2024 January

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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Seniors Alphabet.
A’s for arthritis;
B’s the bad back,
C is the chest pains, perhaps cardiac?
D is for dental decay and decline,
E is for eyesight, can’t read that top line! Link
Harold Bluetooth, a Danish Viking king who died near the end of the 10th century, is celebrated as a unifier of feuding Nordic fiefs and the inspiration for the name of a wireless technology designed to unite devices.

[Tourists Are Back] Just a couple planning on playing Bocce at the County Park this weekend.

If I had to describe myself using only one word it would be “doesn’t follow directions”.

[Vein Of Love] Weddings stem back to ancient Egyptians, who believed that there was a vena amoris, Latin for ‘vein of love’ in the left hand’s fourth finger with a direct route to the heart.

Key West Orchid Society monthly meeting Jan 21. Meeting held at 1100 Atlantic Blvd at 1 PM.  This month’s guest speaker is Mac Rivenbark.
[Scanning Money] I just noticed that the front of a hundred dollar bill is light blue while the back is still green. I think  that modern scanners can no longer scan hundred dollar bills? At least my Brother scanner won’t. It’ll scan every thing else.
The Big Pine Computer Club is pleased to announce that it has resumed its twice-monthly meetings. It used to meet at the Dallas MacDonald Senior Center until the building was condemned after Hurricane Irma.
The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 10:30am at the new Senior Community Center in the  Winn Dixie Plaza, next to UPS in Big Pine Key.
The aim of the Club is to provide help with phones and tablets, as well as computers. Total beginners, as well as experienced users are always welcome. It is essentially a self-help group, as members attempt to help one another.
The Club has no fees or dues. There is free Wi-Fi at the building.
The meetings are listed in the Senior Center’s monthly calendar which is available at the Big Pine Chamber of Commerce, Big Pine Library, and online at (Full Menu > Continuing Events)
For information call Lou 305-745-2864.

You can tell Monopoly is an old game because there’s a luxury tax and rich people can go to jail.

[GPS] How to report incidents on your trip in Google Maps or Apple Maps. Help out your fellow drivers on the road. Link
New headlight patterns to make the roads safer. Nissan’s newest focus is on creating a low-beam headlight that carves out an “anti-glare notch.” The brightest section of the beam aims toward the lane of travel, illuminating the way forward while the oncoming traffic sees a dimmer edge. Engineers create physical barriers within the headlight housing to direct the light in specific directions, and using LED instead of halogen lights offers better, crisper definition.
How to turn handwritten notes into digital text. Copy and paste your notebook scribbles with these tools and tips. Link

The World’s Funniest Veterinarian. Video

[Taxes] For those who say Florida has no income tax, this article explains: Florida has the most regressive tax structures in the country because the legislature has repeatedly gutted corporate income taxes and hiked sales taxes to compensate. Most states have tax codes that are rigged to benefit the wealthy. Because it’s mostly the wealthy who are the ones who make the laws. Link
[New Business Listing] Surfside Aluminum of the Fl keys Inc. 305 745-9163 Business Directory > Home
[Wounded Warrior Bicycle Ride] The turn out by energized citizens all along US1 were visible and steady, as these injured veterans rode South to their first rest stop at Coral Shores High School.
The Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada Fire & Rescue Departments were absolutely amazing, with their breathtaking displays and respectful greetings. The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority shared their beautifully fresh and cold water with these wounded veterans, as these gracious offerings came from the compassionate staff manning their decorative booth. The Florida Keys Electric Cooperative greeted these riders with a remarkable display of warmth and appreciation. The awe-inspiring Sheriff’s Department “motorcycle corps” was absolutely spectacular, as they protected and safely guided these disabled riders to their first destination.
State Attorney Dennis Ward, Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Mayor Holly Raschein, Veterans Affairs Director Cathy Crane and Chaplain Tim Linck lovingly welcomed these Wounded Warriors, as they disembarked from their bus at the Upper Keys Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post 10211. Upon their arrival they were treated to sumptuous pastries and deliciously brewed coffee donated by Dunkin Donuts. Our neighbor, Key Largo Improvement Center, came to our rescue and provided us with a vehicle and some incredibly wonderful and knowledgeable employees, who mounted an attractive American Flag atop our VFW Post.
Chairperson of the School Board Dr. Sue Woltankski and Principal Laura Lietaert enthusiastically welcomed and attentively guided these injured veterans to the restrooms located at the high school. The dignified, reverenced and patriotic fervor of American Legion Post 145 inspired, uplifted and encouraged these Wounded Warriors to proceed on their trek through the Florida Keys.
Although our school district was closed during this event; students, children, parents and some teachers still sacrificed their time to make certain these Wounded Warriors were greeted appropriately. I was treated to meet with the Marathon High School’s Girls Basketball team, as they chose to gather and pleasantly welcome these veterans with their coach and chaperone.
The dignified and distinguished manner in which the “Coconut Telegraph” and our extended communities eagerly and authentically embraced these wounded veterans is a testament to our loving-kindness and greatness as a people. Thank you so very, very much.
Sincerely, John Donnelly
Purple Heart Recipient/Wounded Warrior Rider
[Tidy Mouse] Mouse filmed tidying up man’s shed every night. Despite being an avid wildlife photographer, retired postman Rodney Holbrook never expected to capture a Ratatouille-style scene unfolding in his own shed. After regularly discovering that things from the night before had been mysteriously tidied, he set up a night vision camera on his workbench. It captured a mouse picking up clothes pegs, corks, nuts and bolts. Video
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Dashboard touch screens are now integral to most modern cars, which run up to 14 times more code than a Boeing 77.
The crew of the 1975 film “Jaws” faced problems when shooting on open water, including with their malfunctioning mechanical shark, seasickness, uncooperative tides, boats sailing into the frame and even film sets sinking.
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The current Coconut Telegraph was published on 1/9/24 at 7:51 am.