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Random thoughts on technology, books and anything else …

The Ground Below

Last night, I experienced fear. In an amusmenet park. 70 feet above the ground. Legs dangling from a ski lift in the middle of Pennsylvania in August. My wife later told me that it was a category 2 or really mild. Well, being suspended from a creaky wire for about 6 minutes above a man made lake, rumbling roller coasters and enough electricity to fry us all is more that mild insanity.

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Tech Breakthrough – the reverse nut

Not so long ago, as is the nature of these things, the toilet broke. Well, not the entire toilet, just the handle. And actually not even the handle – just the lever that connects it to the chain.

Anyway it took me 4 days and 2 visits to the hardware store. The eureka moment was when I actually read the instructions and realized that I needed to screw the nut counter clockwise.

Of the several times that I tried nut, not once did my brian think of trying the poor binary cousin. Also, directions were useless as well.

Now I am much wiser, at least in the opposite direction!

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