Sunday, September 28, 2014

Long time, no see

Some of you may have been wondering where I'd disappeared to, others may have been  glad  that I had disappeared. The truth of the matter is that I have been rather busy at work, having a good time with my family,  and getting used to a new medication regime.

Work relaxes in a few days time,  and I am going to take the first proper holiday in  will have had in what feels like eighteen months. In addition,  it has been brought to my attention that there  is a new blogger out there  who appears to have caught the true measure of my old buddy Edie... Ladies and gentlemen I'd like to introduced you to Paul Jones, who can be found at Paul Jones The Devils Advocate

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Eat your heart out Gillian

This made me laugh, loud and long... Friday Weird Science - Fatty feces or gassy guano. Somebody actually took the time out to perform this study, so of course we should take it seriously. Hat Tip to Nigel for pointing it out :)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Says it all really...

The way I see it, when people attack me, or what I hold to be true, through years of personal experience, the same applies to countless diabetics I know or know of. When bitter and jealous dullards take on people who have become friends such as Jimmy Moore, who has helped me and countless others, I am going on the attack, big time. For me this is total war, no Queensbury rules, no prisoners, no mercy shown or expected. Ludicrous dietary information killed off members of my family. They would expect nothing less from me. The fight goes on !

Which goes to show that it really isn't worth having a reasoned discussion with the man really, as soon as you disagree with him it becomes "total war". And he wonders why I wouldn't accept his invitation for a face-to-face.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

What I’ve been up to over the last six weeks

Other than work that is!

During some of my spare time, I’ve been learning a new skill – counting WeightWatcher propoints. Those that care about me, know how much of a challenge this is for me – not that I can’t count, but for personal reasons I don’t like to count anything related to food.

In for a penny, in for a pound I thought. So over the last six weeks I’ve given it my all, and it;s been a success – I’ve lost 18lbs. That’s the biggest weight loss I’ve had since I started dieting four years ago.

Now, propoints values are closely linked to the calorific value of food. The dieter gets given a daily points allowance (based on height and body weight) and an additional weekly allowance. Additional points, called activity points, can be “earned” by exercising. Daily points have a lower calorific value than activity points creating a calorie deficit if you decide to use your activity points.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Another completely off topic post

The BMJ has recently published some very important research which I’m sure will bring a smile to all of your faces (including you Edie!).

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Computers? Who needs ‘em, eh?

Last weekend Big Bertha, my laptop, started complaining about USB ports no longer working. The four letter word that went through my mind doesn’t bear repeating. Those devices I have that charge up from USB ports were still recharging, and as I was busy, I left investigating the problem until yesterday.

As I suspected that it was the fault of some software I’d installed, coupled with a security update from Microsoft, I tried rolling back to the point before the installation – with no joy. Yesterday morning was spent moving documents and iTunes library to a spare disk, and yesterday afternoon was dedicated to reinstalling Windows, Office, and iTunes. First boot and she was still complaining about USB ports – sounds expensive I thought shortly after I’d repeated the same four letter from last weekend. I thought I could live without the onboard camera and bluetooth port. My flash drives worked, but iTunes wouldn’t detect my iPad – now I can’t work without being able to sync my iPad with iTunes on a regular basis, so carried on looking through the web.

I found a blog where someone asserted that sometimes motherboards forget what they’re USB devices are doing – which mucks up the operating system – their advice, detach your computer from the power for 10 minutes and then see what happens. Nah!, can’t be right, but it’s got to be better than trying to get someone to support an out of warranty laptop cheaply. So, last night I left the laptop on, and let the battery drain. Switched her back on this morning, and let out a huge sigh of relief as the bluetooth and camera devices started installing themselves.

The moral of this story? sometimes there is a really simple answer, no matter how incredible they sound.

Friday, November 30, 2012