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Wot's that?
Thursday, July 06, 2017      6 comments

I'm renovating a country house. One of the things I'm doing is putting LED bulbs everywhere, and they come in different hues, so less blue, more yellow, whatever you like. I was thinking those LED bulbs are expensive. It is going to take ma... Read more
Took off my watch and glasses ... and I made it.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      7 comments

I started drinking my morning coffee without thinking. I should have weighed myself first. So I got on the scale in my birthday suit, 175.1 pounds, I wanted 175.0. Then I realized that I still had my glasses and watch on, so I took them off... Read more
Cat food for breakfast- It's Keto!
Monday, June 26, 2017      8 comments

There was some leftover cat food, I just added some ranch dressing, a pretty strange breakfast, but very Keto friendly. OK, it was for the neighbours cat. OK, it wasn't really cat food, the luck cat got part of a can of tuna. So ... tu... Read more
Roughing it and electrical capacitance.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      7 comments

Out on the acreage there is no cable TV. It's rough. I have internet with a dish aimed at a tower a kilometre or two away. My cable TV provider has my channels available through an app on my computer, but it doesn't run so well, it pauses o... Read more
Too smart for me
Saturday, June 17, 2017      3 comments

I've lived in many countries, I enjoy new things, and I consider myself a smart guy. I've got a Ph.D. in physics. I also like smart, and beautiful women, like my wife. A few years ago she said do you want to eat at Red Lobster or The K... Read more
Goodbye 34
Thursday, May 04, 2017      9 comments

When I started my weight loss journey I was wearing pants with a 40 inch waist. When I got down to 36 I kept the 38-s, just in case, but donated the good 40-s and threw out the others. This kept going. I've been at 32 now for over 2 years, ... Read more
Swimming pool lengths ... and binary numbers
Sunday, April 30, 2017      4 comments

I've written before that I forget things, and counting lengths while swimming is one of them. There and back is two lengths, ... now am I on 24 or 26 lengths, its got to be even at this end, but ... So today, to fix that memory problem, I t... Read more
Mayonnaise in my Coffee?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      11 comments

Subject: curing type-2 diabetes with fasting and bulletproof coffee Well, I've been thinking of going on a fast for a while. Why? Because I've read that fasting can reverse type-2 diabetes (which I have). I've read online about this... Read more
Xenophobic on the Frambozen
Friday, April 07, 2017      4 comments

I ate the evidence. Sort of like a dog that eats your homework. I ate the sausages on the plane back to Canada, so I proudly checked all the boxes on the customs form, no meat, no dairy, no fruit, no cash over a certain amount,... I got hom... Read more
I like the Netherlands
Thursday, April 06, 2017      2 comments

The Dutch have traded with the world for centuries. Not taken over with military force so much as traded, and in trading have come to terms with dealing with foreigners, and in Holland I am a foreigner, but I feel very welcome. It is also i... Read more
International toothbrush ... me a foreigner?
Thursday, March 30, 2017      6 comments

I have been in Europe for a little over two weeks, with one to go. Yesterday my electric toothbrush ran out of Canadian electricity. It's charger retakes 110 volt. Fortunately I had brought a converter with, converting the local 220 to 110 ... Read more
Eating away from home
Thursday, March 16, 2017      10 comments

Today I fly off to Europe for 3 weeks. A my French daughter's son, so my grandson has his first birthday, and I'll be there. I know the airport in Amsterdam well, which is where I'll be arriving. We book a hotel room in a hotel which is a 3... Read more
Pie day? That is probably high carb ... or ?
Tuesday, March 14, 2017      8 comments

I saw something that made me puzzle. A PI in someones blog. Then I saw something else. The value of ratio of a circles circumference divided by its diameter is 3.14159265358979... on forever without any repeating pattern. The Greek letter a... Read more
Same old, same old?
Saturday, March 11, 2017      5 comments

I got a little sloppy about carbs in the last 6 to 8 months. Up a bit and I'm back on metformin, a much lower dose, but still.... I'm travelling to Germany in the coming week and my travel insurance is up because I had to check the box aski... Read more
Ten fingers and 170 pounds
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      6 comments

If we had 8 fingers (four on each hand) , then 168 would be special because 168 is a multiple of 8. We count in tens because we have 10 fingers not 8. That makes 170 special because it is a multiple of 10, and 168 is not special. What'... Read more

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