Saturday, November 29, 2003

Collecting my Thoughts:
"Many employers really do give Thanksgiving Day off. This morning I had quite a search to find an open coffee shop. Panera’s, Caribou, Starbucks, Bob Evans, Tim Horton’s, Wendy’s, McDonald’s. All were closed so employees could enjoy time with their families, or time to sleep in, or time to clean the garage. "

Friday, November 28, 2003

Hugh's Review of Reviews

Now I am making a serious attempt to reopen my career as a writer of criticism.

Writing record reviews of band music in the old days, 1960 on, worked best when I had a dead line and got the draft copy done, then a retype in the post in order to get paid.

My second monthly job of reviewing newly published sheet music for wind instruments was much harder, negative reviews were not be included because there was so much sent in so to write positvely all the tieme was difficult and they had no dead-lines, next month was good enough.

I got the first job by spotting a niche on the UK national monthly RECORD REVIEW, now part of Hi-Fi News, and applying to the editor; and the second in the same way with The Musical Times but I was now "experienced. "
EVEN if not terribly well qualified being still a music student.

Hugh Watkins

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

My Blahg: "You might have noticed the content on My Blahg has been a little thin of late. The reason is because I've discovered a taste for developing new blog and web site designs. snip Any feedback on the designs would be appreciated. "

complicated makes it S L O W E R Mr Robert McClelland


oh dear

Monday, November 24, 2003

BLOGGER - Knowledge Base - What to do if your Mom discovers your blog...

Join the prestigious ranks of literary superstars like Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) and Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) who, just like you, required pen names to keep their Moms blissfully cloaked in ignorance.

To do this, you can edit your Blogger user profile and change your name. If you make an alias out of your pet’s name and the street you grew up on, (for me: Bruce Upwey) be aware that your Mom will see right through that. Be creative
BLOGGER - Knowledge Basse - How Not to Get Fired Because of Your Blog
"Do you blog at work? Do you check your referrer logs and surf the blogosphere all day from your office?

Do you think it might be funny to mock your co-workers publicly, or that it could be a good idea to post photos of sensitive corporate information on your blog?

If only Blogger Support could have reached this unfortunate Blogger sooner. Folks, this doesn't have to happen to you. "

Microsoft fires worker over weblog

Won't happen to me
I work at home (unpaid)
but as an AOL BETA tester my lips are sealed

voluntary self censorship is the worst kind

but I did read and sign a confidentiality agreement
The Onion | Mom Finds Out About Blog

>> MINNEAPOLIS, MN—In a turn of events the 30-year-old characterized as "horrifying," Kevin Widmar announced Tuesday that his mother Lillian has discovered his weblog.<<


She googled it of course

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Ms Poopie Pants - Usenet Legend: "Warning: If you don't like ranting egotistical blogs with deliberate misspelling, go elsewhere. "

not miscwritingville after all I think but still pretty in pink
ROTC JEEP LIST: "And this battle shall be the delicious mustard on that bread! The mustard of your doom!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

robot wisdom weblog

Seems to have gone static
I hope jorn barger is OK

The Robot Wisdom pages: "' forge in the smithy of my soul
the uncreated conscience of my race.'
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"
Harry Claude Cat presents THE TOON SHOW: "blog blog blog (blog me.)"

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Baghdad Burning: "Girl Blog from Iraq... let's talk war, politics and occupation. "
yeah whatever: "mewling kicking screaming... the blog presence of Dr Zen
Life and Observations: "Today, I reheated a soup pot and ate some of its contents"
Ultrablog: "Dear Prudence.

Children of divorced parents are selfish, rude, inconsiderate and flaky. "
Rant of the Loon: "The 'Who Gives a Good Gosh Darn' Series

Well, curses live, bullies thrive, Goliath stomps on David and the World Series begins.

Who cares?"

Sunday, November 16, 2003

TunafishNews: "Just this once, I'm going to get deep and serious."

Friday, November 14, 2003

parks place: "I have never, ever seen it as windy as it is where I live right now."

>> You need to stop hawking your blog. <<
My Blahg: " tasteless--but hilarious"

>> I can't stop screwing around with my blog template. I spent half of
yesterday coming up with a new look for the site and I already want to
change it again.<<
Ashabot: "In order to know when the DNS has fully propagated, I put a red, smiley cat face on my new home page"
zines/photos/stories/poems...: "Questions? Comments? Like what you found here?
Let me know. After all, it's no fun talking to the void."

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Sunday, November 02, 2003

The Sourcebook Project: Strange, bizarre & anomalous phenomena: "Ancient people raised standing stones on all continents save Antarctica. The dug canals 50 miles long and erected even longer walls.

Gleaned from hundreds of volumes of Science, Nature, Antiquity and other science journals, this massive collection of archeological puzzles will keep researchers digging for decades. "

You may not need the books just google some of the phrases
Google Search: sacral spot

and I look for definitons of new (to me) words.

Merriam-Webster OnLine: "Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin os sacrum last bone of the spine, literally, holy bone, translation of Greek hieron osteon
Date: 1753
: the part of the vertebral column that is directly connected with or forms a part of the pelvis and in humans consists of five fused vertebrae "

Google Search: sacral

off track OT

New Page 1: "KEY POINT: Tetraplegics and paraplegics injured above T6 may have a heat stroke if they get too overheated. "

because the body-s signals cannot get up the spine to say sweat or shiver . . spooky.

poor Judith used ths Cranio-: "The Alexander Technique and Cranio-sacral Therapy" to deal with her clinical depression.

Judith Thomas oboe my ex The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique: "Do you carry excess tension in your body?" yes like many musicians.

AHA Kundalini Yoga

Chakra List - sacral-chakra: "Everything you need to know about sacral-chakra.
Free sacral-chakra related downloads.
Links to sacral-chakra related pages."

Tantra Chakra Kundalini: "Each of the seven chakras has several spiritual qualities. These qualities are intact within us, and even though they might not always be manifest, they can never be destroyed."

Sacral Dimple - - caring for the next generation: "A little hole at the base of the tailbone is called a sacral dimple or a sacral pit. "

Google Search: "sacral dimple"

MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Pilonidal cyst and dimple: "A pilonidal dimple is a small pit or sinus in the sacral area just at the top of the crease between the buttocks. The pilonidal dimple may also be a deep tract, rather than a shallow depression, leading to a sinus that may contain hair. During adolescence the pilonidal dimple or tract may become infected forming a cyst-like structure called a pilonidal cyst. These pilonidal cysts may require surgical drainage or total excision to prevent reinfection. "


What it is: "The term 'Pilonidal' technically means 'nest of hairs'. This is not always true and there are people who have Pilonidal Cysts that have no hair in them (usually women) although there is no explanation of why. A Pilonidal Cyst is basically a sac beneath the outer skin. The inside of the sac is lined with skin cells and it is here that your problem begins.... Pilonidal Cysts are highly prone to excruciatingly painful infections."

What it is: "Pilonidal Cysts are medically related to a group of diseases known as Follicular Occlusion - meaning blocked hair follicles. At one time it was believed that Pilonidal Cysts were all congenital -- current medical philosophy is that very few of these cysts are congenital and most are acquired. "

What it is: "Pictures - We start with the low-gore drawings on this page. The drawings below show a cyst with several sinus openings. Not everyone who has a cyst will have the small holes (sinus openings). On the next pages the pictures show actual people's cysts. The picture pages load slowly for those of you on dial-up.... "

Pictures Pre Surgery: "Picture of a baby born with a Pilonidal Sinus opening."

Pictures Post Surgery: "This is an UNUSUALLY large excision wound. Please do not be alarmed, only the most sever cases result in a wound of this size. " - a free online surgical resource: "Picture provided by Dr Ovidiu Florica, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia"

It looks like an alien insect - suitable subject for a sci-fi writing.

"Also seen in interdigital clefts, face and axilla
Usually seen in young adults.
Rare after the age of 40 years
Male : female ratio is 4:1 "

My diagnoisis

: "Because of the high suspicion of an incarcerated right inguinal hernia, the patient was taken to the operating room. Exploration of the right groin showed serosanguineous fluid with fat necrosis but no hernia.

A Bassini repair was done and the fluid drained.
Postoperatively, fluid reaccumulated in the right groin, and the patient's amylase and lipase values remained elevated. The patient still complained of discomfort in the right groin but had no abdominal complaints. A CT scan, obtained to rule out pancreatic pseudocyst, showed calcified pancreas and a complex pseudocyst dissecting into the right inguinal region (Fig 1). The fluid collection in the right groin was percutaneously drained and found to have an amylase value >1,930 U/L."

My operation due on december 2nd 2003
Heartlands Hospital
Birmingham Heartlands & Solihull NHS Trust (Teaching): "Outpatients
Useful information for anyone attending an outpatient clinic appointment."

note bus stops not marked in the right place but 96 or 97 is door to door for me.

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