Month: July 2007

My own metadata

Cancer / Ephemera

Looking through your old medicines to throw out the unnecessary ones is quite an undertaking after a bout of cancer. I kept a good few — all of the pain medications, and all of the anti-nausea medications. How can we use the metadata of my prescriptions to find out how my recovery has been? Let’s just say that I have exactly twice as many anti-nausea prescriptions as I have anti-pain prescriptions, and we’re talking about […]

Happy Bloomsday

art, etc. / books

This link is for all of my fellow English majors! Bloomsday – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bloomsday is a commemoration observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses, all of which took place on the same day in Dublin in 1904. The day is a secular holiday in Ireland. The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist […]

I've turned into a techno-sheep

electronic life

I couldn’t help it. Well, I could have, but I didn’t want to. So there. What I did: along with all the other gadget lovers of the Western hemisphere (i.e. techno-sheep), I am now the proud owner of an iPhone. It works, and I love it, and I shall probably be spending many hours during the next few days playing with all of the programs. Loving something that the industrial designers and engineers at Apple […]

What's in my iTunes

music

Peter and his friend, Rye, had found what they thought was a band completely unknown to anyone but them (and the band’s members, of course). I mean, who but them would be listening out for experimental electronic music from the Scandinavian parts of the world? So it was an especially great shock to Peter when he looked through my iTunes library and found I already had two of their albums…. “( )” (Sigur Rós)

Health quandary

Science

Study: Selenium supplements may raise diabetes risk – CNN.com: WASHINGTON (Reuters) — People who take selenium supplements in the hope of preventing diabetes may actually worsen their odds, U.S. researchers said Monday. And I see the above after reading that Selenium can help prevent more esophageal cancer. I love quandaries like this — damned if you do, etc. Technorati Tags: health

You know you're crazy when…

Humor

Via Textfiles… The Warning Signs Of InSaNiTy ————————————— 1. Your friends tell you that you have been acting strange lately, and then you hit them several times with a sledgehammer. 2. Everyone you meet appears to have tentacles growing out of places that you wouldn’t expect tentacles to be growing from. 3. You start out each morning with a 30-minute jog around the bathroom.