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Gizmodo’s Guide to Buying and Using Knives

Yet another in a long list of skills I should be aquiring instead of spending my evenings playing WoW:  Gizmodo’s Guide to Buying and Using Knives – Cooking – Lifehacker.  On the bright side, as I get older I don’t … Continue reading

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Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head

Zen Habits has a post saying  Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head.  I agree with a lot of the points in this post.  We thought about homeschooling / unschooling our kids, but we felt that they would miss … Continue reading

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7 Excellent Open Courseware Collections for Digital Photographers

This looks interesting: 7 Excellent Open Courseware Collections for Digital Photographers. I’m particularly interested in the Introduction to Photography class. I only have a cheap camera so I’m not sure how many of the techniques I can use but I’m … Continue reading

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GIMP – An Introduction

I use Gimp for some photo editing at work. Sadly, I do not use any of its more advanced features. It’s like owning a Lamborghini and using it to drive to the grocery store. I’m hoping this series GIMP – … Continue reading

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Dirty Jobs

Mike Rowe’s talk provides an alternative to the “Follow your passion” school of job selection.  I like the way he emphasizes the importance of doing a useful job, rather than pursuing an ideal job. I love listening to TED Talks.  … Continue reading

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No Fear: Growing up in a risk averse society

I’m reading No Fear: Growing up in a risk averse society. It’s focused on the UK, but it’s still relevant for North America. The book closes with the following thought: Questions about the quality of childhood experiences might appear less … Continue reading

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Lunches for Kids

I would like to figure out a better way of getting good lunches for my kids.  At the moment, lunches consist of a pizza pop, juice, crackers or a granola bar, and canned fruit or an apple.  I’m not too … Continue reading

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Subnotebook as an Ebook Reader

While shopping for school supplies for the kids I noticed a subnotebook that looked as though it would function well as an ebook reader.  The price is comparable to that of an Amazon Kindle or a PDA and it looks … Continue reading

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Phone a friend in exams

I love the idea of drawing on external resources in exams.  It seems to me that the way that most exams are currently done is silly.  I find it encouraging that some schools are trying new examination ideas.

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For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time

Charles Murray has an opinion piece at the Wall Street Journal titled For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time.  My quick summary of his position is that a profession-specific certification exam would be far more useful and equitable … Continue reading

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Crop Diagnostic School

I spent the day at the Crop Diagnostic School. I actually tend to learn stuff there. Sadly today was not a good day for me to attend – I was grouchy and unsociable. I learned that soybeans can take up … Continue reading

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Orphans of Chaos Quick Review

I just finished reading Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright.   I received this book free in digital form from Tor’s Watch the Skies.  Quick spoiler-free summary – five orphan teenagers at a special school discover that they’re not who … Continue reading

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On Commitment & Responsibility

Married IRL has a good post » On Commitment & Responsibility for raiding. We seem to be struggling a little bit with this lately – school’s ended for some members which means finding a new job and all that entails, … Continue reading

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War of the Worlds

This: The University of Phoenix is supposedly preparing a complete middle and high school online curriculum available anywhere in the world. looks very interesting. I wonder if it’ll be available when my kids hit that stage? Mind you the local … Continue reading

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General Tanking School

General Tanking School – TheorySpot looks like a good idea. There is at least one tank that I will be training and having this list of things to cover will make a good reference.

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Casual’s Guide to Winning BGs

WoW Forums -> Casual’s Guide to Winning BGs is Alliance focused for AV, but it’s otherwise pretty good. In AV, letting the other side keep at least one forward graveyard is important (or at least it used to be before … Continue reading

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Raiding Consumables

Nightshroud of Alleria has an excellent post on Raiding Consumables. Since the WoW forums tend to eat posts, I’m reproducing it here. Big Bear Butt Blogger also discusses Raiding and instance consumables, all classes which is how I found Nightshroud’s … Continue reading

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WoW Forums -> While you’re in the Outlands….

While you’re in the Outlands…. While you’re in the Outlands….think about who you’re neglecting! {You have entered 60 Bosses Chat} {BaronRivendare has come online} {Gandling}: what’s up. {BaronRivendare}: hey. {Gandling} : what you doin {BaronRivendare} : nothin just ridin my … Continue reading

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Safe…and sorry

Safe…and sorry from Macleans highlights the importance of “risky” play for children. This kind of play is exactly why we moved out to the country. It is also why I oppose any shortening of children’s vacation time – they learn … Continue reading

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March Upcountry

An article I was reading linked to a book I enjoyed as a canonical example of bad science fiction. The book is March Upcountry by John Ringo and David Weber. I started wondering what it was about the book that … Continue reading

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