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Penn

Penn

I live on the south-west coast of England in a small town called Brixham.  I been confined to a wheelchair 1986 after breaking my neck in a swimming pool accident.  Computers are my saviour and I spend most days doing one thing or another on my PC.  Other interests I have include angling and amateur radio.  I also run a website and forum dedicated to looking after and caring for the Oscar fish cichlid

I have created these leaflets which are A5 in size (half the size of an A4 piece of paper) that you can put under the wipers of drivers who block pavements with their motor vehicles.

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The World Lottery Club website enables UK residents to take part in various lotteries around the club. Some of these lotteries include Australian and American Powerball, Irish lotteries, lotteries from Spain, Poland. and also Europe's own Euromillions. I just happened to stumble across their website when going to sign into the national lottery to play my own ticket. They were offering two lines for £2 instead of two lines for £5. Now I'm not stupid and I pretty much worked out straightaway that this was not going an ongoing off, more an enticement to get you onto their website and get hold of your payment details. Anyway, I joined up and opted to play 2 lines on Euromillions, basically because the jackpot was reaching an excess of £100 million that week. Normally, I play one line on Euro millions every week. I think it's something like 1 in 140 million chance of winning the Euromillions so there's no way I'm going to chuck loads of money into it each week.

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For quite a few years now I have had a problem with moisture affecting the skin folds around the inside leg approaching the bottom of the buttocks. When the weather warms up the skin will often become irritated and sometimes it cracks and may bleed slightly. However, it's never given me too much of a problem and I've never had to stay in bed... until now.

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Posted by on in General Discussion

Tetraplegicliving.com is changing its name to paralyzed4life.com soon

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Posted by on in YouTube Videos

Test Yourself for Colourblindness

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Nurse innovator hopeful of pressure ulcer monitoring technology potential

A leading tissue viability nurse hopes that plans to develop an electronic tool for recording pressure ulcers for wider use across the NHS could transform the quality of data and aid efforts to improve prevention and treatment.

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'I've been using Roho cushions for many years now and thankfully have not had any serious issues. However, I recently had my first skin problem that was directly caused by the Roho. Unfortunately, my Roho developed a leak without me realising. When I checked my skin in the morning we found a pressure sore on the right cheek. Luckily for me it wasn't serious and was gone within a couple of weeks.

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Posted by on in Computer Talk

I've been using Plantronics for many years now. They are top-quality headset microphones that you won't be disappointed with.

If you shop around then you can buy a pair of Plantronics DSP 400 microphones for as little as £30. But realistically expect to pay around £40. However, what I want to bring to your attention is how the microphone headset connects to your computer. Some of the cheaper versions use a jack plug to connect to the audio and speaker part of your computer. They will require a soundcard in order to work properly. However, if you opt for the USB version then no soundcard is required, you simply plug them in and you are ready to go. If you do purchase a pair of Plantronics DSP 400 which only have the jack plugs then you should also get included with the package a USB adapter which enables you to plug the microphones into a USB socket. Unless you've got a good soundcard then I would always advise you to use a USB connector, or purchase the USB only version of the DSP 400 microphone headset. I found that the jack plug version don't work that well with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and I've had problems getting the microphone to dictate accurately. On the other hand, the USB version is absolutely fantastic and dictation is almost flawless when using this type of connection.

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Posted by on in Humour

I bought this little box a while back that when opened has a fake spider that pops out of the lid. If you know anybody who is scared of spiders then this is something you must get in order to scare the hell out of them.

Here are a couple of videos I made of me pranking a couple of friends. It doesn't work so well on people who are not scared of spiders, although it probably will make them jump. Just go find someone who has an absolute huge phobia of spiders.

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It's my birthday today, 48 years young, oh my God, where has all the time gone?

Anyway, there's not much we can do about getting old, all we can do is make sure we enjoy as much as we can of life. And there is nothing really that I enjoy more than going for a day fishing with a really good friend. Unfortunately, my good friend was unavailable so I went fishing with Charles :-) :-).

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I visited Charlecombe pond at Rocombe on Tuesday for a short afternoon session. The gate is kept locked at all times now and members must purchase a key in order to gain entry to the car park.

It was fairly warm so I wasn't expecting much action from the carp. I was however quite surprised to see how much surface weed there was at the pond. In fact, in all the years I've been fishing Charlecombe I've never seen weed in there. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of weed, however, I hope that it's not left to get out of control.

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I have a couple of Roho cushions for sale.

Roho Quadtro Select high profile cushion.

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I'm sorry if the title is misleading, I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to give you a conclusive answer as to how you can increase your mobile AdSense earnings, however, I can give you the benefit of my own experience using AdSense over the years and show you what I have recently done with my AdSense layout on my own website.

Please feel free to get involved either on the YouTube video, or by commenting underneath this blog post. As a lot of people who publish AdSense on their website will know, earnings from AdSense has dropped dramatically over the last couple of years. I've always believed that the decline in earnings are directly related to website usage using smart phones.

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I have an using various different types of microphone headsets over the years and there are lots on the market that are really good. However, I been using Sennheiser microphones for several years now and I absolutely love them for their quality. I thought I would do a quick review on the Sennheiser microphone headset I have an using for the last year or so. The model is PC 8 and a retail around £34.95. They are excellent microphones which I would highly recommend. Watch my video review.

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I purchased my four £5 gold coins from Bullion by Post about three years ago and if I sold them based on gold prices at the time of writing I would barely make any profit whatsoever.

Before you accept an offer for your gold, take my advice and try and get a good idea of what yours is worth. Companies are going to want to make money, therefore they might not always offer you what your gold is really worth. Take my advice, shop around probably until you get the right offer for your precious metal.

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Ever since Roho were invented the only way to set one of these cushions up and make sure that it has the correct amount of air inside is to use the hand check. This method is really very much hit and miss. Not everybody has the same size hands. Some people have got little skinny fingers, whilst other people have got big porky pig sausage fingers. This means that you could have one person setting your cushion up as per their size of the hand. Then another person checks your cushion but they have big fat fingers.. If you do use the hand check then I think it's important that you have one person who keeps a check on it for you.

Permobil is now the owners of Roho which did surprise me somewhat. However, it seems that they have finally come up with a device that we have all been shouting for for years, a device that will automatically set the cushion for you, no need to use your hand anymore. The devices called the Smart Check and it takes the guesswork out of how much and put in the cushion when you are sitting. Don't ask me how it works, however, it monitors how much air is in the cushion and indicates when there is the right amount of air inside the cushion.

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Using feathers to catch mackerel is often lots of fun during the summer when the mackerel are prolific. When there are lots of mackerel around its more than possible to catch well over a hundred mackerel in a session.

Some people call mackerel feathers "flies", but basically they are the same thing. Mackerel feathers can be bought in different colours with varying amounts of feathers on each trace. You can buy feathers that have three, six and even 12 hooks per trace. I would recommend sticking to no more than six works per trace.

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This is a quick message to Dave, if that's your real name, who sent me a very rude email telling me that I had misspelt savaloy. You sir are a troll and a coward. You send me an abusive email using a false email address.

What makes me laugh is you must have spent a considerable time enjoying my article on carp fishing. I can only put your little outburst down to jealousy.

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I have been using the Permolock wheelchair restraints mechanism in my Mercedes sprinter van ever since I got my new Permobil Corpus 500 in 2011. I think I've been using it long enough now for me to be able to give my opinion on what I really think of this wheelchair restraint system.

The Permolock is designed to accompany a couple of wheelchairs, one of which is the Permobil Corpus 500. The design is quite unique, basically, you have a metal pin that drops down from underneath the wheelchair when you press a button which is located at the front of the right-hand arm of the chair. You then drive over the restraint system and hope that you are in the right position for the pin to enter a V-shaped cutout in the clamp system where it pushes against a metal catch and opens it. Then this catch springs back on the other side of the pin which then locks the wheelchair down so it can't move. In order to release yourself from the system, you have to press a button which is located on the dashboard. You then get about five seconds to move out of the clamp before it locks you back in place again.

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Posted by on in Angling

I'm going to trend a new Twitter hashtag that I hope people will use to report carp catches in the Torbay and surrounding area. So if you've caught some nice carp and would like to share some photos and information with other anglers them please use the following hashtag on Twitter. #CarpCatchReportTorbay

If you've not used Twitter before, or you've got an account and don't know how to use it then it's quite simple. Write your message which can't be any longer than something like 147 characters (that's approximate). By the way, that doesn't include the photo, you can write your message and include your photos. Now the important thing to remember is to put in the hashtag at the end of your message. The hashtag will be included in a number of characters.

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