Monday, May 11, 2009

msb-0355 Tee for two and two for tees

msb-0355 Tee for two and two for tees.


Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

MSBPodcast is "not" any kind of a medical podcast.

It is by and for MSers.

Its purpose is to keep us entertained, to explain our symptoms, to remark on our discoveries, and to raise the general consciousness about our disease.

The path to illness is shadowy, murky and rough strewn.

The path to wellness is lit by the lamp of knowledge.


I have a quick and easy, painless and not too figgin' nosy customer survey that I really, really, really need you to go and fill out.

You can go to my podcast "page" [ ], click on the button on the left hand side of the page and anonymously answer a few simple questions.

I really need this.


Feedback comes first, so...

This past week has been taken up with finals.

But I have been hearing from people and there has been some twittering.

---- "Seance" by" "Stavia"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop us an email: "charles at"

---- "Bygones" by" "Stavia"

Feed Me comes third, so...

I have a sponsor.

I have a sponsor.

If you click on the "MS T Shirts" icon on my blog entries, on my wiki or if you are listening on iTunes or another player which knows about .m4a formatted files you will be taken to the web site of people who do art and who have MS.

There's only seven of them so far with more coming soon (we MSers are a talented bunch,) and I can tell you that they are great T Shirts.

I got one "Little things" by "Mark Carpenter" and its a nice print on a well constructed T-Shirt.

6.1 oz., 100% cotton preshrunk jersey. Set-in rib knit collar and sleeve cuff. Double-needle stitched collar, cuffs and bottom hem. Quarter-turned body to eliminate center crease.

I feels great and I think I will be wearing this for years, It feels solid.

I'm geeky enough to just love "Brain Storm" by "Elizabeth Jameson". Its four slices of an MRI set and, well I'll just read you her note:

"My artwork involves a dynamic collaboration between the disciplines of art and science. I became an artist only after I was diagnosed with the disease of multiple sclerosis, and my current work consists of self-portraits based on magnetic resonance images (MRIs), or brain scans that documents the effects of the disease of multiple sclerosis on my brain.

This artwork is apart of my Brain Series, that consist etchings on paper and paintings on silk They explore the brain’s mystery, beauty and complexity and express my fascination with living with a chronic illness that involves the brain. My goal as an artist is to increase our understanding of the brain by making medical imaging more accessible to those who view these revealing pictures."

she says: "I am a wife, mother, friend, public interest lawyer, as well as an artist. I have progressive multiple sclerosis"

She has even got another in the same MRI image vein.

---- "You make Me Feel" by" "Stavia"


Well my exams are over. Mazeltov and Hosana.

I'm currently off at WCBS to take a look around there (and to get to know them and to introduce myself to them.[Hey, maybe they need an inside man... {Ya never know}])

Then, I'm going off to WFMU to do my bit for my internship with "Douglas Rushkoff" on "The Media Squat" [ ]

Its crazy but I actually like it, manning the community desk calling people up and setting things up.

The "Life Inc." wiki [ ], which is based on Douglas Rushkoff's latest book, has been set up and, now that I have more time to devote to it, it should get going for real now.

---- "Over Now" by" "Stavia"


The busier I am, the less time I have to complain about anything.

I have been a firm believer in Wikis since I first read the book by "Ward Cunningham" and "Bo Leuf" [ [

I have been using Wikipedia since it was filled with entries about little towns in England and little else.

I have also been particularly interested in the power of collaboration since I stated writing for money back in the late eighties and early nineties.

It went hand -in-hand with being so software developer who saw that collaborative software development could accomplish a whole lot more than being "the lone genius in the backroom."

I didn't mind being "the lone genius in the backroom" and it paid well but it was ultimately limiting.

A person can only accomplish so much unaided.

That's why I was a early supporter of egoless programming, software reviews and thorough software design.

My only regret was that I didn't get to push software design technique any further than I did.

---- "All I Want" by" "Stavia"


Keep on pushing, and pushing and pushing yourself.

Its the only way to let yourself know you're still alive.

---- "Dangerous" by" "Stavia"



Theme and 'incidental music' from:
by: "Guy David",
no album,
via personal contract

Song list

by: "Stavia"
album: "none"

by: "Stavia"
album: "none"

"You make Me Feel"
by: "Stavia"
album: "none"

"Over Now"
by: "Stavia"
album: "none"

"All I Want"
by: "Stavia"
album: "none"

by: "Stavia"
album: "none"


Photo Credits:

All images, synchronized with the songs, are of the artists and come via except when they aren't. :-)



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Guy David - intro & theme



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