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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
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

keep it clean

this isnt about politics
its about my laptop

each morning i pull my laptop out of its hiding place
early each morning
i rarely use my laptop during the day
since i do all my computer and social media and blogging
before the sun comes up

i usually am working on my computer in a somewhat dim light
so i can sort of see my screen better
it just seems to show up better in that lighting

now when we travel i usually take my laptop with me
as a carry on i keep under my seat
i like to look at my social media and emails on the laptop
since i seem to not miss as much as when i just use my cellphone

i ran across an article on how to clean your computer
i got to thinking
ive not cleaned this thing in a long long time

when i say its been everywhere i mean everywhere
its been in the bathroom more than once

my old computer got a broken screen from a mishap in the bathroom
ill spare you the details

so i took out my laptop after reading that article
used the spotlight on my iphone
looked at it real real close

oh my i thought
thats almost disgusting
all those crumbs and dust and prints and smears
whatever is that on my screen
ok so i do sneeze a lot in the morning

so i reread that article
i knew i had noticed my laptop had slowed down some lately
i know its getting real old
not as old as my rainwater brothers
his laptop looks like something you would dig out of the dump
i still get emails from him off that computer
granted like many of us he uses his iphone a lot

so my laptop is old
so my laptop is grungy

i linked the komando article on cleaning your laptop click here

here is what i did
i took some alcohol pads
wiped down the screen using multiple pads
that was dirty at first then got more white the more pads i used
i did notice all those periods on my screen are now gone

i then used those pads on my keys and my touch pads
oh my
the alcohol pads werent white after the first cleaning or the second
but eventually the keys and touchpads were all greaseless and crumbless and shiny

then i got some of that spray stuff for your computer
you know the stuff they keep locked up
you have to be either 18 or 21 to buy it
ill need your id the clerk said
excuse me
see all this grey hair
an id
yes an id she said
you want this stuff
i need an id
i gave her an id

then i sprayed all over the laptop
if  there was an opening it got sprayed
all this material come flying out from around the keys

at the end
the laptop felt lighter
not slippery when i picked it up
i could see the screen better especially without all that punctuation on it

. now i tired to wipe off this one at the beginning of this sentence
but i finally realized that was really a period

i turned on the computer
it hummed just like a car would if you washed it
you know how a car drives better after a car wash
thats the way my laptop seems to be running now

ill keep it clean
i promise.

the organicgreen doctor

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