Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Among the bad parts in this mess

is that some things I need to do inside I've been trying, but the 'off the feet as much as can/feet up when can' strictures really mess with it.  Kind of hard to do a lot of this when you're having to lean over your legs/move the chair/reposition/"I can't reach that, dammit!"

The dog is unhappy that I'm here but not playing much.  Happily, some scratching and brushing and such and he forgives me.  Especially as son gave him a large, tasty bone a few days ago and he still has the remnant of it to chew on.

Throw in that I'm supposed to drink a fair bit, because one of the meds causes you to pee more than normal, which also means I have to take an electrolyte supplement, so don't get too far from the bathroom, or a big cup, or something.

I shall now attempt to accomplish something more than 'just take it easy'.

There is a lot of crap flying around out there,

but my interest in writing about much of it is very low, so I'm going to pick one thing that, by the sound of it, should have some people fired.  At the least.
For US soldiers tasked with the custody of nuclear weapons in Europe, the stakes are high. Security protocols are lengthy, detailed and need to be known by heart. To simplify this process, some service members have been using publicly visible flashcard learning apps — inadvertently revealing a multitude of sensitive security protocols about US nuclear weapons and the bases at which they are stored.
. . .
... the flashcards studied by soldiers tasked with guarding these devices reveal not just the bases, but even identify the exact shelters with “hot” vaults that likely contain nuclear weapons.

They also detail intricate security details and protocols such as the positions of cameras, the frequency of patrols around the vaults, secret duress words that signal when a guard is being threatened and the unique identifiers that a restricted area badge needs to have.

And more.  And more...

Seriously, this is a HUGE screwup in security, and I tend to think BRM is correct, it'll be a big, long, and expensive work to change all this.  Hoping all the while this doesn't give the PRC or Russians a way to really screw some things up.

The current status

after seeing the regular doc today: "Stay off your feet as much as you can, I'm going to check on some things, and I want to see you again Friday."

At least i do have the staples out of my scalp.

Standard domestic livestock kill people on a fairly regular basis,

if you forget that when dealing with non-standard, you're probably screwed.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Old NFO has a list, which starts with

 Number 9: Death is the number 1 killer in the world

And right now #7 is not very comforting

There's not many physical books being burned, but electronically

and by threats, there's a scene like this going on all the time.

There's a quote from Ray Bradbury that covers it:
“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running around with lit matches.”

I thank you for all the good wishes,

they are very much appreciated.

The problem flared up again, badly enough I could barely walk.  Things were checked, and I was checked in.  Something new was tried which actually helped.  Hopefully that will remain helpful.

Know how you're supposed to get a followup with your regular doctor after you've been in the hospital?  I had an appointment with him this week that was set up a couple of months ago to followup on something unrelated.  This appointment is going to start with "Yes, 'X' is doing much better.  Now let me catch you up on the last couple of weeks."

Monday, June 21, 2021

A short update

after spending the last four days back in a hospital.  Which sucked.  

Now back home, and a bit shaky but otherwise a fair bit better.  And I will be taking it easy the next few days.  I will write more about this mess later, right now I have a dog to scratch.

Friday, June 18, 2021

It's nice that things are improving some,

but it seems to be taking forever!  

I know, I'm old, it's serious, and it'll take time.  Still seems should be a little faster than this.

And trying to get hold of whoever's taking calls so I can ask some questions is enough to make you consider a very loud visit to the place.  Dammit.

I shall now get some more to drink, make sure I have a phone close, and grumble.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Bored Humans In Space

Sounds about right.

Why do you think? Enviroweenies and windmills and solar panels

Texans have been unpleasantly surprised with blackout and usage warnings from ERCOT this week. That’s the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which was no one’s friend during the great freeze back in February. Its rolling blackouts left Texans alternately freezing and fuming but not quite enough of the latter to keep our homes warm. Many had to go without heat during the worst freeze in the state in living memory.
And in the name of WIND! and SOLAR! they may wind up broiling in summer.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Yeah, it's hot; it's June in Oklahoma

That's standard to deal with.  Not being able to do much of anything, that makes it worse.  

Since I can't do much else, I think some clearing is in order

Monday, June 14, 2021

Now, before I fall over into bed, I present the data

That should've been here Saturday evening.

You may have noticed there was no Saturday evening data; that's because

that morning I went to feed the dog, and on the way back suddenly found myself wondering why I was up-closing the driveway, and why is there blood under me?

It seem what I thought was having bruised/otherwise ding my foot was actually an infection.  By the time I managed to realize "I should really get to a phone and call for help" I'd nearly done it again;  help came, took one look at me with my head resting on the desk with the blood garnish, and called the ambulance.

I now have about eight stitches holding the split scalp closed, I am so stuffed with antibiotics that I could possibly give kisses and cured/prevented half the Black Plague.  Back home with more to take, and I'm not doing anyhing the next few days but sitting with the leg up and taking it easy.  We'll see now the blogging goes.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Sixth evening,

Achy, tired, data is available for perusal.