Dementia now costs the UK economy twice as much as cancer
but gets a fraction of the funding to find causes and cures,
a report seen by the BBC shows.
I think that the article makes a very clear analysis of the
problem. The contents of the article does not surprise me
at all and affirms my suspicions. I think that the situation
is not much better in any other country in the world.
(Alzheimer's Disease is
the most common cause of dementia.)
Today, I finished reading the book
Four Colors Suffice by Robin Wilson, which I started
reading on February 6, after I bought it on the same day
at 16:56:10 for € 14,95 from bookshop De Slegte. I enjoyed reading the book, although I
have to remark that where Wilson takes great care to explain
many rather trivial mathematical facts in the first chapters,
this lacks in the latter chapters where the mathematical details
become more and more complex.
The whole day small snow flakes were
falling from the sky. Especially during the afternoon, when
I was laying in bed with the flu, I watched how the snow flakes
where dancing along the window, as the wind would often lift
them up or make them float along the window. In the early morning
and late in the evening some of the snow did stay, but during the
rest of the day it was just a little to warm for doing that.
This morning, there was a lot of snow
in the West of the country. Here in the East, it started to snow
later, and when it started to snow here at first did not stay,
but later it did. Around the time Andy
usually arrives at home from day care we were phoned that he was
still there and that the taxi was delayed due to the snow. It was
only an hour later that he finally left and he arrived about two
hour later than usual.
This morning, I finished readingDylan on
Dylan in which I started reading on December 30 after I bought it
on December 29 at 17:37:29 from De Slegte for € 2.50.
The book contains 31 interviews with Bob Dylan taken from 1962 to 2004 and thus cover a large part of
his life. Some interviews are interesting others are boring or even very
vague, such as the one about his film Renaldo and Clara. In most of the interviews you see
that the interviewer is wrestling with his questions and/or that Dylan is
answering the questions in his own manner. In many ways it is clear that
Dylan is not easily distracted and is independent of what other think about
him. In a sense he comes to me as a rather enlightened personality living
in the here and now, and not to much thinking about the past or dreaming
about the future.
This evening, I came across Survey of Paint-by-Number Puzzle Solvers. Paint-by-number puzzles
are also called Nonograms. In the past
years I worked on several solvers myself, and I believed that I did have
quite a strong solver. I downloaded the set of 5000 random 30 by 30 puzzles
(linked to in the survey) and tried them on the various programs I developed
only to discover that my solver is not very fast and that there is still a
lot of room for improvement.
This afternoon, I downloaded the free version of Myst Online. I tried it out a little than, just to
check if it installed correctly. In the evening, I played the game for
the first time. It very much looks like stand-alone version of Uru, which
I played before. It does contain some new ages (worlds). You have to replay
all the ages again. I already did some of it. It is funny how much you
remember. It is almost like revisiting a city you went to years ago. For
some details, see the logbook I am writing.
This afternoon, Annabel, Li-Xia
and I went into the city to look for a wireless router for
Annabel to be used in combination with her netbook and het Ipod touch. We first went to Media Markt. They really had made a mess of their wireless
section. After searching we only found two wireless routers that
we might consider to buy. The cheapest was Netgear N150 for
€ 39.99. Next we went to Paradigit. They had a Sitecom and a Linksys wireless router.
Next we went to Dynabyte. There
they had the same Linksys wireless router, but it costed about 10 euro
more. Although Linksys is know for its beter quality, we felt that
the Sitecom wireless router with 300N was better than the Linksys of
the same price. At 15:12:15, I bought the Sitecom Wireless-N 2.0 Router WL-341 v3 for € 39,99
At home the first question was how to wire it up to the rest of our
network. At the back it has one blue socket and four yellow sockets.
The blue socket is meant to be connected to your ADSL monitor. But
we already have a Sweex network
router with build in ADLS modem. First I connected a network cable
from this router on one of the yellow sockets, but I could not figure
out which IP address to use. I also expected a conflict between two
DHPC servers on both sides of the cable. Next I connected the cable
to the blue socket and tried to connect to it, but that too did not
work, which did not really surprice me. Finally, I connected the
netbook with the short blue cable that came with the wireless router
on one of the yellow sockets and was able to configure it. However,
when we tried to make a wireless contact with her Ipod touch, it did
not work. I changed the key on the rooter, but what we tried did not
work. I searched the internet for more information, but was not able
to solve the problem. I let the problem rest for some time and read
some more manuals. When I tried the next time, I decided to change
the key in something with all capitals, and then it suddenly worked.
I spend some more time to configure the ACL with the MAC addresses
of netbook and the Ipod touch. These kind of things always take more
time than you would expect even for someone who has a degree in