Saturday, March 14, 2009
And You Thought *I* was a Geek...
Jerry Jalava was out riding his Ducati when he had a close encounter of the worst kind with a deer. He crashed and slid with his left hand trapped under the bike and the deer on top of him. After EMS transported him to a near by hospital, emeregency suregeons amputated half of his finger.
Here is his own account of the story: http://protoblogr.net/blog/view/lost_my_left_ring_finger_on_a_motorcycle_crash_with_deer.html
But the story doesn't end there. Jerry was a geek and geeks are constantly looking for ways to be more productive. After reading a joke about a USB "thumb drive" being implanted in a prosthetic finger. Jerry figured, "what the hell." The rest is, well let's let pictures say a thousand words (or kb): http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerry_jalava/sets/72157615074278472/
Yes, he has 2GB of storage in his ring finger.
Jerry's own words on the use of his "new finger" drive: http://protoblogr.net/blog/archive/month/2009/3.html
James Bond doesn't have anything on Jerry.