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I came across someone's question on this elsewhere and it was a good read.
How we go about going to bed and what our thoughts our decides how well we will sleep or how we be for the rest of the night and for tomorrow!
What's your last thought in general or for the day or for last night?
For mine, usually, I will have this crazy "run-on" thought (many in 1) of positive thinking and telling myself tomorrow will be a good day, if I've set few alarms, thanking the Lord, and well wishes for people around the world. Like:
"Tomorrow WILL BE a good d... wait 3 alarms set? ok good... WILL BE A GOOD DAY! Thank you Lord. I'm all yours and you know my requests. Please guide me and your will be done with people around the world suffering and your people in general"
I hope whoever celebrates Easter had a wonderful blessed joyful Easter!
I had a great time with my parents! - church service (at Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, California) and family quality time and cooking and baking! (It may be my last Easter with my parents for quite a while since I'll be moving away from California for a while!)
Got few photos to share as well! (My parents want privacy, so I edited them out)
Public Health & Global Health / Improving Confidence & Raising COVID Vaccine/Booster Rates by NDPHTN | Train.orgMar 31, 2022, 09:27 AM
I attended another web-based training, "Raise the Rate: Improving Provider and Patient COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence at the Medical Encounter" hosted by North Dakota Public Health Training Network (NDPHTN) through the approved Certified Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit listed at Train.org (https://www.train.org/main/course/1101918/).
Once again, I would like to share the official video and my notes for your information purpose. Please watch the video for details!
Covid vaccination rates:
As of January 13, 2022,
Morbidity and mortality of Covid-19
Necessary (as is, young, already infected with Covid, etc) vs. exaggerated?
1. Before and After Vaccination - All-cause Mortality Deaths in U.S.
2. "I'm healthy"
Understanding Infection Fatility Ratio (IFR) and Case Fatality Ratio (CFR)
3. Complications for survivors of Covid infection
"Already infected with Covid and survived, and in that 97-99% survivor group"
4. Attributes and impact of the delta and omicron variants
Delta Covid Variant
Quote"The delta variant is more efficient at transmission due to genetic changes that allow it to produce large number of infectious particles" - W.H.O
Omicron Covid Variant
Stealth Omicron Covid Variant (Omicron BA.2 Stealth variant - version 2)
5. Take the vaccine or take the virus?
Quote"If you haven't had the Covid vaccine or Covid-19 infection yet, very likely you will [be exposed and infected] in the next few months"
6. Understand current evidence for Covid vaccine efficacy
7. Base Rate Fallacy
Quote"delta variant is infecting vaccinated people, representing as many as 50% of new cases" - Report from Israel from June 26 2021
Quote"The higher the vaccinated rate of a population, the higher the number of infected individuals will be vaccinated, even if they have a ~5-fold decrease in infection rate due to vaccinated status vs. the unvaccinated"
8. Booster and third dose recommendations (Covid vaccine third dose is not necessarily a booster dose)
9. Covid Vaccine Safety Datalink program as part of the US vaccine safety system
Covid vaccine safety and adverse reactions
Quote"Covid vaccines are some of the most studied and monitored vaccines in the world's history!"
QuoteBillions of doses have been administered since late 2020, so LOTS OF STUDY DATA from WORLDWIDE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE to study efficacy and safety!
U.S has multi-layer system for safety monitoring:
10. Absolute Excess Risks of acute kidney injury, appendicitis, arrhythmia, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), herpese zoster infection, intracranial hemorrhage, lymphadenopathy, myocardial infection (MI), myocarditis, pericarditis, and pulmonary embolism (PE) after Covid Vaccination vs. Covid SARS-CoV-2 Infection:
Rare serious adverse events after COVID19 vaccination:
Covid vaccine DOES NOT CAUSE female infertility
mRNA Covid vaccines are non-replicating and do not change the DNA of the vaccine recipients
11. Approaches to vaccine conversations during the medical encounter:
Shared by Kaung M. Ko, MD, MPH, CPH
So, out of the 2 words, keep one and drop and replace one.
Mar 30, 2022, 05:41 PM
I did for $1148.68 worth!! SCAM EMAIL / SPAM EMAIL ALERT!!
I have to give an A for the effort in making a "chain of spams" to make it look like my order was being processed and going through each department...
Otherwise, most ridiculous spam email or scam email content!
The emails and the font size/color mismatches are like you copy pasting different segments from websites to badly cheat on your paper.
Amanda also known as A Mad Something Boner 781 <firstname.lastname@example.org> first sent me an email with the subject line: "Updated Transaction Details" and with "You can feel free to contact our Customer Care Number- +1(855)-2254-801"
George also known as Gregory of SSS or Sexing <email@example.com> followed up with "Current Transaction Updation....". (Sorry, George, I am not hailing your SSS kind, otherwise, proud of you to be having "some fun"? )
Teresa Adam also known as Trashing the T-Rex <firstname.lastname@example.org> followed up, ready to seal the deal, with "Bitcoin Prera Payment Notification". Sorry love, you're a little bit short-handed there like a T-rex.
Sam Billing also known as "I Know Winston Churchill is Rolling at his grave at 0731" or a Win a Stoner's Rolling contest manager <email@example.com> made the last presence with "Updated Details of your Transaction!!". Not gonna lie, I was having my hopes up and ROOTING FOR THE SCAMMING SEQUAL of Bitcoin Prera, until Sam's Billing's email! One of those sloppy sequels. 1/10 NOT RECOMMENDED!
Mar 27, 2022, 01:44 AM
I grew up in the nuclear family, my parents and I, after we moved away from my birth country when I was at the age of ~12yo.
We have lived in few countries and states since. I am either at home or away for my university or graduate studies 1-2 years at a time or 4 years at a time, depending on the studies in my pursuit of my life long dream. During all these years, struggling financially or emotionally from individual's work related matters make us feel and become distant, more so each year, sadly. We have all left our beloved family members and some passed away, RIP, or we could not visit back due to political reasons at the birth country.
Every moment of happiness is usually and quickly overshadowed by one or both of my parents thinking about their past sand the sacrifices or struggles they have overcome from the discriminations at work or arguments/bullying by the coworkers and transferring the angers at home, from arguing about a minor uncleaned spot on a "wash dish" onto bigger matter, all within few seconds to hours.
I could not blame my parents from constantly arguing daily and/or extending the argument over days to weeks, now progressing more than ever. Things they have gone through, understandable. I also understand how one of my parents feel unsatisfactory about the other because of the still struggling situations to making a living or living in their crushed dreams working in the job one does not wish, even though it is a respectable high/professional-degree or skilled jobs.
Their constant arguments of small things (leading into bigger things and the argument at the present time leading to bringing up all the things from the past), have made me extremely sad that I could not help alleviate their concerns and problems and that I could not see the 2 becoming together again.
The situations have affected my focus in the studies whenever I am back home with my parents. When I am away, I am at my absolute best and with the highest self-confidence and exceling (I'm not just saying , I received great feedbacks on my character, work ethics, and professionalism from my colleagues, coworkers, or superiors! ) I tried to tell them that, and I was seen as the person who was placing blame on them.
I am not ranting about my parents, I understand the foundation of their arguments. Just that, the explosive anger of one of my parents and the inability to reconcile by the other, and the unfixable matters like certain jobs for them with the pay they want and a settled lifestyle as immigrants they envisioned, is just sad and hard to cope with.
How to I cope with my parents contently fighting then?
How do you cope with arguments in your household, within your family members?
Mar 25, 2022, 09:42 AM
I recently attended the web-based training on "Global Health Introduction" hosted by North Dakota Public Health Training Network (NDPHTN) through the approved Certified Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit listed at Train.org (https://www.train.org/main/course/1090799/).
I would like to share the official video and my notes for your information purpose. Please watch the video for details!
Global Health Definition
QuoteHealth problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries and may best be addressed by cooperative actions
Global Health is a concern because:
Global Health is a good study because of how it surveillances data (studying health and diseases everywhere from all perspectives of care, but mainly focused on the primary and preventive stages in the population) and how it provides crucial and beneficial program assessment info for improving and maintaining the optimal public health practices and promoting positive progress.
Public Health Practices: National immunization days and smallpox eradication are few examples of Global Health's best practices.
- Smallpox Eradication: Smallpox is caused by Variola Virus that infects humans only and is transmitted by close contact within 6ft through respiratory droplets from cough and sneeze. Its symptoms include stages of a rash - rash > small bumps > blister > pustule > scab > and potential scarring. Last naturally acquired smallpox case was in Somalia in 1977; ring vaccination was the most effective.
- Mass vs ring vaccination strategy: Ring vaccination is the most effective because it takes into account the different stages of 1. isolating the confirmed and suspected cases to prevent further spread, 2. identifying, vaccinating, and surveilling of significant contacts of proven cases, 3. vaccinating the household contacts of contacts. (Vaccinia vaccine is a replication-competent smallpox vaccine consisting of a live, infectious vaccinia virus - it was not originally for smallpox but does have cross-reactivity with a 95-99% effectiveness and lasting 15-30 years!)
Public Health Progress examples:
Decreased death rate of children since 1950
Increased life expectancy in developing countries
Eradication of smallpox eradicated
Near-elimination of Polio
Declining Measles death declined
Decreasing Guinea worm infection in Africa
Example Challenges for Global Health
~10,000 deaths of infants daily before reaching 4 weeks old
~530,000 death of women during childbirth
~115,000 death of children yearly due to measles
~1,600,000 death yearly due to tuberculosis
West Nile virus endemic to Egypt spreading to Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the United States
Dengue hemorrhagic fever spreading globally (spread mainly by Aedes aegypti, but also Aedes Asian Tiger (Aedes albopictus); there is a Dengue vaccine DenVaxia by Sanofi Pasteur)
Categorized Challenges for Global Health
Health linked to development
Enhanced collaboration is needed to improve the health of all world citizens, state, local, international levels: non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, businesses, governments, educational systems, healthcare organizations, rural and urban ethnic, cultural and community groups
Maslow's Pyramid - development and engagement
Higher needs only come into focus ONLY ONCE the needs at the lower levels are met, partially or fully
Defining Health, Public health and Global health
Definition of Health by W.H.O World Health Organization
QuoteA state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity.
Definition of Public Health in 1920 by Charles-Edward A. Winslow, founder of Public Health in the United States
QuoteThe science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical health and efficiency through organized community efforts for the sanitation of the environment, the control of community infections, the education of the individual in principles of personal hygiene, the organization of medical and nursing service for the early diagnosis and preventive treatment of disease, and the development of the social machinery which will ensure to every individual in the community a standard of living adequate for the maintenance of health.
Definition of Global Health by Merson MH, et al.
QuoteThe application of the principles of public health to health problems and challenges that transcend national boundaries and to the complex array of global and local forces that affect them.
Key Global Health concepts:
determinants of health
measurement of health status
importance of culture to health
global burden of disease
risk factors for health conditions
demographics and epidemiologic transitions
organizations and function of health systems
Shared by Kaung M. Ko, MD, MPH, CPH
Mar 24, 2022, 11:43 PM
Now that my life is on the track of being more stable/settled after all these years of having lived in few countries and states, I am thinking of getting a pet or pets in my nearest future, for the love of them and to have a lil companion
I have been researching when I was about to go on a trip to say the national parks or historical and scenic places, and most of them say pets are allowed only at certain locations within those regions and if I were to go on a long hour of sightseeing or a trail or scenic route via some other means, I must leave my pets at home for hours. I mean, there are pet sitters but I DONOT HAVE THE GUTS to leave my baby furrball or paw at home and just go on with my own! I know some flights allow pets, but the end destination of the trip might not fully allow or not at all allow my pet(s) to tag along on the same adventure!
See, having lived in tight spaces my whole life thus far, I DO NOT wish my pet(s) to be left in small spaces. I want them to roam as free as they can be! Also since I have lost ties due to life or rest in peace of people from all stages of my life, I DONOT wish to leave my pet(s), if I were to get one or few, just with strangers or alone at home! It is so hard for me to even think about. May be I'll never get a pet because of that reason, even though I so want to!
How do you all travel about to pet fully or semi restricted locations?
What pet(s) do you own?!
Mar 24, 2022, 07:33 PM
Few weeks back, after I integrated SMFPacks Seo PRO Mod for search engine friendliness and all the other wonders for the Good Old Forum to be heard over the forum site worlds, my sitemap was going crazy!
Whenever the SMF Sitemap was accessed by someone or a search engine bot to view categories, the error log showed the error of undefined index.
Quote/home/admin/domains/.../public_html/Themes/default/Seo.template.php (Line 367)
I troubleshooted and it was the coding the line under Seo.template.php with
Well, the fix was always there. I just did not know to what text to define for "msg_alert_none"; I mean it could have been intended for a "No message", "No new message", "HOLD UP YO! AINT NO BODY GOT TIME FOR MESSAGE POPULTION!"
The problem was ONLY WITH ANY EMPTY CATEGORY under Sitemap.
The categories with a topic under already, there was no problem!
So, I had few choices:
I went with 1. defining my own.
I could hard edit the Seo template's language file
BUT I went with SMF forum's Admin > Config > languages > edit language > edit > choosing Modifications to edit > and define my own
I went fancy with:
msg_alert_none to be
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Mar 24, 2022, 02:01 PM
After integrating the SMFPacks Ads Manager Mod, I was receiving errors for the "ads after #th post" option, regardless of placing a text ad, banner ad, or adsense/alike ads.
The errors are always a duo for SMF's index.template.php and Display.template.php with each visit by a user/guest. 1 visit = 1 error under each.
index.template.php error log was showing:
Type of error: General
Error message Select
Display.template.php error log was showing:
Type of error: Undefined
Error message Select
Security.php error log was showing:
NOW, THE FIXES I got to after hours of troubleshooting:
(I'm not that of an expert, so took a while )
1. For Undefined index: quickbuttons,
Under AdsManager.php, FIND (around line 621):
NEAR THE END, ADD
Why?: The ad was posted by "non-registered guest", unless you specified which registered user, the quickbuttons and all other "normal post and edit options and custom fields" must be considered for and be defined / nullified.
2. For Invalid argument supplied for foreach(),
"NEWER" TEMPORARY FIX - edit of 1 group of lines only (not 4 like older temp fix):
TEMPORARY FIX OLD #1:
Under index.template.php, FIND (around lines 712, 717, 757, 767):
3. For Array to string conversion,
Under AdsManager.php, FIND (around line 1017):
When checking under Security.php, at the said line 933, it shows:[/s]
Mar 24, 2022, 07:18 AM
I have been noticing and seeing more and more people are moving to Florida, either for political reasons or for better lifestyle of living with freedom and FREEEEDOME (even by and in the eyes of few hypocritic leaders who dislikes Florida for having their own "style").
I know the real estate and the apartment rentals have been in the affordable range or relatively good prices for the Florida lifestyle.
HOWEVER, I am also hearing that because more people are moving, the housing and apartment demands are getting greater than the supplies, and the prices have increased by x1.5-3 of what was 1-2 years ago!
Is it still a good time to be moving to or buying or investing in a home in Florida or once "the moving to Florida phase" fades, will the housing prices drop, to a loss?
If you are a real estate agent in Florida or have moved to Florida, or just want to share something you love (or dislike about Florida),
Mar 24, 2022, 06:55 AM
Do you do your own taxes? Does a family member or a friend help you with your taxes? Do you use a tax service?
We used to use H&R Block or alikes for few years, but the return were very minimal mainly because they do not actually go through details with us and simply input the W2 forms and charge us an arm, if not arms and legs, I mean if they even helped deduct $1 from the already owed, I would be flexible and say, it would have been "worth it" !
Then we found private companies providing the tax services, which we tried more recently. They were great to alright in giving attentions to all the credits and deductions we qualified. They still charge a lot $100-$250 at times, but it would be worth it considering the balancing or the owed taxes already being negative to the income . Recently they increased the tax prices depending on who is doing or who ran the private companies.
Now, for the past 2-3 years, I have been doing my own for my family and I using TaxAct tax service. Very flexible and the questionnaires to guide the filing tax are easy to follow through, all using their online service. They have well improved since they started too! They even have the options for stocks and shares, either to automatically pull from the stocks/shares websites or to input manually, but either way is a great add-on! You can file FEDERAL TAX for free, but STATE TAX filing, you have to pay extra. Free is relative though, if you have to add more credits or deductibles or something, you will need to pay a fee for both FEDERAL and STATE. (I never use their extra paid services like audit, counselor, etc.)
TaxAct has been great, but they too have increased their prices recently, or since last year. I mean, I still and will probably use them because after researching other tax filing services, most do not offer what TaxAct does. I might be right or I might have overlooked some features, so, what are your thoughts?
How do you do your taxes and With/by whom do you have assistance in filing your Federal tax and State tax?
Share your tax filing experiences during the tax seasons!!!?
Mar 23, 2022, 06:41 PM
We are DEFINITELY facing inflations.
How to fix this inflation?
FLUSH all your money down the toilet!
A partial-joke, but we all know nobody, not even those rich ones by means of dishonest works, would virtue signal and flush their money.
If I remembered correctly from the business, economy, and government classes I have taken back then, the cause of the inflation is "too much money circling with the public".
How is there too much money circling? - printing more money by the government (stimulus, aids, etc) and other reasons that will make more money out in the public and less in the federal reserve.
Inflations with too much money in the public will raise the costs of everything, without actually raising the worth of what is raised. That $1 fruit will now be $10, and not because it is a rare god-sent gold-plated fruit.
As the prices rise higher, there will be reduction in production and workers due to costs. The demand for a particular good or service increases, and the available supply decreases. With fewer items/services are available, the public (buying public) is willing to pay more to get the item. And that further results in higher prices due to demand-pull inflation. And we are at that demand-pull inflation mark.
Money going outside of the general public back into the federal reserves OR money going outside of the country can "solve inflation":
Just my $100. was my 2 cents, but then inflations...
Keep the faith and ALL WILL BE! NEVER doubt that!
Often time, we hear how disgusting or how much of a pet-peeve is to see someone chewing with their mouth open.
Now, I am sure the people who have felt that way have done MANY THINGS in their lifetime, in their personal ("the usual" or "spicing up") or professional capacity that is actually disgusting in itself or "more disgusting" than the reaction from / the action of someone chewing with their mouth open.
Chewing with your mouth open is how you are supposed to be eating and enjoying food.
It may not be a "respectable" way, but it IS a normal way.
The normal way you are supposed to be chewing is with a mix of passion/power and enjoyment of food and be less sensitive to the surroundings. (Of course, food may be more satisfying when chewing with mouth closed)
Do you know that you eat less when chewing with your mouth open?
Perhaps, it is the intensity of the chewing with the mouth open?
Let's think about eating with your hands in some cultures.
To some, eating with hands is seen as disgusting, but do you know that there is a professional/mannered way of eating with your hands?
It is not just eating with hands vs. using utensils - there is eating with hands unmannered vs. mannered!
That's why even with chewing, there may be a more mannered chewing?
Open mouth chewing with less "spitting or food pieces flying all over"?
Burmese (where I was born and lived for 12 years - within an extensive family life - RIP to ones I love whom I couldn't return to meet again on time):
Japanese (the country I moved to and lived for 3 years)
English (this has a meaning to itself because names were based of the day born in my culture - MONDAY IS KA/GA/NGA variants):
Kaung Myat Ko
There was no "first or middle or last name", until I adapted to suit such system.
My whole name means GOOD/KIND/NICE RICH(in knowledge and kindness) BROTHER/ELDER
Who remembers Rhett & Link and their "In The 80s" song??
QuoteYou kids think - your gear is iconic
Mar 16, 2022, 01:12 PM
HEADS UP FOR THE RUMBLING or RUN-ON sentences.
I WANT TO help you all (unmatched MD and unmatched DO) because I have gone through the same with the ERAS, NRMP, and residency application cycles.
I am in no position to actually help you obtain a residency spot, but below are what happened to me and what I did and how I improved and keep improving myself and CV with persistence.
I must let ALL inside my head out here FAST before I forget any!
(I will edit and smooth things later and I will add things as I remember more)
PS: I don't want to promise anything, but check back here in few weeks or months, I'll help out at least someone with subscriptions or books (+ shipping to your country) or some application fees or something all on my expense. I have been "every part of the THERE", so I know, especially when somethings are hard to ask from others you know. and NO CATCH. Just know that YOU WILL BECOME. You are NEVER alone. (plus, as long as I live, even your worst experiences, mine can top them <<< positive joke for you, I've never played disadvantaged card on CV or applications but I've slept in places you would have only heard of or survived on bread and water alone if lucky, different parts in times of my life journey, if not all during in pursuit of my medical career)
QuoteWe are sorry, you did not match to any position.
Well, that above email is something you do not want to receive. As others have said, you do not want to wish that even upon your worst enemy! And that is true and THAT is a good mindset if you are thinking that. Always do things with honor and stay humble!
I did not match. I was unmatched. I was an unmatched medical student 4th year. I was a lost, sad, and embarrassed unmatched MS4. For 3 CYCLES! (So, yes, I have gone through what you all in the similar situation is going through, even though I won't know exactly what you will be feeling and how this unmatched status will affect you, your loved ones, your finances, etc. (For me, EVERYTHING PERSPECTIVE OF MY LIFE was affected, and I had minimal support. But one thing I know based on my rotations and myself of my own work ethics and professionalism and passion and dedication is that, ONCE I AM IN, I CAN DO IT! )
I was able to afford to apply to only few programs at a time because of budgeting – I am from California, an US IMG from one of the top Caribbean Medical Schools and an undergrad at one of the Universities of California (I was an 100% stellar student in university). As you know, applying below 200 or 150 programs is NOT A GOOD IDEA for an IMG, especially with red flags as discussed below! My Caribbean School of Medicine has nothing to do with my red flags - it is a GREAT SCHOOL and if you work hard and focus, you get the result of your hard works seen! And in fact, starting from my batch, we were introduced to clinical skills earlier at different facilities, and oh how precious they were and are for that USMLE Step 2 CS and the clinical rotations and till now!
But I had no choice with loans or family's financial supports because we are the only 3 without any supports for decades (and till now), we know our budgets – we work hard (I am thankful for that because MY WORK HISTORY SINCE HIGH SCHOOL AND TILL THIS DAY WAS EXTENSIVE!). I am and was someone with extensive immigration and emigration history to 3 countries and 2 states, someone with a family trying to or hoping to settle and using the savings over the years, someone who stayed on the island away from family during the first 2 years straight of basic studies and survived with the minimal because flying back home would either "eat up off days" or "accordingly be waste of money I could have otherwise used there and after I finally go back to my family".
My match cycles / unmatched cycles :
Firstly, HORRIBLE EXPERIENCES! I cannot complain because for me, unavoidable circumstances BUT BY ME led me to SOAP, some of you should not be at this SOAP-ing point at all – sohuld have been MATCHED for sure!!)
What I wished I have done or am glad that I did:
What I did :
WHO DO I EMAIL?
Everyone including the newly accredited programs coming soon!
ACGME NEWLY ACCREDITED PROGRAMS
How should I prepare for USMLE Step 3?
I've found UWorld Step 3 to be beneficial for Day 1 Step 3 Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP) and more so for Day 2 Step 3 Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM), and CCSCases.com to be extremely thorough for Day 2 cases!
I didn't go through all the CCSCASES.com. It would definitely be a breeze with those 2 sources for medical school graduates and for current PGY1s combined with current knowledge and skills as a resident!
Well a little extra about me :
FAST TIPS :
ALL THE BEST!!!
A HALT IN YOUR PATH IS NOT AN END!
GRADUATE WITH PRIDE regardless of the MATCH status! YOU DID IT DOCTOR!!
YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE
Keep the faith, keep strong your belief in anything and anyone, stay strong!
Keep yourself hydrated and eating relatively well!
What is the very first thing you do after more than half way waking up?
You know, passed that opening eyes, some procrastination +/- snoozing alarm stage, and finishing the dream and all that?
I used to just think about what is or are needed to be done for the day, or just be anxious or worrying about something if there is some big thing for the day.
But I have changed my mindset to stay healthy after waking up and the first thing is to thank the Lord for letting me see another sunrise, another day, and hopefully another sunset too!
(I am sure this can be done so even if your belief and faith are not towards a religion and/or the same faith - nature, universe, etc)
I was talking to someone who has used MySpace back in the days and we got to the topic of profile songs and customization, "the coding days ".
So, I made the header section here to be customizable and added the option to show a YouTube video. And a bonus "about me" section.
I do not want to go full blown to customizing because I do not want a full MySpace feel or a Facebook/Instagram feel lurking around to take over and end a "simple nostalgic forum" if we were to move on to that path.
You can go to PROFILE DETAILS from the top left menu under your display name > EDIT About Me, Favorite Song, Profile Header Image Link, and/or Profile Header Background Color
Replace ONE LETTER only from the last word to turn it into a new word.
Religious or not, I believe The Ten Commandments can and do keep a person in check, preventing the person from swaying away from humanity and the prosperity of mankind.
I finally memorized the Ten Commandments of recent and in my own styles as needed too.
1. There shall be no other gods before God
Religious faith: You should know that there is only one true God, Whom you must believe in and seek counsel from.
Humanity: Stick to what you believe in, do not be going about having many masters and multiple matters to depend on that will get you nowhere and that will not strengthen your desires and maybe also making those desires in becoming a reality.
2. You should not make idols and worship them
Religious faith: You should not make idols representing other gods or false prophets and worship them. The debatable ones are also of printing out images of God / Jesus Christ as well, because nobody has really drawn Him and believing in an image can be as if idolizing someone or something (we all know that the Jesus in the original Last Supper was based off a person the artist Leonardo picked!)
Humanity: Be knowledgeable of an existence or story of something, but do not idolize them losing your self, your true worth, and what you are in the process, while comparing them or imitating their acting, or trying to be like the idols!
3. You should not use the name of the Lord in vain
Religious faith: You should not misuse God's name - do not use for swearing, do not use for false promises, do not use to threaten someone, etc.
Humanity: Don't be rude and foul-mouthed and making bad judgments while blaming others.
4. Keep the Sabbath Day holy
Religious faith: On the 7th day, the Lord rest after creating the wonders of and the Heaven and Earth themselves, and so you should rest too. (Rest on a Sunday or a Saturday or a Friday, depending on which belief system, and keep that day Holy).
Humanity: Set aside a day for yourself to get to know yourself, think about life to improve upon or change, spending quality time without any hassles from daily life either by yourself or with your loved ones, and keep that day clean and joyous! Mind, body, psych holistic approach matter!
5. Honor your father and mother
Religious faith: Well, self explanatory.
Humanity: Honor your guardians and parents and the elders, or anyone else old or young who you care and who have changed you in some way in becoming you, directly or indirectly guiding or having guided you.
6. Do not murder
Religious faith: Self explanatory.
Humanity: Self explanatory.
7. Do not commit adultery
Religious faith: Self explanatory.
Humanity: Self explanatory.
8. Do not steal
Religious faith: Self explanatory.
Humanity: Self explanatory.
9. Do not be a false witness against your neighbor
Religious faith: Be the honest and righteous person to your neighbor.
Humanity: Be the honest and righteous person for true justice, peace, and equity out there.
10. Do not injure/harm your neighbors, their families, their loved ones, their associates, their pets & live stocks, and their belongings
Religious faith: Do no harm!
Humanity: Self explanatory.