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The New Bike

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February 4, 2023. So here's the new bicycle, in my basement. It's right in front of my trainer, which I've been riding every weekday morning for a month (except yesterday, dentist day). The bicycle rides a bit smaller than I was expecting, and we spent quite a bit of time in the store making sure it would fit me properly. It's too cold to take out for some shakedown rides, but I can't wait. https://flic.kr/p/2ofzj4f

Check-Up

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February 3, 2023. This is the waiting room at the dentist, where I spent a little time before my regular cleaning and checkup. No cavities, happily, but I have to make a return visit to have the chewing edge of my incisors restored - a lifetime of eating has worn them down, and it's important to protect them from too much wear. Otherwise, more time on ontologies, and that's about it. https://flic.kr/p/2ofx2XT

Char

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February 1, 2023. Playing with Charlemagne on the stairs; you can see the walls and ceiling of the house quite clearly. Unfortunately, Char is our of focus. I don't know why my phone does that. https://flic.kr/p/2of4PVE

Approaching the Planet

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January 31, 2023. This is a screen shot from No Man's Sky, my video game of choice. Recently, I have achieved the feat of acquiring an S (for Supreme) class starship, freighter and multitool. Now I've embarked on a tour of multiple galaxies. Beyond that, I've been engaged in the usual work, including working on my newsletter software so it properly handles special characters. https://flic.kr/p/2of42S1

Bleah

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January 30, 2023. I stuck my phone out the window and photographed this snowbank at the Metro. It's probably the least effort I've ever taken for a daily photo. But it was just that kind of day - a workday, working on ontologies and such, with the weather sucking the life out of me. Dry dry air is making me itch all over. Bleah. https://flic.kr/p/2oeQdU2

Watching Dragon

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January 28, 2023. This dragon watches over our kitchen and dining area from atop the cupboards. I bought it at the Forbidden City in Beijing (still one of my most memorable trips). Today was a stay-at-home Saturday, which I spent mostly playing No Man's Sky (for the first time ever, I have an S-class starship, freighter and multitool). https://flic.kr/p/2oeurD9

Check-Up

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January 27, 2023. It was time for my check-up. I'm pleased to report that my heart is fully functional and I don't have any bad signs in my blood test, except for my kidney, which we see in slightly elevated serum creatinine levels (from 90 to 115 over the last six years). Cholesterol and blood sugar are fine. We're also making a change to my seroquel prescription in order to address side-effects. I also ordered my new bicycle today, and visited Bernie and Mum at her retirement home. She recognized me and gave me a big smile, which made my day. https://flic.kr/p/2oerQ93