Excellent Music. Perhaps I'm ready to sleep.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
One of the biggest arguments I've heard against using Gmail is that desktop clients like Thunderbird and Outlook offer better keyboard shortcut support. To this I say NONSENSE! Gmail includes great keyboard shortcut functionality, you just have to turn it on. You will also have a small learning curve because the Gmail keyboard shortcuts are different than those found in Outlook and Thunderbird. The great thing is, if you turn Gmail shortcuts on once, they work from any computer.
The 5 Gmail Shortcuts I use most frequently are:
c - creates a new email message. Use Shift+c to open the new message in its own window.
/ - puts the cursor in the search box. Email search is probably something I do more than any other email fuction.
u - takes back to your inbox view from any message.
j - moves down the message list taking you to the next older message than the one you are currently on.
x - checks the box next to a message. Used in combination with j you can quickly move through a list of messages and check them for archiving, labeling or any other action.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
As much as I would like to (appease my sister and) go back to my psychiatrist, if I had the choice, I'd really like to move on with my life and not get stuck for another millenia indulging in psycho-babble. I'm helping the doctor more than I'm helping myself at this point.
May God give me the decency of having a "say", a "choice" in what I'm in this world for. I hate to waste (my talk time) out on some psychiatrist (who will only meddle with my thoughts). Maybe I can do it for a couple of weeks but that's the limit for sure.
In all 20 years of psychotherapy, this is the Best Advise I've heard of yet!
Exclamation 1: I've never talked to him since 2006!
Exclamation 2: And it was only yesterday when I had a civilized conversation with my sister.
Addtn'l Bit of Record Trivia: Plus I'm 45 and I've never been to a doctor for the longest time (for general check-up anyway).
Record Trivia #2: I've taken up Medical Transcription when I was not under his mutilation er...monitoring. Don't tell me having a sense of dry humor is all that bad.
Points to ponder:
- Basically, he says I'm more in focus...more than he had ever seen me before. That would mean anytime during the whole length of time I've been seeing him since the early '90s.
- I haven't been taking my medicines since 2005 or 2006, and apparently I've done well without them (...and something he overlooked completely...him!)
- He didn't prescribe any...for fear that I might not want to see him again.
- I have low-grade depression and recommend I read up on Calabrese.
- He gave me a prescription to have my T3 T4 and TSH taken, as requested.
- I'm not fat!
Here's what I've read on Low-Grade Depression. I'd rather focus on getting well than on a condition I'm most likely to overcome anyway. Full Stop.
Note: If I were to write (based on my knowledge in transcribing) my own SOAP, here's how it would read...but I guess people aren't ready to hear the truth. Or I'm not ready to write a full disclosure, not that my medical records are all up to me.