Archive for May 2011

Growing Pains

There is a lot of misunderstanding about growing pains in children. The terms growing pains is unfortunately used as a term to dismiss anything like leg pains in children. The term growing pains should really be reserved for pain in the leg of children; that only occurs at night (usually wakes them from sleep); is in the back of the knee or upper calf muscle; and is self-limiting. If the pain is in bone or a joint or occurs during the day, then it is something else. Some of the other causes of growing pains in children are potentially very serious, so all need to be investigated to see if it’s a true growing pain or one of those rarer serious problems. The cause of growing pains in children is not really known, but it does appear to be related to biochemical issues associated with fatigue. The treatment of growing pains in children is really just reassurance of the child, some gentle massage to get them back to sleep.


I used to be an editor at DMOZ which is the largest website directory on the web. It lists about 5 million sites in half a million categories. Even though it is owned by AOL, it is run by an army of volunteers. Webmasters want to get their websites listed in DMOZ because of a belief (which may or may not be true) that being listed in DMOZ helps a site rank well in the search engines.  Because of that belief, there is a lot of angst from webmasters sites who make all sorts of allegations about corruption at DMOZ and that are why they cannot get listed. In my time as an editor of came across nothing that could be construed as corruption or favouritism. There probably is some but is probably so insignificant and does not warrant mentioning. All those making these claims in SEO forums about it, never provide any evidence to support their allegations. Why is that?

These links may help understand it some more:

What is DMOZ? Understanding DMOZ
Why does Google use DMOZ?
How not to get a site listed in DMOZ
How to get a forum listed in DMOZ
Do I need a listing in DMOZ to rank well in Google?

Croydon Total Footcare

This is the wife’s clinic: Croydon Total Foot Care is a well-established podiatry clinic in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne Australia. She has been at it for over 15 years now.

They have a full range of podiatry services for patient.
Please phone 9722 9422 for an appointment to see a Podiatrist in Croydon.

I have been known to occasionally work there, but I very busy with my own ventures and looking after the girls!