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Ukyo Tachibana

Today I will be admitted.

Maybe it's the best, this year was almost a blank page in my life. Except for all the pain and the suffering, of course.

Unfortunately it is not the kind of internation with limited time or that guarantees that it won't come back anymore. Or even of a satisfactory control of the disease in the near future.

So I am not overly optimistic or enthusiastic about spending time in the Hospital.

If you are curious, search for 'atopic dermatitis' in Google Images.

Comatose Life

No one's gonna bother me anymore
No one's gonna mess with my head no more
I can't understand what all the fightin's for
But it's so nice here down off the shore
I wish you could see this
'Cause there's nothing to see
It's peaceful here and it's fine with me
Not like the world where I used to live
I never really wanted to live

Zap him again
Zap the son of a bitch again

Ya live your life like it's a coma
So won't you tell me why we'd wanna
With all the reasons you give it's
It's kinda hard to believe
But who am I to tell you that I've seen
any reason why you should stay
Maybe we'd be better off without you anyway

You got a one way ticket
On your last chance ride
Gotta one way ticket
To your suicide
Gotta one way ticket
An there's no way out alive
An all this crass communication
That has left you in the cold
Isn't much for consolation
When you feel so weak and old
But is home is where the heart is
Then there's stories to be told
No you don't need a doctor
No one else can heal your soul

Got your mind in submission
Got your life on the line
But nobody pulled the trigger
They just stepped aside
They be down by the water
While you watch 'em waving goodbye
They be callin' in the morning
They be hangin' on the phone
They be waiting for an answer
When you know nobody's home
And when the bell's stopped ringing
It was nobody's fault but your own
There were always ample warnings
There were always subtle signs
And you would have seen it comin'
But we gave you too much time
And when you said that no one's listening
Why'd your best friend drop a dime
Sometimes we get so tired of waiting
For a way to spend our time
An "It's so easy" to be social
"It's so easy" to be cool
Yeah it's easy to be hungry
When you ain't got shit to lose
And I wish that I could help you
With what you hope to find

But I'm still out here waiting
Watching reruns of my life
When you reach the point of breaking
Know it's gonna take some time
To heal the broken memories
That another man would need
Just to survive...

(Coma - Guns n Roses)



Tomorrow I will be admitted to the Hospital, this thing is getting worse every day.
Just when I started two new projects, an eczema / atopic dermatitis forum and Hope I'll be able to update them in while I am there. Have been having such terrible nights, opening wounds at my body all the time, maybe it's the right time. My girlfriend arranged things for me.

Wish me luck.


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Google Blog Search

Google Blog Search has been releasedGoogle has released its blog search tool, and looks great so far, with related blogs showing up in the results and a lot of options in advanced search.

It indexes posts very quickly too, 1 hour in my case.

Really worth taking a look.

I will post a more in depth review comparing it to Technorati, but its advanced options are really good, and they seem to have different purposes someway.

Read other reviews:





$tre$$ed Out

As you all know, I need money. Seriously.
I don't know what to do anymore. Did some Wordpress theme design (I like it but not that much, put Google Adsense all over my pages, Brazilian and English, became affiliate of other sites, sold copies of gadgets which I imported from Amazon that people without international cards can't get here, like World of Warcraft (this game really sells here). Nothing really helped me a lot, with all the fuggin expenses on meds and the bank loan that I have to pay every month. I got like 10 dollars outta Google Ads and my sites combined have 500-1000 page views, seems nobody clicks in them. Well I do know that I never click on ads when I surf the web.

Maybe setting up a Brazilian version of the Urban Dictionary? I love that site.

Wish I had brilliant idea like the Million Dollar Home Page dude. Now THAT was pure genius.

Ok another try: Send me One Million FREE Guaranteed Visitors

All The Lonely People

I love Thrice's version of this Beatles' song:

'Ah, look at all the lonely people.
Ah, look at all the lonely people.

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice at the church where a wedding has been,
Lives in a dream.
Sits by the window, wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door,
Who is it for?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

Father McKenzie, writing the words of a sermon that no-one will hear,
No-one comes near
Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there,
What does he care?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

Ah, look at all the lonely people.
Ah, look at all the lonely people.
Ah, look at all the lonely people.
Ah, look at all the lonely people.

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name.
Nobody came.

Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave.
No one was saved.

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people,
All the lonely people,
All the lonely people, where do they all come from?'

(All The Lonely People - Thrice)



Two links to remind me of things I tend to forget:

My profile.

My Amazon wishlist ;)


I Still...

...suffer so much from this stupid disease.

I´m afraid my great relationship may end because of this. We were to travel last weekend, did not, I was bad (just for a change).

She´s going to the Dermatologists´ scientific Journey tomorrow and I didn´t want to see her because I´m all fugged up, at the time we talked I did not even remember that.

What can be done? I thought about becoming a virtual bum and make a site like ineedmoney dot something but it would be too lame.

Yesterday I was fixing a Mac Mini (what a beautiful little thingie) at my friend´s marketing agency and I started to scratch and bleed like hell. I don´t even wanna go out while I´m prone to that, just went there because he asked me to.

So here I am. A doctor, a Wordpress webdesigner (see my last work) once in a while, someone who can barely get out of home and is suffering and make everybody around suffer too. Damn atopic dermatitis. Damn eczema, damn scratching my skin till it bleeds.

I suck. Big time.

´Sometimes I fall
And I feel like
I don´t know the way.

Say if you can it´s ok
Just like you said
Way then.´

(Just Like You Said - Seal)

The Battle for Wesnoth

I´m kinda addicted to this great freeware game, The Battle for Whatnot Wesnoth. If you like turn based strategy games, you must see it. Very cool, really.

Besides, there are versions for Linux, Mac, Windoze and it has internet multiplayer too!

Link here.

Flash Earth

Take a look at this website, Flash Earth. A flash based interface that lets you alternate between Google Maps and MSN Earth images.

Link: Flash Earth

And that´s where I live, one of the buildings southwest of the little circle in the middle ;)

Flash Earth -

My Flickr page.


Urban Dictionary Stuff

That´s gotta be the best definition I ever saw on Urban Dictionary, one of my preferred sites:

Pedestrian face-off

An awkward situation in which two pedestrians, who are on a collision course with each other, are repeatedly unsuccessful in averting one another. As one person moves to their right, the other person moves to their left and vice versa. Each time they attempt a new maneuver, the frustrated pedestrians find themselves confronted by their counterpart. To the casual observer, these two people may appear to be dancing, but in reality, they both just want to get on with their lives.

These encounters are far less common in Europe – especially in Germany, where the government enforces pedestrian decorum through a stringent "bear right" policy. Pedestrian face-offs have been known to last upwards of ten seconds.

Randy: I just had a pedestrian face-off that lasted a good 15 seconds. In the end, we came to the mutual agreement that both of us should step to our right.
Dina: Wow, 15 seconds?! That's gotta be a world record or something.

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