Reading about hypoglycemia

I’ve suspected for a while now that I have hypoglycemia, a condition where the body has trouble regulating the amount of sugar in the blood. I’ve experienced most of the symptoms for as long as I can remember, but I just thought my body was just being troublesome. I won’t bore you with a lengthy explanation of how frustrating a condition like hypoglycemia can be; a quick perusal of the symptoms should give you a rough idea.

My wife and I already eat fairly healthy. We limit our intake of fatty foods, sweets, caffeine, and alcohol. We choose whole wheat breads whenever we have the option. We avoid fried foods. We try to work vegetables and fruits into our diet. We eat red meat only on rare occasions.

Continue reading

Customize your DS Lite or DSi with a cell phone charm or phone strap

While reading about Capcom’s upcoming Amaterasu phone strap, it struck me that most DS Lite and DSi owners in the US and Europe are probably unaware that the two small holes in the back of the DS near the cartridge slot can be used to attach cell phone charms or phone straps.

Here’s a photo of the back of an Onyx DS Lite with the two holes used for attaching cell phone charms and phone straps circled in red:

Here’s a photo of my an Onyx DS Lite with maneki neko (fortune cat) cell phone charm attached:

Very few brick and mortar stores in America sell cell phone charms or phone straps. I recommend the following stores for purchasing cell phone accessories online:

Strapya World specializes in cell phone accessories and has an extensive selection of cell phone charms and phone straps, including items based on popular anime and video game franchises like Hello Kitty, Final Fantasy, Death Note, My Neighbor Totoro, Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Sgt. Keroro.

Here are five example cell phone straps from Play-Asia:

  1. Gurren Lagann Mini Gurren Team Strap Figure: Simon with drill
  2. Gurren Lagann Mini Gurren Team Strap Figure: Simon on Gurren
  3. Gurren Lagann Mini Gurren Team Strap Figure: Little Gurren Brigade
  4. Gurren Lagann Mini Gurren Team Strap Figure: Kamina
  5. Gurren Lagann Mini Gurren Team Strap Figure: Yoko

For instructions on attaching a cell phone charm or strap to your DS Lite or DSi, click past the break.

Continue reading

Video: Okami (Wii) invulnerable enemy glitch

I encountered the following glitch while playing Okami earlier today:

I just defeated 99 enemies during the 10 rounds of the Ryoshima Coast Devil Gate and now the final Black Imp will not take any damage or attack me.

I have used several different types of attacks, including different equipment, Celestial Brush attacks, and damage scrolls. Nothing inflicts any damage on the enemy.

This is a pretty serious and annoying glitch as I just spent the last 15-20 minutes fighting enemies with the purpose of clearing this Devil Gate Trial. What’s even more frustrating is that I didn’t save immediately before the Trial. (I couldn’t imagine encountering a glitch like this.)

Source: Ryoshima Coast Devil Gate Trial glitch: Final Black Imp invulnerable in round 10

Click past the break for video footage of the glitch.

Continue reading