Friday, April 28, 2006

the end of "aging eyes"?

Just in:

from SciTech Daily:
A new type of eyeglasses with electrically adjustable focus might someday render bifocals and reading glasses obsolete

Getting to break the 40-something age barrier, my eyes have started "the change". It really is a milestone when someone who has had 20:20 vision (or better) all their life finds they can no longer read what was previously taken for granted. Yet another reminder of being human . . .

Friday, April 21, 2006

Blogging Can Help a Career

from CareerPro news:

Blogging Can Help a Career
Blogs are turning out to be more than just a passing fad -- they're changing the way we communicate with friends, colleagues and employers. Career experts say that with the right approach, blogs can be highly effective in helping workers highlight their skills and accomplishments.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

TV Turn-off Week

TV Turn-off Week

I'm a proponent of this. We don't have cable, and I wouldn't mind if we got rid of the sets completely. It's mostly ads anyway.

Monday, April 17, 2006

The Movie Timeline

from Yahoo!Picks:

The Movie Timeline
School kids since 1067 have been bored by the knowledge that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066. 1215, Magna Carta; 1588, Spanish Armada defeated—snooze. But let's just say for a moment that every historical event, even if it's fictitious, is real, provided it has been depicted or referred to in a movie. Hey, now you're talkin'! Pay attention, kids, these may be on the final:
2897 BC: Predators arrive on Earth to feast on humans (as depicted in "Alien vs. Predator").
932 AD: King Arthur and knights search for Holy Grail ("Monty Python & The Holy Grail").
1933: Giant ape ravages New York City ("King Kong").
1996: Genetic superman Khan leaves Earth ("Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan").
2022: Soylent Green is people! ("Soylent Green")
40,000 Barbarella roams galaxy in skimpy outfit ("Barbarella"). Study groups now forming at the concession stand. (in Movies & Film)