Dogs have limited “Theory of Mind” from the Telegraph, UK

May 15, 2008

I’m always careful not to needlessly anthropomorphize the dogs I encounter. But clearly the dog owning experience teaches us that they do have emotions, they do think, they dream. . .but how just far can we go along this path? Dogs showing an aversion to inequity?

Read these related posts from the British Telegraph here and see if their conclusions match your own. The comments below the article are also interesting. . . :: A Great Site for Type Lovers

May 11, 2008

Here’s an excellent site for type lovers and anyone who wants to understand more about the ocean of fonts and typefaces we swim in every day, online and in print. This blog is written by a Brit who now resides in Japan and we’ll quote below from his “About” pages to give you a sense of his take on the subject. Think you know type? Try tackling the Rather Difficult Font Game and see how much you really know. . .

I love Typography (iLT) was born on August 8, 2007; I, on the other hand was born in 1969. iLT was born from a desire to bring the subject of Typography to the masses. All too often, articles on typography are rather bland and, although informative, do little to elicit feelings of wow.

So, iLT is designed to inspire its readers, to make people more aware of the typography that is around them. We really cannot escape typography; it’s everywhere: on road signs, shampoo bottles, toothpaste, and even on billboard posters, in books and magazines, online…the list is endless, and the possibilities equally so.

Pad Thai in a box. . .hardly

May 9, 2008

pad thai recipe for two

No, this isn’t the back page of Consumer Reports (but this is the sort of thing they typically run there). Above you’ll see the Pad Thai For Two recipe, from A Taste of Thai a product with the claim of “Real Thai — Real Easy.”

It may easy, but buyers should note that of 10 ingredients require to make the dish, only 2 are in the $3.99 Pad Thai for Two box. You need to bring vegetable oil, eggs, scallions, peanuts, bean sprouts, cilantro,lime wedges, 1/2 pound of chicken (or shrimp or pork) to the party in order to make this dish.

After I’ve bought all that I think I’ll just get my own noodles and a jar of sauce. . .Thanks for very little, A Taste of Thai.


30 Free High Quality Word Press Themes from Smashing Magazine

May 4, 2008

Smashing magazine presents links to 30 (no, make that 29) quality Word Press themes that are free to use in both personal and commercial projects. Check them out here.