Update on Artificial Eyes

It has been about three weeks since I started wearing this new eye on a daily basis, and I am getting used to it! Better than that, no one is noticing it. I first thought I would get a lot of attention, but what really happened was that folks forgot ...

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First Impressions

Well, I have worn my new eye for three days now, and it is time for an impression report.

This thing is weird!

Not really. The eye itself is really realistic, and often I get no reaction at all when I run into folks I know. It seems they look ...

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Eye Construction 101

Pattii took pictures of the actual eye construction process they use to build the new face part I will end up wearing. There are so many pictures here that I pulled them out of the primary story of the process. Pattii also gave me a book titled "Fundamentals of Facial ...

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M. D. Anderson Parts Dept.

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This is a long post covering the process I went through to get my eye prosthetic built. A seprate post covers the actual construction of the final piece.

On Tuesday of this week, Cheryl and I visited the M. D. Anderson Parts Department, also known as Dental Services, to ...

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Six-Month Scan

Well, after Cheryl and I got done with work on Wednesday, we drove over to Houston and settled in for the night at our favorite La Quinta, a short drive from M. D. Anderson. We got up at the crack of dawn and headed over to start the adventure that ...

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End of Term

Today is the last day of the Fall term at Austin Community College. After a flurry of last second lab submissions, all I have to do now is finalize the grades for four courses, then I am done until January 20 when we start up again!

Yeah!

Off to Houston ...

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Courtesy and Heroism

I ran into this quote while looking into the term "courtesy", and had to chuckle:

"One day a man gave up his seat on a bus to a lady. She fainted. On recovering, she thanked him. Then he fainted." (Michael A. Guido)

I am sorry to see that common courtesy ...

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Girls Building Robots

I use robotics as a "hook" to get my students interested in my "Computer Architecture and Machine Language" course at Austin Community College. It appears to be a popular way to keep things interesting enough to attract todays' kids.

Here is one of my favorite robots, the Mars Rover:

Girls Mars Rover

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One-Eyed Black

We were sitting at the Airport in Kansas City last Sunday, after Thanksgiving with our family there (and working on our second house!) I decided I needed something to read before we got on the plane, so I headed to the newsstand in the waiting area.

The clerk reached up ...

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Hanger Talk

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You may notice (yet, again) a facelift on my blog site today! I build this blog using some nice open-source tools, and they updated several of the parts I use. So, I went looking at several sites for examples of the way they laid things out, and settled on ...

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