12 February 2016

This 'n' That

So, I was doing a little perusing of proper office and computer ergonomics (I know, I'm weird and boring, but I had my reasons) and noticed a trend, not just at the website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), but also at sites like Apple. They were all displaying pictures of those old, huge, really, really deep, curved-screen computer monitors. I mean, could we please update our photos? I found it mildly amusing that so many ergonomic instructions used pictures or illustrations that were clearly at least 20 years old. It was like a step back in time.
photo credit: One Click Or Two? via photopin (license)

But oh well. Perhaps we should be comforted by these photos of simpler times. Times before our computers were available everywhere, at our fingertips, on our wrists, in our pockets. Perhaps we should take time to reflect on those days when we actually could function without these electronic beasts. When we communicated via telephone, and actually heard people's voices. Perhaps we should reminisce over the days when our private lives were just that—private—and were not readily and willingly put on display for all the world to see and comment. Perhaps those days weren't so bad after all.

Of course, those days were also pre-blogs, and where would we be without those? Well, let's be honest, we'd have a lot more time on our hands, but we wouldn't have the wonderful pleasure of enjoying our week in review (kind of):
  • I love this latest post on modesty from Lyndon Unger.
  • Steven Furtick is unqualified to be a pastor. I know, I know, this isn't news. I just like to reiterate it now and then.
  • You know that person whose house always look like it belongs in an issue of Good Housekeeping? Yeah, well, this is their secret.
  • I'm really glad the Catholic Church doesn't venerate men or anything crazy and unbiblical like that.
  • Michelle Lesley gives us her helpful thoughts on Kay Arthur and why she cannot recommend Arthur to women.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • "A judge on Tuesday ordered James to stay away from all Wendy’s restaurants, to avoid possessing any weapons, to get a mental health evaluation and to limit his contact with animals to his mother’s dog."
  • Phil Johnson has returned to blogging! Okay, it was only for this one post, but we'll take it.
  • How dare Doritos go around humanizing fetuses! Those beasts!
  • Landon Chapman gives us five reasons not to observe Lent.
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin?
  • I'll have more to say about this later. For now, I just have one word: NO. 
  • Redemptive love:

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