Monday, March 19, 2007

Questions For You

1. I've got three main email accounts: hotmail, yahoo and gmail. I would like to have the same contact list in each of them. Most of my contacts are in Hotmail. I don't use Outlook at home. I have Thunderbird set up and don't use it. It seems to be very complicated to export my hotmail contacts to anything else other than Outlook. Does anyone know how to export contacts from any or all three of those hosts to say, a spreadsheet? And then import the complete set?

2. Anyone out there with cold sores ever try oral acyclovir? What were your experiences? I've got another fucking outbreak. I feel alternately like I'm being punished for enjoying kissing or like I'm being betrayed by my body. Either way, I'm in a right fucking crank about it.

3. Because those questions were completely selfish, what do you want to know about me? What have you wondered about? What do you want to read more about? What did I say I was going to blog about and never did? What do you want to see pictures of? Whatever. Ask your questions, and I might just answer them.


Aggie said...

I say just keep doing what you're doing. You are the goddess of the Ottawa blogosphere.

madkevin said...

Re: Contact question:

Export your contacts from each program as a CSV (comma separated value) file. You can then open these files in Excel or any spreadsheet program and cut 'n' paste them into one big file. Then, import that big file into your Contacts in each program. Voila!

David Scrimshaw said...

Q1: Do you have Outlook at work?

Because it is easy to export your address list from Outlook to a spreadsheet.

You could:

1. Export the yahoo, hotmail and gmail address lists to Outlook;

2. Export to a spreadsheet;

3. Do your magic;

4. Import to your favoured email option.

Q2: No experience with any cold sore drugs, but I read once that potatoes have something good for them, so I always eat potato when I get a cold sore. An excellent source of potatoes are the fries at the Manx.

Q3: I'm drawing a blank on this one. Is anything up with Girl Detective?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I've used Zovirax (active ingredient being acyclovir) in the past and found it to be quite effective. The stuff was pretty expensive though. I found it was most useful when I started taking it the minute I felt the lip tingle begin (meaning the stuff is most useful if you have it on hand in advance). It greatly reduced my cold sore duration.

Anonymous said...

For what they’re worth, here are 2 interesting HSV tidbits:

"Medical research in England found that many people with cold sores were low in B12, and that by adding 250 mg of B12 the condition improved rapidly."

"Replace your toothbrush when you feel the tingling sensation at the outbreak of an attack."

…and some good preventative advice:

"HVA suggests taking a few simple precautions.
• Maintain a healthy and varied diet. If you are not sure whether your diet is adequate, take a multivitamin, vitamin C or vitamin E. This could make all the difference.
• Take a natural antiviral capsule like olive leaf extract, which has been shown to have beneficial effects. A recent trial by the HVA used a high dose: 400 mg of 20% oleuropein.[2]
• When it’s important to be clear of recurrences, for instance on holiday or when a special event is coming up, take half a soluble aspirin for a few days beforehand."

Asteroidea Press said...

thanks everyone!

i have my email problem sorted now, which is a relief.

and this is all very good info about the herpes. i hadn't heard of the b12 before.

one of the problems i've always had is that i generally don't get the tingling first. i usually get a red spot first. so if i see it, that's fine, but what often happens is that i wake up with blisters, or i happen to look in a mirror and have the red spot already turning into blisters. makes it hard to catch them when they're catchable.

though David, i'm not sure that the Manx fries are really the cure for cold sores. would that they were.

Asteroidea Press said...

oh aggie, you always make me scratch my toe along the ground and say, aw shucks.

David Scrimshaw said...

Here is what I know:

1) Aggie always gets it right.

2) I eat Manx fries at least twice a week and haven't had a cold sore in more than a year.

And for all we know, my cholesterol would be too high even if I didn't eat those fries.

4th Dwarf said...

Back in January you said:

"There's another very funny story that involves a rope, a chest harness, a glass of water and a heating vent. But I'll save that one for a rainy day."

Meanwhile, Enviro Can says:
Today - Showers with the risk of a thunderstorm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 11.