Friday, July 28, 2006

Babies good for two things??

From Mark McClusky's Blog

Kristen and I were talking about the blogging thing the other day, and realized that the single best promotional opportunity is the cute little baby we have. After a little design work, here's what we came up with. What father could resist? Grab your own at Cafe Press.

(via Boing Boing) Babies are apparently good for marketing, but the Boing Boing link to the article was titled "Babies good for two things: poo production and marketing" -- so I thought it only fair if t-shirts were available for the OTHER thing:

Thursday, July 27, 2006


I have a lovely condition called "Bursitis" in my right shoulder. This is not fun at all, as it makes the range of motion of my shoulder smaller than it should be. Also, it hurts.

I've been taking anti-inflammatory drugs for the bursitis for over six months, however these don't seem to be improving the problem. Adding to the bursitis is a persitent "numb" (lack of) feeling I get in the hand and forearm. The doctor thought that it might be carpal tunnel at first, but a nerve conduction test showed that to not be the case. Nerve conduction tests, by the way, are done by doctors who get to zap electricity through their patients while trying hard to not laugh.

So.. I'll be getting a needle steered into the joint by using ultrasound, and then steriods will be injected in. This apparently has a good chance of working.

I hope.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

WTB [Bloghabit]

I find that adding posts to a blog is not an automatic habit as yet. It is something that needs to be learned, become ingrained.

My interests are fairly wide, which makes for a blog without a strong, single theme: there's writing, World of Warcraft, Computing, games and gaming... some politics sneaks in on occasion, and I read a few lefty blogs from the US: not extremely helpful here in Australia but interesting in that the US is now the only world superpower.

I'm a little concerned that the US executive decides that torture, well, it's fine. What's next? "Hey, poison gas is fine--if you object, you must support terrorism!!!"

Given the.. total lack of readers other than those using the "next blog" button, I'm really writing this for me. Ah well.

My 60 Rogue Telansa is getting a bit lacking for things to do: in WoW a lot of the feeling of achievement is in leveling the character. Once you hit 60 (until the expansion comes out) all there is left is getting better equipped... so that you can do the raids and instances to get better equipped. Or you go grind reputation with a faction to get the faction rewards that equips you better so you can etc etc.