Author Archives: Denny

The U.S. nightmare

What the fuck is happening in the United States. This is a fucking nightmare.

Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday.


June 19, 2018

Funny story… i go outside to move the hose. Come back and as I’m coming into the house, door open, I realize, too late, that there is a big black snake at my door. In he goes. So, now, I’ve got a black snake hiding under my cabinets. Ah, life in the country. 😂


May 20, 2018

After a day of clouds and storms, stars and the song of frogs and crickets.



April 24, 2018

A recent sunset. The frogs are singing and it’s so sweet.


April 24, 2018

Thanks to an update by Serif in early 2018, the iPad Files app is a great way to manage your Affinity Photo files on iPad. But it’s not the default and it’s not too obvious so I wrote a bit about it. This works great with iOS 11 drag and drop and tags.


April 22, 2018

Over at Beardy Guy Musings I’ve got a post about trying Drafts again. Not sure it will stick this time. I’m not one for app clutter. Drafts has a lot of fans and the new version seems a great improvement. Might be a compliment or replacement to iA Writer?


April 19, 2018

I am surrounded by furry critters. That is all.


March 11, 2018

Since HomePod I’ve done a bit of thinking about how I use the iOS ecosystem: touch, typing, voice, and Siri. Apple’s created very flexible and powerful interconnections between these devices resulting in a pretty fantastic experience. Siri and the iOS Mesh

The AR-15 is Different

Radiologist Heather Sher, writing for The Atlantic:

In a typical handgun injury that I diagnose almost daily, a bullet leaves a laceration through an organ like the liver. To a radiologist, it appears as a linear, thin, grey bullet track through the organ. There may be bleeding and some bullet fragments.

I was looking at a CT scan of one of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who had been brought to the trauma center during my call shift. The organ looked like an overripe melon smashed by a sledgehammer, with extensive bleeding. How could a gunshot wound have caused this much damage?

The reaction in the emergency room was the same. One of the trauma surgeons opened a young victim in the operating room, and found only shreds of the organ that had been hit by a bullet from an AR-15, a semi-automatic rifle which delivers a devastatingly lethal, high-velocity bullet to the victim. There was nothing left to repair, and utterly, devastatingly, nothing that could be done to fix the problem. The injury was fatal.

Update: Asha Rangappa:

This is a must-read. It illustrates why the NRA is so reluctant to allow the CDC to research gun violence as a public health issue: The facts would be devastating.

This is craziness.