Almost Live was a great local sketch comedy series done in Seattle. For years (1984-99), a troupe of talented Seattleites did topical humor and inside jokes on Boeing, Microsoft, and local neighborhoods. It came on right before Saturday Night Live, and was the best 25 minute warm-up that SNL never knew it had. Even if you've never lived through grunge rock, slipped on a slug, or been near the Microsoft campus, you'll enjoy bits like "What's Weak This Week", "Sluggy Come Home", "COPS- In Redmond" and the Dibert-eque "Middle Management Suck-ups." Sometimes re-runs show-up on Comedy Central. Look for it.

Breeze Live is another little gem, and one that makes me proud, since I'm involved with it. This quarter we're running a whole series of Live sessions on elearning topics. I'm acting as moderator and am focusing on topics that you'll care about from knowledgeable guest speakers. Topics like "The Future of Elearning", "Rapid Elearning", and "Understanding SCORM". Speakers include, Jay Cross, Sam Adkins, Chris Howard, Nina Pasini, Bryan Chapman, Eric, Shepherd, David Holcombe and others. See more topics and register for upcoming Spring/Summer 2004 sessions here: Elearning Seminar Series. I will also try to keep the Events links on the right side of this page up to date with topics and dates.

Breeze Almost Live is my name for the archived sessions from the Breeze Live Elearning Seminar Series. Some sessions are recorded meetings, others are self-paced Breeze presentations. All are good, (credit the speakers, not the host). Even better, you can "time travel" without a Tivo and catch these at your leisure. More recent sessions done with Breeze 4 offer an automatic index into the session based on layout changes, chat entries, key words and a few other key events. Breeze does all that automatically when recording. The thumbnail below highlights the "toggle" for the index and search and shows the index/search pane.

Breeze player index toggle

See the archives for yourself here: eLearning Recorded Seminars