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RSS in Plain English - Subtitled by Lee Lefever

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If you aren’t using RSS now, to keep up with news and blogs, or you wondered what those little orange icons are, this is a great introductory video, with captions.



Wondering about my feeds?
http://billcreswell.wordpress.com/feed/ - Videos, ECA, n stuff.

http://billcreswell.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss Regular, not much to say stuff.

http://grcomputerworks.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss - Computer Stuff

Lunar Eclipse, Wed Feb 20

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http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmono/TLE2008Feb21/TLE2008Feb21.html

Edit: Bill Steffen's Account: http://blogs.woodtv.com/?p=3239

Fun Memory

I had a really fun memory on the drive home. I heard the song "Kiss Him Goodbye" - you know, "na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye"?

When I spent a summer in Mali, West Africa, my cousin and would stay in the village, with residents, and travel back and forth to the campus. We generally would have a group of little kids that would follow us around.

We starting singing them the chorus "na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye". They never got the words quite right. They would sing "na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, toubob". Roughly translated: "...hey hey hey, cracker"!

From Project Mayhem: Milkshake List: The Director's Cut

This is fun! A list of movie quotes, most with clips, of the phrases that have become pop culture - "Say Hello to my Little friend", "I love the smell of napalm in the morning."One of my favorites did not include the video - "Tis but a fleshwound"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMkth8FWno

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CI: Cochlear Implant -Success? Failure?

Here's a video of a "Bionic" woman, who has had the surgery, and is having it adjusted. Apparently, the surgery is not as bad as it used to be.

http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=a8s5nvega9tp

It's hard to get any neutral ideas about CI (Cochlear Implants), because most people are highly passionate both ways - either for or against them.

There are many anecdotal pieces from both sides, but hardly a way to see successes/failures together. How would someone know how to choose?

Plus, there is the issue of being "almost hearing" and "almost deaf" at the same time - kind of between to worlds, two very different cultures. Sometimes receiving support from the Deaf, and not fitting in with the hearing, and sometimes vice versa.