DelOK, I’ve been sort of in an out of this Web 2.0 thing; there’s some stuff that makes sense, and then there’s a lot that seems cool but mostly useless. until recently sort of fell in the middle for me. OK, it’s nice to have all my bookmarks on the web all tagged up and such, but the whole social aspect of it? Meh…

Long story short, I’ve recently ditched Safari for Firefox, found Google’s bookmark syncing wanting, and ran across a new plug-in for Firefox that makes a breeze.

So what, you say? Well, now that I’ve got all of my bookmarks tagged and sorted (hooray for meaningless organization!), I’ve added my tag cloud to the left sidebar (toward the bottom).

I have no idea if anyone will find this useful or interesting, but the posts further down were getting lonely.

So, enjoy. Or not. I dunno… Whatever.

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Yet Another New Spidey 3 Trailer

Yep, it’s true. They’re releasing these things like crazy. Another few and I can cobble together the entire movie.

Anyway, this one has even more Brock/Venom stuff (joy!).

There’s a nice bit with Topher Grace in the church…


…an interesting, and eventually kinda comic look at Peter getting a better look at the costume…




…see what I mean? (Hee-hee-hee!)

But for me the best part is Columbia logo at the beginning…


…now watch closely…








You can see the trailer here. (Hat tip to SuperHero Hype!)

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Preschool Debriefing

I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to draw some cartoons for my son’s preschool class. Well, I did it, and it went even better than I’d hoped.

I started by saying “you know how Mom or Dad go to work every day? They might go to an office, or a factory, or wherever… Well, you know what my job is? I stay home all day and draw funny pictures. I have the best job in the whole wide world.”

Then I asked them if they wanted me to draw a dog or a cat. “DOG!” they all yelled.

DoggieI drew two little dots to start the eyes and then an idea hit me…

“Is it a dog yet?” I asked. “NO!” they yelled.

Then the larger circle for the nose. “How about now? Is that a dog now?”

Again a raucous “NO!” Someone called out “That’s a nose!”

It went on like this for a good while until the dog was all done.

Then we did a cat, the Easter bunny, a fish and a shark.

With the shark I kept erasing parts of his face to make him do different things: look scary, smile, eat fish food, and go to sleep after his big meal. (A nearby turtle looked understandably relieved.)

The thing that honestly really surprised me was that I hadn’t really planned anything. I was told it’d be five minutes at the most, and twenty minutes of weirdly spontaneous inspiration later (teacher approved, I might add), I finally wrapped it up to a unison “thank you, Mr. Anderson!”

Henry just beamed the entire time.

At one point he was so excited he stood up in the middle of his indian-seat-styled classmates and started to take a step toward me, realized it, and then sat down again.

I tell you, there’s nothing more satisfying than living up to your children’s expectations.

(BTW, click the dog graphic and you can grab a copy of the coloring page I handed out. If anyone wants to color it and send it back I’ll post them all later.)