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mid-70s interiors

The link to some awe-some/ful (take your pick) interior designs:

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If the link shouldn't work, e-mail me and I'll send it...

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Latest reply: Apr 12, 2001

The Cabinet of Dr. Kareem

Free (universal) Fictive Music Advice is now available at http://h2g2.com/A509528, otherwise known as "the Cabinet of Dr. Kareem".

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Latest reply: Jan 15, 2001

Steve Hillage

Maybe (the great) Steve Hillage will finally get some more recognition. He deserves at least an entry!

I wrote (a first draft of) an entry on the man, and asked the Writer's Workshop and the Musician's Guild for feedback, before putting it up for Peer Review. (Read it at http://www.h2g2.com/A506972.)

The web-links in the entry are also great fun to explore.

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Latest reply: Jan 11, 2001

Steve Hillage

Maybe (the great) Steve Hillage will finally get some more recognition. He deserves at least an entry!

I wrote (a first draft of) an entry on the man, and asked the Writer's Workshop and the Musician's Guild for feedback, before putting it up for Peer Review. (Read it at http://www.h2g2.vom/A506972.)

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Latest reply: Jan 10, 2001

Alabaster versus Classic Goo

One of the reasons I appreciate this website is having the choice between "alabaster" and "classis goo".
I shall try to explain briefly.

Sadly, my mother and I suffer from a strange hereditary affliction: our eyesight changes constantly. This means that sometimes we have almost 20/20 vision, sometimes we see almost nothing, sometimes we cannot bear light (this counts especially for me, my mother does not seem to have this problem), etc. (On top of that, we are both insomniacs AND "bookworms".)
These changes do not happen overnight, but there can be a measurable difference from week to week.
Apparently, with older age (and the hardening of the eyeballs), things seem to stabilize: my mother does not suffer any severe changes anymore, and has recently "celebrated" the second anniversary of a pair of spectacles, without any abnormal decrease or increase of her sight. (I am happy for you, mum! I love you! I love you too, dad, you taught me everything!)

Please do not consider this lightly! Constantly changing vision is extremely tedious.
A pair of spectacles (glasses), is of little or no use, because the corrective glass lenses obviously do NOT change. Possessing several pairs of spectacles could be a solution, but it is not very practical.
A more practical solution is the use of disposable contact-lenses. I apologize sincerely if their use is in any way ecologically unsound, but in the case of this particular affliction, disposable contact-lenses have proven to be indispensable. (My eyes are such a magnificently beautiful shade of deep blue, most people think I wear coloured lenses: I would like to take this opportunity to deny these rumours.)
Corrective laser-surgery is not an option: it microscopically scars the eyes, and wearing contact-lenses afterwards becomes close to impossible for sensitive eyes.

I am not digressing: sometimes I am in excruciating pain, caused by mere light, and wearing dark sunglasses (OK, h2g2-Angels, shades are cool, I admit, but inside a building, especially at the office, most people tend to find them a bit ridiculous) is not always enough, and that is the time for me to choose "classic goo".
When I can bear light normally, I choose "alabaster" for ergonomic reasons.

My sincere gratitude for offering me this choice.

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