Author Archives: DocDock

No one complains about not getting a sunburn

If you have an email account you have probably received spam mail or a few jokes but lately the number of emails on healthcare and covid 19 have exploded. These emails range from informative to conspiratorial but there is one … Continue reading

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PPE, Masks and Covid hands

I can only suppose that Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) was a think prior to Covid 19 but my head must have been somewhere else as I never heard of it. Well, I hear about it now. It is on the … Continue reading

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The right to sue … pandemic style

At first blush you might think that this somehow relates to the USA – land of opportunity plus guns and lawyers. I actually couldn’t believe it when I heard it but apparently a local high school just recently lost a … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween 2020

It has been a pretty amazing year so far. We have seen presidential impeachment, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce they are stepping down, Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash, Explosion in Beruit, A 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes the … Continue reading

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Do smart phones create insecurity

The title is actually a bit harsh. Smart phones just like any other IT tool or can be used securely or insecurely. I don’t usually think about this until recently. A colleague told me of how he had a death … Continue reading

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Physical security = security

Papa, I cannot log into this old computer. I don’t have the administrator password. I work in IT so I actually know better. It all started when my son came home with an old computer monitor from school on the … Continue reading

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My Experience with Getting The Covid-19 Test

I heard this story from a close friend and was aghast at how bureaucratic it was to try and get a covid-19 test. In this particular story the problem was not lack of tests but such a bureaucracy that she … Continue reading

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Vitamin D a miracle drug or simple correlation

Vitamin D, just like many vitamins are important to good nutruitional health.  Our bodies need vitamins and various other minerals for general health.  Not having the recommended amount of these over time will create health risk factors depending on what … Continue reading

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The irrationality of bottle deposits

When I was younger, growing up in the USA,  I would see the occasional bottle littering the street and thought that perhaps if we simply sold all softdrinks in glass bottles with deposits this problem would go away – no … Continue reading

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Just don’t vacuum in Germany

Every culture has its quirks. In America there is a lot of attention paid to the first and second amendment. These allow for free speech as well as the right to own guns. From looking at the various newspaper articles … Continue reading

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