…a great deal has happened. I’ve been to the ER, twice, with an unexplained fever, which absolutely kicked my ass. One easily overlooked and quite small detail led to a few more medical questions, then a few more CT scans and a rather long drive (hey, it’s cheaper than a helicopter flight) to Wenatchee and… … Continue reading Since Our Last Episode…
While I’ve spent pretty much the entirety of the last five or six months recovering and coping with my severe TBI, I sometimes have questions from people, “…but what do you do for a living?” I was a Principal Operations Engineer for Pearson. We were pioneering a legacy integration with an established containerization concept with modern/updated … Continue reading …but what do you DO?
I go out in public every now and again — increasingly in the last few days. One thing I’ve noticed is that either people are more attracted to me in general; or I’ve become more approachable. Or society itself has changed. The really frustrating thing is that I haven’t the outward appearance of anyone who’s … Continue reading Frustration N+x
Hearing issues. Not hearing loss, mind you. But sensitivity to sound along with the inability to distinguish direction of certain sounds. When I awoke, my hearing was simply gone, which was easy to explain. I couldn’t hear. People understood that. Yes, it was problem enough. And in a few weeks it became manageable for a … Continue reading TBI Challenge The n-th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctLHNePfWVE The Great Fall So, what happened to me? Why do I slur my speech? Watching myself hit the ground, knowing how high above the ground I was, I’m wondering why I’m not dead. Not in the video, until much later when somebody tricked the exposure on the camera: the safety glasses I used, as … Continue reading The Great Fall
The camera controller that I was installing — the very same one with which I was working on that fateful night that I took my nearly fatal, forever life-changing fall — has stopped working. Dare I say, it’s crashed spectacularly. No video output over HDMI. Nothing responding on the network. Oddly, it’s not even reporting … Continue reading Well, That’s Insulting
I got my bicycle out today and filled up the tires. I then pondered – very, very briefly – skipping my helmet. Then decided quickly that it was a worthwhile addition. I wasn’t going any further than the 200 ft long driveway. I was making U-turns and forgotten it was 24 speed touring bike and … Continue reading When You Fall Off, Get Back On