10/28/2022

Omeprazole, Prilosec, Losec, and neuropathy

Several years ago I was put on omeprazole for acid reflux at night. The doctor never indicated any concerns for long term use of it, As usual I read the side effect.

After an unknown amount of time I began to develop a feeling in my feet like they were always dry. I didn't pay much attention to it because I could feel heat, cold, and touch just fine.

Eventually I went to the a neurologist after seeing a podiatrist over an unrelated matter.

It seems that I had neuropathy in my feet. How I got it was a mystery. After some testing it was determined that A. it was not genetic, B. it was not diabetes, and C it was a vitamin B12 deficiency.

How did I get a B12 deficiency? I eat foods with lots of B12.

I did some research on it and found that buried deep in the drug manufacturers website was that omeprazole should not be taken for more than 2 years. It did not say why. Well the reason is that omeprazole interferes with the bodies ability to absorb certain vitamins.

I am now on vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid supplements but I could have lost the use of my hands if this had gone too far.

I smell a class action lawsuit.

10/12/2022

How to setup POP3 for microsoft 365 at godaddy

how to setup pop3 email hosted by office 365 and godaddy in office 2016 and probably other versions as well. these instructions might work for other providers and are meant for people that do not need precise step by step instructions. I cannot help you with them, and cannot help you with godaddy. click on pictures to make them bigger.

Sign in to https://productivity.godaddy.com/

find the user in question and click on Manage.

 

 on the next screen scroll down and click on advanced settings.



 





below that this should appear:

 

 

 

 

Turn on SMTP Authentication

If you get a spinning circle wait a bit, or reload the page and try again.

Now you may have to wait (how long I have no idea) it seems to take a bit of time to become active.

In outlook add an account put in your email address and select to setup manually. Click connect.

Choose POP from the list.

Your username is your full email address.

Enter your password in the password field.

The POP Server is outlook.office365.com port 995

Check "this server requires an encrypted connection (SSL/TLS)"

Outgoing SMTP server is smtp.office365.com port 587

Encryption method is STARTTLS

Check "my outgoing (SMTP) server requires authentication"

Use same settings as my incoming server

Complete the wizard.

If it fails either you entered something wrong, did not wait long enough after activating SMTP authentication, or something else that I missed or forgot about needs to be changed. Do not contact me I will not be able to help you. You can try calling your provider but godaddy did not know how to set this up and claimed it could not be setup. Yet I did and it does work.

8/22/2022

Defrost board repair HK2EA001 or 1173636

Defrost board repair HK2EA001 or 1173636 This defrost board may be used in heat pumps made by these companies: Day & Night, ICP International Comfort Products, Bryant, Keeprite, Payne, and United Technologies. my heat pump model number nxh524gka100

 


8/17/2022

Emerson 635 470501 RCA RP-168 45 record changer

if you have an Emerson 635 radio/record player the record player has part number 470501 this record player is also an RCA RP-168 45 record changer. Here is the service manual PDF for it.

8/07/2022

increase font size in outlook 2016

it is not possible to do this in outlook 2016 (in the program itself).

most sites will tell you to do this in display settings and change the display ratio to 125%.

you could do that but it messes up a whole lot of formatting in windows and in other programs.

what works slightly better is to go in to settings - ease of access - make text bigger.

move the slider to the right in small increments until you get the size you like.

this may also mess up some other programs as well.

8/04/2022

Longines Symphonette LTV-77 Schematic

 Longines Symphonette LTV-77 portable Black and White TV Schematic 3 versions very large files no compression. AKA Universum FK100R AKA CTV-14


also a link to a PDF of both. When it asks you to login or create an account click X in the upper right.
Then Click Download in the upper left corner.

I have no other info on this TV.
 

7/02/2022

Posada Chimichanga steak and cheese burrito

 

I don't normally do reviews of food but I felt I had to in this case. this is a prime example of lies when it comes to truth in advertising.

We accidentally bought a bunch of these thinking they were something else. first lets describe a chimichanga. Chimichangas are a deep fried burrito (simple really). these are not deep fried or if they are it was for a millisecond as they sort of have an oily taste to the tortilla. The burritos claim to be 5 oz. I opened one up and all but around 1 once of that is tortilla. They claim to have "steak" in them. they often do have at least one chunk of utility grade "meat" in them, but I doubt it's anything I would call steak. tough and gristly. there is a small squirt of "cheese" and often the skin from a green chili. all in all these are a lie at best and nasty otherwise. they look nothing like the picture above.

5/15/2022

T3 Time out no ranging response received Motorola SB6141 surfboard cable modem

 If you have a Motorola SB6141 surfboard cable modem and you are getting T3 Time out no ranging response received error messages a possible cause for this may be bad/swollen capacitors.

I've been having strange issues with my cable for a month now. had the cable company come out twice, the swapped out some splitters the first time, removed an un-needed MOCA filter, tested the lines and replaced one of the cable ends at the pedestal.

The strange part about this is that the problems occurred during the day starting about 7am (give or take 10 minutes) would be the worst till around 11am then be mildly annoying till 3pm where it would get bad again till about 8pm then be totally fine all night long.

I opened my cable modem and found this:

all the caps circled in red were swollen, I replaced them and all the other ones with the brand name of FOAI. so far as of 18 hours later my cable modem has been stable.

Not 100% sure what the cause was and maybe was multiple issues.

5/07/2022

Firefox ignores disabled HTTPS only mode on local IP's

you have set firefox to Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode. you try to access a local IP http://192.168.0.22 and firefox changes it to https://192.168.0.22.

Firefox ignores disabled HTTPS only mode on local IP's specifically if the IP address does not respond firefox will change it to https://192.168.0.22

type about:config in the address bar. 

respond that you know what you are doing.

search for 

browser.fixup.fallback-to-https

double click will change it to false.

now firefox will leave the address as you typed it LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE ALWAYS DONE!

2/10/2022

Collectible Teddy bears and why they are garbage

If you are reading this you probably were looking to find out how much those teddy bears you inherited from your deceased mother are worth.

They are worth less then she paid for them.

We inherited over 300 Raikes and Steiff teddy bears as well as many hand made one offs from random makers.

The above picture is just a tiny portion of what we inherited. The bears were originally priced at anywhere from $40 to $350 each.

We quickly learned that the market is flooded with them, and that nobody wants them. The people that do want them don't want to pay shipping for them.

we ended up selling some on facebook, giving many away and the rest went to an estate sale.

almost all the bears had warning tags that said they were not toys and not meant for children.

Never buy "collectibles" as an investment. If it says it's "collectible" it's not. Anything is "collectible" even dog shit if you are weird enough.

2/08/2022

Sony BDP-S6700 fries HDMI

I have a Sony BDP-S6700 I bought in 2018 when my previous Blu-ray player was not able to play newer discs.

Starting soon after I got it I noticed popping and cracking noises when watching youtube from the youtube app on it. It did not seem to do it with discs, and it did not do it with all videos, so I though it was a quirk of certain videos. In December of 2021 the HDMI ports on my HDTV died. I ordered an HDMI to YPbPr+R/L Audio Converter, which seems to have died also due to the sony blu-ray player.

Unfortunately the circuit boards in the player and the converter are all SMD so not easy to diagnose or repair.

I have ordered a new player and converter.