Clearing Out Some Links

Good news on the kidnapped MSF workers front – they were released on Saturday. If I didn't have things like rent and bills keeping me here I'd love to join MSF.

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Time until appropriation by a marketing company for a TV ad? Probably less than three months.

Thru-you.

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De-Baptism.

Sticking your tongue out at Pascal's Wager.

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While pondering 'what next' for my literary career (such as it is) Suw's thoughts on cliffhangers dropped into my RSS reader. Made me reconsider the structure of the fiction that I want to write.

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Dementia with Lewy bodies – tagged as 'research'.

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Welcome please 'A life in the day of a BASICS Doctor', they've just started blogging, but it looks like one to watch.

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GREG RUTTER'S DEFINITIVE LIST OF THE 99 THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED ON THE INTERNET UNLESS YOU'RE A LOSER OR OLD OR SOMETHING – A fairly comprehensive list of things that make up the internet's subconscious. Trust me and avoid the NSFW 'bonus' links at the bottom. Some things cannot be unseen…

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You are reading Freakangels, right? How about the forum where I tend to only lurk because everyone else there is smarter than me?

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When they start talking about the credit crunch and start throwing about those huge numbers, remember that

A million seconds is 11 days

A billion seconds is 32 years.

A trillion seconds is 32,000 years.

(From William Gibson's blog)

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Why, as a shift worker, I'm fcuked. It's why I get annoyed at obnoxious patients – those of us who work shifts give up our health for the ungrateful swines.

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The Danish government seems to be doing something helpful for it's sick shift workers, somehow I can't see the British government paying compensation to our shift-workers. They'd rather spend their money bailing out the banks. Sadly this would not be without precedence.

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Attack of the badly photoshopped mutants soon to be invading the telly.

4 thoughts on “Clearing Out Some Links”

  1. I nearly died once, and not to go into details, lying on a hospital bed (gurney's an American word I know, but oh-so-suitable, with reference to gurning, as the whole experience under any circs is likely to be grotesquely ugly) in the Whittington's A&E: yes – it WAS the things I hadn't done that I regretted the most.Namely, at that precise point, since one other possible outcome was lifelong paralysis, becoming a highly paid whore escort lady in my twenties when I still had use of all limbs etc, and thus not only getting plenty of male lustfulness filed away, but also making enough to pay for the lifelong care I might have needed.

    And thankfully didn't, in the end – at which point Madame Smoochie's Parlour of Sin became rather better left to delusional daydreams – but daft as it sounds, that fact that I'd rather have done something along those lines than not, told its own truth.

  2. If you're renting then, aside from other debt, most of your bills should revolve around your home and work obligations. If you work it all out, couldn't you put your stuff in storage (or leave it with your mum or friends) and follow the dream?My grandmother told me before she died that elderly people rarely regret the things they did do, but always the things they didn't. That, 1984 and Dead Poet's Society changed my life forever.

  3. When they start talking about the credit crunch and start throwing about those huge numbers, remember thatA million seconds is 11 days

    A billion seconds is 32 years.

    A trillion seconds is 32,000 years. “

    I found the graphic (flash based) thing on this BBC page really helpful in making sense of the recent scare story on women, breast cancer, and booze. As someone who looks forward to her drink or three at the end of a long day 2 or 3 times a week, it helped me put a scare story that was all over the news into perspective (okay, I'd have carried on anyway, my Great Aunt knocked back most of a quarter of whisky a night and lived to be 103 – plus I'm not that keen on living to be 150 yrs old, etc).

    Anyway – statistics – valuable, but only with the right analytical tools, and with the breakdown of what they ACTUALLY mean made public at the same time, perhaps?

  4. Hi TomThank you so much for placing a link to my new blog on your blog. I just wanted to say that, as a result of your doing that, my hits have gone from 2 or three a week (all my family, I guess) to over 200 a day! Your influence on matters prehospital and all things bloggy is quite amazing!

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