PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of refractive surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the predecessor to the popular LASIK procedure.

Day 1 (March 5, 2015)

I could see quite clearly after getting out of the LazikPlus center, better than without glasses but not perfectly.

When I take my drops and sit down almost inevitably now the medicine runs into my sinuses and into my mouth and I get this nasty medicine before either but I have noticed that my sinuses are all clear so I’m assuming that if I had some sort of bacterial infection or anitbiotics would leak into my sinuses, they’re taken care of now.

Day 2

All hell breaking loose, my eyes are on fire. Lots of pain and I can’t really sleep or anything, wow this is bad. Used the numbing drops. Having a hard time not rubbing my eyes.

Day 3

Failed and rubbed the eyes at least once, feeling a lot better and seeing fair. Eyes mostly not hurting but they feel scratchy and the left one feels the worst.

Day 4

Vision still bad still @ about 20/40 or 20/50. They are feeling better and the “sand” feeling is moving around the left eye, the contact bandage may be moving around ???

Day 5

Vision a whole lot better, still a bit fuzzy, maybe due to the contact bandages. Feel much better.

Day 6

Back to work today, had trouble keeping my eye open and staring at the screen. Got some stuff done though.

Two Months

Six Months – all is well, I can see and very little halo now.

Today is a sad day in photography world: after 80 years, Popular Photography magazine will no longer exist. Its sister magazine American Photo also closes after almost two years of being online-only. The upcoming March 2017/April 2017 will be their last issues, and they won’t even keep the websites alive. Starting from Friday, March 10th, […]

Source: Popular Photography and American Photo magazines no longer exist – DIY Photography

Push-button on/off switch using complementary MOSFETs.It’s taken from the excellent book The Art of Electronics [2], and like the CMOS version it draws no current when the switch is off, because both MOSFETs are in a non-conducting state.As before, to drive more than 100mA replace the p-channel MOSFET at the output with a power one, such as the NDP6020.

Source: Technoblogy – Push-Button On/Off Switches

I’ve been putting together a little robot pictured on the right for the last few months. Nothing fancy but I’ve played around and wanted to have a circuit to with a pushbutton to turn it off and on. Here is a few circuits that may fill the bill.

Work Bonus!!

Based on the company result of €6.6011 B in operating profit (Non-IFRS at constant currencies), the global bonus pool of the Global Bonus Plan for Revenue Enabling Roles is 106.871% of the sum of eligible employees’ target bonuses.

We have spent some time at our new space exploring and imagining where future brewery machines & equipment will go the last few weeks. We want you to come along on this journey with us as well! Here are some photos from our latest exploration. This space will undergo some huge transformations, which is very exciting. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we make changes and start building out the space!

Source: Our Future New Brewery! — CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO.


Architects are defined by their confidence, logic, and exceptional decision-making, but all of this hides a turbulent underbelly – their emotions. The very notion of emotional expression is synonymous with irrationality and weakness to many Architects, a display of poor self-governance and fleeting opinion that can hardly stand up to the enduring light of factual truth.

This mistrust of emotions is understandable, as Feeling (F) is the most weakly developed trait for Architects – like any complex tool, skilled hands can use it to remarkable effect, while untrained hands make clumsy and dangerous work.
People with the Architect personality type take pride in remaining rational and logical at all times, considering honesty and straightforward information to be paramount to euphemisms and platitudes in almost all circumstances. In many ways though, these qualities of coolness and detachment aren’t the weapons of truth that they appear to be, but are instead shields designed to protect the inner emotions that Architects feel. In fact, because their emotions are such an underdeveloped tool, Architects often feel them more strongly than many overtly emotional types because they simply haven’t learned how to control them effectively.

Architect (INTJ) personality and emotions
There Is Not a Truth Existing Which I Fear

This is a challenging paradigm for Architects to manage, especially younger and more Turbulent types who are already less confident than they would like to appear. These feelings are contrary to Architects’ idea of themselves as paragons of logic and knowledge, and they may go so far as to claim they have no emotions at all. This does not mean that people with the Architect personality type should be seen as, nor should they aspire to be, cold-blooded and insensitive geniuses living by the mantra that emotions are for the weak. Architects must understand that this isn’t the case, and isn’t ever going to be.

More mature and Assertive Architects find more useful ways to manage their feelings. While they will never be comfortable with a truly public display of emotions, Architects can learn to use them, to channel them alongside their logic to help them achieve their goals. While seemingly contradictory, this can be done in several ways.

Firstly, Architects are goal-oriented, with long-term ideas founded on sound logic. When something does cause an emotional reaction, good or bad, that energy can be used to further those goals, aiding rational and pre-determined plans. Secondly, emotions are figurative canaries in the coal mine, indicating that something is off even though logic can’t see it yet. These feelings can help Architects to use their logic to ask questions they may not have thought to ask. “This is upsetting. Why? What can be done to resolve it?”

Question With Boldness

In this way, emotions are not Architects’ way of addressing a decision, but rather an indication that a decision needs to be addressed. Architect personalities’ Thinking (T) trait acts as a protective big brother to their Feeling (F) trait – seeing that something has upset the less able sibling, it steps in to take action, letting logic do the talking and resolving the condition rather than complaining about its consequences.

There comes a time though, when logic is simply the wrong tool for the job, when there just isn’t a rational solution to a problem, and it is in these situations that Architects must use their Feeling (F) trait most clearly. Architects would do well to practice this from time to time, or at least be aware of it, because however they may try, it is impossible to truly separate emotion from the decision-making process. The fact is that Architects do feel, and deeply, and this makes them better, not worse.

  • 4-6 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups dry macaroni or small pasta of choice (I used scoobi doo/cavatappi)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups grated cheese of choice (I used a mix of mozza and cheddar)
  • extra cheese for baking, if desired
  • 4 large eggs

inspired by Indulgent Eats

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Fry the bacon until crispy, set aside.

Boil your pasta until al dente, according the package. When it’s done, drain and set aside until your sauce is finished.

In the same pot or a large sauté pan or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir constantly for about three minutes, until completely smooth and incorporated. Pour in 1 cup of the milk in a thin stream while whisking. It might start out lumpy, but keep whisking and it will smooth out into a thick paste. Add the rest of the milk and whisk until smooth. Keep on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens.

Remove from the heat and add the salt and pepper, and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Add the drained pasta and bacon and and gently mix. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Place the mac and cheese in an oven-proof skillet.

Make four small wells in the mac. Separate the egg whites from the yolks and pour the whites into the wells. This’ll ensure that the white are cooked while the yolks stay runny. Sprinkle cheese around the wells, if using. Bake until the whites are almost set, about 10 minutes. Top the whites with the yolks and bake until the yolks are just starting to set, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Source: EBM, like EDM but for Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, Mac & Cheese · i am a food blog i am a food blog

The Hop Concept Dank & Sticky IPA is a draft and 22 ounce bottle offering for a limited time starting mid-January. After that, except another quarterly rlease.Style: Imperial IPAHops: Eureka, Mosaic, Cascade, Comet, & SimcoeAvailability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.Latest Return: Mid-January, 20178.5% ABV

Source: More Dank. The Hop Concept Dank & Sticky IPA returns – Beer Street Journal

Order Confirmation from Adafruit Industries
2 x Sharp GP2Y0D810Z0F Digital Distance Sensor with Pololu Carrier
(GP2Y0D810Z0F) [ID:1927] = $13.90
1 x USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger (v2) [ID:390] = $17.50
1 x Medium 6V 2W Solar panel (2.0 Watt) [ID:200] = $29.00
2 x Feather Stacking Headers – 12-pin and 16-pin female headers[ID:2830] = $2.50
1 x Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread[ID:3299] = $16.95
1 x Adafruit Pocket Screwdriver – Black[ID:3284] = $1.50
1 x 5V 2.4A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable[ID:1995] = $7.50
1 x Stacking Header for Pi A+/B+/Pi 2/Pi 3 – 2×20 Extra Tall Header[ID:1979] = $2.95
3 x GPIO Stacking Header for Pi A+/B+/Pi 2/Pi 3 (Extra-long 2×20 Pins) [ID:2223] = $7.50
1 x Red Bear IoT pHAT for Raspberry Pi – WiFi + BTLE[ID:3283] = $16.95
1 x Extra-long break-away 0.1″ 16-pin strip male header (5 pieces)[ID:400] = $3.00
1 x Break-away 0.1″ 36-pin strip right-angle male header (10 pack)[ID:1540] = $5.95
1 x Break-away 0.1″ 2×36-pin strip right-angle male header (5 pack)[ID:1541] = $5.95
1 x Mho Limited Edition Enamel Pin[ID:3303] = $0.00
Sub-Total: $131.15
United Parcel Service (1 pkg x 1.45 lbs total) (UPS GROUND): $9.09
Sales Tax: $0.00
Total: $140.24

Documentation and Tutorials
Sharp GP2Y0D810Z0F Digital Distance Sensor with Pololu Carrier
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1927#tutorials]]
USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/390#tutorials]]
Medium 6V 2W Solar panel
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/200#tutorials]]
Feather Stacking Headers – 12-pin and 16-pin female headers
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/2830#tutorials]]
Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/3299#tutorials]]
Adafruit Pocket Screwdriver – Black
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/3284#tutorials]]
5V 2.4A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1995#tutorials]]
Stacking Header for Pi A+/B+/Pi 2/Pi 3 – 2×20 Extra Tall Header
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1979#tutorials]]
GPIO Stacking Header for Pi A+/B+/Pi 2/Pi 3
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/2223#tutorials]]
Red Bear IoT pHAT for Raspberry Pi – WiFi + BTLE
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/3283#tutorials]]
Extra-long break-away 0.1″ 16-pin strip male header (5 pieces)
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/400#tutorials]]
Break-away 0.1″ 36-pin strip right-angle male header (10 pack)
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1540#tutorials]]
Break-away 0.1″ 2×36-pin strip right-angle male header (5 pack)
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1541#tutorials]]
Mho Limited Edition Enamel Pin
Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/3303#tutorials]]


Due to potential snow and icy winter mix, we will have an early office release for the Atlanta and Alpharetta offices at 1:00pm ET today, in respect of Georgia’s State of Emergency announcement for 78 counties, including early school closings at noon.