domingo, 16 de setembro de 2012

Ipod Video 5th battery drain problem


After trying to understand for years why the battery of my iPod would last almost nothing, I've found the cause of the problem.
Most people who use this iPod model install Rockbox because of flac support. It's a great new O/S for the ipod but it drains the battery like crazy.

I kept my iPod always connected to power because of that. I only use it with my bedroom amp.
The other day after searching again a fix for this problem on google, I read many people suggesting to reset the iPod to the original Apple O/S. I did so by uninstalling Rockbox O/S completely. The firmware in my IPod is v1.3. Itunes says it is the last one.
No more problems with fast battery drain. Now it last days if I don't use it. Before it would only keep charge for 12h max with no use. Too much disk spinning...

Before I thought badly of this Apple product. Now I'm happy again with it.
I only listen now to WAV files.
I convert flacs first to wavs and use the Rhythmbox linux app to copy the songs to my iPod. (Yes I still don't like to use iTunes).

Hope this 'back to original' fix will help everyone with the same problem.

ps. I changed the battery 3 times and lost hope long ago...

quarta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2012

Alzheimer's is called now type 3 diabetes!!!

A large body of evidence now suggests that Alzheimer's is primarily a metabolic disease. Some scientists have gone so far as to rename it: they call it type 3 diabetes.

The link between diet and Alzheimers has been known for a number of years. A Japanese study in 2000 showed that dietary intervention could help people with Alzheimers. The study followed individuals with Alzheimers as well as healthy people and found that those with Alzheimers had a substantially different diet to the healthy sample. Those with Alzheimers disliked yellow and green vegetables and ate more meat.
Those with Alzheimers had a low consumption of fish. An interesting finding (IMO) is that the poor diet was long standing in some cases as long a 44 years and therefore was not a consequence of having Alzheimers. It could be that the cause of Alzheimers is similar to coronary heart disease and other dietary related illnesses.

Alzheimer's could be the most catastrophic impact of junk food

Alzheimer's is really just 'type-3' diabetes, new research shows

quinta-feira, 23 de agosto de 2012

Teach every child about food

New uses for Vinegar

For a long time I've been using Vinegar as an antibacterial product in the washing machine.  Just use two table spoons of vinegar mixed with the washing soap (I prefer liquid) or in the conditioner (stopped using that) container.
It also helps to keep the colors in the clothes. (Dark pants friend!)
It will remove smells and make the clothes easier to iron.
It will also stop the pipes from clogging and keeps the washing machine clean inside.

But something I also do with Vinegar after reading about it on the internet, is to mix a bit in the hair shampoo.
It will keep your scalp clean, the hair shiny and less oily.
It can really help people who suffer from dandruff. It's quite a life safer especially when you go out to social gatherings.
I hate to be next someone with dandruff!
Just put two table spoons inside your normal size 250ml shampoo and mix it from time to time when to use.
Don't worry about smells of salad...
Actually Vinegar removes smells from many things like car seats.
Use a 50% mix of vinegar and tap water and rub the seats with a cloth. Prepare to have clean seats again!
I even use vinegar to clean the bathroom. It's great.
Kills bacteria, removes smells and makes everything shiny!
One liter usually goes for 39 cents in the supermarket.
Don't buy expensive harmful products again.
Vinegar also reduces Chemicals Sensitivity by removing residues from washing soaps. Feel free to smell your bed sheets again!

Many uses can be found for Vinegar.
For the hair and Salads I use Fruits Vinegar.
For cleaning and the rest I prefer Wine Vinegar.

It even can be use to clean your oily skin with a bit of cotton!
Are you itchy somewhere? Apply a bit of Vinegar!

It works!


Olive Oil as Shaving oil

I love to try new things all the time.
When something like a shampoo is ending I get eager for a new experience elsewhere.
Shaving is something that sometimes is not very fun. Even when trying a new razor.
I kept a shaving oil from Wilkinson in the closet room for years. Always thought it would be useful during trips (small 15ml, last forever), but had other products to waste first.
Tried it 2 weeks ago. What a find! Amazing product!
Didn't get any cut and my face felt great.
All you have to do is water your face and apply 5 drops of shaving oil.
Before I tried the 'Zirh shaving gel'. It was good but clogged the razor like crazy.

Two weeks ago I was using 'King of Shaves Menthol'. I even prefer it to the more expensive Zirh. It was really great to see my face while I was shaving. I bought all these products from

Anyway I tried the shaving oil and loved it.
Googled the internet for more info and read about shaving with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
I thought, well it would be cheap, and many people say it would make the skin look younger. Gave it a try and I love it.
Kept the Wilkinson shave oil again in the closet (for trips) and now I use 4 drops on the face and 4 drops on the neck (my problematic area).
The razor I'm using now is the 'Wilkinson Xtreme 3 Sensitive'. Cheap and good for the curves.
But my favorite is still the Gillette Mach3, but I only buy it when I can get it cheap from Ebay.

Help your skin feel good again, give a try to Olive Oil for Shaving.
It works great for me! Also does wonders for girls legs.
Remember just a few drops.
Water your face with warm water, apply a few drops and shave. It's nice you can see your face while you shave and no more razor clogging. Better lifespan for the razors!

It seems it works because the skin gets protected(covered) with the oil making the razor slide so well.
In the past when people used sharp rocks and knifes to shave they used vegetable oils to protect the skin.
Stop the soap and foam, cuts everywhere, nonsense.

Highly Recommended!

ps. I used an electric shaver (Philips Cool skin) in the past but it would make my neck feel very harsh, and the shave was not very 'close'. Perhaps Olive oil would help also.
I'm not using aftershave but skin lotion. Works great, it's cheap and no more alcohol products that dry my skin! Buy something like 400ml skin lotion bottle for 3€. It works fine and dries fast, unlike some aftershaves.

I'm using now the Gillette Fusion ProGlide. It's the best razor I ever used. Even better than the Mach3.
Bought it at E.Leclerc supermarket. 50% off price.
Not a single problem with red skin on the neck ever! And it works great with the Olive Oil. It never clogs.
Super recommended!!!