October 15, 2012

More useful lists about M.E. etc. and Linux

1. Medically useful: Right Diagnosis

2. Computationally useful: Linux / Unix / Glossary

3. My eye problems


This is very brief but very long - two brief references with a LOT of alphabetically arranged  information (and yes, I am one of those that like lists and dictionaries).

1. Medically useful: Right Diagnosis

I should have liked to have found this a lot earlier:
What the sute says in "About Us" is (and I quote): is one of the world’s leading providers of online medical health information. The site is an independent, objective source of factual, mainstream health information for both consumers and health professionals. provides a free health-information service to help people understand their health better, offering crucial and factual health information that is otherwise difficult to find. The objective of the site is to encourage consumers to be informed and interested in managing their health, and to know what questions to ask their doctors to help ensure they are getting the best healthcare possible.

This contains what seems like a stupendous amount of information on diagnoses of diseases. Here is the main page for their
I only checked out what bothers me and what I have been diagnosed with in that context:
It has a whole lot of carefully laid out well presented information about each, so this is very useful, not only because it is a lot of information that has been carefully prepared, but also because it is likely both medically up to date and "middle of the road" - and I don't mean this last term as criticism but as description: What most medical doctors would or could agree with - which is nice to know also when one doubts it oneself.

2. Computationally useful: Linux / Unix / Glossary

Yesterday I mentioned an old Linux Dictionary I do find useful, and one of its uses is that it provided this reference, that is more up to date
This is part of the following
which is on the generally useful The Linux pages are right up to date, are maintained by Juergen Haas, and look very useful, and again there is a lot of helpful information

3. My eye problems

My eye problems are the reason this page has the colors it does have: It is very difficult to look at white and light backgrounds with such eyes as I presently have. See also: Why are the colors as they are?

The diagnosis is keratoconjunctivitis sicca (possibly as a part of Sjoegren's syndrome). It is less than it was, for months, but not as I should like it to be.

The present settings of NOTEBOOK aka NB seem the best compromise between what my eyes can handle, and what most readers like to see.

And they have been changed repeatedly, as have the links below to change the background (not the color of the text box).

As of October 13, 2012, the standard setting for the text box is white text on a darkslategrey background while the standard background is maroon.


Maarten Maartensz

P.S. My eye problems

                  PS: Any necessary corrections have to be made later.