Andrew Gross

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Month: September, 2012

The wonders of Magnesium

I’ve gotten tension headaches once or twice a week forever.  My shoulders get tight and hurt, then it works its way up my neck until it’s a headache.  Actually, the shoulders alone are enough to be very unpleasant.

After having ignored Shira’s  (always correct) advice for years, I started taking 200mg of Magnesium before going to bed.  Magnesium has the (apparently well known) effect of relaxing muscles.

I literally have not had another episode for the entire bottle’s worth of days, a couple of months.  Not one.

I’m reminded of it today because my bottle ran out and I bought a different brand with a different doseage, and apparently didn’t take enough, since I now have shoulder tension and a headache.

If  you’re in a similar situation, I highly recommend giving it a try.


Security Webcast, Part II

The video is up.

Security Webcast

Starting this month, I will be appearing in a monthly Webcast that discusses the month’s security bulletins and advisories.  I’ll be explaining the high-level technical details of the releases.

Here’s a recent example; I’ll be playing the role that Jonathan plays in this video.   I’ve never appeared on camera before, so watching my screen test was… painful.  To start with, I need to figure out how to consistently look at the camera that has the red light on; I’ll worry about everything else after that.