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Jul 2 , 2011           

me+ME: Site news and browser news

The last entry in Nederlog was two days ago

and especially persons with ME who are interested in trying out B12 may be interested in that.

I will write more about it this month, with information about vitamins, suppliers, and prices, that probably is in most respects most useful for those who live in or around Amsterdam, but may be useful to others, in that I do intend to be fairly precise, and I also intend to make some remarks on how this relates to science.

For today, I only have some news about the site and about browsers.

1. The site

I note from the statistics on my Danish site that several files fail to load, with a notification that these files are absent, which I noted because people tried to get these files and were told so.

This I don't understand, since they are there, and I can get them unproblematically. It concerns my notes to Mill's Utilitarianism, that start here

and proceed from there by way of the arrows at the top of the file to the other four files of remarks, to 460 Kb text in all.

If you really want to get them, and can't find them even now on my Danish site, try my Dutch site:

and if that also fails please mail me, for then something odd is happening, that I would like to inquire into.

Incidentally, the two sites are mirrors of each other: There may be some on the one that is not on the other, but if so, it probably is not a part of the regular site, or indeed I made a mistake.

Also, I should say that quite recently the provider of the Dutch site has changed the urls for all home pages on the site: It was

This is not my doing, and it is a recent change made by the provider, and the old links should keep working for the time being, since the provider - in fact: Dutch Telecom KPN, not the excellent provider named "xs4all" that I joined in 1996: excellence has totally evaporated since it got sold in 2002 - says it will re-direct.

Another file that unaccountably failed to load for some is this, on the nonsense that appeared on the MECFS-forum, that has also been there since 18 July 2010, since when, and because of which, I was removed from that forum: Judge for yourself - it still seems to me I was totally justified to speak up against the manner of bullshit I did speak up against.

Then, since people download it, I added some to

which contained little for this year, and still does, though a little more than before, and namely because I have kept up with the additions to the site quite well this year, in this file:

I did write no or very little in Dutch this year, for my site(s), so there is no Dutch news for 2011. (There may be later, especially if I get less ill. Else I don't know.)

2. Browser news

I have kept notice in Nederlog of the changes in Firefox since its version 1.5 in 2006, and last mentioned it May 20, when it got to 4.01, since when it has jumped to Firefox 5.0.

To me, Firefox 5.0 seems much like 4.01, and I have read on the internet that the main reason for the jump is to generate publicity, which may be true, but then it is a much better browser than MS IE, that I don't use, because I really don't like it.

Thus, I want to block ads, especially such as move, since I find ads offensive and usually also very stupid, ugly and impertinent claims on my time and attention anyway. Well, this is easy with the Addons of Firefox, and indeed also with the addons on

This also is a really nice browser, with more facilities than Firefox. I provided the link to its site, and here is the opening paragraph on their opening page:

The SeaMonkey Project

The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite (see below). Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.

I like it a lot, and use its HTML-editor called Composer, and sometimes its email application as well. This is also why I changed the notification on my opening page to read:

*** This site is best viewed in Mozilla Browsers at 1024*768 pixels ***

The browser is mostly like Firefox, though I like Seamonkey's standard appearance better than Firefox's, and the one setback I should mention is that Seamonkey has fewer Addons than Firefox. (If you care for JavaScript, you'll miss Firebug, for example. But you can block adds with Adblock Plus and block JavaScript with NoScript for Seamonkey, and it's nice to have an "all-in-one internet application suite", with a WYSIWYG html-editor and e-mail client and more.)

If you care at all for having a decent html-editor (I do), it is well worth looking into SeaMonkey, and it is a pleasant and well-designed internet-browser as well, also with better help than Firefox, that has the unfortunate habit of referring you to its website, where there is lots of help, but it is not well organized nor well written, and needs too much time to find things out.

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 of 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)
 Maarten Maartensz
ME in Amsterdam - surviving in Amsterdam with ME (Dutch)
 Maarten Maartensz Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Short descriptions of the above:                

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:

7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.

See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.

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