I was just thinking...

It did not happen over night.  Back when I first got Brandi, my orange fur ball, I did what most single guys do at the time.  Go to the store and buy whatever dry cat food was on sale.  She was not thrilled with it, but liked it well enough.  And life was good. However,… Read More


I’m not going to go into the history here, you can figure it out.  I had a few close people go though cancer.  Its not fun, but when you beat it, its big.  Best wishing XKCD(er). Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.com/1141/ Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/two_years.png… Read More


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I am here at the Augmented Reality Event 2012 in Santa Clara and saw this rather cool demo from Daqri, a southern California augmented reality dev shop. This augmented reality application that runs on the iPad and I will call an AR body browser, allows users the ability to turn on and off various layers… Read More


Mixed Reality Gaming

Charting unknown territory is definitely nothing new for the Danes. Danish companies such as Vestas, Lego, and Unity3D are conquering their industries in a way that would make their viking ancestors proud. Now entering this group is Playingmondo, a platform for creating and interacting with location based experiences. For those not familiar with location-based services,… Read More


I’m astonded at this, and as a biker, I feel I have to try and pass the word and hopefully SOMEONE can pass this on to get more attention.  I read this on reddit where you can get more information. Last month,  Jan Morgan was hit while riding her bicycle training for an Ironman. It… Read More


I get lots of press releases about how something can saves lives and normally, its a borderline case, but I think this app really could.  And as a motorcyclist, I may install this and keep it running in the background 24/7. UPDATE:  the app is now $0.99 in the store and there are two new… Read More


I have a number of people call me up and ask what I thought about Fukushima reactor and what it mean to people in Hawaii and California.  ‘Why are you asking me?”  “Hey you have a Ph.D. and worked at NASA right?”  Sigh.. I don’t know much more then anyone else about radiation, but I… Read More


Another cool option to measure your speed, power, heart rate, wind speed, time, trip, elevation, and calories. Dash has a cool feature called the “HR Pacing Meter,” you can see at a glance whether your heart rate in the right zone. The HR Pacing Meter determines your fitness level with 5 Heart Rate Color Zones… Read More


I’ve always known San Francisco to have a large affinity for bikers. It comes as no surprise, then, that a San Francisco based company called Strava is working on a universal program to keep track of a biker’s exercise for those who opt for the more sophisticated technology. This means bikers with an iPhone, Android… Read More


We wrote about Google 3D body browser before.  Well now you can have the same 3D experience using some of the new Power Tablets coming out like the Motorola’s Xoom Seen blow. The honeycomb OS release does much better 3D support and from the video below (via VentureBeat); it works pretty well. Course this does… Read More


I was at the WebGL Camp today at SRI and the WebGL team from Google gave us a sneak peak at a web3D medical application called the Google Body Browser. (video)  After watching the video at the link, one can quickly see the possibilities of how this could help anatomical education. As promised; an initial… Read More


A few months ago Practice Fusion invited me to their office to talk about their EHR solution for doctors. During the course of our discussions I realized that I didn’t have a good grasp of the laws or regulations that apply to patient data and the assurances of my hosts that they were taking their… Read More