April 11, 2011


me+ME: Site news - more explanations & more WoW


Another brief Nederlog, as described in the title, and continuing from yesterday:

1. Site news - more explanations

The site news is that I changed the opening page a little on the left side, by changing the ordering of the topics, and that I added Explanations, on the opening page on the right hand side below

I started that and made some progress today, but didn't finish. The explanations of the entries of the opening of the site are done, and it was this that I had in mind with the Explanations, when I put the term in the main menu quite a few years ago, possibly as long ago as 2006.

It is not a major addition, but I don't like to give up plans I consider quite rational and reasonable, even if I don't have the health to realize them. And this was something I at long last found a bit of energy for, and so I did it.

There's more to come in Explanations, if I find the energy for that, but it will be mostly like the Tour.

2. More WoW

I also improved a little on WoW - see my More and better WoW-quotes - namely by adding the number of the quote in the series; extending the Help a little; and writing an extra text for the zip-file in which it all comes.

I do hope to extend it - 1000 quotes is the least, which is not difficult to add now ( given the energy ) - and to improve on its interface. Even so, it does seem to me to be a useful utility as is, that may help one to improve one's ideas.

P.S. Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.

As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

6. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7. Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)

Short descriptions:

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
   "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence".
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.

    "Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!
     - (Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound") 

    "It was from this time that I developed my way of judging the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. "
     - (Jung Chang)


See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources

Maarten Maartensz (M.A. psy, B.A. phi)

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