Migraine

Imara suffers a lot from Migraine and last week was a terrible one for her with a four day migraine that wouldn’t leave.

This prompted me to start reading up on the disease (not just a bad headache) and the Migraine Myths page was a real eye-opener.

Myth: A migraine is just a bad headache.

Reality: Migraine is a disease, a headache is only a symptom. In addition, the cause of migraine pain is the opposite of the cause of headache pain.

 

Myth: Migraine is caused by psychological factors, such as stress and depression.

Reality: Migraine is a neurological disease, not a psychological disorder.

 

Myth: Migraine is not life threatening, just annoying.

Reality: Migraine can be life threatening, inducing such conditions as stroke and coma.

 

Myth: Any doctor will recognise and properly treat migraine.

Reality: Migraine is one of the most misdiagnosed, mistreated and least understood diseases.

The doctor whom we consulted at Apollo hospital was extremely helpful and went into great detail on how we could deal with Migraine. Unfortunately there is no cure and the only weapon that we have is to try to cut the migraine attack before it start running it’s full course.

This was his advice to us: Just as you notice a migraine coming on take one anti-migraine tablet (Imigran, Sandomigraine) if after about 30 minutes it doesn’t recede take one more. But you should never take more than 2 tablets a day and a total of 6 tablets a week. Remember that you need to always consult your physician before taking any of these medication.

Migraine

PostXING

After seeing a few posts today about PostXING, I just downloaded it to figure out how much better it is than my current blogging tool BlogJet. This is my first entry but configuration seems to be really easy in addition to that the other features that I like are:

  • Source code formatting (especially C# and VB.NET)
  • Uploading Images (BlogJet supports this too)
  • Saving offline versions
  • Plug-ins for spell checking
  1 		private void btnTwo_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
  2 		{
  3 			btnTwo.Visible = false;
  4 			btnOne.Visible = true;
  5 			this.BackColor = Color.Red;
  6 		}

Merill

Some of the missing stuff though are:

  • Images are not being resized
  • The Categories are not displayed on a dropdown, instead I need to click on the Categories button to open up a dialog. Shortcuts keys anyone?

UPDATE: I’m giving up on PostXING just after my first post, in fact I’m already editing the PostXING post using BlogJet. Here are my reasons (in addition to the ones above).

  • I need to take an additional step when including images in the post.
  • The PostXING UI is not as responsive as BlogJet (FYI: PostXING is written in .NET)
  • I need to download additional plug-in to get the spell checker working.
PostXING

Milk chocolate melts in your mouth, not on your ass

If you were wondering what my MSN personal message today was all about, here’s the scoop.

Models, wearing chocolate covered outfits and jewelry, eat chocolate backstage before a fashion show at the opening of the Salon Du Chocolat exhibition in Beijing Friday, June 10, 2005. The three-day event is being promoted as China’s first chocolate exhibition, featuring 20 of the world’s top chocolate makers, some of whom contributed to the edible dresses on display in the fashion show. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

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Milk chocolate melts in your mouth, not on your ass

VB’s *My* for C# Developers

Dan Fernandez has posted about Juval Lowy’s My wrapper for C#. What’s hilarious is the name that Juval is using for the wrapper. Here’s how it goes.

The naming convention being that when VB refers to “itself” it uses the keyword “Me” and when C# refers to itself it “this”, then logically when referring to something else, VB will use “My” and C# will use “That”. VB being “Me” and “My”, C# being “this” and “That”.

That

VB’s *My* for C# Developers

HOWTO make an air conditioner

 

Link (via Slashdot)

HOWTO make an air conditioner

Books

Okay, I admit it. I’m a J.K. Rowling fan. (FYI: I’m a serious Dan Brown fan too, oh and James Herriot as well.)

I’m into the third Harry Potter book and I’m loving it. It’s a bit weird though to have first seen the film and then read the book.

I’ve made myself a promise though that this would be the last book I read for a long time while I spend more of my free time getting a hang on all the new Whideby stuff, I’m especially intrigued by Team System.

Books

Free E-Learning and Skills Assessments for VS 2005/SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Learning (MSL) has just announced the availability of 16 skills products designed to help you build your Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 skills.  As of June 3 you can take these free* skills assessments and e-Learning products to prepare your skills for the upcoming product releases. 

* Microsoft E-Learning for Visual Studio 2005 is free until November 8, 2005. Microsoft E-Learning for SQL Server 2005 is free until November 1, 2006.  Internet connection time charges may apply.

Features

E-Learning products represent a total of 62 hours of in-depth online training on the newest features of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005, with hands-on virtual labs and offline functionality.  By taking a skills assessment, individuals obtain a personalized learning plan to help them understand if they are ready to implement specific business solutions.  Personalized learning plans include Microsoft Official Curriculum courses, Official Microsoft E-Learning Courses, Microsoft Press books, and other technical resources that will help them with their preparation.

Where?

Go visit these pages

·         Visual Studio 2005 Learning Resources: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/learning

·         SQL Server 2005 Learning Resources: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sql/learning/

Product details

E-Learning

Visual Studio 2005

Clinic 2551:  Introduction to Visual Studio Team System 

Course 2924:  Building Data Components in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005                                                                  

Course 2925:  Building Managed Code for SQL Server 2005 and Creating SOA Applications with Visual Studio 2005          

Course 2928:  Implementing Data Access and Security in an ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application 

SQL Server 2005

Course 2936:  Installing and Securing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005

Course 2937:  Administering and Monitoring Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                     

Course 2938:  Data Availability Features in Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                      

Course 2939:  Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                                                           

Course 2940:  Building Services and Notifications Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                   

Course 2941:  Creating the Data Access Tier Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005                                                        

Course 2944:  Updating Your Reporting Skills to Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Reporting Services

 

Skills Assessments

Visual Studio 2005

AS27A: What’s New in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005

AS27B What’s New in ASP.NET 2.0

SQL Server 2005

AS22A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Database Administrators

AS23A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Database Developers

AS24 A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Business Intelligence Developers

Free E-Learning and Skills Assessments for VS 2005/SQL Server 2005

The Big Four

With AOL’s announcement of their 2GB free email service here’s a current snapshot of the big guys:

  • Gmail – 2.3 GB
  • AOL – 2 GB
  • Yahoo – 1 GB
  • Hotmail – 250 MB

I wonder what the guys at MSN are up to. With all the MSN Spaces, photos and all other features that they provide, they definitely must be having something up their sleeves.

The Big Four