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Welcome

You can find more info on my userinfo page - but this is just here to say that I'm very happy to be friended by anyone that wants to read me. I rarely post friends-only, and that only tends to be about things that mention work, so if I don't friend you back you're not actually missing much...

If you do friend me, this would be a good place to leave a comment introducing yourself, and letting me know how you found me!

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Interesting Links for 23-05-2019





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Interesting Links for 22-05-2019





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Health Checkup

Work offered a free health checkup for a bunch of staff, so I took them up on it.

I was worried about fat percentages and cholesterol beforehand, but they were much better than I feared.

Noting them here so I can find them later:

Weight: 88kg (13st 12lb, about a stone higher than I'd like)
Fat %:20.9% (at the higher end of healthy at my age, but not unreasonable - 22 is the start of unhealthy for men aged 40-60)
Visceral Fat Rating: 9 (13 is the start of unhealthy)
BMI: 28 (unhealthy, but the guide was very clear that BMI was pretty rubbish, and that the other factors were much more useful)
Blood Pressure: 121 over 73. Which is just fine. (Unhealthy starts at 140/90)
Blood Glucose: 6 mmol/l (healthy is under 7)
Total Cholesterol: 5.15 mmol/l (unhealthy starts at 5, so this was slightly worrying, except...)
HDL (Good) Cholesterol: 1.42 (over 1 is good)
HDL Ratio: 3.6 (less than 5 is good - and the advisor told me that with a ratio that good I shouldn't worry about the total being a little high)

And as I don't smoke, hardly drink, and have to avoid sugar - apparently my general health levels are pretty good. I'd like to lose some weight, but overall I'm happy that things aren't a lot worse!



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Interesting Links for 21-05-2019





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Interesting Links for 20-05-2019

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Breaking the 1000 followers barrier

A few days ago I saw an amusing image I liked on Twitter, and shared it on the Facebook Page I have set up to share links.

It's now been viewed over a million times, has over a thousand comments, and over eleven thousand shares. Which makes it, by far, the most viral I've ever gone.

It also got me over 1,000 likes (over 250 more have liked it in the last week), which triggered Facebook to check I have 2-factor authentication set up.

I wonder how differently Facebook treats pages with more followers. It does seem, for instance, to have stopped showing me a notification whenever someone comments. Which is good for the 1,200 notifications I would have had on a silly image. But on the other hand, means I probably won't see the actual interesting discussions on the more serious links.

I also wonder how many of those people will hang around for links about political doom. I guess I'll see!



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Interesting Links for 19-05-2019

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Interesting Links for 18-05-2019

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Interesting Links for 17-05-2019