Here’s an interesting article on vegan babies that may help to better understand a babies needs and what a parent can do.
Archive for April, 2002
There are two things I would never do when it comes to a lottery. First, I wouldn’t go in on a pool, because it just opens up a big old can of worms if someone wins in the pool and refuses to share (or other think someone won and refuses to share, as in this case. Second, I wouldn’t buy a ticket as a gift for someone because if they won, I’d kick myself over and over again for giving away that much money.
Publisher unites Old Man and the e-book – Tech News – CNET.com One of the biggest roblems with eBooks has been the price. Why should I spend $200 for a reader and then full price for a book ($24.95)? The cost to the publisher is minimal to produce the book, but the price of the book stays competative with a hard copy.
ABCNEWS.com : Vegetarians Face Child Abuse Charge First a couple notes. One, these parents were not feeding the baby a “strict vegetarian” diet, the cod liver oil is a sign of that. Secondly, by not breast feeding, the parents were doing a dis-service to the baby. Third, if what they describe in the article as the kids diet, the parents were feeding her extreamly poorly. That said, I’m no sure what to think about babies being fed a vegetarian/vegan diet. I haven’t done the research, so I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing.
The Chronicle: 5/3/2002: Self-Described ‘Cyborg’ Reveals Promise and Dangers of Wearable Computers I would get one of these if it were in a contact form as opposed to glasses. I have no desire to draw attention to myself with techonology.
Now this is a fun concept. I have my house and a bunch of fruit trees in the back (okay 5). Anyway, I think it would be fun to plant one of these trees, sell the house, and not tell the new owners; just let it be a plesent surprise. Here’s the link.
Salon.com News | Economy soars 5.8 percent I don’t understand economics (gee, I’m being humble today). I really hope this recession is over, but I’m a little cynical. I think the best part is when the article talks about this being the “mildest” recession in U.S. history. Tell that to all the out of work tech people.
There are a lot of people in the world who are a whole bunch smarter then me (my girlfriend being one of them ). When I was in school, math was one of those subjects I despised. I could do algebra and basic geometry, but concepts like calculus and trigonometry eluded me. As I got older though, I started to appreciate math, not so much because it’s anything special (sorry mathematicians), but because I liked the exercise it gave me.
Of course, like I said at the start, there are people a whole bunch smarter then me, and on reason I can tell this is that this article on a mathematical problem seems more complex then I’m capable of understanding . Okay, maybe not, but the concepts in it are beyond me. Looks like I’ve got to start reading more about un-proven theories.
Well, Dash was fun at dog school this week. Immediately upon entering the class, he started barking a squirming about. The instructor tried the squirt gun again, but after a point Dash just started licking at the water. I think he’s beginning to enjoy the damn thing. The instructor decided we should graduate to the next level in dog obedience: Gentle Leader.
For those unaware of this little collar fits around the neck and muzzle and keeps dogs from getting, well, overly anxious at the world. Itï¿½s supposed to work because dogs subordinate other dogs by mouthing their muzzles.
So the instructor puts it on Dash and the battle of wills begins. First, Dash squirms, then he squiggles (what’s a squiggle?). Then he pulls and pushes, but she just kneels down and shakes the leader, firmly saying no. Eventually Dash decides to give up. Then the instructor continues on with the class by demonstrating the gentle leader. She walks Dash around and shows how he follows her. Then she commands Dash to sit. Yea, that didn’t go so well. Dash refused to sit and started his little tirade again. So the instructor pulls up on the gentle leader, forcing Dash to stretch his head completely upwards. And another battle of wills occurred.
After 2 minutes, Dash makes an attempt at escape and leaps up, but the instructor firmly says “no” and Dash flops back down, letting his butt touch the floor. The second he did, the instructor was saying “good dog” and petting him. Dash was a bit confused to say the least, but he sat there. The instructor “released’ him from the sit and walked him around again. Then she told him to sit and the entire process repeated itself. This time, though, it only took Dash tried his escape leap again after a minute and again when his butt touched the ground, the instructor was praising him. Then she gave Dash back to Sherri.
For the rest of the class, Dash would occasionally claw at the gentle leader, but had pretty much resigned himself to his bondage. At the end of the class, Sherri removed the GL and Dash went right back to his old, hyper, self. We’ll have to train him a little bit more.
And Aggie rules!