Recumbent bikes & crashing

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Crashing your bike on a recumbent often means a sore tush, not a broken collarbone...I'd post a picture, but instead just imagine a palm-sized road rash on my butt. :-/ Read more

Welcome to my new blog!

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Yep, I'm finally taking blogging seriously. At least as a way to better document ideas and thoughts as the days go by... This site will remain my blogging site for the forseeable future, the old blogger.com setup will be shutdown in a few weeks. Read more

Bye bye Blogger

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Its been fun, but I'm a SysAdmin, which means I run my own systems/services whenever I start taking that system or service seriously... My new blog. Read more

Xpel 3M material = invisibleSHIELD material

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I just grabbed some of the 3M "paint protection" material sold by Xpel, and it looks, functions, installs, and feels EXACTLY like the invisibleSHIELD/ZAGG material. All the invisibleSHIELD/ZAGG folks appear to offer over just the raw material, is a very nicely cut out template. The template is a bit nice, as the 3M material is difficult to cut properly without SHARP knives/scissors, but I'm not Read more

iPhone, hearing aids, and HSA accounts

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Alright, I feel left out; I need an iPhone blog entry. <img src="http://gregg.berkholtz.net/blog/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":-)" style="display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;" class="emoticon" /><br /><br />First, I'm selling my 8GB iPod Nano; it's about 4 months old, and still looks and works great, but it's now redundant. I'll part with it for $175 Read more

Stereo DIA Hearing Aid Cables

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Ever since I purchased my iPod back in February, I've been struggling to find a way to actually use it. Since I wear hearing aids, I cant use the included fancy white earplugs; the sound generated is not even audible to me, even with the volume turned up all the way.<br /><br />First I started with the inductive neckloops and earloops that I've always used. Though they required I turn Read more

Oregon State Senate Bill 491 - your assistance requested

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Over the past few months my hearing has profoundly worsened, a fact I was finally able to officially confirm in February. If you have a hearing loss, you're already in touch with how much it can minimize and/or eliminate your ability to engage in causal conversations. Now imagine a loss profound enough to take both most verbal communications away, and your ability to appreciate most music. Read more

Coping with a profound hearing loss

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I cant even begin to tell you how frustrating it is living in the "hearing world" with a profound hearing loss. Up until recently, my loss was only rated as "moderate", and that's essentially what I grew up with - I think I coped pretty darn well, for someone who can speak without noticeable speech impediments, and is happily 11 years into their chosen career!<br /><br />Effective Read more

Hello world!

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Hmm, who knows if I'll keep writing here, but I said I'd try just about anything once - so I suppose this isn't so bad. So, here I sit, eating yet another late lunch, maybe it's time for another bike ride! This completes another test of the em..... Read more