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Entries from August 2014

The Volt gives back

August 30th, 2014 · 6 Comments

After more than 2 years of putting electricity into my Volt, it is finally prepared to give a little electricity back. A company sells kits that allow you to wire into the Volt and use it to generate 120 volts. You can actually do this with any car, of course, with a simple inverter. But […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates

Ahead of schedule

August 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments

I went back for my 3 week surgery followup today. Doc say’s I’m 3 to 4 weeks ahead of schedule in terms of healing, flexibility and range of motion. He used the word “amazing”. The biggest concern is that I will feel so well that I will try to do too much too soon. But […]

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August 21st, 2014 · 13 Comments

Nomorobo means “No more robo-calls”. Last year the FTC issued a challenge to develop a system that would help reduce the huge amounts of telemarketing phone calls. One of the two winners of the challenge was “Nomorobo“. I hate telemarketers! My Ooma phone system has private and community blacklists, and it helps a lot, but […]

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An interesting comparison: Bundy Ranch Vs. Ferguson, Missouri

August 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

From the Daily Banter: 1) The Bundy Ranch: On one hand, a large group of armed white men marched in a line of battle while at least one civilian rifleman in a sniper’s perch trained his weapon at Bureau of Land Management officials. In reaction, the government didn’t fire a single round or canister of […]

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First Followup

August 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Went back to see the physician (actually the PA) after my surgery. Looks good. I can start to use my arm outside the sling for very light activities (nothing heavier than a remote control, mouse or fork). That’s a big improvement! He still recommends that I sleep in a recliner, though I can try a […]

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Recovery begins

August 6th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Surgery went well yesterday, though about two hours behind schedule. We got home about 5:00pm. I had a total nerve block on the right shoulder from neck to finger tips. My arm was literally like a numb, wet noodle, just lying there in the sling. The greatest force of concentration could not get the slightest […]

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How to repair a broken clavicle

August 2nd, 2014 · 12 Comments

I’m all set for Tuesday mid-day surgery. How come it’s always nothing to eat or drink after midnight, whether your surgery is at 6:00am or 4:00pm? They are obviously trying to have one simple set of instructions instead of trusting people to be able to calculate time differences. So here’s what’s going to happen. First, […]

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