Thoughts & Tips For August 2018
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Thrown For A Curve (Update)
See July update for my first report on my recent lower back injury with sciatica down my left leg. Things are improving, but I'm still having numbness on my left foot and periodic spasms & tightening on my calf and glute muscles. A review of my MRI with an orthopedic surgeon opened up the possibility of future surgery but that is still TBD.
I was able to move to Windows 10 on a new Dell tablet at work before the end of June 2018 deadline. All in all it is working great, and I like having Type-C connectors on my work tablet and my personal HP Chromebook 13G1. For instance the same power adapter can be used on both.
Our July camping trip to San Elijo State Beach was awesome, and I did my first Sprint Triathlon (400m swim, 15-km bike, and 5-km run). I really enjoyed the sprint triathlon format even with my "physical recovery" slowing me down. I'm already planning to do another one in September.
I completed another Vital Smarts' 1-day Getting Things Done (GTD) class in July. I currently only have material available for two more classes -- one in August, and then one in September.
DEFCON is coming up in August. That should be fun.
We have another San Elijo State Beach camping trip planned for August.
I've been using some cream with Arnica on my sore muscles. It is really good.
Quote I'm Thinking About
"The enemy often tries to make us attempt and start many projects so that we will be overwhelmed with too many tasks, and therefore achieve nothing and leave everything unfinished. Sometimes he even suggests the wish to undertake some excellent work that he foresees we will never accomplish. This is to distract us from the prosecution of some less excellent work that we would have easily completed. He does not care how many plans and beginnings we make, provided nothing is finished." - St. Francis de Sales