Saturday, June 25, 2011



Sunday, June 19, 2011


The Drawing Winner

The battle of the iPad drawing and painting programs pretty much ended this weekend with the update of Procreate. The introductory pricing is only 99 cents. Even at $8 this is a no-brainer for anyone interested in painting and drawing on the iPad. Check it out and get it before the price goes back up. Highly recommended.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hospital Pills

For the horror story aficionados, go on to whatever is next. I just received an itemized list of my hospital charges and found a golden nugget. The charge for an acetaminophen tablet was not $50. Not $5. Not even $.50. But an amazing $.05!!!

That's right. I got a pill for a nickel in the hospital. Now there is an under-reported story. For reference purposes this was Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Highly recommended.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Flex Wall

The flexing program is hitting the wall at 60 percent. This week, I should be moving up to 75 percent, but am hitting pain and physical limts at last week's 60 percent. Bummer.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Case for Protection

The iPad needs a little protection from daily handling and traveling. Here is what worked very well for moi.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Knee Bending

The knee rehab now moves into 4 weeks of incremental flexing. 45 degrees for the first week, and 15 degrees of increment for each of the following three weeks. Much fussing with the brace to set the limits of flex. At this point though, 45 degrees is also my limit. So much fun. Glad to have some new toys to alleviate the boredom.

iPad 2

Now that I've loaded and explored the new iPad2 I have to say it is absolutely amazing. It is fast and competent, and eminently holdable. The range of apps available is simply amazing. I am especially happy with the painting apps. Got a conductive brush to work with it and he combination is better than I ever expected. So far I have 6 screens full of apps, but have used only 3 of the 16 available gigs of storage. So I would recommend against larger memory unless you are sure of your needs. Especially neat downloading free copies of periodicals we already subscribe to like the daily paoer and the New Yorker -- both much earlier than otherwise available. Another Highly Recommended.