For your clicking pleasure, I bring you the second Sunday Roast of 2006. If you fancy a snack afters, there are always the leftovers
Good Film, Shame About the Helvetica – New York Times. Clearly, a slow news day in the NYT Movies office.
The Cute Factor – New York Times. I’m really not sure if this article makes me more resigned to being classed “cute” or less. Laps and cuddles are more fun than pedestals though…
BBC NEWS – Mental health overhaul demanded. I’ve been fortunate this time around that I am at a University with a competent counselling service to pick up the slack. Last time when I had to go through my NHS practice, it was much harder. What care you get for mental health issues in this country really is too hit and miss, so I applaud this report.
The WEB 2.0 Quiz. Shocking, especially considering I side with the people who say that Web 2.0 as a term should be put out of its misery, but I couldn’t resist. 6 out of 10. Eeek. I have much to learn, Obi Wan!
The Best Gaming Mouse Pad Youâ€™ll Ever Make at PaulStamatiou.com – You laugh, and then you think on it a bit, and realise that this is actually rather a clever little idea. Only to be recommended if you own your furniture (or think your landlord won’t mind sticky marks left on his desk).
Firdamatic: the Design Tool for the Uninspired Webloggers. I’m currently playing round with a design for part two of the Grand Master Plan for Bright Meadow, and I stumbled across this shiny little tool. As Firda says, “you’re not lazy, you’re just uninspired”.
BBC NEWS – Sony Reader targets book lovers and the Gizmodo take on the same thing. I’ve always maintained that the only thing keeping me from my (legally, I stress) downloaded e-Books is the reading format. The laptop just isn’t working for me in that respect. Whilst this Sony product looks like a great leap forward, I am going to be dubious about this sort of tech till it passes the Cas-Test – namely, can I read it in the bath without fear of (1) destroying an expensive piece of equipment and (2) death from electrocution.
And finally, this week we learned that traditionally, the 40 days and 40 nights of Lent does not include Sundays. This incensed Moose’s sensibilities. As she quite rightly points out, Lent is supposed to echo the time Jesus spent in the desert being tempted. He didn’t pop home for a Sunday lunch with Joseph and Mary each week now, did he? (At least, I can’t remember being told that he did in Sunday school). As a Christian I am so lapsed that I am starting to approach it from the other side, so I am (of course) not up to date on the latest theological thinking, but until I am told otherwise, I am just going to add this to my growing list of bits of religious thinking that make me blink in sheer incomprehension.