jc blog - tales of a modern-day nomadic hunter-gatherer

Follow jcomeau_ictx on Twitter This is the weblog of Intrepid Wanderer. You never know what you might find here; graphic descriptions of bodily functions, computer programming secrets, proselytizing for the antichrist, miscellaneous ranting and kvetching, valuable information on living off the land... if you don't share my rather weird interests you may want to try slashdot instead.

You can consider my Del.icio.us links an extension to my blog, as are my LifeTango goals and my other to-do items. My to-buy list is also public, but only for sharing any useful ideas that might be there; I'm not requesting charity, neither do I offer it.

You can find me easily in google searches, as jcomeau, jcomeau_ictx, or jcomeauictx. There are lots of other jcomeaus, but AFAIK I'm the only jcomeau_ictx out there so far.

If you want to comment on anything you see here, try the new Facebook comments, reachable by clicking the "[comment]" link at the end of each post. If for some reason that isn't working, go ahead and email me, jc.unternet.net. You know what to do with the first dot. Make the 'subject' line something reasonably intelligent-looking or it goes plunk! into the spambasket unread.

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2023-03-20-1629Z

Symptom just cleared. I may have had a stroke. [comment]

2023-03-20-1608Z

Suddenly the peripheral vision in my left eye is gone. Everything starting at 45 degrees left of straight ahead is blurry, as if an out-of-focus lens had just been placed there. Right eye is normal. [comment]

2023-03-05-2238Z

Bought one of those cheap, Chinese-made otoscopes on MercadoLibre. Couldn't get it to work on my Android 10 phone, either with their app or with one of the top-downloaded USB camera apps, but it works great on my Linux netbook using cvlc v4l2:///dev/video1. [comment]

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