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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

duct tape 101

i have a dell inspiron laptop computer that
i brought a few years ago
it still works well
ive decided ill use it until it just doesnt work anymore

i thought that day had arrived recently when i was typing this

all great men have a great women

it came out

al eat gr avemeh twrome atwne

what the heck is going on

so i did  a computer search with google
with dell
no i didnt call dell as last time i did i didnt know what the hell
the guy said
i just know a box came to the house a few days later with
instructions to send it in to their repair place
i did and they fixed it

the search had a lot of instructions
like download this fix  and download that fix
none of that stuff worked

it suggested that i turned down the sensitivity of my touch pad
which i did
that helped only slightly
sure slowed me down
that writing i did just kept jumping all over the place

finally i found a real good solution to the problem
a modern computer nerd said
get a dish towel and cover the lower half of the computer
with it
well what do you know
that worked

later i found a mouse pad that was about the right size
laid it over the bottom half and it also worked well
looked better also

now you know if youve read this blog that i like duct tape
and duct tape uses
i even have a book of duct tape stories

people always send me duct tape pictures

here is a gift someone gave me
i think they enjoyed this one way too much
since i am such a donald duck fan

poor donald duck duck taped down like that
its just not right
although i will admit i wished i could have duct taped someone
down like that in the past

then theres my infamous duct tape chair
when people come over they say
oh so thats your duct tape chair
its still there
i use it everyday
it will outlast me i think
unless my wife she decides to put it out in the barn

so the other day i was sitting on the couch where i sit
every morning with my cups of coffee looking out over
the back pasture toward the river
looking at the sunrise
to write and type my blog

i looked over at the coffee table and saw this
black roll of duct tape sitting there

i thought
i wonder yes i wonder if that would work on my computer

i tore strips off the roll
laid two layers across the bottom half of the computer
guess what
you betcha

that duct tape worked
no more jumping around those letters as i typed them

i must say i sure am happy
since im such a duct tape connoisseur
this jumping letter things was getting really frust

oops i need to add another strip over there on the side

the organicgreen duct tape doctor


  1. If you can stand it, use a "traditional" USB mouse and just turn off that touchpad. Looks like an inspiron n5030.

    I always feel a little guilty when I use duct tape.... like I'm skipping a step or something.

    1. that was one of the suggestions when i did my search. however i dont really have room to do the mouse thing where i sit to write. also i like the idea of adding another duct tape use to my repertoire. togd