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Ignore the facts, just look at the babies

Try and watch this demo video of Apple’s FaceTime for iPhone and tell me that they don’t know how to use emotions to sell a product.

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Don't burn the books

a student told me his book had bad words in it. I asked if they were written in the book or printed by someone else. He wasn’t able to answer the question so I asked him to bring me the … Continue reading

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CBC: The Nerve

CBC has started airing a new six part series on CBC Radio 1 and CBC Radio 2 about music and the human experience. “The Nerve”:http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/features/theNerve/ explores the relationship between music and the brain, war, spirituality and more in each of … Continue reading

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We Share Everything

I was reading a story to a grade 1/2 classes yesterday and read the Robert Munsch book, “We Share Everything”. I had the students reciting it along with me when the repetitive part comes in the book. So after the … Continue reading

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MediaPortal: MP-TVSeries

I tried a few different software packages including Windows Media Center and MythTV before I settled on MediaPortal. There were a few reasons why I chose MediaPortal over the others including a balance between ease of use and installation and … Continue reading

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MediaPortal: My Smart Playlists

Since I started using “MediaPortal”:http://www.team-mediaportal.com/ nearly two years ago, I wished there was a way to play a playlist of random music. The problem was the library was too large to load the whole library and shuffle. Thankfully someone was … Continue reading

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2007 Podcasts

This American Life This American Life started to podcast their show near the end of 2006. Episodes take a theme and uses stories and interviews to explore the theme. This show got me through a lot of long carpool drives. … Continue reading

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2007 Books

Not in order of preference, just as they came to me. Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop (fiction) Fight Club meets Fahrenheit 451. A group of bookstore workers have a book burning club. The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall (fiction) … Continue reading

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Married != Related

Today when a student realized that my last name was the same as a teacher at his school last year, he asked if I knew her. I said that she is my wife. A few minutes later he says, “you … Continue reading

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Tomato Chutney

Ingredients 2 lbs unripe tomatoes (6 medium, the greener the better) 2 tbs minced fresh ginger 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander (optional) 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed) … Continue reading

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