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chemo notes.

The vinca alkaloids are from the periwinkle plant (catharanthus rosea).
The taxanes are from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree (taxus).
The podophyllotoxins are from the May apple plant.
The camptothecan analogs are from the Asian "Happy Tree" (Camptotheca acuminata).
(Podophyllotoxins and camptothecan analogs are also known as topoisomerase inhibitors)

Vinca alkaloids: Vincristine, Vinblastine and Vinorelbine
Taxanes: Paclitaxel and Docetaxel
Podophyllotoxins: Etoposide and Tenisopide
Camptothecan analogs: Irinotecan and Topotecan

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Bendamustine is made of chlorinated sulphur synthed with ethylene. the first effective # it was previously known as, Agent X and before that... Mustard Gas.
This needs to be turned into a song while Tom Lehrer is still alive. You'll need to get to him quick. He's 92.


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Pfannenstiel incision

Abdomen opened

Lower segment incision

Living male delivered as frank breech

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ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
Someone had a baby?
Crikey. Frank Breech. That takes me back. Professional lovable rogue. Had a semi-regular role in Minder, and was a memorably well-hard Cockney invader from another galaxy in the Tomorrow People. Top ten novelty duet with Barbara Windsor: "Wot's Yours Luv?"

Got greedy. Flew too close to the sun, didn't he?

Last of the Summer Wine, first day on location, wallop! Hit by an out of control bathtub. Nothing to do with the shoot, ironically. Doctors said he'd never wink again.

Still he pulled himself back from the brink, then he went back to the brink, then he pulled himself back from it again. Was always milking it, old Breechy.

I read somewhere that he'd retired and bought a pub by the Chiswick Flyover, for the passing traffic. I don't think he'd have minded that most of it was passing directly overhead.

He was a dreamer. None of the dreams were realistic, and in most of them he'd forgotten to wear pants, so I say damn the press reaction, and the fines, he was being his authentic self, right to the end.

Ruben friendica
"No evidence of atypia" is just anther way of saying it's not weird. #
Basil mastodon (AP)
would watch a hospital drama where all dialogue was dubbed in colloquialisms.
Ruben friendica
Now that _would_ be funny

Ruben friendica
Wow. This looks like a powerful film, I'm looking forward to see it too
I can't wait to see Mrs Basil's finished film.

https://vimeo.com/391526689/cf9f84087b

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Looking for some streaming goodness but I found this https://www.coles.com.au/customer-care/coles-radio I wonder how many supermarkets have streaming radio stations? Tesco's? Carrefour? Someone should index that.
In building a case for outlawing the practice, you mean? I can get behind that.
Ruben friendica
Well it definitely should be documented like all abuses against humanity

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Last year, we spent 51 days at sea during the passage from Japan to Canada, it was the hardest thing we had ever done. We kept a physical logbook of daily happenings onboard. This is that logbook, revised, and with a ton of extra notes.

https://hundredrabbits.itch.io/busy-doing-nothing
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There is now a European Internet Archive.

https://archive.eu/

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# It's a Sin - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Sin_(TV_series) Russell Davies' take on the heartbreakingly crap response Britain had to AIDS in the 80s.
I'm scared to watch it. I'm sure the characters and dialogue sparkle, but # can really twist the knife when he wants to, and I don't like being emotionally manipulated like that.

Last month I watched his A Very English Scandal, about the Jeremy Thorpe affair, which was more my speed. Sex, lies, bribery, corruption, murder plots; all good clean fun.



All I previously knew about it was via Peter Cook's "entirely a matter for you" sketch, so it was good to have some of the facts (allowing wiggle room for dramatic license) filled in.

#RTD
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Yes, I don't know why I do it to myself. After the five episodes I was an emotional wreck. That's enough idiot box for me for a while.
Basil mastodon (AP)
a really emotionally brutal show. So well written.

Ruben friendica
I constantly question my decisions. I have been using mark-down for years but increasingly question why I don't just use html. I think the creeping markdown flavours is the final straw, https://github.com/commonmark/commonmark-spec/wiki/Markdown-Flavors

Ruben friendica
Had a conversation with a patient today and really wanted to reccommend the read this: http://maddox.xmission.com/c.cgi?u=memory_diet
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Yes the snake oil seems harmless enough to those of us who are generally fit and well but for people unlucky enough to find themselves with a cancer diagnoses it can be a terrible deciept. I've been listening to a sad sorry which should be mandatory listening for anyone who finds themselves in need of cancer treatments, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/@@@@@http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08rwpmm
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I have not posted anything without some kind of typo. I wonder what it will be this time.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08rwpmm False Hope? Alternative Cancer Cures
Of of my many (perhaps, now I come to think of it, uniformly) regrettable clients as a web developer was the local "school of natural medicine". I think that was probably the worst.

The guy who sold alleged "pheromone wipes" out of pub lav vending machines was down the benign end of the spectrum, and the mad "christian spiritualist" table-rapper who claimed she had an angelic spirit guide, somewhere in between. (She did, however, have an enormous house overlooking the water, another up in the hills, and a BMW with custom plates: "MEDIUM", so she'd probably ruined a fair few lives herself.)
Ruben friendica
We may die poor but hopefully the only lives we'll ruin along the way will be our own

Ruben friendica
Quite liking the idea behind simple.css - it's just bloody obvious really. I just need to make my HTML simple... https://tregeagle.com/worn-out.html
Ruben friendica
I must be behind the times these simple stylesheets seem to be everywhere. This one's nice too, https://vanillacss.com/

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The little plane (sometimes carrying a "Play Tetris!" banner) was also removed from the title screen because of it being a reference to Mathias Rust and his landing close to St. Basil's Cathedral, which was considered a national embarrassment for the Soviet government.
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Ruben friendica
It isn't open hardware until it's replicated and isn't free/open source software until it's received patches

Ruben friendica
yeah but I don't wanna use anything I'm not building.. I have this curse you see huh..

Ruben friendica
New #: TuxJam 87 – This will be short, is out. @kevie, @mcnalu & @thelovebug take a look at Xeonjia and Transistor, as well as looking back at Christmas Podcrawl Jitsi. Along with the usual mix of # https://tuxjam.otherside.network/tuxjam-87-this-will-be-short/
Ruben friendica
# ep87 is quite charming. Just three friends having a chat about stuff with a few happy tunes. Makes me miss the days of Identica & AlmatechTowers in #
Andrew Conway mastodon (AP)
ah, sawtell! I remember that and enjoyed it. Who was the other half? @thelovebug @kevie
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson was the well spoken one who could hold his drink. I was the annoying one that kept interrupting.
Wow, I remember Sawtell. I think I started listening around the time it stopped! 😆 Most of the episodes are still on #, though. I've found episode zero, and - seemingly every episode from 0.4 to 0.8.0. I might go back and listen to those. @trregeagle @kevie
I recommend episode 0.7.5, only because I predicted, rightly, that Google Plus was a non-starter, when some people (e.g. @andyc@pleroma.stream) were true believers. Also it was a back to basics episode after a few star-studded ones. Just @Ruben and I, a bottle of wine, and a block of lard. https://archive.org/details/SawtellPodcastEpisode0.7.5SendUsAGooglePlustule https://web.archive.org/web/20130411083417/http://www.sawtell.org.au/node/192
Any danger of # making a comeback? I'm a huge fan of these scriptless stream-of-consciousness style podcasts (ahem, #), there aren't enough of them around. @mcnalu @kevie
I'm the only person who was ever on it who still lives in #, but I think I have Mumble/Murmur still installed on my server. You never know.
Was it about the location, or the people who were on it? 😁 @mcnalu @kevie @trregeagle

Ruben friendica
At work I have been frustrated by the corporate IT security policies. Everything is monitored. They are Microsoft-centric. https traffic seems to get pushed through a proxy. All pretty standard really. I have been running portable Firefox as my preferred browser until last week. It all came to an end when I found an anonymous post-it note with the short message, 'We will win'. Looks like the proxy is now enforced and I have to go back to the corporate browser. I had not realised I was in any kind of competition, until now.
I only discovered that # was still a thing a few days ago. As # is one desktop PC for my department of fifty people, it's not useful knowledge. You usually have to fight your way through a scrum to get to it, so a quick game of SuperTuxCart is out of the question.
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@Matthew Davidson
# was good solution when it first came out. Now it's just an ignored plea to improve an awful operating system.

Ruben friendica
Just caught the tail end of Andy White, Rob and mates playing, 'Himself' - https://youtu.be/aYsyndovDhM dragged me back almost 30 years to Finsbury Park, North London in the rain. Wow.

Ruben friendica
I just had my first ever radio interview. Ridiculously nervous, like Ted the lawyer from Scrubs. I have no idea why, I'll never be famous. #

After all that podcasting experience! Did they not provide any wine? Bloody amateurs.
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
My thoughts exactly. Stone cold sober struggling to remember my own name.

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Better than WhatsApp: Try these Free Software Apps and Services — Free Software Foundation India

https://fsf.org.in/article/better-than-whatsapp/

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Thanks to Riya for making the info graphics.
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Ruben friendica
Haha, love this,
2020 Game

Play through all the major events of 2020: the Australia wildfires, COVID-19, quarantine, the rise of TikTok, the USA elections, etc.

https://2020game.io/?

Ruben friendica
In the bathroom at my work there is an instructional poster guiding the user in the correct manner to retrieve a paper towel for hand drying. It's just that kind of place.



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Dell computer prices from January of 1991:
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My 1 second of fame at exactly 1 minute in.
My $3 reading glasses askew I look like a muppet, I would have it no other way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4P5ByQYcY4
The camera loves ya, baby.
Many thanks for taking the time to put this video together so promptly. Obviously the standard and provision of healthcare out in remote areas was a concern but this is most reassuring.
Basil mastodon (AP)
woman at 1m6s has definitely left her teabag in her brew too long.
Ruben friendica
@Andy C
Desperately trying to attract more healthcare people out bush... It's not so bad, we have coffee shops and cocktail bars... and some flies

Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson You're not wrong :D

* Teens/twenties: How does it work?
* Thirties: How should it work?
* Forties and older: In what ways is it f**ed up?

https://mjd.id.au/node/69903529

Ruben friendica
Crikey. It's 2021 and I'm awake after midnight (I had to set an alarm). There was fireworks and everything. Lots of fireworks... this is such a small town the Mayor asked everyone to watch them from home or 'if they really had to get a better view' to sit in their cars. H and I watched them from the veranda before a skinny dip.
Basil mastodon (AP)
is covid gone in 2021 as promised?
Ruben friendica
@Basil
Yep, it's all green grass and daisy's. Trust me, everything's better. #2021
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Ruben friendica
Happy 92nd Birthday Bernard Cribbins
Thanks for being great !

https://youtu.be/-sw9waNjReE


Ruben friendica
What a stout fellow,
George Borrow - Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Borrow # # #



Ruben friendica
Lemmy is the Fediverse's alternative to Reddit, allowing discussion and link-sharing in a familiar format. It's FOSS and federated, so different communities are hosted on different servers.

✅ You can try out Lemmy on its flagship server at https://lemmy.ml or find out more at https://join.lemmy.ml

It's currently only federating between Lemmy servers, but it will eventually federate with other Fediverse server types like Mastodon etc.

# # # #

Ruben friendica
As somebody who bought every bootleg he could find in the 80s, and later torrented and listened to the whole 90-odd hours of Nagra reel recordings from the Get Back sessions, I'm so looking forward to this.



No amount of # punishment is too much.

Ruben friendica
The Art of Fiction No. 85

. “Actually, the suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers imagine. Their very blandness forces the imagination into new areas. I mean, one’s got to get up in the morning thinking of a deviant act, merely to make certain of one’s freedom. It needn’t be much; kicking the dog will do.”

https://theparisreview.org/interviews/2929/the-art-of-fiction-no-85-j-g-ballard?mc_cid=a635fc9104&mc_eid=0abc291c6c


Ruben friendica
new article on # magazine that I'm sure will resonate with a lot of folks here:

'How and why I stopped buying new laptops'

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/12/how-and-why-i-stopped-buying-new-laptops.html

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Ruben friendica
disgusted with myself that I didn't think of the Fall lyric "I really think this computer thing is getting out of hand" in time to put it in the preface of my phd thesis. so perfect


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@Matthew Davidson
Speaker’s corner at the Domain. Sydney, NSW, Australia. 1973 | All The Dumb Things

http://blog.allthedumbthings.com/?p=533&cpage=1
@Ruben My mates Dave and Jack knew Webster.

I think I know the commenter Andrew, who posted about Webster's death. If it's the same Andrew, Dave informed me about ten years ago that he'd taken up nudism in a fairly major way, and was now given to speaking at the Domain sans clothing.

Andrew, a tall, lean, outdoorsy sort of man, was always a fairly combatative speaker, and the idea of all those loose folds of brown leathery skin shaking about every which way as he jabbed an accusing finger in the direction of an interlocutor… Not sorry I missed that, actually.
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
Haha, he sounds excellent. I'm all for it. There are not enough of us nutters in the world. Well not many who are brave enough to put their crazy beliefs out there for the world to experience.
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
I expect it would feel quite liberating....

Ruben friendica
Tregeagle was my favourite too, https://youtu.be/56sNG_0wmMs #


Ruben friendica
Yes, listening to truly new music makes me angry too. Mind you it's been about 30 years since I heard anything like that. https://pitchfork.com/features/article/listen-to-music/
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