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By Herring (Tue May 15, 2007 at 01:28:06 AM EST) war, cheese, the war on cheese (all tags)
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Due to a combination of lower back pain, the unavailability of razor blades and general ill will to all men, I am doing a fair impression of House at the moment. I even have some prescription painkillers but not, I think, quite so powerful as his.

The doc says it's nothing serious - in fact it feels a lot better today. This is good as it's stopping me wakeboarding. And jumping and skipping. Initial intarweb self-diagnoses suggested either sciatica or kidney stones (those susceptible to gout are also susceptible to these) but it's just a muscle thing. So much for Google and NHS Direct.

I think I'm going to book an eye test. It's been ages and I am having trouble seeing the screen. And the point.

Going live to another department on Thursday. I've volunteered to get in at 6:00am to hand-hold new users. At least I can get out early. Still, that does count as early.

Not massively happy with my progress on the CMFC at the moment. It's improving though. I am not sure that Evil Herring will find the time for his elaborate CMFC plan.

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Eyes, problems, eye problems by gpig (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue May 15, 2007 at 01:34:53 AM EST
I am having trouble seeing the screen.

For ages I thought that I was just bad with computer screens, then I tried changing default font sizes a couple of points in the bigwards direction. Hasn't troubled me since.

You probably already tried that though.

And the point.

Not sure what you should do about this but since this is HuSi I will suggest that you quit your job.

For the back problem, having seen a few programmer types go through these problems, the thing that works seems to be: see a physio[1], and do the exercises that they give you every day without fail.

Get well soon and all that.

[1] You'll probably have to pay or wait a few months ....
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Back by Herring (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue May 15, 2007 at 01:41:15 AM EST
I don't normally get problems. Most likely I damaged it wakeboarding. If not, then some physio is covered by the company health thingy. It was bloody agony at the weekend but now just a dull ache. This might be the painkillers.

Eyes: I am reluctant to increase font size. I want as much on the screen as possible. Better glasses is (are?) the answer. Blurry vision is a side effect of the painkillers apparently.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky

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Lucky you by gpig (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue May 15, 2007 at 01:59:22 AM EST
physio is covered by the company health thingy

That's pretty good actually. Thinking about it, probably a lot of companies whose employees sit down all day could save themselves some cash & hassle by investing in some bad back insurance.

I think the Uni I work for has a part time physio lurking somewhere ....

I want as much on the screen as possible

I used to think that too, I had 1600x1200 and 8pt fonts for exactly that purpose. When I increased font size, I kept my 'each function must fit on the screen' rule, which improved my code no end.

But yeah, if you want to look at more than one thing at once, I take your point.
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You still cycling? by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue May 15, 2007 at 02:01:03 AM EST
In which case, your saddle's probably too low. Also, your computer desk at home looks really uncomfortable, and with not enough ambient lighting.

If you've got a CRT at work, increase the screen resolution to the maximum it can handle without flickr or distortn, and then increase the font size to something comfortable. The extra pixels really help. If it's an LCD, then get health and safety at work to replace it with a huge one or you'll sue. They do pay for your eye tests, don't they?

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Hmm. by Herring (4.00 / 3) #3 Tue May 15, 2007 at 01:48:39 AM EST
It's tempting to change the diary title to "Baby got Backache". But that would be wrong.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
Water and Oil by Phage (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue May 15, 2007 at 02:03:23 AM EST
Is economics.
Is there a possibility to engage in some property speculation based on predicted new weather patterns ?

Hmm. by Herring (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue May 15, 2007 at 03:06:40 AM EST
Oil is economics, I'm not so sure about water. At least some of the problems in Kashmir are down to water and those parts aren't exactly handy for installing desalination plants.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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Water by Phage (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue May 15, 2007 at 03:59:29 AM EST
It's a dry climate perspective, but the supply and usage of water for drinking or irrigation is a major economic issue for many countries. This will probably get worse as the weather patterns move around. It's certainly very dry in Aus right now.

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I have no sympathy with the Aussies by Herring (4.00 / 7) #10 Tue May 15, 2007 at 04:20:59 AM EST
Their ancestors should've thought of that before stealing that loaf of bread.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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if the price is high enough by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue May 15, 2007 at 04:15:47 PM EST
water certainly becomes about economics.

Whiskey is for drinkin' and water is for fightin' over.

Wumpus

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WIPO: Ketchup vs Brown Sauce by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 3) #9 Tue May 15, 2007 at 04:14:50 AM EST


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Die ! by Phage (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue May 15, 2007 at 04:46:29 AM EST
Consumers of Dutch condiments. there is only one true sauce...ETA Barbecue

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Missing Poll Option: by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue May 15, 2007 at 08:10:55 AM EST
  • Pie.


  • WIPO by alien zero (4.00 / 1) #13 Tue May 15, 2007 at 01:11:06 PM EST
    99 years long,  and may overrun.


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