August 26, 2009

Trufocals pt 2

I've been wearing them for five days now and the manual-focussing thing has become pretty much second nature.  There are really only about four modes I need to worry about - driving (focusing tab all the way to the left), slouched down working on the desktop computer (tab about 1/3 over), sitting upright working on the laptop (tab in the middle), and reading a book (tab about 2/3ds over).  Sliding the tab all the way to the left gives me perfect focus at a distance of about 4", but I've never needed this.  The mechanism was a little stiff at first but smoothed out in about two days.

The biggest feature of these glasses, however, is the lack of nausea that I was getting with my progressives.

 

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August 15, 2009

Trufocals

I've been having problems with nausea ever since I got my bifocals a year and a half ago.  I was about to break down and get four pairs of glasses (night driving, day driving, short-reading, and mid-range for programming) when I found out about a new company called Trufocals that makes adjustable-focus eyeglasses that use a fluid lens to control the focus.  The front element can be popped out so you can swap out tinted and untinted lenses.  Placed my order a few days ago for the specs and both types of front lenses, and just got an email from them that the glasses will be shipping next week.  Hopefully they'll work as well as they promise.

 

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September 18, 2008

Post Ike

Power came back on at about 4:30pm Saturday.  OTOH my phone and DSL was just restored.  Wierd.  Usually the phone system is much more robust than that.

Ironically, the memorial to the victims of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane (most of whom were washed out to sea and never found) was itself washed out to sea by Hurricane Ike.  Galveston itself fared quite a bit better this time around though.

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September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Hwy 6 and Westheimer - Lots of wind but no real rain yet.

Update 9:18pm: Radar is showing 35mph winds here, 75mph wind is on the way - transformers are going...  Also the Chronicle reports that about 40% of the people on galveston are staying.  If that's true for the other low-lying areas as well then there may be nearly a half million people underwater in about 12 hrs, if the storm surge is as high as they're claiming (Cat4 or 5 level surge - 20+ ft, plus it's hitting at high tide).

Update 10:32pm: Still lots of wind, not much rain.  The eye is clearly visible on the local radar, and the eye is quite a bit larger diameter than beltway 8 (the outer of the two loops around Houston).  Gonna be an unpleasant 18 hrs.


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July 22, 2007

Camping

just the two of us

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July 20, 2007

Testing

Is this thing on?

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