November 7, 2012

Update Philosophical Dictionary - all done

1.  Update Philosophical Dictionary - all done
2.  A halfway decent day
PS. My eye problems


This is about the final update of my Philosophical Dictionary and about the first halfway decent day I had in half a year.

1. Update Philosophical Dictionary - all done

The title says all: Yesterday I managed to reformat all of the second half of my Philosophical Dictionary and I uploaded it today, so it's all done now.

I am quite relieved, because the state the dictionary was in is fairly described as a mess. This mess should now have been undone, at least in Mozilla browsers (I use no others), and I also feel quite pleased, because this really needed doing a long time now, and also because I managed to do all of the second half yesterday, that was a remarkably good day for me.

2.  A halfway decent day

The title of this section is quite justified: For the first time in about half a year with eye problems I have had a halfway decent day, that is, a day with eye problems, next to ME/CFS, but not so bad that I had to stop using the computer, and also without too many ME-related problems.

For me that is quite heartening, because the past half year, with seeming abrasions for eyes, was quite difficult for me. Things have been slowly improving for about a month, in fact especially since around October 5, when - at long last - I found a way to administer the Duratears more or less properly, which is not at all an easy thing to do well.

So... more to follow on this site, and maybe even today, and if so then in this section.


Maarten Maartensz

P.S. My eye problems

I'll leave the  text on my eye problems for the moment as a P.S., to clarify why I use such colors as I do, and why I have, for the time being, mostly stopped editing my site.
Version October 15, 2012: 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 (but 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.

Version October 28, 2012: Black text on #339999.
Version November 8, 2012: Changed background to picture. (Background colors work no more.) I may changes this again, depending on my eyes. I may even return to Nederlog!
Version November 10, 2012: Black text on #CCCCFF, changed background picture.

[*] In fact, most of what is read in Nederlog is written in Dutch and - as far as I can see - most of that got selected because I wrote about something my readers are interested in, which means, as is indeed true, that quite a lot of old Nederlogs are being read daily.
[**] Probably it will not be a constant background, but it is a nice view and a nice memory for me, and indeed I do intend to write some more about Dovre and Norway, and in such contexts it will probably reappear.

                  PS: Any necessary corrections have to be made later.