Jan. 28th, 2017

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Kes: I want this in the form of a medieval Mr. Potatohead.

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Living on today in libraries from Copenhagen to Munich, the strange figure of the Wound Man gives modern viewers a glimpse of the worrying injuries that the medieval body could receive through war, accident, and epidemic. But at the same time, it shows that medieval people did not think of themselves as helpless victims in the face of these assaults. Far from reinforcing the common perception of the European Middle Ages as a backwards and bloody period of human history, the Wound Man reminds us that it was in fact a period busy with innovative medical treatments, a vital link between the long-standing cures of the classical world and developments that were to follow in early Renaissance medicine.

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Someone asked me for more details regarding my new phone, so I thought I would post those details in case other people were also interested.

I had a lot of difficulty using iOS devices, and I didn't have much faith that I would be able to do a lot of things with a smart phone, but my cell phone was very old and the voice recognition was extremely poor, so I thought I would take a chance. I am completely in awe of how much I can do with my Android.

That being said, there's still quite a bit of downloading and tweaking of settings that goes into setting up an Android. In the beginning I didn't have a lot of confidence in doing things, so Alexx did a lot of the setup for me.
I think about fifty percent of my frustration was regarding the phone interface, and most of that was regarding accessing my voice mail, since I couldn't type the pin number in fast enough. Alexx ended up putting the voice mail app on my home page so I skipped entering a code at all, but Inclusive Android has a number of reviews where blind users recommend phone app alternatives.


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