Thought and Body relationship


I have always read that most diseases are of psychosomatic origins. That is the disease starts in the mind and manifests in the body.

In Reiki and other energy healing systems they teach that for example:
– those who have difficulity breathing are those who have a problem in giving and taking from others (See that the lungs give and take)
– those who have stiff neck are those who are not flexible mentally and stubborn
– those who have constipation are those who are unable to let go of things
– those who have pain in their legs are those who are unable to take certain steps in their lives
and the list can go on and on…

Some of the stuff I experienced in my early life was the inability to let go, pain in the legs, …and those manifested in the body. No doctor could really cure me by giving me pain killers, only when I realized the nature of this thought-body relation that my problems went away.

For example, the next time you feel jealous, angry or thinking negative notice how you tense up and how you feel in your stomach. To help you feel better, try to have an empty stomach and drink some lemonade. After that try to think negative or try to repress yourself. See how you burn in your stomach!

Be easy on your body by observing your ongoing moment to moment thoughts.


Panasonic BL-Cxx network cameras

Recently I had the chance to explore the two network cameras from Panasonic: BL-C1 and BL-C10.

Both cameras have built-in web servers and can be plugged to the network and operate standalone. They can also be configured to get static IP address or make use of a DHCP server.

Once the camera is set up, the user can explore its features by accessing its IP address via web protocol, example: .

From there on you can see the camera image stream (pseudo-stream), control brightness/image quality, add users so they can access the camera, control timers, sensors, etc…

BL-C1 is a simple model where it provides nothing more than image capturing facility and motion detection which works by comparing an image with a previous image and see if the difference is within the user defined threshold.

The BL-C10 is a bit more complex model allowing you to control the camera’s eye direction. You can move the view to all the four directions. There is no motion detection, though one can implement this feature from the software, there is human detection sensor (“by picking up the infrared light naturally emitted from people and animals”).

The cameras come with a software CD containing set of user manuals and a windows application to control the cameras. For developers, they can download C SDK written and provided by Panasonic. You may compile the code using Visual Studio or (did not try it) any other C compiler. The C code is highly portable and should also work on other operating systems such as Unix. In case you want to program the camera using a different programming language, then you may download the CGI programmer’s document and start forming your own HTTP requests in order to talk with the camera’s webserver.
Now using CGI, to control the camera’s direction, one for example can call this web address: http://camera_ip_address:80/nphControlCamera?Direction=HomePosition

C++0x ?


I’ve been looking around and was surprised that there will be a new C++ standard and additions dubbed “C++0x”.

According to Bjarne Stroustrup, “the new standard will be almost 100% compatible with the current standard”.

Some of the features I like about this new addition are:
– atomic keyword (for uninterruptible code)
– thread local storage
– asynchronous calls through the “future” keyword
– implicit function calls (as if using properties in other languages)
– parallel execution

The good news for some, probably bad news for eager ones is that the C++ Standards Committee aims to introduce the new standard in 2009.