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.

8 comments:

"Joker" said...

WOW. Just when I thought I'd heard just about it all...
Since I just traveled, first thing I thought of is it'd be a hoot at the airport security gate!

One Harley Rider said...

Now that is just freaky! But not a bad idea.

fasthair said...

When handed lemons make lemonade. I will never look at a thumb drive the same way.

fasthair

Willy D said...

Man! Talk about having your finger on the pulse of humanity!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

That's just weird.

FLHX_Dave said...

whoa! Losing a finger is bad enough bro, but not realizing it until you try to light up that smoke? Just wrong, just wrong.

He should be thankful he doesn't have to fabricate a 'member' drive.

irondad said...

Ok, that's weird. I just read about a guy in someplace like Belgium. He's got some engineers helping him put a small digital camera in his fake eye. If he had a finger drive he'd be able to store the photos right on his body. Maybe they should hook up!

Conchscooter said...

It's all about technology. In the low tech old days they used a hook as a replacement. Today they use an (April Fool) flash drive. Who ate the deer?