Just a new picture I took while I was getting my foot rewrapped this past Friday. Also, I got my custom made brace for my leg/foot, even though it is designed for weight bearing people, and it will be another month at least before I can put any weight on my foot.
Not that anyone cares, but I was at the Wound Center today getting my foot rewrapped, so I decided to take a bunch of pictures of my foot. Just a warning these images are a bit graphic, so if you have a weak stomach you may want to sit this one out.
Here is a Ventrilo recording of my friend Starwind while he was “intoxicated”. I put it in quotes because his definition of being drunk differs greatly from that of normal people, but we won’t go into that. Enjoy!
A video of starwind from YouTube.
While I was at the wound center earlier today I decided to take an updated picture of my foot while they had it unwrapped. So here you go. Click the picture for a full size view.
So I was at work Tuesday where I work in an area known as the “Distribution Point” (or D-Point). This area is where all of the parts used by the assembly line (I work at the BMW manufacturing plant) come through before going out to the line. So I was walking back to my work area where all of a sudden I felt a bump on my left side. I yelled “woa Bobby, stop”, or something to that effect, but he then continued backing up on a 3,000lb Yale 3-wheel Forklift (see picture below). The second time he backed up my left shoe was caught under the rear tire of the forklift and then it dragged me under it. At that point Bobby finally realized what had happened and stopped. He then tried to pull forward to try to get the forklift off of me, but because of the way the rear tire is on the lift (it is actually 2 tires separated by a spacer) my lower leg was jammed in between the tires. Doing this only increased the damage done to my already mangled lower leg and foot.
He finally came to a stop and they managed to get the forklift off of me by lifting up the rear portion of it with two other forklifts. At this point the first responders were there trying to give me general first aid and make sure I’m okay, given the circumstances. When they took off my shoe and sock you could see how extensive the injury was (pictures below). Of course they called 911 and an ambulance was sent to rush me to the emergency room. Once there I had X-Rays, and a CT Scan done and it showed that I had broken 5 of the Metatarsal bones that are on the top of my left foot, along with extensive soft tissue damage to my lower leg and foot, and possibly some partially torn ligaments in my ankle. The exact extent of the injury is still unknown because of the massive amounts of swelling that still exists. They ruled out surgery thus far, but once I go see the Orthopedic Surgeon (Dr. Rodriguez) on Nov 12th I’m sure they’ll take new x-rays to see exactly what the injuries are. I have a feeling that I will need surgery to repair the damage. Read more…
Just in case you haven’t seen it:
And now on to some amusing Kanye images…
Kanye is such a douchebag…
So you’re ready to commit full time to Linux, and you’re wondering what distribution to use. If you’re like most users then you want something that is simple, yet powerful, and backed up by a team of developers who are committed to quality releases. Allow me to introduce you to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution based on Debian, and the name “Ubuntu” is an African word meaning “Humanity to others”, or “I am what I am because of who we all are”. The current release is version 9.04 (9 for 2009, 04 for the 4th month of the year), code named Jaunty Jackalope, and each release is on a release cycle that has been maintained since its initial release.
So why use Ubuntu? Well quite simply, it works! When you’re finished installing Ubuntu, a full installation takes about 25 minutes, it is ready to go. There’s not really any tweaking that needs to be done in order to get everything working like with other distros. You will most likely have to change a few settings here and there to tweak things to your liking, but that’s true with any operating system. Obviously your individual results will vary based on your particular system setup, but generally things are smooth.
Okay, so you’re ready to go. Head on over to Ubuntu’s website and download the ISO image of the installation you choose. Please be mindful of the 32 and 64-bit versions, 64-bit will not work on all systems. Then burn the image to a CD-ROM using Nero, or my personal favorite Alcohol 120%. Once that’s done then restart your computer and make sure your BIOS is set to boot from the CD-ROM. I am not going to go into in depth instructions on how to install Ubuntu, their installation instructions are pretty straight forward and do most of the work for you.
What I will talk about is deciding which Bootloader to use. Ubuntu comes bundled with GNU Grub aka Grub or Grand Unified Bootloader, and it works really well. When Ubuntu installs itself it will automatically install Grub to the MBR, as well as search your hard drives for other OS installations and add them to /boot/grub/menu.lst. For most purposes this will work just fine, and your two operating systems will live happily with each other. By the way, when doing a dual-boot system involving Vista, I would always recommend that you install Vista first, and try to have Vista on the first partition that your BIOS sees. Read more…