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February 27, 2007

Toenail Woes

Filed under: Random — Tony @ 2:18 pm

I’m still not entirely sure how it happened, but I am sure that I have one less big toenail. One moment I am getting out of the shower, and the next moment I am tripping and looking down to see my toenail hanging from my toe. I immediately knew that it was beyond the healing capabilities of the band-aid; it had to be pulled.

  1. Soak foot in water to soften tissue.
  2. Find a pliers and pull it off in one quick motion.

I will give a bit advice as to the selection of the pliers; use a needle-nose pliers. I tried using a regular style pliers at first, but the the pliers just kept bumping into the bleeding tissue under the nail which caused great discomfort and an inability to concentrate. Once I switched to the needle-nose pliers I was able to get a firm grip and successfully pull the nail out.

If you would like to see a picture of the toe immediately after the operation or if you would like to see a video of the operation then click on the more link.

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February 14, 2007

Encrypting with TrueCrypt

Filed under: Computers — Tony @ 5:14 pm

TrueCrypt is an opensource application that will allow you to setup an encrypted volume in which you can store your private data. Because TrueCrypt is opensource, it is distributed freely and it is highly resistant to backdoors and other security exploits. Let’s walk through the application to see how easy it is to use. Read the rest of this entry »


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