[Coco] Dual UART with FIFO Card for the CoCo
gene.heskett at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 07:43:52 EDT 2010
On Monday 14 June 2010, sales at gimechip.com wrote:
>I'm 21. My dad is 42. He taught me all I know.
>I have a heart condition (both of my parents have heart disease so I guess
> I was genetically doomed before I was conceived.)
>It's actually manageable as long as I remember to take all these darned
>pills everyday. At one point, I awoke to find both of my feet had turned
>bluish-purple and had no feeling, but luckily circulation returned before
>permanent damage. They were afraid that some of the nerves in my feet had
>been damaged because I couldn't feel my feet for almost a month. They
>subjected me initially to a test where they applied electrical current to
>the surface of my legs. When I was unable to feel that, they scheduled me
> to see a specialist who attached electrodes to my legs and then started
> sticking needles into my legs starting with my feet. I couldn't feel any
> of it until they got to just below my knees at which point I yelled. They
> told me that I likely had nerve damage and that nerves could not
> regenerate so it would be permanent. Fortunatly, about a month later, I
> began feeling my big toe of my left foot. Slowly, all feeling returned to
> both feet, so there was no nerve damage (well, maybe a little but not
> much). This was before they diagnosed a heart problem - in fact they
> could find no reason for it. Eventually, my blood pressure rose so high
> (staying between 176 and 200 over 100 to 110) that they began looking
> harder. It took them 3 years to get everything under control. I still
> sometimes wake up gasping for breath and it really scares me, but it
> doesn't happen as often as it used to.
>I posted a little about this on CoCo3.com, but I didn't include all the
>details. I mainly posted it because my memory is sometimes affected and I
>wanted people to understand if I forgot something, or if I repeated myself
>needlessly - it's because sometimes I just can't remember...
>Recently, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer on top of everything
> else. They removed the tumor and she is going through chemo now, which
> really compounds my situation.
>So you folks can see, I really needed something to keep my mind occupied.
>CoCo3.com and this list have given that to me. I can design stuff for
> people and post it on CoCo3.com which is cool because if I should
> experience a sudden "decline" - at least you guys will remember some
> little part of me
>:-) I know that's gloomy, but when it comes down to it, we're all mortal,
>I've just accepted it and do the best I can - and I smile at least once
>everyday because I just won't give up and neither will my mom :-)
Yikes, that is quite a load, and thanks for sharing.
I OTOH, am already older than my mother and maternal grandfather, both of
whom cancer took, and my two daughters have already passed from it And of
coarse with a creeping PSA, plus type 2 diabetes, I am well aware that any
warranty I may have had has long since expired. There is already some nerve
damage in my feet from the sugar, but nothing like yours.
>CRAP - I WENT ON A BIT OF A RANT THERE DIDN'T I?
>Anyway, all of my CoCo knowledge has been gained in the last three years.
> My dad had told me about the IRQ mod to the MPI and an additional
> internal CoCo3 IRQ mod that goes with it, but I had forgotten (my memory
> woes...), but your email triggered the memory which is cool.
I don't believe I have done anything in that area to my main machine, can
>Well Gene, I've probably bored the crap outta you, so I'll end this lil'
>rant of mine and get back to work on the CoCo projects. It gives me much
>enjoyment to create this stuff to share with everybody. --John
I am hard to bore. Thank you, John.
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