OK, seeing as how this roast is made up of stuff from the past month, I’m going to have to order it a little bit differently. First will be the news stories that caught my eye for whatever reason during the time I was taking a break. Then there’ll be the blog posts, and I’ll end it all, as usual, with some more movie trailers. Due to the volume of things I want to share, I’m going to hold back on most of my usual commentary. Just accept that if they’re still being roasted after a month, they’re really worth your click 🙂
- A Palestinian woman was found with three crocodiles strapped to her stomach
- Blair targets career criminals – I won’t even try to repeat the outcry that went round the office when this hit the headlines at the end of March. Let’s just say it goes pretty much contrary to everything we’re trying to do. And what we’re trying to do, I’ll hasten to add, is simply implement government policy… And as for testing children to see if they have criminal tendencies… *ARGH!*
- IBM develop a browser to make audio and video content accessible to those with visual impairments
- Gromit steps into HMV logo role – my one nod to April Fool’s day this year
- Serenity was named the top sci-fi movie – now, don’t get me wrong, I adore Firefly, I loved Serenity, and I am even rather fond of the comic now I’ve got my hands on it, but calling it the best sci-fi movie ever? Yes it was good, and different, but it wasn’t a great movie as the first half especially just played like an extended TV episode. Not on a par with movies such as Blade Runner or Alien, or as genre-busting as The Matrix.
- The Net in space – how more sci-fi do you want to get?!
- A free service to convert web pages into Braille – yes, I’m having an accessibility drive at the moment
- Two people have been arrested for stealing wi-fi
- An offline version of Wikipedia? To be filed into the ‘things that make me go hmmmmmmm’ category and that are tweaking my spidy-research-senses
- A move is being made regarding the ‘return’/loan of the Elgin Marbles back to Greece
- The US erects the ‘Baghdad Wall’ to keep sects apart – because that’s an idea that’s always worked SO well in the past
- Twitter makes it to the NYT
- Cosmopolitan coffee
- The story of Yoda and his kidnap…
- The ever elusive Tea Moose
- Ever wanted to rewrite the ending of a book? Now you can (I recommend you check the date stamp of this post 😉 )
- A great article on human/computer interactions in Science Fiction movies
- Display your To Do list on the desktop (for Macs)
- The ‘Lectric Archaeologist
- A rape in Cyberspace – a long, and not easy article to read, but with some very interesting ideas and though provoking aspects
- Researchers explore the idea of scrapping the Internet and starting over – a tempting idea at times!
- The Digital Classicist
- I now pronounce you Chuck & Larry
- Evan Almighty
- Live Free or Die Hard – I know I showed it last week, but it bears watching again
- Surf’s Up – well, it’s penguins so I have to want to watch it, right? And I just love how they surfer-dude penguin’s are all tattooed!
And that’s it. Have a great day folks, I’m off to the park to sit in the sun again 🙂