December 3rd, 2005

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My Portuguese teacher was trying to motivate me to study the Vestibular next year (the entrance exam for universities in Brazil) with a view to trying to get in and study medicine.

It was always my dream to work in medicine as a Doctor, but the practical side is overwhelmingly against it...

Edit: In other news there I am trying to use Excel on a Brazilian version of Windows, and trying to understand why dividing two fractional numbers won't work... and then I twig that Brazil uses a comma as a decimal point. I don't know whose silly idea this was, but it must be the bane of computer programmers for starters.

Edit 2: And in other other news, watched Man On the Moon last night. It's been a few years since I last watched it, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. The film tells the life story of Andy Kaufman, who perhaps most famously played Latka in Taxi, but the film is much more than this telling the bizarre story and recounting the even bizarrer sense of humour that he had. I'm typically a fan of biographical films, as that sense of reality adds an edge to the story. Fantastic performance by Jim Carrey also. 4/5

Any biographical film favourites of those out there in LJland?
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Why lost weight can creep back on. There might actually be a scientific reason for that creeping weight gain after a diet (nost just eating too much chocolate), as levels of the appetite suppressing hormone Leptin drop. Injections of Leptin have been shown to help prevent the gain.

Blogs reflect power of the pen. Bill Thompson talks about how the world of professional journalism is being improved by blogging.

Skype adds in video to net calls. The Skype 2 beta has video abilities. Hopefully it's better than the mixed offerings to date!

Xbox 360 sells out within hours. Not surprisingly the Xbox 360 sells out in the UK on its launch day, although some retailers are particularly annoyed by the low numbers they were given.
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