Duoderm CGF dressing

Unrelated randomness, just wanted to share.

This stuff is like synthetic skin, really thin, adhesive on one side. It’s intended for use on ulcerated skin, pressure wounds (a.k.a. bedsores), cuts and abrasions, any non-surgical application where a wound needs to be sealed from infection or crud or the elements.

Band-aid plus. But you can get it in big patches (up to 6″x6″ which is a huge patch of “skin.” Cuts easily with scissors to any size, peel off the backing and stick it on.

All I’ve got is a medium-sized blister from the first day in new work shoes. I was a little worried about pressure on a blister = pain, you know?

Nope. This stuff works beautifully for blisters, I was really impressed. No pain, protected my heel from additional rubbing making the blister worse, even peels off again without yowch,

I’ve used it for cuts and scrapes, even some big-ish ones in the past, no sweat there, either. Seeping wounds don’t seep. You can wear it for multiple days while the wound under it closes up. Trims to any size, bends around any “corner”, flexes fairly well (maybe not for knuckles?)

It’s more expensive than your average band-aid, but not ruinously expensive. Still working through the first box of the stuff we’ve ever owned, going on ten years later.

Good stuff. Will use again.

This stuff. You can get it from Amazon or drugstores.


I genuinely need to take the time to clean up the dead links menu-ed on this page.

Bleah. Should’ve kept em current the whole time, but there’s so little reason. My blogging times are so rare and far between these days.

I may be Done with Twitter

Going after a TV personality has resulted in a Twitter suspension.

This last one, I accused Chuck Todd of covering for Roy Blunt. The words “access whore” were used (100% accurate, Chuck Todd IS an access whore–he refuses to ask hard questions of many [most] political figures, in order to keep interview access to them).

This, according to Twitter, is classified as Hate Speech.

It is, of course, nothing of the kind.

Why Hate Speech? Is it attacking Chuckles on the basis of ethnicity, or sexuality or gender identity? No, it’s none of those things. Attacking him for being a sex worker? Get serious, “access whore” is not about sexuality at all. It’s about “selling out” for continued interview access to political figures. Essential for a network interview program, yes? Access whore is Chuck’s damned job.

Disparaging his ethics? Yes indeed. Are television figures protected from public ridicule on Twitter?

It’s a truthful statement about a very public figure who happens to lean Right in words and deeds, despite the supposed “neutrality” of Meet the Press.

But someone(s) are using the report post button as a weapon, and Twitter is absolutely cooperating with them.

It doesn’t do any good to appeal, Twitter takes their sweet sweet time processing suspension appeals. So most people remove the offending post(s). A traffic ticket–you can plead guilty and start driving again, or you can wait six months for your day in Court.

But review each of my “offenses” and you’ll see that they’re ALL marginal judgement calls on the part of some overzealous twitter enforcer.

I’m annoyed. There doesn’t appear to be any way to withdraw my original plea and wait for my day in court.