Archive | September 18, 2019

Operational ‘Ultratec’ TTY (Terminal) With ‘Acoustic Coupler’ At ‘Concord Hospital’, N.H. — September 18, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_coupler


Talk about a blast from the past. I knew what it was. I remembered them from way back. Had to check to see the exact timeframe. 1985. Same year I arrived in the U.S. for ‘this stint’ — having previously come for one year in 1967.

Doctors and EMTs used them to send TEXTs! Kid you not. Early e-mail.

This TTY terminal probably still works if you knew the phone number of a computer that will support TTY communication.

Wow.

34-years old — or in that timeframe.

Wanted to share with you all.

Enjoy.


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My ‘Cholesterol Risk Factor’ Has Turned NEGATIVE; My Doctor Has NEVER Seen That!

by Anura Guruge


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I know one thing for a fact, it is NEVER good to have something your doctor has never seen before.

So, this, from, what I can see can’t be good news. Doctor, however, is not worried. My cholesterol numbers, other than this CRAZY negative number, are passable.

Yes, they have come down from last year. SMILE.


What does it mean?

The risk factor is a multiplier.

You multiply your average risk of heart disease by this risk factor.

So, let’s say that my chance of getting heart disease was 99%. And doctors have always said I was a heart attack waiting to happen.

Now it is -99% — whatever that means.

Am I worried. Heck no. I know I am going to die. So, why worry?


Yes, I changed my diet, quite dramatically, on March 8, 2019 — the day after my knee surgery.

Yes, I still eat meat. I eat more meat than most people, even Donald Trump. I eat meat every day, at least for one meal a day. I am a born carnivore. Better than I used to be. Yes, I eat more fruits and vegetables than most too. SMILE.

I also take a ton — nah, that is an exaggeration (let’s call it ‘quarter of a ton’) of Metamucil. OK. No jokes. I take about 9 teaspoons of the ‘sugar free‘ a day. That is supposed to be fair dose of fiber.

Yes, I still drink my ONE LARGE (maybe borderline huge) glass of slightly diluted red wine. I do NOT function without red wine (and something else — but that is NOT fattening).

Cut way, way, way back on cheese. Sigh.

Cut out nuts altogether. That was another huge sacrifice too.

Also no more oatmeal. More Metamucil in its place.

I exercise some. SMILE. Around 7.5 miles a day of walking and maybe 20+ on a stationary bike. Also, on average, climb the equivalent of 51 floors a day. Much more on most days — like 80.

I will be HAPPY to share my diet and exercise regime with any of you.

I eat a LOT. I kid you not.

But, I don’t eat bread, rice, pasta, chocolate, cake, muffins, bagels, donuts, cookies. Yes, TWICE a month, when we are eating away, I MIGHT cheat and eat what is leftover of Teischan’s ice cream. There is a reason for that. Ice cream does help my digestion. But, that is the only time I eat it. There is plenty in the house if I wanted. But, I don’t. I don’t cheat on my diet because that is cheating on myself.

OK. Another confession. Since my surgery I have lost 26-pounds. I am hovering at 150 pounds. If I manage to lose another 5 that will be as think as I have ever been in my adult life. In 1983, on a starvation diet and tons of running, I got down to 145 pounds.

So, that is the story.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — September 18, 2019.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

red berries against blue sky Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


The also rans:







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Loads More Pictures From ‘Laconia Multicultural Festival’, 2019 — The ‘Neha Parikh Indian Dancers’

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Lots of pictures, if you are interested and YOU should be. SMILE.

Not enough space to post them all over on this blog.

So, they are on the ‘overspill‘ Website — but easy enough to access. Just click on the above images or visit:


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‘Garmin’ Celebrating 30-Year Birthday Has A 30% Sale For 30-Hours (Lots Of Items Discounted).

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Doesn’t say WHEN it was formed in 1989. In case you didn’t know how the name came to be: Gar + Min. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmin


Click to ENLARGE. That is quite the discount. I paid $600 (something) for my Fenix 5 about 18-months ago!


Saw this last night. A lot of items, not just the featured 30, are on sales.

I noticed that the straps were on sale. $15 off! Worth looking.

Just wanted to share.

I think the sale will go on until at least Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Go check. ENJOY. Smile.


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