I am starting to more rapidly recover from my rollerblading injury.
I had a good long walk with my crutches yesterday around my neighborhood with Laurel and Jimmy. I moved pretty slowly though.
I have a bandage wrapped around my knee that I am not supposed to take off till my doctors appointment next Monday. It feels pretty gross – like it is sticking to the wound sometimes or carrying liquid.… read more “My Injury Recovery”
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 9:30 am: My friend Ryan and I went rollerblading together near downtown Long Beach. I usually wear knee pads, elbow pads, wrist pads, and a helmet. I had forgotten a knee pad at home though, so I made the dangerous decision to wear only my wrist guards and helmet.
We parked near 6th and Magnolia and found our way over to the paved bike trail along the LA river that connects down to ocean front bike path.… read more “Rollerblading Injury + Hospital Recovery”
I have spent a lot of time while injured watching police body camera videos on YouTube. Generally it seems that police are very conscientious even of the criminals they deal with and show far more restraint than I would when under threat. They do all of this for very little thanks and a lot of hatred from the communities they protect.… read more “Police Are Heroes”
Our health insurance system is built to maximize the amount of money it takes from us. I have been in the hospital for awhile and there is no way for me to negotiate with the hospital to help control costs. My insurance just pays everything by default. I have to pay extremely high insurance premiums because of this.… read more “Healthcare Insurance -A Terrible System”
Playoffs are here. Live or die. For me, there’s far higher stakes than in the NBA Finals. I’m about to go into surgery at 11:30 a.m. that will try to clean out my wound from rollerblading. The goal is to stop the infection that has been steadily marching up my thigh and defeating every antibiotic tried.… read more “Playoffs”
In one scary development, Google is working with the US military to begin weaponizing their extremely advanced artificial intelligence.
Remember – this is the same artificial intelligence that is able to bootstrap itself in a matter of days from only knowing the rules of Go to crushing the best human opponents on the planet.
Skynet is now no longer science fiction.