Posted by Dale E. Moore Wednesday, July 06, 2016 3:48:00 PM

Personal Care Services (PCS) (originally found here)

What is Personal Care Services?

Personal Care Services (PCS) is a Medicaid benefit that helps clients with everyday tasks. These tasks are called activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs).

Examples of ADLs

  • Bathing
  • Eating
  • Going to the toilet
  • Dressing
  • Walking 

Examples of IADLs

  • Laundry
  • Light housework
  • Fixing meals 

To get PCS, you must:

  • Be birth through age 20 and have Medicaid.
  • Have a disability, physical or mental illness, or a health problem that lasts for a long time.
  • Have a Practitioner Statement of Need signed by a practitioner (physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant) who has examined you in the last 12 months. 
  • Need help with ADLs and IADLs based on the Personal Care Assessment Form (PCAF).
  • Give a reason why your guardian cannot help you with ADLs and IADLs. 

Some of the services that Texas Heart Felt Personal Care provides:

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I'm an Amazon Associate now 

Posted by Dale E. Moore Sunday, January 03, 2016 7:48:00 PM

If you purchase something from Amazon you can do through my referral and I will benefit from a few cents of the transaction. Please consider supporting Moore Works in this way. 

The link here gets you to a Steam game Controller that I like. Once you are there you can browse around Amazon and purchases you make will have a small referral contributed to Moore Works.

Thanks for thinking of us!

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Raspberry PI 

Posted by Dale E. Moore Sunday, December 13, 2015 8:31:00 PM

Small computers are here today, and even smaller computers are around the computer. The Raspberry PI small computer does amazing things in a very small space and we participate in that. See some of what we do with them here.

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Good passwords? 

Posted by Dale E. Moore Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:31:00 AM


This page suggests these better passwords:


OK Password: Better Password: Excellent Password:
kitty 1Kitty 1Ki77y
susan Susan53 .Susan53
jellyfish jelly22fish jelly22fi$h
smellycat sm3llycat $m3llycat
allblacks a11Blacks a11Black$
usher !usher !ush3r
ebay44 ebay.44 &ebay.44
deltagamma deltagamm@ d3ltagamm@
ilovemypiano !LoveMyPiano !Lov3MyPiano
Sterling SterlingGmail2014 rlingGmail20.14
BankLogin BankLogin13 BankLogin!3
Shelby ShelbyPass1 Shelby.Pass1.
Rolltide RollTide% RollTide%.%
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Why ASP.Net 3.5 Is Like Dark Matter 

Posted by Scott Daniel Lentz Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:30:00 PM

A direct answer for something that is assumed everyone knows...

I'm sharing a link to this guy's {barf} Microsoft {/barf} blog.  I'm sure he'll save me some time in the future and he deserves the credit.

He tells us why .Net 3.5 really isn't a standalone upgrade, how it's invisible, and where to interface it!



Here's another Scott's take:

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Fix Ubuntu for Shellshock 

Posted by Dale E. Moore Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Below, you will find the original post. There have been some improvements since that post was made. Please see this or this article for more information.

One of my systems is Ubuntu 11.04 and the fix didn't correct for the first test:

env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" /bin/sh -c "echo completed"

Please look around and see if you can find an improved fix.

I hear bad things about the Shellshock bash bug and you can learn more about it lots of places on the Internet, like here. Some of my Ubuntu Linux installs were old and not patched so I found the fix I describe below.

Test for Shellshock bug

Use this to test and see if your system has the Shellshock bug. Sometimes when you copy and paste lines from the Internet some characters are not pasted correctly. One of these questionable characters is the double-quote (") and you may have to copy the line, paste it, re-type the double-quotes, then run the command.

env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" /bin/sh -c "echo completed"
env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" `which bash` -c "echo completed"

If either of the lines, above, display "busted" then your bash has the Shellshock bug.

Apply fix

Be wary of the copy and paste note, above, that might apply here too. The following commands come from here.

mkdir src
cd src
#download all patches
for i in $(seq -f "%03g" 0 25); do wget$i; done
tar zxvf bash-4.3.tar.gz
cd bash-4.3
#apply all patches
for i in $(seq -f "%03g" 0 25);do patch -p0 < ../bash43-$i; done
#build and install
./configure && make && make install
cd ..
cd ..
rm -rf src

Good luck!




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What To Do When You're Dead: Science Edition 

Posted by Dale E. Moore Monday, August 25, 2014 1:10:00 PM


What To Do When You're Dead: Science Edition

March 24, 2014 | by Lisa Winter

photo credit: Leonardini

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." -William Wallace, Braveheart

Nobody really wants to think about their own mortality, but the cold truth is that sooner or later, it’s going to happen. Now, your personal beliefs on whether or not you will ascend to Heaven, reincarnate, or simply just be dead don’t really matter; you’re going to leave a body behind when you go. It has now become a custom to either pump dead bodies full of formaldehyde and seal them into a steel and concrete vault or be cremated and have the ashes just sit in an urn.

An increasing number of people are choosing to do more with their bodies after they are gone in an effort to be more eco-friendly, help advance scientific knowledge, or do something awesome that couldn’t be achieved in life. 

Here are some of the coolest science-friendly options available:

If you want to be buried

Decomposable coffin:

Burial is pretty much the standard way that most humans have been burying each other for at least 130,000 years. As the body decomposes, it can release nutrients to the soil. Modern caskets and vaults deny this opportunity. For those who would like to carry on the tradition of being laid to rest after death, there are a variety of eco-friendly options. 

While some prefer a plain pine box, there are also attractive biodegradable options made from paper, cardboard, and wicker. Some cemeteries have restrictions on the type of vessel and shrouds the deceased can be buried in, so that is something to consider ahead of time.

Mushroom food:

In order to expedite your body’s decomposition, you may want to invest in the Infinity Burial Suit. The death suit has mushroom spores embroidered into the fabric. An alternative embalming fluid is used after death, which helps facilitate mushroom growth. Not only does this have the benefits of biodegradable coffins, but it actually takes it a step further by purifying the soil from the toxins already in your body.

As the body decomposes, the mushrooms take up the preservatives, mercury, lead, and other toxins that have accumulated over a lifetime. Those toxins then become fixed in the mushroom and are not left to pollute the soil. In 2011, the suit’s inventor Jae Rhim Lee gave a TED Talk and explained the suit in detail.

If you want to be cremated

Biodegradable urns:

For those who prefer to be cremated but don’t want to end up in some ornate urn on a mantel (before ultimately getting knocked over and vacuumed up at some point), the ashes can be buried. While there are many options for biodegradable urns for water or ground burials, some places have restrictions on where ashes can be spread.

Urna Bios has become the premiere company for turning ashes into memorial trees or plants.  The urns are made from coconut shell and contains compacted peat and cellulose. The ashes are mixed with this, and a seed is placed inside.When buried, the tree seed is nourished by and absorbs the nutrients from the ashes. You can even choose which type of tree you'd like to grow!

The urns do not have an expiration date, so they can be purchased well ahead of time and saved for when they are needed. Any type of seed is compatible to be planted, so you can choose a tree seed native to the area to ensure its best growth.

Save the oceans:

Due to many factors including pollution and climate change, the world’s oceans are losing coral reefs at an alarming rate. Considering reefs are incredible sources of marine biodiversity, this is fairly problematic. Those who were an advocate for sea conservation in life, can physically help rebuild reefs in death.

Eternal Reefs combines a person’s ashes with concrete and is molded into a shape that mimics the natural growth pattern of a reef. Additional concrete is added and family members can add handprints, write messages, or embed keepsakes like a plaque or military medals. Family members can be involved with as much or as little of the process as they would like, from the initial casting to placing it in the water.

Diamonds are forever:

Using only eight ounces of ash remains, LifeGem will use you or your loved one as the carbon source for a lab-created diamond, which can then be integrated into jewelry. This also works with those who are to be buried, as locks of hair can also be used to source the carbon (which is extremely cool, since it means you can also do this when you are alive). Depending on the color, the stones range from 0.20 carats to over 1.50. 

To begin the process of creating the diamond, the sample is subjected to extreme heat which converts all of the carbon into graphite. The graphite is then placed into an individually numbered crucible that is heated to 3000 degrees Celsius. Next, it is subjected to extreme heat and pressure that is about 1,000,000 p.s.i. in order to press it into its rough shape. After the diamond is done, the facets are cut into the gem and will then be inspected, graded, and identified.

We are all stardust:

All of the elements in our bodies were originally forged in stars, so why not go back and pay them a visit after you’re dead? It is now possible to have ashes launched into space where they will drift forever among the cosmos. If such a permanent and distant farewell isn’t desired, it is possible to send the ashes up and have them return to Earth.

James Doohan, the actor who portrayed Scotty in the original Star Trek series, had his ashes scattered into space in 2012. Some of the remains of Clyde W. Tombaugh, the man who discovered Pluto, were sent on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft and are destined to encounter the dwarf planet in addition to other Kuiper Belt objects.

Pushing up daisies:

For those looking to supply nutrients to the soil but don’t want to cremate the body, the Sweden-based Promessa Organic uses liquid nitrogen, which does not have any known environmental concerns, to convert the human remains into fertilizer. 

The body is frozen to -18 degrees Celsius and then dipped into the liquid nitrogen. Once the remains are solid and very brittle, sound waves are used to shatter the body and create a fine powder. Any metal pieces such as shrapnel, surgical pins, or dental fillings are removed and will not be in the final product. The powder is put into a vessel that is made out of cornstarch where it can be buried just below the surface and will become part of the grass, bush, or tree that it is planted near.

Other alternatives

Burial for the birds:

Sky burials are performed by some Buddhists living in Tibet and Mongolia. The soil in the region is too hard to dig a grave, and the resources required to make a wooden casket just aren’t worth it as most of Tibet does not have trees.

While there can be elaborate spiritual rituals involved with how the body is prepared, some people are just as happy to place the body on a rock where it will decompose or be consumed by vultures. When only the bones remain, they are hammered into a powder and mixed together with tsampa (roasted barley flour) and butter. This mixture is now given to the crows and hawks who had to wait while the vultures consumed the meat.

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Linux as a Remote Desktop Protocol server 

Posted by Dale E. Moore Monday, May 19, 2014 6:16:00 AM

I don't know what else to say than

and on the client side
sudo apt-get install remmina
Perhaps you will find this enjoyable.
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How about a Remote Desktop server without the Microsoft tax? 

Posted by Dale E. Moore Friday, May 09, 2014 2:25:00 PM

Do you find Microsoft's software licensing a bit prohibitive? Perhaps you would be happy using an operating system that gets few viruses and costs almost nothing. Want to avoid paying the Microsoft Tax?

Perhaps Linux as a Server and Linux as clients Remote Desktoping into the Server like this?

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ROBOCOPY is better than XCOPY is better than COPY... 

Posted by Dale E. Moore Friday, May 02, 2014 3:01:00 PM
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