FMS at PostSecret

Did any­one else see this at Post­Se­cret today? I was made aware of it by a post to the Live­Jour­nal Fibromyal­gia com­mu­ni­ty. Reac­tions there are fair­ly neg­a­tive because so many of us have had bad expe­ri­ences with peo­ple who think we’re malin­ger­ing. I have mixed feel­ings, though. I don’t exact­ly share the sen­ti­ments expressed in […]

Cortisol and FMS and CFS/ME?

There’s been a lot of buzz over the past week about a study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Chron­ic Fatigue Syn­drome that sug­gests treat­ing fibromyal­gia and ME/CFS with cor­ti­sol (a steroid), based on the fact that most patients have low cor­ti­sol lev­els. I do not have access to that pub­li­ca­tion but would like to point […]

Review: Carnival by Elizabeth Bear

Eliz­a­beth Bear suc­ceeds where David Brin failed in Glo­ry Sea­son. What would a woman-dom­i­­nat­ed human soci­ety look like? How would it come about? Why? What, if any, role would males play? How would that soci­ety inter­act with more “tra­di­tion­al,” male-dom­i­­nat­ed human societies?

They WANT to be repressed!

Some­body help me, please! I’m awash in a sea of stu­pid­i­ty. My human­i­ties class­mates are full of ideas like: “it isn’t real­ly that big of a deal unless you have some­thing to hide”—“it” being gov­ern­ment sur­veil­lance. “…they won’t tar­get you or real­ly care about what you are doing unless you are doing some­thing wrong”—tell that to […]

Multiple Partners Survey

Would any of you who are involved with mul­ti­ple part­ners, or who have been so involved, whether or not you iden­ti­fy as polyamorous, be will­ing to take a research sur­vey? You don’t have to give any indi­vid­ual iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion at all, if you don’t want to. Mul­ti­ple Part­ners Sur­vey From the site: Thank you for your interest […]

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke

We lost anoth­er great writer and thinker today. CNN seems to be updat­ing their sto­ry on his death by the minute. There’s no con­tro­ver­sy, but from the first ver­sion or two, you’d think the only thing the man had ever done of note was co-writ­ing the screen­play for 2001: A Space Odyssey. I know that […]

All-Snakes Day?

Is any­body cel­e­brat­ing that this year? I’m out of touch with the pagan crowd any more. I think the St. Patrick­’s Day parade here in Atlanta was can­celed because of the tor­na­do Sat­ur­day. I was at home all day, so I did­n’t both­er wear­ing green or even think­ing about it. One of the “dai­ly quote” […]

Online Reputation Services

This did­n’t real­ly belong in that last post, espe­cial­ly after I added oth­er stuff. So aren’t you lucky? You get anoth­er one! A while back, I noticed that an old post in which I had pub­lished my Opin­i­ty ID badge in order to claim this blog had bro­ken links. I checked their site and found a […]

What Happened to Zooomr?

Does any­body know what hap­pened to Zooomr? They start­ed out as a promis­ing com­peti­tor to Flickr, and I recall hear­ing good things about their API. Katie, Sam, and I joined back in 2006 when they were giv­ing away free, life­time Pro accounts.  I had linked to a pho­to on their servers in an old blog […]

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