Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Posted by Jeff Carnahan at Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Riding my bike, I felt a tug on my shoe. I looked down and there it was, my shoelace, wrapping itself around the pedal. Having read online that when this happens on a "fixie", it's a guaranteed crash, I forcefully squeezed the brake levers and skidded to a stop.
Crisis averted... put your feet down...
I'm falling away from the foot that isn't tied to the pedal... maybe if I put my hand out...
I rolled away counterclockwise a quarter turn onto my back. My immediate thought was that I had broken my arm. The remains of my summer flashed before my eyes. I looked at my forearm, wrist, then hand, there was a tiny laceration in the middle where it caught a rock, but it didn't look to be injured past that.
My fingers still worked.
I turned my attention to my right foot. My leg was still caught underneath my bike in the middle of the road. I quickly unwound my shoelace from it's hitch on the pedal, and picked up the bike, moving it to the boulevard.
That's when I noticed my little finger was numb immobile. I brought my bike home and after seeing that my hand had swollen to twice it's usual size, I hopped in the car to get to an MIR clinic. Turns out, driving a stick shift with a broken hand isn't much fun! Eight hours later, I've got a removable cast and a diagnosis;
"Mr. Carnahan, you've got an occult fracture in your Hamate bone. We'll see you in a week."
Reading up on it, I probably started the fracture golfing earlier in the year; my little finger went numb after lifting a litre of turf out of the tee-off area with a driver.
It's been getting better each day, I broke it Tuesday, it's Sunday of the same week and I think I'll be riding my bike 10km to work tomorrow with the cast on.
Posted by Jeff Carnahan at Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
If your computer is constantly rebooting after a few minutes of use there's a good chance the heatsink is clogged up. To clean it out, turn the power supply off, use q-tips and canned air. Take care not to spin the the fan with the air uncontrollably as you can damage the bearings.
Posted by Jeff Carnahan at Friday, June 11, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I need two cinder blocks, real ones, none of this farmville bs
Posted by Jeff Carnahan at Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Posted by Jeff Carnahan at Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Down to one bag of waste a week. Everything else gets composted or recycled. Woopty woo!
Posted by Jeff Carnahan at Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Posted by Jeff Carnahan at Sunday, April 25, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Posted by Jeff Carnahan at Tuesday, April 20, 2010