[extropy-chat] Happy New Year and resolution.

Herb Martin HerbM at learnquick.com
Tue Jan 3 19:08:40 UTC 2006



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Subject: RE: [extropy-chat] Happy New Year and resolution.

Thanks Herb,
I thought that with technology so advanced that there may have been a
program I haven't heard of yet that is simple and easy to use  

I am pretty sure there are such programs.
When I am looking for programs I start with these sources:
    www.sourceforge.net   (open source but smaller collection)
    www.nonags.com   (practically all free as the name indicates)
    www.downloads.com (lot's of junk and overpriced stuff but reliable site)
Downloads.com is really CNET now, but I still remember it under the
old name.
You can also search Google with these sites as restrictions (I believe this
will work for NoNags but have not tried it.)

 (My mother
is quite old and I can't see her googling anything:).&nb sp; Something like
journal but that gives solid results at the end of the day.  Such as
how much cholesterol, proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins you absorb
in one day. You punch in what you eat and you get actual results, 
I think it would be a great idea to promote proper health.  
People today really don't know what they are putting in there bodies.  
Anyhow thanks again,
&nb sp;
Herb Martin <HerbM at learnquick.com> wrote:

> Is there a program or site that exists that can help me acknowledge
> what I eat and dri nk?

My guesses would include the WeightWatchers site and TonyRobbins 
site -- Tony was on Larry King the other night saying he had a free
program fro the! new year and I believe WW has diet guides online.

Both are (obviously) designed to get you to sign up and
spend money with them, but providing free content is a 
legitimate w ay to try to sell a product.
A google search should get you more; somet hing like (untested):
    [  nuitrition | diet  log | diary  carbohydrates | protein | fat ]
&nb sp;
The vertical bar | is OR, but you can use the capitalized word OR
if you prefer.
You can play around with this or add other keywords that follow
more closely what you hope to find.
Notice that Google accepts quotes for phrases and * as a wildc ard
within a phrase:   "diet guide"   "food * guide"
You can restrict searches to certin URL patterns with "SITE:",
e.g, this will only find you key words at US registered universities,
colleges, etc:
        [  diet guide& nbsp; site:edu ]
Tilde ~word will find synonyms for a keyword:  [  ~diet ~diary ]
And if you find a lot of "wrong" sites, you can preface a word with minus
to DISALLOW p! ages with that word:
    [  ~diet ~diary -weightwatchers ]
Another variation:  Inurl: can find pages with a word within a URL, eg.:
    [ ~diet ~diary  inurl:planner ]
And while probably not useful for this quest, you can also specify certain
useful file types:
    [ "diet  * guide"  filetype:pdf | filetype:doc | filetype:xls ]
I through the xls in as an afterthought since you may actually find
a (free) spreadsheet that will help you maintain such a diary/log.
Let me know if you need more or more direct help.
Herb Martin
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