I understand that where a PS3 takes 6 hours to complete a job some PCs will take days. More power for gaming is good.
The model uses color to denote the elements in the protein.
- Grey-carbon and hydrogen
I understand that where a PS3 takes 6 hours to complete a job some PCs will take days. More power for gaming is good.
The model uses color to denote the elements in the protein.
On the DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson company) website they list the DePuy ASR™ XL System, I confirmed that this is the specific hip replacement Dr. Bergeson was referring to.
Tri-Lock® Bone Preservation Hip Stem is what Dr. Bergeson is going to put in my femur.
Warnings and Precautions
The following conditions, singularly or concurrently, tend to impose severe loading on the affected hip joint, thereby placing the patient at higher risk for failure of the hemi-hip replacement: Obesity or excessive patient weight, manual labor, active sports participation, high levels of patient activity, likelihood of falls, alcohol or drug addictions and other disabilities, as applicable.
The following conditions singularly or concurrently, tend to adversely affect the fixation of hemi-hip replacement implants: Marked osteoporosis or poor bone stock, metabolic disorders or systemic pharmacological treatments leading to progressive deterioration of solid bone support for the implant (e.g., diabetes mellitus, steroid therapies, immunosuppressive therapies), history of general or local infections, severe deformities leading to impaired fixation or improper positioning of the implant, tumors of the supporting bone structures, allergic reactions to implant materials (e.g., bone cement, metal), tissue reactions to implant corrosion or implant wear debris, disabilities of other joints (e.g., knees and ankles).
This implant should not be used with other manufacturers’ components. Use of components other than those recommended could lead to loosening, wear, fracture during assembly or use, and premature failure.
Change in position of the prosthetic components, often related to the factors listed in WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS. Early or late loosening of the prosthetic components, often related to factors listed in WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS. Early or late infection. Peripheral neuropathies. Subclinical nerve damage may also occur as a result of surgical trauma. Tissue reactions, osteolysis, and/or implant loosening caused by metallic corrosion, allergic reactions, or metal wear debris or loose cement particles.
She used strawberry or raspberry JELL-O but I am using red (cherry) and green (lime) for more of a Christmas flair. In order to get both colors in the same cake layer I used the turkey baster to inject the jello into the cake instead of using the fork piercing method. We learned that the baster leaves large holes that don't fill with jello as the jello soaks into the cake.
1. Bake the cake as directed on the box.
2. Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
3. Stir 1 cup of the boiling water into a bowl with the red gelatin. Do the same with the green gelatin in separate bowl. Stir both for about 2 minutes until completely dissolved.
4. Carefully pour red gelatin over 1 cake layer and green gelatin over second cake layer. Refrigerate 3 hours.
5. Dip 1 cake pan in warm water 10 seconds; unmold onto serving plate. Spread with about 1 cup of the whipped topping. Frost sides of cake with more Cool-Whip. Optional: leave cake and pan and just dump the Cool-Whip onto the top, spread thickly.
6. Refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 1 hour.
7. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.
TED.com—Technology, Entertainment, Design
I've added TED to my podcast feed. The buccaneer scholar sails on.
The Buccaneer scholar sails on.
The recipes are available as PDF on the gallery's website. I decided to type in the chicken recipe here so I know it will be available when I want to make it. The PDF also includes the Georgia Sweet Potato Casserole that Marcia and Sharon enjoyed plus Maryland Crab Cakes with Remoulade and Mustard Sauces (we didn't try).
The chicken was good and spicy. They only served legs, no thighs or white meat. I include brining in this version of the recipe in hopes that it will not be as dry as what was served in the buffet.
The recipe was created in honor of the exhibition from the Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff by Executive Chef David Rogers, Restaurant Associates, at the National Gallery of Art.
South Carolina Low Country
Low Country spice rub
I'm running this protein folding simulation software on both the PS3 and Mac.
Create a username for yourself.
Download and install the software.
You are welcome to join my team: Danzan Ryu (176303)
The password is: Freddy Uncle Charlie Katie
Every dog needs a few fleas otherwise it will forget it is a dog.
You only live twice, once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.—James Bond (a.k.a. Bondo-San and Agent 777 in the book)
Really enjoying the book. A lot about Japan and Japanese culture. It worries me that Ian Fleming did a good job of describing it because if he understood it as well as I think I do then I must not get it at all. Shimata(sp), I make a mistake.
Everything is new tomorrow.
The story deals with Bond's depression/mid-life_crises following the death of his wife and a couple of failed missions. With James ready to resign and run a chicken farm M sends him on a mission in the hope that Bond will discover his second chance at life.
Each time you set down at the machine whip out the practice fabric and sew a couple of long straight stitches 1/4 inch from the last stitch.
I want to do some complex creative project that require additional quilting skills. To the end of having a full set of tools I will be doing small project each focusing on developing my skills.
Started by checking out a bunch of books from the library and looking through them. I've already blogged about Michael James, that is the kind of stuff I want to do artistically. The book that grabbed me for learning technique is Teach Yourself Visually Quilting (2008) by Sonja Hakala. I have learn stuff and remembered other things, nice to see that my quilt teachers passed along a lot of solid tips (include in this book).
In order to learn to sew triangles with sharp points I will be doing the Pinwheel Star Quilt Project on page 128. This finished quilt picture is from the book. Below are the fabrics that I picked for my project.
Tiger Cry Beef Sauce
Juice of 1 lime (2 limes if you like)
One fresh chili, seeded and finely sliced.
Small handful of fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
1 teaspoon sugar (any sort, honey)
1 clove garlic, minced/pressed
1+ tablespoon Thai fish sauce
Preheat a grill until hot, and lightly grease a grill rack.
Grill the steak for 1½ - 2 minutes on each side, if you like your steak rare. Cook it for about 3-4 minutes on each side for well-cooked steak.
Rest the meat for 5 minutes before slicing into strips.
Serve with the dipping sauce on a bed of lettuce with fresh tomatoes.
This photograph resembles what I saw, but I didn't take the picture.
Initially I was going to title this Doe Spotting but she was to mature to have spots and the previous wildlife entry was Fox Sighting not Fox Spotting :)
Now you too can have dear in your yard.
Makes about 12 cups Ingredients
NOTE: If you are not using Andouille, add 1 to 2 more tablespoons Chef Paul Prudhomme's Meat Magic® for a fuller flavor.
Thanksgiving 2009: I used 12 oz of chorizo and three links of cooked andouille sausage sliced because the raw/fresh sausage was not available. Next time we should remember to turn the bread pieces into bread crumbs. Also, cooking under the turkey sounds good but my cheap roasting pan and the high heat over cooked/chard the dressing on the bottom. Safeway was out of the Meat Magic so I used Poultry Magic instead. I also forgot to put the hot sauce in :(.
Here is the morning after breakfast, sausage dressing (hot) with plain yogurt topped with hot sauce. This is now my favorite breakfast!
My surgeon does not use the CPM for either hip or knee replacement patients (in general). Recent studies do not find significant impact of using the device six weeks after surgery.
However, as I am a trained therapist myself I have identified a couple of external devices that could be advantageous to my particular surgical recovery.
Racing Wheel with foot pedals for the PS3. This along with the appropriate software can be used to measure pre-op and post-op automotive braking abilities.
The Tony Hawk Skateboard for the PS3. A new device and supporting software should develop balance and fine motor muscle control of the hips.
As I contemplate another life phase of quilting I am thinking of doing my own quilting, sewing the top batting and back together, on my Elna. The free motion techniques are not very appealing to me. However, the linear designs of Japanese Sashiko is aesthetically pleasing and feels like the thing for me to do.
My intent is to stick to straight line sashiko patterns and use a sewing machine. There will be 5 to 7 straight stitches per inch with an extremely heavy thread.
Sashiko (刺し子?, "little stabs") is a form of decorative stitching. This functional running stitch technique is now also used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. My Jujitsu gi has sahiko stitching on it.
The chapter about the Russ hits home. I have personally experienced the social bias and sexism he encountered. However, the quilt shop where I got started was very inviting and encouraging, not once did I feel unwelcome (mahalo! Mel and Margrit). After reading this chapter I think I may check out some Internet quilting bees when I get back into serious quilting again.
Some of the women in the book are a bit whiny such that I wish I could grab them and tell em' to brace up and move on, Fuggedaboudit!. But as Matt always says, "it's in the script." This is just effective storytelling that has sucked me in, allowing me to care about these women.
Ms. Chiaverini has over a dozen Elm Creek Quilts novels. I look forward to reading more.
Traditional meatloaf may also include lamb, rice, scrapple, etc. and is baked in a loaf pan and served with tomato ketchup. ATK developed their bacon-wrapped recipe to reduce the grease and produce a tasty dish that was not dried out or rubbery.
Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf with Red Sweet Glaze
Servers 6 to 8.
Red Sweet Glaze (Double if you want sauce for serving.)
Mix all the Red Sweet Glaze ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
Meat Loaf Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Build a baking rack. Cookie sheet (or shallow roasting pan) lined with aluminum foil, wire rack sprayed with PAM, meatloaf tray made of 2 or 3 layers of aluminum foil about 5" by 9". Poke holds in the try to allow grease to drain. Spray tray with PAM.
Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add onion and garlic, saute until softened, about 5 minutes; set aside to cool.
Mix eggs with thyme, salt, pepper, mustard, Worchestershire, pepper sauce, and milk or yogurt. Add egg mixture to meat in a large bowl, along with crackers, oatmeal or bread crumbs, parsley and cook onions and garlic; mix with a fork until evenly blended and meat mixture does not stick to bowl. (If mixture does stick, add additional milk, a couple tablespoons at a time, and continue stirring until mixture stops sticking.)
Turn meat mixture onto the foil tray and form into a loaf. Smooth the sides of the loaf with a wet rubber spatula.
With wet hands, pat mixture into a loaf approximately 9 by 5 inches. Cover a wire rack with foil; prick foil in several places with a fork. Place a rack on a shallow roasting pan lined with foil for easy cleanup. Set formed loaf on rack.
Brush loaf with the glaze. Then arrange bacon slices, crosswise, over loaf, overlapping them slightly. In order to prevent curling, allow the ends of the bacon to hang off the loaf then trim the excess bacon of so that you have about half an inch of the bacon to tuck under. Tuck the ends in under the meatloaf.
Bake loaf until bacon is crisp and loaf registers 160 degrees, about 1 hour.
Reduce the remaining sauce over medium low heat. The heat will sterilize the sauce that has become contaminated by contact with the raw meats.
Optional: Just before removing from the oven put some of the reduced sauce on the bacon and put it under the broiler to glaze.
Remove from oven/broiler. Rest for 20 minutes. Slice and serve.
Here is a video of a nice couples inversion therapy. I have some experience with it and it is wonderful. I suggest including these postures in your couples yoga sessions.
However, finding a partners that can support each other is a non-trivial task. :)
We got a table off EBay that I have used in the past. The following table is made by another company but I like the demo the gentleman gives.
After the hip replacement I will NOT be doing full inversions shown above, just down to 45° so that table friction holds me up, not my ankles.
His essay on ham was quite informative and entertaining. Made me want to read the book chrome://foxytunes-public/content/signatures/signature-button.pngcover to cover and to explore his culinary world of pork. I have made a couple of pork recipes that I love, pulled pork and pepsi pork, so I expect to find more winners here.
Of course there is a more authentic/Cuban Lechon Asado recipe for suckling pig if you want to go whole hog. (-8 pun intended :-)
Roasted Pork Shoulder, Cuban Style (serves 8)
1 bone-in (or boneless) Boston butt (pork shoulder cut), 5 to 7 pounds
For marinating and cooking:
1/4 cup triple sec or Grand Marnier
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried oregano
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1) Make the Cuban Marinade by combining all ingredients, except pork, in bowl and mix well. Set aside/refrigerate 1/3 cup of the marinade for the Citrus Sauce.
2) Place pork in 2-gallon zip-lock plastic bag and pour in remaining marinade. Seal and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days, turning bag occasionally to redistribute marinade.
3) When ready to roast, remove pork from marinade, shake off excess and discard marinade. Let meat sit at room temperature 1 hour.
4) Preheat oven to 325° F. Place roast in roasting pan and begin cooking. After 2 hours, begin checking roast for doneness. When meat is fork tender in several spots, remove from oven. Transfer pork to cutting board and tent with foil. Let rest 15 to 30 minutes.
5) While roast is cooking make the Citrus Mojo Sauce. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and bloom the garlic and cumin for 30 seconds.
6) Pour most of the remaining ingredients except the cilantro and dissolved cornstarch into saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Adjust acidity and sweetness to taste with additional lime juice and sugar.
7) Stir in dissolved cornstarch, bring to boil 30 seconds to thicken slightly then set aside.
Citrus Mojo Sauce (for serving):
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp cumin powder
1 T olive oil
1/3 cup reserved marinade
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste
1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste (omit if you used sweet oranges)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
8) Right before serving pork rewarm the Citrus Sauce and add in the cilantro.
9) Carve pork into 1/4-inch-thick slices, arrange on a platter, drizzle with a little sauce and serve remaining sauce in gravy boat at the table.
Note 1: Alternatively you can grill the pork on a BBQ with indirect heat at about 300° to 325° F oven instead of using a oven. Use a drip pan under the grill to catch the fat and juices. The cooking time and range for doneness are roughly the same. Use some hickory wood for that outdoorsy flavor.
Note 2: For bigger parties use a whole pork shoulder (butt and picnic as one big hunk of meat). Just double the marinade and sauce recipes. Grill/roast the shoulder for 3 to 4 hours. Serves 12 to 16 folks.
Jaya's Citrus Mojo Sauce:
Before serving add 1 to 2 parts Joe Caribe' Caribbean To-go's Habanero sauce to 6 parts Citrus Mojo Sauce. Nice heat but not recommended for most people.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Coconut Cream Pie was good but since I don't particularly get excited over non-chocolate deserts we haven't made it a second time. The chick fried steak on the other hand has become my favorite meal. Sharon makes it for me on my birthday every year.
Makes a real mess of the kitchen with the batter and hot oil. We use the dutch oven for frying. Since you have the oil going might as well bread up a few vegetables and deep fry them while your at it. Takes about two and a half hours to prepare.
There is a new keyword, menu, used in this blog to identify the recipes on the LoughHaven dinner menu. When you are coming over tell us what you would like and we'll make it for you. Goood!
We only include dishes that we thoroughly enjoy and know how to prepare.
There are a few other things that are on the menu but have not been recorded here yet. Check back for the grilled salmon with spice rub asperigous and maybe even upma/uppammaa/upama (a spicy Indian dish using curry, vegetables and Cream of Wheat).
New term Quiescent Test; a long period of idle time followed by work to verify that she wakes up and is ready to go after things have been quite. What happens when processes are swapped out, connections dropped, sleep mode, powersave, firewall timed out, key process not woken up in time, et cetera.
Check out this video of a moonbow filmed in Patagonia Chili. Visit the APOD page for a discription of the phenomenon.
I am including a link to the short story (50 minutes) for you. The audio file starts with a ten minute introduction that explains a bit about Scott and the Obsidian podcasts followed by Scott reading his story. Click to download/listen to the MP3 file. I subscribe to both authors podcast feeds via iTunes and listen on my iPhone.
You don't need to be familiar with the J.C. Hutchins 7th Son books for the story to work. But if you want to find out about the Saudi nuke and the project financier (A.U. Rookman) then listen to the 7th Son books (really just one very long story in three volumes).
Please don't read the Netflix description, reviews, the DVD box cover or watch any previews. This film does not fit into a pigeon hole and everything I have see written about it has it wrong. Like many non-Hollywood films, a key element is the disclosure of the story (as opposed to Hollywood movies that follow well understood formulas).
JCVD is NOT an action movie.
JCVD is NOT a comedy.
JCVD is NOT a mixed martial arts blood bath.
JCVD is NOT a romance.
JCVD is NOT predictable.
JCVD is NOT an American movie, English subtitles.
After your have seen it let me know what you think.
That last scene, the coda, kick my ass. Run Lola Run.
TIME Magazine named Jean-Claude Van Damme's performance in the film the second best of the year (after Heath Ledger's The Joker in The Dark Knight). "He deserves not a black belt, but an Oscar®", said TIME Magazine.
It is not easy to push a four wheel dolly because of the omnidirectional casters. Now try to balance on a board with just two casters, yee ha!
Add this to the list of things to avoid after getting a hip replacement.
Sharon, get the camera and take a picture out the front door.
Problem, where to go? There are a few friends we know would welcome us but the two cats would be an issue (allergies/dogs)?
With most of our stuff collected and before we started loading the cars we received a follow up call rescinding the evacuation order.
Check out this collection of aftermath photographs taken by the community.
We found the yubanet.com was an excellent source of fire information. It seems that the local radio station KVMR gets their information from yubanet.com, in fact the person who runs the fire service at yubanet.com called into KVMR to give regular authoritative updates on the emergency. Specifically, we followed http://yubanet.com/nevada/Rock_Creek_Aurn.php on Sunday for our news (Are we really going to evacuate and possibly lose the house?).
The next day, highway 49 was partially open, the Governator declared a disaster area during his site visit, and my dojo (just across the street) was open for training :). The fire's name changed from the 'Rock Creek Auburn Fire' to the '49 Fire'.
Hybrid Tango Blog has worthwhile commentary and YouTube videos. Their masthead says, "The secret of tango is in this moment of improvisation that happens between step and step. It is to make the impossible thing possible: to dance silence. This is essential to learn in tango dance, the real dance, that of the silence, of following the melody." Carlos Gavito
There is a website with a large selection of instructional videos, www.argentine-tango.com.
Cannell starts an intense subplot in White Sister that get resolved in Three Shirt Deal. I recommend they be read together. The other Scully books are pretty much stand alone although it will flow better in order.
With the exception of #4 they have all been a good read, melting the miles away during my commute.
Margaret Goddard, playing the taped tire in front, brought Taiko to Lark Camp for the first time last year. Rick and Jan Babington are the instructors.
Taiko must be experienced live, in person. Our sound systems just do not move air anywhere close to what a bunch of big loud drums can move.
Recommend you see this film at some point (if you watch more then 30 movies a year).
The website Stevie cited seems to be a useful/cool way to find interesting things when traveling. I think we'll use this site to spontaneously plan our big American road trip. Check out this Auburn entry.
Our back yard neighbor saw it this morning and commented. :)
I do like Auburn, it is our home and our town; we no longer feel like anonymous SF Bay Area residents.
I found these pictures (spoiler) inspired by Clarke's story.
These two drawing are from the wikipedia entry for the novel.
Now available in print, this science fiction novel was first available as a book tape read by the author. I like the related podcasts that others have done that fit into the story. You need to build your own play list to get the bonus material in the right sequence.
In a previous blog I recommend Scott Sigler with some reservations for the all but the toughest reader. The Rookie is recommended without those reservations. Start here and then when you get into Scott's stories check out his other fiction. The podcasts are how I access his fiction.
My suspicions were aroused when by the box ad at the bottom of the page, just above the article citations, telling how to order this new product with special limited time 48-hour "significant discount". Implying that my local drug store may not be able to stock the product in the foreseeable future because of the high demand. But with the special code, if I call after 8:00 AM (date not specified) I am guaranteed my order will be delivered directly to my home.
I googled for Trigosamine and found the company's website and pages of hits. Most of these hits seemed to be drug sales sites offing the product. Eight pages into the google hits I found this short article, Is Trigosamine® Really an Effective Drug for Joint Care? About the only none sales related hit I found. I then looked for FASEB J and found the Journals website. No articles on Trigosamine® or on Hyaluronate-13 published in 2004.
The one scientific sounding reference in the company's literature is bogus. Assume the other information if not wrong is misleading.
The Glucosamine Sulfate is known to help degenerating joints so maybe the product will help some people. But eating a joint lubricant, hyaluronate, isn't going to lubricant my joints any more than eating steaks, bovine muscle, is going to add more muscles to my abs.
While writing this blog I attempted to link to the article in the Auburn Journal but their search engine didn't find their own article. Hmmm??? Going back to the newspaper clipping I see in a smaller type along the top of the page that the "article" is a paid advertisement run by Universal Media Syndicate, Inc. for the product manufacturer. To quote Universal Media Syndicate's website, "Media buying is not just what we do, it's who we are".
Dr. Joseph Dietz, PhD works for the manufacturer. The other scientist quoted in the article, Dr. Philip Howren, is a medical consultant to the manufacturer, PatentHEALTH.
I will NOT include the URL for the product here because I do not want to endorse it or add search-engine-credibility to the company.
Generally I don't listen to songs but these chicks tickle my ears. Check them out on MySpace.
Check out the various YouTube recordings from the album. Below is one of these YouTube "videos", very nice set with Stairway To Heaven and Star of Munster.
I really enjoyed myself and plan on going back. I was surprised how exciting some of the races were.
Recommend using ear protection. I used my taiko drum ear plugs, they worked great; knocked down the motorcycle roar while still being able to hear conversations.
Every person I have talked to raves about how great their hips feel after the surgery. I never hear anything negative ("I had the best surgeon."). I think that just about anybody doing a fair number of hip replacements a year is going to be fine.
What I am looking for the someone that uses the newer minimally invasive, 2 inch, technique (MIS). Not everyone has been trained and it may not be covered by insurance yet, all this needs to be investigated.