!

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...

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

Brain interface: next best thing to telekinesis This is cool stuff. I'm quoting the whole article, because I'm not confident of the longevity of articles on the scifi.com site. Saving a lifeThe "THINK" system

The truth, it is said, is a three-edged sword: your side, their side, and reality - and it cuts in all directions. Lately the education system is in the news aEverybody's right, everybody's wrong

Back in April I wrote a list of the movies I want to see this year in the theater. So far I've seen all the ones I called as aSummer Movie List 2 - Revenge of the Trailer

The Simple Dollar » Live Free: Seven Pieces Of Open Source Software That Transformed My Life Okay, "life transforming" might be a little extreme ... but then again I haven't triedLife Transforming Open Source Software

Back in January, there was a major disaster in the world. Perhaps you heard about it? There was lots of media coverage. This isn't a trick question. I'm talking about theWalking the talk

Learning 2006 - Josh Bersin & Elliott Masie Dialogue Josh and Elliot, two "thought leaders" in the learning industry, get together and talk about the things they're seeing in the learningElliott Masie & Josh Bersin: Learning Trends

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

Free business cards! That's pretty cool. Via the excellent Parent Hacks site (see below) I've now found two online printing companies that will print business cards for free. You have"Free" business cards

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

So your co-worker comes over and says, "Hey, you going to lunch today?" You say, "Sure. Where do you want to go?" "Well, there's Joe's Chicken Shack, or The Hungry Heiffer, orWheel of Lunch!

When did I become a girl?

Living in a house with 3 females has apparently done me in. I think I need to turn in my man card.

Either that, or I have to stop watching movies with any amount of sweetness in them. (Gah… even the fact that I used the word ‘sweetness’ is just more evidence. It’s really hopeless.)

I was sitting here listening to my Spotify soundtracks playlist radio while working, and the song “The Ellie Badge” from . . . → Read More: When did I become a girl?

Utter randomness

Nothing mind blowing today. This is pretty much going to be a stream of conciousness post. We’ll see if it’s even vaguely interesting by the time it’s over.

Just found Grooveshark. Loving it. On their About Us page, this was a quote one of their employees used:

“If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement, I would be unstoppable.” — Bukowski

For now, that’s my favorite quote.

The reason I found Grooveshark? Lee, over at . . . → Read More: Utter randomness

Pre-prequel-era Star Wars music tribute

John Williams is probably the most well known film composer in history. He owes much of that success to the Star Wars series, but Jaws, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Raiders of the Lost Ark* are just some of the other landmark soundtracks of his early career.

As the Star Wars prequel era was about to launch with Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a comedy singing group . . . → Read More: Pre-prequel-era Star Wars music tribute