i am just a medic

days in the life of a shit/fan separation specialist

Medical Fun Medical News Photo a Day

2021-08-01: Picture A Day, Sun 1 Aug 2021 Switzerland sunrise.

2021-07-31: Photo a Day, Sat 31 Jul 2021 My MacBook is back. Apple returned it after a fourth try of finding and fixing the ghost touches haunting my TouchBar. So far no issues… knocking on …

2021-07-30: Photo A Day Fri 30 Jul 2021 It’s his first summer and he doesn’t know about the coming hardships of winter in the alpine foothills. Right now, there’s food …

2021-07-29: Photo A Day Thu 29. Jul 2021 Continuing my “water” theme for one more day, this is Aphrodite’s Rock (Πέτρα του Ρωμιού) near Limassol, Cyprus. Officially, …

2021-07-28: Photo a Day, Wed 28 Jul 2021 This is Germany’s highest altitude waterfall. And, yes, I walked up there. Was worth it.

2021-07-27: Photo a Day, Tue 27 Jul 2021 Water Curtain along one of my all-time favorite hikes, the Wutach Gorge.

2021-07-26: Photo a Day Mon 26 Jul 2021 Limmasol, Cyprus. Geographically in the Middle East, politically part of the European Union, nominally independent, practically Greece, and very much …

2021-07-25: Photo A Day Sun 25. Jul 2021 I’ve held a number of jobs in my life, but none followed me all the way from high school to this day. And don’t get me wrong, each of …

2021-07-24: Photo A Day, Sat 24 Jul 2021 I’ve lived in lots of places. The only two that feel somewhat like “home” are Death Valley (and probably, by extension and …

2021-07-23: Photo A Day, Fri 23 Jul 2021 Sunrise over Castrojeriz, Spain. This is generally an easy day along the Camino Frances, one of the (and the best known) Ways of St. James, pilgrimage …

2021-07-22: Photo A Day, Thu 22 Jul 2021 Let’s see if I can manage to post a photo a day for a year. Not all photos will have been taken the day I post them, but they all somehow relate …

2021-07-19: Aerial view of my current or recent location at w3w://swam.split.lemons I’m in Zurich, Switzerland, for two days. Switzerland is expensive, …

2021-07-18: Wutach Gorge | FindPenguins Testing FindPenguins embedding. It’s sadly pretty convoluted from the website, so I am considering just making it a …

2021-07-16: It’s funny: MacOS X Monterey Beta 3 broke (it’s a regression) Drafts. Which I rely heavily upon. Yet… no tears. I have gotten so …

2021-07-15: Aerial view of my current or recent location at w3w://anchors.pipes.shaver I have arrived in Frankfurt am Main1, ready to take a brief nap and then …

2021-07-14: My prepared talk at last night’s Emergent Response Policies roundtable: Germany discusses instituting a Case-Fatality Rate instead of general …

2021-07-14: Only Apple would dare selling a 1460mAh battery pack for $100 and actually have people line up to buy it. Yes, that thing gets an iPhone 12 Pro Max to …

2021-07-14: “[Instagram is] no longer a photo-sharing app or a square photo-sharing app” … said Instagram boss Mosseri … on Twitter …

2021-07-13: Aerial view of my current or recent location at w3w://party.charcoal.bulk

2021-07-13: Another first. I have been resisting the “dark mode” hype for years, now. I don’t feel any eye strain relief and white on black …

2021-07-12: Last night, I filed my 500th consecutive entry in Day One. I’ve been journaling since 1989, never skipping more than a day or two between …

2021-07-11: My Oura Ring Died This morning I woke up late. Which is great, because I’d been sleeping like shit for the past year. Between COVID-19 response and studying, I …

2021-07-11: How does COVID-19 distinguish between immunocompromised people and vaccine skeptical people once Herd Immunity is reached? Won’t naturally acquired immunity (from surviving) and vaccination both contribute to Herd Immunity? Note: this is an experimental script to pull my Quora answers into micro.blog. Apologies if this spams you. There is no herd immunity. The idea of …

2021-07-11: A new version of microloc.py is out. I’ve cleaned some of the issues, added deletion of the created image1, and added Drafts support. By setting …

2021-07-10: Morning Medical News Of Interest [Jul 10 2021] 🦠 A Grand Jury did not indict the Texas physician who took nine, about to expire, doses of COVID-19 vaccine to give to friends and family instead of …

2021-07-09: So I’ve just learned that you can’t start posts with a username or it becomes a conversation. That’s somewhat unfun. @jeldo asked …

2021-07-09: Aerial view of my current or recent location at w3w://miracles.nail.went

2021-07-09: w3w fun names: The “Balanitis Oak” is at ///sunk.idea.humans, which is pretty much what I’d call penile inflammation, too.

2021-07-09: Morning Medical News Of Interest [Jul 9 2021] 🦠 Pfizer and BioNTech release joint declaration, warning that vaccine efficacy and protection could diminish drastically after six months. Recommend …

2021-07-08: Aerial view of my current or recent location at w3w://reserving.infinite.primacy

2021-07-08: So micro.blog has emoji as site topic taxonomy. That’s … cute. And it has one for knitting and one for pens, but none for science, …

2021-07-08: Morning Medical News Of Interest [Jul 8 2021] 🦠 Using popular wearables (such as Apple Watch or Oura Ring) to track long term effects of a SARS-CoV-2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms. (JAMA) 🦠 …

2021-07-08: Someone nameless sent me a JD POP action figure (the lead from Scrubs). It’s not hard to find my (PO Box) address (fuck you, GDPR), but still a …

2021-07-07: In playing with micro.blog I’ve switched my “Aerial Mikka” posts over here as well. The backend is simple: a Pythonista 3 script fetches my current …

2021-07-07: If there’s one thing I hate, it’s presentations. I don’t think they add much to talks and, often, distract from the message and content of the …

2021-07-07: Hmmm, I remember having been here before… I vaguely remember backing micro.blog during its crowdfunding. And then quickly forgetting about it, because life got in the way. In June 2021 I set …