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Quick rant here... I'm currently pretty steamed at our medical benefits provider. We're in our Annual Enrollment period right now. Only 3 days left to decide which of 3 options isQuality Control Rant

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

Everything old is new again. In anticipation of Tron: Legacy, a fan created this new trailer for the original Tron (1982), with a more modern look and feel. He did aNew Tron Trailer

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

At my house we have a bit of a push-and-pull relationship with time. My wife pushes, and I pull. Call me crazy, but I don't think we need to leave aRules for showing up

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Image carving - Adobe hires imaging guru - Adobe Learning Summit Oh, man. If you have EVER spent time resizing an image, you owe it toDynamic Image Resizing

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

You know, I was going to write a whole post about the specifics of stuff I loved about The Avengers. You've already seen my spoiler-free gushing (assuming you have doneThe Avengers (2012) with spoilers, and new things on the internet

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 letNew poll on Feed Readers

It's been quite a while since I found some worthy Babylon 5 geeking. Check this out. An impressive job. He fits a huge number of major points from the show intoFive years in two minutes, 27 seconds

Given my erratic posting schedule lately no one would probably notice the hole, but I'm going where the internet doesn't reach for a few days so there won't be anyThe Sounds of Silence

The free online conference for Corporate Learning started on Thursday (it continues next Monday and Tuesday). So far, I've only been able to attend two sessions, one presentation on Web/LearningLinks from Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations Day 1

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 is pretty old, but then the subject is even older! It's a fun look at the (mostly) 80s video games. How many video games can you identify? ThereJump through classic video games

As I off-handedly mentioned, I went paintballing on Saturday. This was a group outing with a bunch of men and teens from our church. It was also the first timeBattle wounds

Celebrity Toddlers & Tiaras

I despise the entire idea of Toddlers & Tiaras. This, however, I can totally get behind…

Awesome.

How many plugs for Tom Hanks’ roles can you spot?

Here are the ones I caught (most were pretty obvious):

Bosom Buddies (Bosom Baby t-shirt) Turner & Hooch (“Don’t be a Hooch”) Big Forrest Gump Saving Private Ryan (“Earn it!”) Apollo 13

I love the spray bottle.

Tom Hanks continues to impress.

. . . → Read More: Celebrity Toddlers & Tiaras

Make a silent noise unto the Lord – Tuesday TubeWatch

[This post was scheduled to go up last week, and I just realized it never posted. Anyone know how that could happen with WordPress' schedule function? I'm not waiting another whole year to post this, so you'll have to put up with the slightly late seasonal message.]

The opening is a bit long in my opinion, but it gets good after the music gets going.

How do monks with a vow of silence follow the . . . → Read More: Make a silent noise unto the Lord – Tuesday TubeWatch

Christmas Hero! – Tuesday TubeWatch returns

This is just an awesome idea. Nicely done.

When this kid plays the house, he really plays the house!

I wonder if anyone has hooked up Mario like that…

I hadn’t done a Tuesday TubeWatch in a while, so I figured I’d roll them out for the rest of the year.

Drinking games for geeky music majors – Tuesday TubeWatch

When I went to college, I hung out with a bunch of music majors. I also hung out with a bunch of geeks. Sometimes those were the same people. I remember one party where a bunch of these people tuned their beer bottles to different notes and gathered into a ‘beer choir’ to play ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ (at least I think that’s what it was). They chose a simple song because they only had . . . → Read More: Drinking games for geeky music majors – Tuesday TubeWatch

Radioactive Spider Blood – Tuesday TubeWatch

Other heroes may be dark, brooding and intelligent, or invincible super-nice guys, but no one is as fun to watch as Spider-Man. More than most other super-heroes, he seems like a regular (if really intelligent) guy who is trying to juggle two lives without losing his sense of humor. I can relate to him better than any other super-hero I can think of at the moment.

That relatability has a lot to do with the . . . → Read More: Radioactive Spider Blood – Tuesday TubeWatch

ESPN goes for the heart – Tuesday TubeWatch

This thing has “inspiring Disney movie” written all over it.

Two guys grow up in Cleveland with disabilities, both physical and environmental, join the wrestling team, and become inseparable friends. There’s even a Hollywood ending. The friend who introduced this to me said, “I dare you not to get choked up.” I almost made it.

There’s a little more in the related article (which, to me, was slightly more affecting).

I said it was . . . → Read More: ESPN goes for the heart – Tuesday TubeWatch

Green Lantern: First Flight (and other Green Lantern news) – Tuesday TubeWatch

(Holy cow, was today Tuesday?! What happened to last week?)

The new animated Green Lantern movie, First Flight was released last week. Here are the first four minutes of the film…

Movie Trailers – Movies Blog

I’m looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

Not as much as I’m looking forward to the live action movie, though. But my excitement is a little tempered by news of who landed the role of Hal Jordan: . . . → Read More: Green Lantern: First Flight (and other Green Lantern news) – Tuesday TubeWatch

Tron: Legacy trailer from Comic-Con – Tuesday TubeWatch

I heard about a Tron sequel a long time ago, but haven’t heard much about it since and forgot that it was in the works. I’m not sure how I feel about it now.

I loved the original Tron. It was fun, colorful, ground-breaking, and exciting. It had a lot of in-jokes for the geeks about computers, but it was still accessible to the average joe in a world where personal computing still hadn’t exploded. . . . → Read More: Tron: Legacy trailer from Comic-Con – Tuesday TubeWatch

The Doctor is all wet… on Mars – Tuesday TubeWatch

On the heels of the success of Torchwood: Children of Earth, the following clip has been released for the next Doctor Who special:

The companion here is Adelaide, played by Lindsay Duncan. The notes on her is that she is the very strong-minded head of Mars Base, and is not too happy about the Doctor’s interference.

This special is set to air in November. My guess would be around Thanksgiving, but as that’s not . . . → Read More: The Doctor is all wet… on Mars – Tuesday TubeWatch

Duke Nukem Disease: Come Get Some! – Tuesday TubeWatch

Oh, great… another cause to spend our research money on.