Tuesday, 25 December 2012
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
A shameless plug for the website I have been wanting to launch for years now. www.bargainhunter.com.au went quietly live in February. I’m now looking for extra content for the site from bloggers and people who are willing to write full articles.
I’ve had some interesting feedback about the site from the beta testers (thanks to all of those who did some testing and provided feedback!). One thing I had forgotten is that I had already disassociated the ‘bargain’ part of the URL from my thinking. There are so many deal sites out there that long ago I decided it was going to be re-shaped as a shopping hub of information about how to shop and where to shop for certain things rather than having just special deals.
Also the feeds from other sites which did log ‘bargains’ and deals were seen to be akin to advertising. I plan to move those to somewhere more suitable. Maybe a ‘deals’ page? I also wanted to make use of the existing online catalogues similar to what Lasoo already do. There are a couple of sites out there that do this already but I don’t think it has captured the attention of the web community. Or maybe it’s just me they haven’t captured!
Would love more feedback about the site if you have some or just head over there to check it out and contribute on the forums! Let me know if you are interested in blogging as well. I really do need some more content .
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
I’m continuing my eye exercises every second or third day so do it about 3 times a week – usually in the morning light. I’m sure I would get better results during the middle of the day but I don’t have the right facilities to do it at lunch time.
The results have been good and I’ve been slowly making improvements. John has now got me some soft contact lenses –2.00 for both my right and left eyes. These are meant to somehow ‘remind’ my eyes the shape they are meant to be in as well as offering some correction so that I can at least see things to some extent. I’m still struggling in meeting rooms and either choose the seat closest to the screen or the furthest one so I can use my glasses. (I put the glasses on top of the contacts). John wasn’t too sure that was a good idea but since it works so well when I drive I have asked him to send me some less strong glasses, as the –2.75 lenses with the –2.00 contacts is really good for night time driving but really over strong for everything else.
My eyes in the last few months have felt some ‘pain’. Maybe it’s just muscular pain from the ‘exercising’. It’s nothing persistent but can be somewhat annoying. I do convince myself that the pains are good and that my eyes must be changing for them to feel that way
John has asked me now to do the Distance and Chart drills with both eyes with lenses at the same time. It reduces the exercise time so I’m happy. I’ve been taken on as a long term client which I’m pleased about. Apparently everyone wants a quick fix (so do I!! but I’m a bit more realistic considering how many years I’ve been wearing contacts and glasses).
So the results at 6m distance is as follows (using –2.75 glasses):
- Before exercise – lines 4 or 5
- After exercises – line 6 or 7
So still managing to make improvements which is good.