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Eunoia, who is a grumpy, overeducated, facetious, multilingual ex-pat Scot, blatantly opinionated, old (1944-vintage), amateur cryptologist, computer consultant, atheist, flying instructor, bulldog-lover, Porsche-driver, textbook-writer and blogger living in the foothills south of the northern German plains. Not too shy to reveal his true name or even whereabouts, he blogs his opinions, and humour and rants irregularly. Stubbornly he clings to his beliefs, e.g. that Faith does not give answers, it only prevents you doing any goddamn questioning. You are as atheist as he is. When you understand why you don't believe in all the other gods, you will know why he does not believe in yours.

Oh, and after the death of his old dog, Kosmo, he also has a new bulldog puppy, Clara, since September 2018 :-)

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Mine is bigger !

I just saw that Cop Car has blogged about a Black Swallowtail butterfly in her garden. So, not to be outdone, I'm showing you a photo of the biggest moth in the world, as seen in 2017 at Klütz Butterfly Park in Germany.

This one is 10 inches wingspan but they can reach over a foot (32 cms). However they only live for about 5 days because they don`t have a digestive tract. Basically they are just flying genitals, out to reproduce. This is a female. The wingtip patterns look like snake heads, to discourage predators.

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Cop Car wrote " Nice. That is a really large moth - even larger than the Cecropia that flashed into mind at first sight of your posting. (It's been years since I've seen a Cecropia, and we do not have the Atlas moth, at all.)"

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Goodbye Darkness, my old foe

S uccess! My eye operations to remove the cateracts and the dim & grey veil which they incurred have been a success. I now have artificial lenses in both eyes and the world is bright again and sharply focussed for long distances (i.e. 5 meters and more). I will need reading glasses (about two diopters) because artificial lenses do not accommodate (=change their focal length), but that is OK. It is the option I chose.

So, as you can imagine, I am very happy.

The two operations were painless; I can see to drive better now, and, if it weren´t for the busted shoulder I could shoot a rifle at long ranges too. So a big thankyou to Dr.Reinking and his staff, who, btw, do 25 such ambulatory operations each day; talk about running like a well-oiled machine!

Pricewise, all in all it cost about 6000€ but I should get that all back from my insurance when I submit all the bills (2 still to come).

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Billions of Versions... wrote " Three cheers for Dr. Reinking and his staff." Thanks, Mike. My feelings exactly.
Cop Car wrote " Yay! It's good having you back to blogging, Stu. It has been so long since my own cataract surgeries (2010) that I can't compare costs. I do recall having lens implant options of correcting for far sight, correcting for near sight, or correcting one for far and the other for near. One surgeon did mention that bifocal lenses were available, but he didn't think that an engineer would be happy with them as they had not yet been perfected. Glad you are back to super normal. " I think that one for far and the other for near is a mistake which is why I am correcting for far sight, I will wear glasses for reading.

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Health update

A while ago (April 20th) I told you about my busted shoulder. Physiotherapy has made progress, I can now raise my arm above my head & so wash my own hair, drink a coffee etc etc. Still need strength and precision, but some progress has been made :-) Less arthritis in the left knee too, so that is also positive. Covid tests still negative, super. On the downside my vision has deteriorated below 40% due to cateracts, so I am going to get artificial lenses put in this month, so no blogging until august. Usual success rate is 99% +, I am promised. Cross your fingers for me
Friday, July 8, 2022

Friend Wolfgang will be buying my motorcycle since I am having to give up that hobby, so the bike stays in our MC which is nice :-)

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Billions of Versions... wrote " My wife recently had two lens implants. Very easy and immediate results." That is what I want too, Mike.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

New HW

Tis a HP17 laptop under Win 11, after the old PC died under a ransomeware attack (effing hackers) :-(

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