On Not | Mo Chit

September 25, 2004

Vitamin E Vitamin E 'can restore hearing'. That's right, Linus Pauling, it's Vitamin E, not C. Pretty amazing stuff. This should definitely be added as the next ingredient for Coke.
Posted by Dudley at 03:32 PM
Smoking Continued Tribes Go Online To Sell Cigarettes, and Fury Erupts. How dare Native Americans sell cigarettes cheaper than the regular heavily-taxed peddlers of death? Don't they realize that the foundation of our free society rests on the shoulders of cigarette taxes and big business? What's next? Cheaper drugs from Canada? Maybe the FDA will claim that the cigarettes from reservations aren't as safe as the more expensive cigarettes.
Posted by Dudley at 03:19 PM
I took this picture in a supermarket while visiting the UK. It looks like the British government isn't whipped by the tobacco industry like the US government. In spite of the massive warnings, more people smoke over there than here. With labels like that on cigarettes, you've got to wonder what kind of labels they have on condoms.

Anyway, I'm really happy that there's a trend to eliminate smoking for restaurants and other public places here and in the UK. I can hardly count the number of times I've had to rush through a meal because some bastard who has already finished his smoke-free meal feels the need to light up and ruin my food for me. On top of that, I get headaches just from the smell and then I have to drink a ton of coke to bring me back to normal.

I personally think that the government should ban filters on cigarettes so these nicotine receptacles (they're not people) can get the most bang for the buck with every puff. After all, smoking is just one of nature's many ways of sorting out the weak so why slow down the process?
Posted by Dudley at 02:04 PM
Squeaky New Wiki I've largely ignored Wikis for the past couple of years just because I didn't like the name. I still don't like the name, but the idea is pretty cool. Actually, the other problem with Wikis in general is that their default themes can cause eye paralysis. Not too long ago I installed MoinMoin on my own machine to fool around with the wonderful world of Wikis. Unfortunately, my Wiki is collecting dust because I don't really have an explicit use for it at the moment and it's ugly, but I'll keep it in mind for the next project.

So since I'm mildly interested in Wiki stuff at the moment, I came across TiddlyWiki via Educational Weblogs. The idea is that the whole Wiki is contained in a single HTML page. The content expands out using DHTML as you click on links starting from the original text. Saving changes looks to be a bit of a pain in the butt, but apparently some people have hacked some stuff together to save changes to a server. It looks good, works well, and so now I'll have to figure out a use for it.

I guess we could have a Wiki for Gush features. That makes too much sense. Ah, nevermind.
Posted by Dudley at 01:21 PM

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