Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Body Height Weight Converter Metric/American Units

Body Height Weight Converter Metric/American Units a handy little gadget

180 kg is 397 lbs oops me !!
183cm or 6 foot until I start shrinking with old age

Saturday, April 23, 2005


THE MEATRIX a four minute
animated movie that spoofs the Matrix films and stars a cow, a pig and a
chicken. The Meatrix has won many awards, has been seen by millions of
people, and has been critically acclaimed by both press and viewers.

Google Groups : misc.writing.moderated

Google Groups : misc.writing.moderated
The Chron today ran an excellent article in the San Francisco Magazine,
their Sunday magazine. Heidi Benson's article is titled, "Historian Iris
Chang won many battles. The war she lost raged within"

From the first draft of her suicide note, "When you believe you have a
future, you think in terms of generations and years. When you do not,
you live not just by the day -- but by the minute. It is far better that
you remember me as I was -- in my heyday as a best-selling author --
than the wild-eyed wreck who returned from Louisville . . . . Each
breath is becoming difficult for me to take -- the anxiety can be
compared to drowning in an open sea. I know that my actions will
transfer some of this pain to others, indeed those who love me the most.
Please forgive me. Forgive me because I cannot forgive myself."

Sad story.

Ye olde swarm of links: thousands of links for writers, researchers and
the terminally curious


Friday, April 22, 2005

I have Sleep Apnea?

What Is Sleep Apnoea?: "
Temporary cessation of breathing during sleep from obstruction in the upper airway.

Sleep apnoea is a condition that interrupts your breathing when you are asleep. This is usually caused by an obstruction blocking the back of the throat so that the air cannot reach your lungs. The cessation of breathing automatically forces you to wake up in order to start breathing again. This can happen many times during the night, making it hard for your body to get enough oxygen, and preventing you from obtaining enough good quality sleep.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common feature in middle aged, overweight men.
The prevalence is thought to be approximately 4% of men and 2% of women. OSA can range from being very mild to severe.

Sleep apnoea is usually defined as cessation of air flow into the lungs which lasts for more than 10 seconds. This definition however is rather artificial as some apnoeas which last for more than 10 seconds during sleep are perfectly normal.
It is quite common for intervals between breaths to last for 10-20 seconds without there being any underlying sleep or respiratory disorder.

A common situation in which breathing may stop for more than 10 seconds is when the stage of sleep changes. We can determine the severity of sleep apnoea by two indices.
The apnoea index (AI) (the number of apnoeas occuring per hour), and the apnoea/hypopnoea index (AHI) (significant drop in oxygen saturation of 4% or more per hour due to the cessation of breathing). An AHI of less than 10 is not likely to be associated with clinical problems.

To determine whether you are suffering from sleep apnoea you must first undergo testing and observation

Sleep Apnoea FAQ / Sleep Apnea FAQ Look, as things stand right now, there just isn't a "cure" for OSA."

Google Search: cpap: "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)"

Google Images Search: cpap
American Sleep Apnea Association

I just pretend I am on a boat or a space ship
not me

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Misc.writing Wrevels hosted by

Misc.writing Wrevels hosted by "Austin, Texas -- August 1997
New Jersey -- October, 1998
First Annual UK Wrevel (York) -- October, 1998
Atlanta, GA -- March, 2000
Tampa, FL -- July, 2000
Glenside Wrevelwry -- August, 2000
Northernmost Stop on the Wrolling Wrevel -- Spring, 2001
Dick Harper's misc.vacation in Florida (Eliska's Wrevel included) -- Summer, 2001
Glenside, PA -- June, 2002
Fifth Annual UK Wrevel -- Oct, 2002
Mistake by the Lake: North Puffin -- Aug, 2003
Pig Parts Par-TAY in Glenside-- June, 2004 "

If you know of a wrevel being hosted somewhere that is not listed here, let Gekko know and she'll add a link to it.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Old News - The Whole Earth Electronic Link - the WELL The WELL Inside The WELL you participate using your real name, but the fact of your membership is yours to disclose or reveal to the wider Web. 20 years.

The WELL, a pioneer in cyberspace, celebrates its 20th Anniversary on April 1, 2005! Technology in google's cach: "By Newsbytes, April 7, 1999

SAUSALITO, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A., 1999 APR 7 (NB) -- By Steve Gold, Newsbytes. The Well, the well-known BBS spawned in the days of 1,200 and 2,400 bits per second modems, has been acquired by Salon Magazine publisher Terms of the deal between and Rosewood Stone Group, a California venture capital company that owned The Well, have not been revealed.
The Well, which started life in the mid-1980s as the Whole Earth eLectronic Link, is the stuff of online legends. Originally created as a West Coast antithesis of the bulletin board community, its multi- threaded composition and ready access to some of the greatest minds of the IT world of that era -- many of whom accessed the service regularly -- made it an instant hit. The Well is now accessible on the Web.
David Talbot, Salon's founder and CEO, said that The Well will fit in well with the company's existing Table Talk online community.
'The Well's distinctive reputation for thoughtful and intelligent online discussions fits strongly with our network of high quality content (Web) sites,' he said, adding that the company has built a strong following with Table Talk.
Despite the parallels between Table Talk and The Well, Talbot stressed that The Well will continue to operate as a separate entity.
The Well first entered the online consciousness in the mid-1980s, when Stu Brand, the published of the Whole Earth Catalog, teamed up with Larry Brilliant, a revered IT veteran.
Both men turned their backs on the existing BBS community in the US, which was based mainly on the TBBS (The Bread Board System) software originally coded under CP/M in the early 1980s to run on the Tandy T"

I never knew that

The Virtual Community by Howard Rheingold: Introduction: "The Virtual Community: Introduction
By Howard Rheingold" snipped

The virtual village of a few hundred people I stumbled upon in 1985 grew to eight thousand by 1993. It became clear to me during the first months of that history that I was participating in the self-design of a new kind of culture. I watched the community's social contracts stretch and change as the people who discovered and started building the WELL in its first year or two were joined by so many others. Norms were established, challenged, changed, reestablished, rechallenged, in a kind of speeded-up social evolution.

I'm not alone in this emotional attachment to an apparently bloodless technological ritual. Millions of people on every continent also participate in the computer-mediated social groups known as virtual communities, and this population is growing fast.

I remember the first time I walked into a room full of people IRL who knew many intimate details of my history and whose own stories I knew very well. Three months after I joined, I went to my first WELL party at the home of one of the WELL's online moderators. I looked around at the room full of strangers when I walked in. It was one of the oddest sensations of my life. I had contended with these people, shot the invisible breeze around the electronic watercooler, shared alliances and formed bonds, fallen off my chair laughing with them, become livid with anger at some of them. But there wasn't a recognizable face in the house. I had never seen them before. 'By Howard Rheingold

I experienced the same with the misc.writing wrevel in Oxford
I have dropped and been dropped misc.writing ville - the denizens are too right wing for my taste
even to the point of mental illness expressed by cliches of rudeness.

But the annual Bristol_and_Somerset Bunfight occupies a central place in my calender

this month the Family History Fair in London will mean many virtual friends will meet even from across the Atlantic. I have Dick Eastman's card on my desk NEHGS a year later and I have realised who he is.

This year I amtoo broke for shopping but I am going to go to meet people and look for freebies.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

building Hedvig's web

ØRUM was sent to me as a .doc by saving it as html in Star Office I was able to extract the images and "Save for Web" in Photoshop Elements to make them smaller

I then saved the doc as text to get rid of the formatting

and spent hours putting it back as slimmer html
I then divided the big page into 16 smaller ones

and linked them into the sitemap
sitemap for Hedvigs slægtssider which brings the total pages to around 50 for this site

Friday, April 15, 2005

This is not me

Dave on Curry

Hotlinking is not allowed for our FREE Accounts
spoil sports !

found on Dave's FC Pages Index

but I do like curry too

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Hans Högmans Släktforskning

Hans Högmans Släktforskning: "my genealogy in the form of pedigree charts and affects the Swedish provinces Medelpad, �ngermanland and S�dermanland. I have a list of places and families I am doing research on. I also have some local history events from the Sundsvall area that might have influenced my ancestors in these parts. There is also an article about Genealogy in Sweden.
common information about Swedish History and especially Swedish Military History where I have a great deal of material about the Allotment System (the old system of organizing and financing the Swedish Armed Forces). "

_Hasses home pages

Pharyngula blog

Pharyngula: "Ah, Aplysia. Also known as the sea hare, Aplysia is a common preparation used in neurobiology labs; it's a good sized beastie with the interesting defense mechanism of spewing out clouds of mucusy slime and purple ink when agitated. I well remember coming into the physiology lab in the morning to find a big bucket full of squirming muscular slugs in a pool of vivid purple goo. "

Sunday, April 03, 2005

The Courier-Mail: Aussie lion beats all in bite test [02apr05]: "A MARSUPIAL lion that roamed Australia during the Ice Age had the most powerful bite of any known animal in the world, living or extinct, an Australian and Canadian research team has discovered."

First printing of thi story was on April 1st 2005

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Google Search: "ben bracken" single malt from LIDL at a easonable price

gnimmel: "I have occasionally been present at the sort of student social event at which the main aim get as wasted as possible whilst parting with as little money as possible. This aim is generally furthered by the patron liquid of bus stops and park benches, White Lightning Cider. For more extreme practitioners, Lidl's Scimitar White Cider is cheaper and even less pleasant. The absolute pinnacle of cheap but still slightly drinkable intoxicants in Cambridge was represented by Cromwell, an English fortified wine obtainable for the princely sum of one pound and sixty-nine pence from Aldi up Histon Road.
Now, I thought I'd closed the book of cheap intoxicants, shut up the shop, put the chairs on the tables and gone home. I assumed Cromwell scored highest on the taste-modified effect/cost scale. But no. There is a rival."

Friday, April 01, 2005

IONETICS Warning Letter: "This is to advise you that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed labeling for your product 'Angioprim' including promotional flyers shipped with product orders and Internet labeling from your websites at,, and Based on this labeling, FDA has determined that Angioprim is promoted for conditions that cause the product to be a drug under section 201(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)(B)]. The therapeutic claims in your product labeling establish that the product is a drug because it is intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. The marketing of this product with these claims violates the Act."


Furthermore, your product is not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced conditions and therefore, the product is also a "new drug" under section 201p)of the Act [21 U.S.C 321(p)]. New Drugs may not be legally marketed in the U.S. without prior approval from FDA as described in section 505(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. 355(a)]. FDA approves a new drug on the basis of scientific data submitted by a drug sponsor to demonstrate that the drug is safe and effective.


Joseph R. Baca


Office of Compliance

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration

5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740 USA

: "Researchers prove that intake of 4 pills of Aspirin daily can prevent intracranial arterial stenosis than the powerful blood thinner warfarin.
A study was conducted on patients already suffering from stroke because of symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis that builds up fatty deposits in the arteries inner walls and hampers the flow of blood.
A study of patients already suffering from a stroke or mini-stroke as a result of intracranial arterial stenosis explains that the patients were taking either warfarin or high-dose aspirin randomly.
Patients are advised to take a higher amount than advised for heart disease and general stroke prevention. The researchers used the higher dose based on earlier studies on its effectiveness. The warfarin-taking patients developed complications at a higher rate. Out of them ten percent died as compared to others who took aspirin. The patients who warfarin also had higher risks of major bleeding and a heart attack or sudden death.
Dr. Chimowitz said aspirin is the useful drug in warding-off strokes in people suffering from irregular heartbeat and clots in the legs and lungs. He cautioned people not to switch to aspirin from warfarin or stop the course immediately before consulting their doctors. "
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