Checking & the PPC

June 29th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

I’ve been using the same app on my PPC for about five years as my check register. It’s called MoneyMinder.

MoneyMinder very simple – it doesn’t have fancy icons or nifty reports – it just keeps a checkbook register. The two features that make it so damn usable are “Posted Balance,” and the fact that you can clear a number of items very quickly.


June 28th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

I began to run out of room on my iPAQ.

I was surprized, actually, at how long it took me to run out of room – my last three devices had storage cards in them almost immediately! But my beloved iPAQ, excellent X-mas gift from the lovely and talented miss Tahmi, had an amazing amount of on-board space right out of the box.

At lunch today I buzzed over to that ugly monolith Walmart, and for a mere $30.61 bought myself a 64MB Lexar Media SD card. On returning to the office – I’m working a full week this week to cover Tim’s vacation – I moved my eBook folder to the new card and next will move my Dashboard and Wisbar skins onto it, thereby freeing up space for programs to run.



June 26th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (2 Comments)

I saved a mouse the other day.

He was in the kitchen sink and couldn’t get out, and had nearly starved to death. He moved slowly and with lethargy.

He was a tiny little thing.

I lifted him up to the counter, but he didn’t run away, he just sat there, sides heaving, whiskers twitching. I moved my hand and he crawled onto a dirty plate I’d been about to wash.

I inverted a large tupperware lid over him at an angle; if I were a mouse I’d prefer a roof over my head.

I’d made dinner and there were crumbs on the other counter. I got a tiny tomato dice, a wee bit of lettuce, and two bits of shredded cheese.

I moved the lid and set the food in front of mousie. He just sat there, sides heaving, whiskers twitching. I lowered the lid to it’s protective jaunty angle and proceeded with my kitchen clean up.

I checked on him again when I was finished. He had a tiny bit of cheese between his paws and was chewing thoughtfully, if a tiny rodent can be said to be chewing thoughtfully in the first place.

I checked on him again a few minutes later and he was practically perky. Since I needed to wash the plate he was standing in and the lid over his head, I scooped him up and carried him out to the garage, where I deposited him and his veggies on a dark shelf.

Mice are a scourge, of course, and I bought a cat specifically to eat them. But sometimes you just gotta give a little guy a hand. Even if he’s a nasty little rodent.


June 24th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

I tried out JournalBar yesterday. What a stout little Today plug-in! I can’t decide if I love it or not, though, as it basically replaces two other plug-ins I already own, Weatherpanel and Spb Pocket Plus. I’ll admit that the weather function is much cooler because clicking it brings up a full forcast, but the news functions don’t work offline and there’s no hope of me getting a wireless connection for my palmtop any time soon!

Stuff and junk

June 24th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (1 Comments)

A co-worker just gave me an amazing treat his wife had made… some kind of cookie confection with a crust and lots of chocolate and finely shredded coconut. He patted his belly and said, “My wife’s an excellent cook. I didn’t gain 40 pounds since I’ve been married for nothin’!”

I had lunch today at Revelations – a bowl of soup and an avocado & feta sandwich on wheat. Oh so good.

I am still absolutely plagued by pop-ups here on my work machine. I’ve scanned for spyware, I’m running a pop-up blocker, and it’s still unbearable. Argh! I need some time to fuck with it but work impinges.

What is up with the weather? Lows of 50? What is this, April? When I stepped out for lunch it was practically brisk out! And me underdressed as always.

I spent a lot of time screwing around with MT’s templates in an effort to make matching archives for this blog, but it just ain’t having none of it. (Of COURSE it’s not ME, it’s THE SOFTWARE! Hehe.) So I emailed the chick who wrote the utility that made the template for this page and asked what she’d charge to provide me with working templates. Haven’t heard back yet.

My whole site is bugging me but I haven’t been able to find time to work on it. I want it to look much cooler than it does! I think I’ll start small, though, and redesign the Skins section first off.

Need a chuckle?

June 24th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

Get your fill of PG Wodehouse’s Jeeves‘ antics. Free ebooks in a variety of formats. Cheerio!

Go Proof a page

June 24th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in LOTD - (0 Comments)

Go proof a page; I’ll wait right here for you.


June 23rd, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

Non-bible scripture for PocketPC. I’ve been looking for this particular link for an awful long time.

349 pests

June 23rd, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

So I ran Pestpatrol on my work machine today, and it found 349 pests. And now it’s deleting them. Damn, damn, damn those pests!

"Few abnormalities "

June 22nd, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (1 Comments)

From Notes March 2004 on “Patients with subclinical thyroid disease have few abnormalities and treatment has no proven benefit”:

The panel concluded that marked (but not mild) subclinical hyperthyroidism is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation (a cardiac rhythm disorder) and low bone density, but that there is insufficient or no evidence to conclude that it is associated with symptoms of hyperthyroidism or cardiac dysfunction, or that these problems can be reversed or prevented by antithyroid therapy.

I like the part about “few abnormalities” but not about “atrial fibrillation and low bone density” not finding any relief when treated with antithyroid therapy. This makes me wonder if the opposite is true: do patients with subclinical hypothyroidism have little or no relief when treated with T4?

Additionally, much of the research I’ve done suggests the ‘establishment’ is slow on the uptake when treating thyroid disorders, but it looks to me like they’re certainly working on it: apparently, the addition of a small amount of T3 does not make many hypothyroid patients feel better.