Tips & Tricks to avoid back pain (sore?)

During my preparation for my visit in the show “Allo Doctors” (France 5) about the back pain, I actually thought I had put up a bunch of strategies / tips to avoid aggravate my situation.

The term “back pain” seems a little vague / simple because there are a wide variety of ailments for which I also do not know much. I will paraphrase the presenter indicating that there are three main areas of pain:

  1. whiplash
  2. back environment
  3. the bottom of the back

My “journey” now gives me gas on all floors, so I have the chance to have for various reasons these three types of problems.

  • packing / neck movement
  • rotation of the dorsal vertebrae (D3 / D5)
  • herniated disc L5 / S1 (lower back)

Tips / strategies that I mentioned here are personal and do not reposition myself consultation or medical advice. I have no medical claim, I’m just looking to share a few tips that could possibly help some in their path.

The housework
I begin with the sexiest! This is a painful side to the other and an excellent source of pain. We need to look, move objects, rub, etc …

I noticed that the handles, broom or vacuum cleaner tubes are generally short to meet a congestion problem I guess. On the other hand, when done well over 1m70 and these tubes are clearly too short. Without realizing it, the back is curved to support. After a few minutes, the result is there, it hurts.

Buyer of, try to take a product the tube is long enough to not need to bend in half. For vacuum, it is possible to buy additional tubes (unless the telescopic tube is like the Dyson eg, their tube is too short  ).

To mop the floor, I recommend the “all-in-one”: a bucket that has a plastic support which allows the spin while remaining law. The product “UltraMax” from Vileda offers this practical mechanism with a broom equipped with an adjustable telescopic handle up to 1m70. The “backbone” comfort of this type of product is very significant.


Proud father that I am, I have also learn to manage the daily life of a child when the back was bad.

The bath of the first month is a perilous exercise because we must hold the child in our arms during bathing. The weight of the child, his movements and duration of the bath back impose a substantial load. To reduce this effort, I chose to use a baby bath mounted on a support at breast height. The brand has babymoov this option on their baby bathtub.


For the baby exchange, using a traditional changing table. However, most of the time, the tables are set or designed to be used by the end of the table (the side of the feet of the child). The illustration below is a good example:


This provision is a big concern for the backs of parents. The torso, shoulders and head are found far from the parent who must bend in half to achieve these often problematic parts of the body (through the arms in clothing, etc.). There is a very effective solution to reduce the strain on the back.

Simply go to the either end of the table but on the side. The parent therefore has an equal distance from all the children’s areas and some also move to the head. Thus, no need to lie on the child reaching his shoulders. It’s stupid but the difference is obvious on the state of your back with have changed and / or dressed your child.

Sadly, I have had children break my stuff before. Vases, Toys, even my computer screen. Thank to this website for making it not a pain in my back (I already have one!) to fix.

In the end, it would me much good if I didn’t have this back pain at all and could look after children properly.

The article may be a bit long, I will continue another day in another article.

HDT 0.3.3

The new version of HDT is available.

It adds a new “memory” module to make information more readily available on the memory.

In this new mode, we find the stone work on memory mappings. There are the following commands:

memory> show E820
Displays information E820

memory> show E801
Displays information E801

memory> show E88
Displays information E88

This release also fixes several bugs on the cli

  • the behavior of the backspace key,
  • the cursor disappearance
  • aid that overflows from the screen display

Also note that in this version, the display cursor is now flashing to facilitate its location. Warning, this is not working under QEMU.

Enjoy! PS: thank you Dag Wieers for its many returns and stone for his work on memory mapping.

Coherence trophies in final free 2009!

The Coherence project is competing for trophies 2009 f.

Following the presentation I made ​​at their ‘installs party’, the project has just been announced as a finalist in the multimedia section.

Of the 120 participating projects in 7 categories, the fact remains that 21 for the finals to be held on 5 & 6 June, 2009 at Soisson.

I prepare for this event a beautiful demonstration that will demonstrate the possibilities of the world as UPNP Coherence opens up new perspectives.

PS: Frank Scholtz (author of Coherence) also speaks on his blog

Peace tears of damned French

No, no, we will not speak of a crisis here, but music!

The group Java just released his new album “Cursed French”.


If you do not know this band or their style, maybe the definition of “rap-musette” as self-attributed to the group’s fair enough. The phrasing of the singer (Rwan) is still typed with a voice of titi-Paris using the particular phrasing of rap. In the end, an explosive mixture whose texts do not leave indifferent.

My favorite songs on this album:

  • Knob head
  • Cursed French
  • We
  • Mona
  • The bitter drink

A very good album in the challenging lined precedents.

I loved this feedback Oxmo Puccino in this album that uses a very distinctive phrasing Slam. However, the texts are very well served by beautiful instrumentation. Musical passages are sufficiently long and complex to prevent the sharp side and the dry Slam. So we find ourselves immersed in a fresh and lively atmosphere.

Really, a great surprise to hear urgently.

My favorite tracks:

  • Sun North
  • Draw lines
  • Some, other
  • 365 days
  • Masterciel

HDT 0.3.2

The version 0.3.2 of HDT is out!

It mainly contains a large stone work on the detection of disks and partitions.

At the CLI, new orders thus appear:

hdt> disk show

To view a syntéthique view available disks

hdt> disk

To switch to the “disk”

disk> show disks

To list the available disks

disk> disk show 0x80

To display the disk configuration 0x80 and its partitions.

Some ameillorations display modes VPD / PCI / Memory are also included.

For commenataire / bug / ideas report please join the mailing list

About HDT Dag Wieers (well known for its deposits RPMs) speaks in this Article

Saturday, April 25, 2009

HDT 0.3.1

The 0.3.x branch is inaugurated with version 0.3.1. On the menu :

  • Much work refactoring the CLI that allows us to have the completion and historitque.
  • Cleaning the display functions for consistency
  • a self-correction of the file name (modules.pcimap) when used with isolinux
  • cleaning of multiple spaces carried by some tools
  • support for type information VPD (Virtual Product Data).

I want to thank especially Pierre-Alexandre Meyer for his work that allowed the release of this version.

First Official Release HDT

After no less than 21 pre-releases, the Post has just fallen on the mailing list of Syslinux the Syslinux 3.74 version.

This version therefore incorporates the 0.2.7 version of HDT (Hardware Detection Tool), the tool I mentioned in a previous ticket.

This first official release of HDT is provided as standard in the archive Syslinux. You can find the “hdt.c32” file in the “com32 / hdt”.

I want to thank particularly

  • testers development versions which helped stabilized the code of this version
  • Gonzalo Sebastian (Oznog) for his proofreading comments and patches
  • Pierre-Alexandre Meyer (WFP) for its active involvement in the project, he was responsible among other recasting the CLI to be effective in the next version of HDT. This new architecture of the CLI will be scalable and will include completion commands via the <TAB>