David Furlong

@david

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4 hrs in ikea furnishing new place in berlin #life
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dig deeper into edtech market
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interview 3 candidates for role at deedmob & ship new customers data migration live
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win company poker night
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pick up gf from airport #life
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figure out auto-best positioning labels on the page without overlapping them
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try to understand react / react devtools internals (window.__REACT_DEVTOOLS_GLOBAL_HOOK__) to build a little extension for faster understanding of which components are on the page and what component a piece of the page is
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look into edtech space
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read a bunch of paul graham's essays
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try curable app for back pain
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I don't think it matters how you do pain neuroscience education (PNE) - theres various ways, apps being one of them. However it does seem that there is quite a lot of solid scientific evidence that PNE is fairly effective as things go for curing chronic back pain (not many things are).

It's was a bit counterintuitive to me at first that education can reduce pain. For my chronic lower back pain I learned how my brain took nervous signals and decided whether to create pain, and how we feel or think about these stimuli probably impacts how much pain is produced. Other false beliefs I am trying to unlearn: pain = damage, pain = some sort of current mechanical or other injury exists. My false beliefs also meant I was subconsciously trying to overprotect my back by 24/7 pulling in & tensing my stomach muscles. I also enjoyed this podcast open.spotify.com/show/3ogpeLl…

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@david Thanks man! 🙏🏼

I stumbled upon something similar on hackernews a while ago (Tension Myositis Syndrome - www.tmswiki.org/) and tried it for a while. It helped, but the pain didn’t go away completely.

Used to lift 5-6 days a week and stopped because of the pain, now I’m getting back into it and that seems to help. I also do a ton of stretching/yoga, daily, which may be the biggest contributor to my progress - I didn’t stretch at all before. I’ll give PNE another shot and give it some more time. Downloading the podcast right now✌🏼

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Yeah TMS is kinda related although TMS focuses on "psychological stress" as the cause and in my understanding focuses on stress factors that I couldn't relate to (as per the book Mind-Body connection, dr. sarno). My problem was that the book was fairly unrelatable as the sources of stress described didn't really fit me at all and the whole it happens most to "OCD" people thing didn't either fit. I'm don't know much on RSI but for back pain the scientific evidence points to exercise (being active) being a little helpful in recovery stats, and thats theres no evidence that one exercise works better than another. There's also lots of online anecdotes (but very little literature/few studies) about "Just loading it" and doing deadlifts and squats. I've been daily stretching as well but it hasn't made much of a difference to me that I can tell & there seems to be no evidence that stretching works - and some studies where stretching had no statistically significant effect on chronic lower back pain. So i'm not sure about stretching, but I think it's unlikely to be harmful. There also appears to be a strong placebo effect for just about any treatment that you think is working

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@david Agreed, placebo is very real. My RSI is likely related to my (upper)back issues - forgot to mention that. Stretching helped especially with my back issues and that probably had some effect on the RSI in my hands and arms as well. Still looking for something that really helps with the RSI, thus far resting (aka not working behind a computer) is the only thing that seems to help.

I had the same feelings regarding Dr. Sarno’s book btw, and didn’t know that PNE was pretty different from TMS. Will check it out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙏🏼

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A friend of mine has been struggling with RSI for a while he's compiled this resource as well: chronicpain.jacobcole.net/ might be helpful although its a bit scattered! Good luck!

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@david Thank you! His RSI-specific page (rsiwiki.jacobcole.net) was interesting as well :)

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research pain neuroscience education
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make breakthrough on back pain research
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research back pain
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fix some noImplicitAny errors
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fly (move) to berlin
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eat vegan paella #life
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ship release to deedmob which reduces error reporting of various handled errors (404, unauthorized) to reduce quota consumption and noise in sentry. Was going like 500K per month errors mostly search engine bots across our sites
Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa and looking to build more :)

isnt there an option to automatically filter out search traffic? I seem to recall that

Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa and looking to build more :)
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yeah I think it still eats up your quota though

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design stained glass doors for future bar in cuba
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go for run #life
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do more back pain research