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Gray’s Anatomy

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

To read or not to read? That is the question. I borrowed a book which I fancied for quite some time to see what the fuss is all about. The book was Gray’s Anatomy. This book, or rather, tome, is quite legendary for its comprehensive account of the human anatomy. It runs for more than 2000 pages and it is quite a challenge reading because of its completeness. Every part is described in relation to another part which makes it very difficult to visualize even with the help of three atlases (one paperbound, two soft copies). Even the illustrations do not seem to make it easier because the structures described are not even in the same illustrations. I do not recommend reading this book as the primary anatomy textbook. It could be a good review after studying the topic in another book and this makes it a lot easier understanding the concepts found in the book.

I have been trying to find ebook versions of Gray’s Anatomy 40th edition but I only manage to find a CHM file not a PDF file. The 39th edition, however, has a PDF version which is almost half a gigabyte large. I would really want to own this tome of a book someday. This book would surely be a great read for doctors and especially surgeons. Now, I will go back to studying the textbook and see if I can absorb something within this short span of time. Or maybe I’ll just get some sleep LOL.

How do you work now, WordPress?

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

The new WordPress layout is confusing. It takes me very long to reach the page that I want which is this page where I am supposed to blog. As a blog site, the primary concern of those who visit this site is to blog. All other things like looking at other blogs would be of secondary importance. It takes too long for me to reach this portion of the site and it annoys me greatly since I would like to write about my feelings as soon as possible. So please, make it easy for us, for all your users to blog.

I believe that I am not the only WordPress user to have this complaint. It is best to hear out these complaints because unlike the social networking site Facebook which has no viable competitors (though Google+ is trying hard), there are other alternative blogging services like Blogger, Xanga, LiveJournal, Multiply and Facebook. Blogging relieves stress so, please, do not make it more stressful for us netizens to blog about our experiences. I like WordPress because of its neat interface and I hope that I would continue to be so. If there are changes, I hope that it will be for the best but, as of this moment, I do not know how the current changes would improve my blogging experience. Perhaps this is a beta version and WordPress is testing it out in order to see how users would react.