“Moisture from the tear ducts contains glucose that binds with the molecules of boronic acid [added to disposable contact lenses], with the reaction causing fluorescence.”
Useful if you are prone to hyporglycemia or have insulin related illnesses.
New York Times book review:
PERFECT MADNESS Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety.
By Judith Warner.
327 pp. Riverhead
Manifestoes blast their way into the popular consciousness on two kinds of fuel: recognition (we see ourselves in them) and rage (we can no longer tolerate the injustice they describe). Judith Warner’s ”Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety” brims with both. She clearly means for her denunciation of American-style mothering to do for overstressed 21st-century upper-middle-class American women what Betty Friedan’s ”Feminine Mystique” did for underemployed 20th-century ones. ”Perfect Madness” is not half as good as ”The Feminine Mystique” — not as painfully accurate or cleverly argued — but, like Friedan, Warner channels a big, explosive feeling, which she identifies as frustration at ”the mommy mystique” or, more resonantly, ”this mess.’ MORE
Vulgar, yes. But somehow captivating.
Instant message yourself a reminder of an future event or a to-do using IM bot SmarterChild. [Excellent]
1. It is really simply, just add “SmarterChild” as a buddy on AIM or ICQ.
2. Message SmarterChild the word “reminder”.
3. The bot will answer back and explain how to proceed. You answer a few initial questions and set your time zone.
4. After that you simply Message it with your instructions e.g Remind me “to visit www.conversagent.com” in three hours.
In exactly 3 hours (you can specify a time and date or minutes too ) you will get you Instant Message reminder!
It has other uses worth investigating
More at http://smarterchild.conversagent.com/ .
From the superb Lifehacker weblog:
Before you leave:
Tour the conference city on Flickr
Pack a light bag
Avoid drama at the airport
Load the conference schedule on your iPod for easy access
While you’re there:
Access your email securely on the convention center’s public wireless network (web mail users, go here)
Make the most of your time and experience [excellent guide thanks to David Nunez]
Use your iPod photo instead of the laptop to present
Employ PowerPoint’s presenter view for a smoother talk
You may have noticed these new categories Productivity/Getting Things Done/Lifehacks/How-Tos/Personal Effectiveness?
I have decided to include some of my major interests in this blog so I will soon be importing my offline Technical blog and adding more productivity, business, technical and software related content too.
Is it all over? USS Clueless is barely updated. Steve is terminally ill. End of a fine era.