A friend in his 80s was taken by ambulance to a big hospital’s Emergency wing at 3 am today. He had been in home-based palliative care with acute kidney failure. When he leaves the Emergency dept it will be because they’ve found a bed in their Palliative Care ward or he has died while waiting for such a bed. He’s not coming home except as ashes on the mantlepiece.
In which I possibly solve another person’s problem by fixing it myself when I encountered it.
90-yr-old mother goes into a aged care facility on Monday for 5 weeks respite care, after which she’ll be a full-time resident.
My project is to cull all her boxes of photos & digitise the most relevant ones. ’ve scanned 3.5 GB of pics for a total of 979 pics.
I replaced the 2007 Epson scanner with a 2020 Canon one. With that & Vuescan app, I can load the flatbed with four pics, preview them, align the crop, rotate them & scan at 600dpi, then remove the pics. This cycle takes 2 minutes.
Safety advisory - risk of infection with the vaccine virus.
Following a third report of fatal disseminated vaccine strain varicella-zoster virus infection following Zostavax administration, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is reminding health professionals that Zostavax should not be used in people with compromised immune function. https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/zostavax-vaccine-1?fbclid=IwAR1ZYi4PfZPQ8up6461knCS0HtvK6dGuJi-OpiNDxabE8o7msdLmt83ziMA
I am immune compromised, so need to be sure of things.
Does Apple really log every app you run? A technical look.
Which has higher Geekbench 5 scores, the 2020 MacBook Air 512 GB Apple M1 or the 2019 MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Intel Core i9?
The Air scores higher on single & multiple core tests.
Even if the results were taken from a MBP with the 2.4 GHz i9, the MB Air would have won comfortably.
5½ hours to go. Significant easing of travel/visiting restrictions from midnight tonight. 25 km travel radius for shopping/exercise scrapped. Police-enforced barricades to isolate Melbourne from regional Victoria scrapped.
One month after his 21st birthday I’ll be able to get a significant gift to my nephew, had to make do with a short phone call on the day.
Plus I can visit my 90-yr-old mother for the first time since July. I missed her 90th birthday two months ago.
Was pme on ADN. Owned by a cat. Abuser of tea & CHEESE! Into working out, staying fit, eating healthy & lying. Lord of the Interrobang‽
Mastodon x appdot.net = fun? A place for former ADN users - on the whole