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by Slowbike
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 229
Views: 4088

Re: Things you have recently learnt

All tablets have markings. They define the drug and amount in the tablet I believe. Some extra checking entailed but getting it wrong is still negligence. There's so many failure modes already that pharmacists already check prescriptions such that those extra checks might not amount to much extra c...
by Slowbike
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 229
Views: 4088

Re: Things you have recently learnt

rjsterry wrote: Are pharmacy scales accurate to 7 decimal places?

Probably not - they had the pill pourer (possibly still do) - but it could be another check ...

I'm just trying to think of the reasons for NOT doing loose pills ...
by Slowbike
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 229
Views: 4088

Re: Things you have recently learnt

I'm mid 40s but I remember seeing pharmacist pouring pills into a plastic pill bottle using a plastic poured. It had two raised edges against which pills went and marks indicated quantity when pills packed neatly against your edges. I think there were different pourers present so I guess standard m...
by Slowbike
Thu Sep 19, 2019 09:52 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: If you could only have one song to listen to...today
Replies: 23
Views: 496

Re: If you could only have one song to listen to...today

I've got the Floogals theme tune in my head atm ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHQNr1nTLX0

enjoy ;)
by Slowbike
Thu Sep 19, 2019 09:50 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 229
Views: 4088

Re: Things you have recently learnt

Sterilization and relabelling standardised pill bottle design. No issue with most contagious diseases and the ones that sterilization fails on would the patient be walking around in public with it or in a quarantine ward with drugs supplied on trays in paper containers by nurses with PPE on? Labell...
by Slowbike
Thu Sep 19, 2019 09:33 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17294
Views: 1084379

Re: Your rants here.

I'd have just shouted - quicker and you don't take a hand off the bars - banging on vans is a shortcut to roadrage. yeah but can they hear you ? At the volume I can get to? The whole queue of vehicles hear it - even with their windows closed and music cranked up ... I've never had the opportunity t...
by Slowbike
Thu Sep 19, 2019 09:27 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 229
Views: 4088

Re: Things you have recently learnt

Glass pill boxes? Used to get plastic ones but glass ones could be recycled. Deposit paid at pharmacist? Would seem sensible to go back to the refillable bottles - fine for most things - but what if it's pills for something contagious? would you want to have the bottle after someone else has? Probl...
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 787
Views: 21678

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Rolf F wrote:I regard anything I buy that lasts less than a decade as cheap junk and a mistake not to be repeated.

My bedside clock is about 30 years old now ... yes, it's digital.
No, it doesn't play music, CDs or anything else - it's just a clock (with alarm) - and I have to change the time twice a year.
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 787
Views: 21678

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Rolf F wrote:Ties will be back, mark my words. The hipsters will demand it.

I've never done Fashion and never intend to do Fashion - any resemblance in my appearance to any fashion trend past, present or future is pure accident.
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 229
Views: 4088

Re: Things you have recently learnt

We had next priority boarding when flying with baby/toddler - you needed the time to get squirt onboard and everything squared away - with bags reasonably close ... Won't get that now ... don't really need it - only thing we "need" is for at least 2 seats together cos he can't sit by himse...
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: modern bike maintenance
Replies: 30
Views: 1456

Re: modern bike maintenance

pedals? I only say this because my clicking bottom bracket turned out to be a clicking pedal ... easily sorted by swapping the offending pedal with the one off the TT bike - on which I can't hear the pedal clicking due to the wind noise! ;) but yes - truly horrible noise and something the shop shoul...
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:19 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your Anti-Rants here
Replies: 4950
Views: 291080

Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Midway through the second week of commuting - Little Slowbike is riding all the way to school to reception class - his choice, he wants to ride. Gives me a bit more time as it's quicker to get home too. It's only 1/2 mile each way - but we don't use the car .... Splendid! Can't wait until mine is o...
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:01 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 14801
Views: 452195

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

The wireless keyboard in my office. It misses letters from virtually every word I type and not even the same letters. When I look up from the keyboard to the screen it's just a random string of letters underlined in red that have to be re-typed. Oddly, it seems to get better later in the day which ...
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:53 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 787
Views: 21678

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

I wear ties at work. I like them. Everything else I wear at work is fairly dull coloured. And I like tie clips. Don't know why boringness is such a good thing. Suits without ties (I've said this before) should be illegal. Just don't. It looks dreadful. Do you want to emulate David Cameron? Slowbike...
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:45 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 787
Views: 21678

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Pross wrote:. Haven't worn one to work for probably 8 years or so though.

I started the trend of "no ties" at work - I said I wasn't going to wear one as when I'm leaning over an open PC there's a high probability of the tie falling into the CPU fan ... nobody wears a tie now ...
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:44 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your Anti-Rants here
Replies: 4950
Views: 291080

Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Midway through the second week of commuting - Little Slowbike is riding all the way to school to reception class - his choice, he wants to ride. Gives me a bit more time as it's quicker to get home too. It's only 1/2 mile each way - but we don't use the car ....
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:38 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 787
Views: 21678

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Shirley Basso wrote:I buy them when they're £20 per shirt with a free tie or socks thrown in.

Why people still wear ties ....
by Slowbike
Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:36 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 14801
Views: 452195

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Anyway, spare me scrolling 50 years to find my actual birth year....... FFS Do they go back that far .... :twisted: :lol: :wink: Dunno, I usually give up scrolling in the mid 80s and pick something around then! Well played ... ;) On a similar theme - why do accounts for business systems need your D...
by Slowbike
Tue Sep 17, 2019 15:26 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 14801
Views: 452195

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Anyway, spare me scrolling 50 years to find my actual birth year....... FFS Do they go back that far .... :twisted: :lol: :wink: Dunno, I usually give up scrolling in the mid 80s and pick something around then! Well played ... ;) On a similar theme - why do accounts for business systems need your D...
by Slowbike
Tue Sep 17, 2019 14:31 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 787
Views: 21678

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Why people record their activities on 2 devices simultaneously and then proceed to upload both to Strava - and leave them there. I get that some use a cycle computer AND their phone or smart watch - but it's a bit weird to see "Group Activity" appear in your Strava feed - for it to be the...

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