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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Time Machine (Mouse Trap Style!)

OK, so they skipped some events, but this is still quite an amazing contraption!
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The evolution of an MBA

I think this video is an attempt at humor. It wasn't bad; the student reminded me of Michael Scott from the american version of the office at the end. Maybe It's my aversion to the corporate element and the suit ;-)
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Jersey Shore gone Wilde

I am not sure that "meta" is the correct term here, but "how meta!", also quite funny! (and I have not read any Oscar Wilde, and neither have I watched Jersey Shore.
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Super Mario Crossover!

This is a good find: Play Super Mario Brothers with your favorite character from Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man, Simon Belmont or that guy from Contra :-) Now of course some things just don't work like Samus' blaster  is kinda pathetic in the Mario World, and some things word great (like the Contra guy's gun).  It's a nice little NES nostalgia mashup for those of us who grew up with it
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Splinter Cell: Conviction - some thoughts [spoilers]

It's been a couple of weeks since I completed the single player missions on Splinter Cell: Conviction (I guess I have to find someone to do co-op missions with now, lol).   My overall impression of the game is fairly positive.  I really liked the game play, it was reminiscent of previous Splinter Cell games, but it did manage to push the envelope a tad bit further (in a good way).  The
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Sliders...wow, what a missed opportunity!

Thanks to the wonders of Hulu and Netflix I was recently able to finish watching the entire series or Sliders.  Back when I was in high school I really liked the series, which originally aired on Fox, but, like many other shows, it was cancelled and later moved to a cable network - and I didn't have cable. I really wanted to find out what happened to the gang after all these years so I started
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Professional Angst - the MLIS vs. the PhD

I haven't paid much attention to the library world in the past couple of weeks while I get acclimated to my new job, and while I've been playing around with various learning management systems (since we're moving from WebCT Vista to something else).  I came across a blog post in the ACRLog the other day but didn't have much of an opportunity to read it until now. Its title "Why all the fuss over
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Half-Made World, some thoughts.

Last fall I won a pre-release copy of the book Half-Made World by Felix Gilman - this was through GoodReads.com. Sadly with all the homework and school reading I didn't really get to read the book right away.  Well, with school over I was able to finally pick up the book and read it. I thought that since I do not read a lot of fiction it would be a good change of pace for my reading habits.The
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