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Give yourself a hard limit to how much pain you... 280 Views / 18 Replies  
Give yourself a hard limit to how much pain you want to deal with. I usually advise a 4/10 at a hard max before my patients ask for pain meds of any kind. When a subjective pain rating goes above...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 02:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When you say “it’s peaked,” the virus says “hold... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
When you say “it’s peaked,” the virus says “hold my beer.” Just sayin’.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 17, 2022 at 11:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually “Filipino [just about anything].” And... 7,281 Views / 55 Replies  
Actually “Filipino [just about anything].” And often these exceed the “minor” range of pleasure.

One benefit of being an Air Force guy was that I knew a LOT of people who were from PI. Some GIs...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 17, 2022 at 11:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Keep up with the ice machine, stay on track with... 280 Views / 18 Replies  
Keep up with the ice machine, stay on track with medication schedules, and go to PT when the surgeon says to.

The ice machine will do two things. It numbs the heck out of everything for improved...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 17, 2022 at 10:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Saying a vaccine mandate was “outside the... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Saying a vaccine mandate was “outside the purview” of OSHA is not the same as saying it’s unconstitutional. It’s more a matter of saying that OSHA’s scope doesn’t include that level of “occupational...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 14, 2022 at 12:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yep, pissy. In-person classes at this moment are... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Yep, pissy. In-person classes at this moment are an invitation to send even more kids to the hospital. Not an acceptable option for this parent, health care professional, and thinking human being. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 5, 2022 at 07:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That sounds kind of pissy to me. Is that the... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
That sounds kind of pissy to me. Is that the teachers’ “work” accounts, or somehow their “personal” accounts?
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 5, 2022 at 01:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, masking is helpful. The problem is that,... 301,889 Views / 755 Replies  
Yes, masking is helpful. The problem is that, unless you studiously check pollen forecasts, you don’t mask up until you’ve already gotten a snootful of pollen. So I guess we both have to pay better...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2022 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife, steam-rollered by an immense amount of... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
My wife, steam-rollered by an immense amount of mountain juniper pollen* blown through over the last week or so, has been advised to get tested as a precaution. Her symptoms are ONLY those...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 3, 2022 at 09:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Claritin, itself, works, but there's a few... 301,889 Views / 755 Replies  
Claritin, itself, works, but there's a few caveats. The first is that, even with "non-drowsy" allergy meds, they make me feel "odd." Even Allegra, a newer generation of this class of medication. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 3, 2022 at 09:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We're struggling with our password manager on my... 301,889 Views / 755 Replies  
We're struggling with our password manager on my wife's M1. Fortunately the manager works on all of her other devices, so it's pretty simple to work around, but...

Also, not so minor irritant: we...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 2, 2022 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They are talking about a two-week delay for jury... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
They are talking about a two-week delay for jury trials. This is not the first time for such a delay. They had one this past August. (...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2022 at 06:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Longish, worth the read… I got a jury... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Longish, worth the read…

I got a jury summons last week. The process is that you Zoom for the selection process, then report in person if selected. The start time was set at 8:00 AM on Tuesday,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2022 at 12:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I am saddened. She was a force of nature, and an... 502 Views / 2 Replies  
I am saddened. She was a force of nature, and an extremely funny woman.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2022 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The last several days started out foggy, drizzly,... 248,549 Views / 449 Replies  
The last several days started out foggy, drizzly, and generally yucky. They’d progress to clearing in the afternoon, and warn up to the upper 70s-low 80s.

Today started out clear, and stayed that...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 30, 2021 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We went to our local military hospital for some... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
We went to our local military hospital for some routine stuff this morning. There was a very, very long line of cars that appeared to be exclusively for the drive-through COVID testing. I don't...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yesterday got up to the upper 70s; the weather... 248,549 Views / 449 Replies  
Yesterday got up to the upper 70s; the weather guessers haven’t been particularly precise lately, possibly because they depend on patterns, and we haven’t had a pattern anything like this to base...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So far, the dongle/dock is working great. It... 742 Views / 6 Replies  
So far, the dongle/dock is working great. It lets us hook up things like the USB stick with my (ludicrously long) WiFi password on it, and it helped speed up the migration from my wife’s old MacBook...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got my wife a new MacBook Air to replace her... 752 Views / 12 Replies  
I got my wife a new MacBook Air to replace her aging (aged?) 2008 MacBook. She’s really liking it.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 27, 2021 at 02:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yesterday didn’t live up to the predicted high. ... 248,549 Views / 449 Replies  
Yesterday didn’t live up to the predicted high. It got to about 77F in the afternoon, and didn’t stay there for long. Importantly, it’s been damp. Not just “humid,” but damp. This morning was in...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 27, 2021 at 02:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The gadget turns out to be quite slender. Maybe... 742 Views / 6 Replies  
The gadget turns out to be quite slender. Maybe a bit more than an inch wide, less than half an inch thick, and 4+ long. It also comes with a little fabric sleeve for travel. ;)

We’re going to...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 27, 2021 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I went with the new machine. Used MBPs were... 742 Views / 6 Replies  
I went with the new machine. Used MBPs were available, but not much less expensive, and would not arrive for quite a while.

So I’m probably going to order that hub/docking station and see how...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I’d double check on that setting. Like I said,... 819 Views / 7 Replies  
I’d double check on that setting. Like I said, it’s a shot in the dark, but ya never know.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 01:49 PM, in iOS Apps
The CDC’s surveillance of cruise ships (shown on... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
The CDC’s surveillance of cruise ships (shown on this page ( https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/cruise-ship-color-status.html)) indicates that my ship is being monitored, possibly because someone...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 12:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
An old saw about where I grew up - Southeastern... 248,549 Views / 449 Replies  
An old saw about where I grew up - Southeastern Michigan - was that your Halloween costume had to accommodate either shorts or a snow suit. ‘Cause you never knew what the end of October would...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shot in the dark: AirPlay TO your phone from... 819 Views / 7 Replies  
Shot in the dark: AirPlay TO your phone from someone/somewhere else?
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2021 at 12:32 PM, in iOS Apps
Useful stuff there. I think we’re OK though;... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Useful stuff there. I think we’re OK though; the cruise line is staying ahead of things, we’re both fully vaccinated - and boostered - and we’re OK with wearing masks in public. They require a...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 25, 2021 at 04:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My Pfizer booster made me feel tired for the... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
My Pfizer booster made me feel tired for the afternoon. That’s it.

On a related subject, my wife and I are switching from paper “procedure” masks to N95s. There seems to be a benefit from a...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 24, 2021 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Our forecast calls for a high in the low 80s on... 248,549 Views / 449 Replies  
Our forecast calls for a high in the low 80s on Christmas. That would have been OK - even great - when we were stationed in Panama. Not so much for San Antonio.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 24, 2021 at 08:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, there’s a disconnect between “losing... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Sadly, there’s a disconnect between “losing trained and experienced staff to an avoidable illness,” “paying out disability and/or death benefits” and actually staying in business.

This particular...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 23, 2021 at 02:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m with reader…I’d feel very anxious about that... 99,050 Views / 398 Replies  
I’m with reader…I’d feel very anxious about that cabinet being on the floor. Where is the floor drain in that room? It could be that where you have the cabinet is so far from the drain that room...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 23, 2021 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Connectivity for New MacBook Air 742 Views / 6 Replies  
We’re looking at replacing my wife’s Late 2008 13” Aluminum MacBook (a Unibody with removable battery and an Intel Core2 Duo 2GHz CPU) with a latest version MacBook Air. The Al MacBook has its RAM...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 23, 2021 at 02:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got to ride an actual PT boat out of Key West... 420,900 Views / 712 Replies  
I got to ride an actual PT boat out of Key West and into the Atlantic. It was the boat they used in PT109 and McHale's Navy. The TV folks converted the boat to diesel engines; the original engines...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 21, 2021 at 06:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Loss of smell and/or taste seems to be related to... 406,451 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Loss of smell and/or taste seems to be related to longer recovery times. Plus there’s the whole thing about how the virus can attack certain “special” tissues - which could be related to loss of...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 19, 2021 at 11:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Egg nog has many guises. I submit one:... 7,281 Views / 55 Replies  
Egg nog has many guises. I submit one: Bluebell’s Egg Nog Ice Cream ( https://www.bluebell.com/press_releases/new-holiday-21-e/). Purported to be yummier than legally allowed, we’re going to sample...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 19, 2021 at 11:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
At the moment, my wife and I are “up in the air”... 420,900 Views / 712 Replies  
At the moment, my wife and I are “up in the air” about whether to have our ashes tossed into the Atlantic from Key West, or into the Pacific from Seattle/Juneau/Skagway. But our arrangements DO...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 19, 2021 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not to be morbid, but get it done. You’ll... 420,900 Views / 712 Replies  
Not to be morbid, but get it done. You’ll breathe just a bit easier.

Growing up in Southeastern Michigan, I was frequently told “you never know when you’ll just get run over by a truck.” Yeah,...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 15, 2021 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After the past two years, why would anyone want... 301,889 Views / 755 Replies  
After the past two years, why would anyone want to “review” that stuff…except to hopefully learn from it and avoid repeating any of it? This year alone I’ve gone through a lot of “stuff,” and I’m...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 15, 2021 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife and I have made “final arrangements”, and... 420,900 Views / 712 Replies  
My wife and I have made “final arrangements”, and part of this includes providing whomever our survivors are with access to our various accounts.

Our computers have passwords, and always have. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 14, 2021 at 04:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Crap. Mike was so very - and very broadly -... 833 Views / 3 Replies  
Crap. Mike was so very - and very broadly - talented. He wrote lots of things that had nothing to do with the Monkeys, like Linda Ronstadt’s breakout song, Different Drum.

He was formally...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 10, 2021 at 05:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I honestly laughed out loud, which scared the cat... 346,932 Views / 727 Replies  
I honestly laughed out loud, which scared the cat on my lap enough that she bolted. Small claw marks on my leg will heal in a few days…

We had a “cat on fire” event once. A friend was there in...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 10, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I do check the time with a watch; lots and lots... 1,612 Views / 10 Replies  
I do check the time with a watch; lots and lots of experience wearing one for various reasons means that muscle memory usually wins out for that. But it is an Apple Watch, so there’s that… ;)
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Posted by ghporter, on Dec 10, 2021 at 05:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The 8 does have wireless charging, and we’ve... 1,612 Views / 10 Replies  
The 8 does have wireless charging, and we’ve taken advantage of it for using a phone as an alarm clock. It appears that Qi chargers are compatible with MagSafe phones, so we’re set there.

I’ve...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 4, 2021 at 09:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Eww. Sorry about that. I hadn’t looked that... 938 Views / 8 Replies  
Eww. Sorry about that. I hadn’t looked that deeply into it.

This TechRadar article ( https://www.techradar.com/best/best-data-recovery-software) reviews Disk Drill pretty well. They also list...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 06:18 PM, in macOS
Ah. Very helpful. I was going to ask about... 1,612 Views / 10 Replies  
Ah. Very helpful.

I was going to ask about training it with a “secret expression” the authorities wouldn’t know.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 04:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
We got our phones yesterday, and we’re quite... 1,612 Views / 10 Replies  
We got our phones yesterday, and we’re quite happy with them. We got the 13 Mini; very much like the iPhone 5 in size. We’re getting used to swiping up versus hitting the Home button to switch from...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sad but true. I still have several RS... 3,718 Views / 80 Replies  
Sad but true.

I still have several RS “Engineer’s Mini Notebooks” that provide solid technical information on a variety of subjects. My favorite is the book on the ubiquitous 555 timer chip,...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The deal with these single-action revolvers,... 5,459 Views / 94 Replies  
The deal with these single-action revolvers, trigger safety or not, is that the hammer must be manually cocked. If your thumb slips off of the hammer, it could be both not far enough back to catch...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The first package listed in this set of reviews (... 938 Views / 8 Replies  
The first package listed in this set of reviews ( https://www.cleverfiles.com/howto/best-sd-recovery-software.html) looks promising.

I’ve been paying attention to SD card issues lately because my...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 10:44 AM, in macOS
This, exactly. I can’t count the number of times... 3,718 Views / 80 Replies  
This, exactly. I can’t count the number of times I educated a sales dude there on basic electronics - especially after they shifted their focus toward cell phones. But if you even had a clue about...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 1, 2021 at 01:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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