Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-27

  • Despite waking to my backup alarm, feeling energized this morning. New station this morning. #
  • My new station. (@ HCEC Station 93/96) http://t.co/8zikmULz #
  • I'm at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital (18220 Tomball Pkwy, btwn Hargrave Rd & Willow Chas Blvd, Houston) [pic]: http://t.co/WHzUsByS #
  • FrontSight maybe coming to the Houston area? http://t.co/fIfmUsKK That would be something. #
  • On my last clinical's review my preceptor wrote, "you did a good job recognizing death". http://t.co/C2F53sVU #
  • Very Very True. I can code all day, but still have spelling problems. http://t.co/wfLWmagm via @pinterest #
  • My first LBBB patient. Preexisting but still. (@ Methodist Willowbrook Hospital) [pic]: http://t.co/qwKwncYb #
  • Fire alarm. Not that we could here them in the lab. (@ Lone Star College – North Harris) [pic]: http://t.co/wZAZkXr5 #
  • Baked French toast, eggs and chicken apple sausage. (@ Corner Bakery Cafe w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/e73Yv4ch #
  • Lots of cool stuff. Steampunk section was great. But seriously pricy. (@ Dallas Vintage Shop) [pic]: http://t.co/bQ8CS31D #
  • An outlet mall that doesn't look like one. (@ Grapevine Mills Mall w/ 4 others) [pic]: http://t.co/R3gacYtv #
  • It's downstairs. (@ Simply Fondue w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://t.co/DshjvAh8 #
  • View from our window. Nice hotel (@ Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone) [pic]: http://t.co/TM9xzsWO #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-27

  • Despite waking to my backup alarm, feeling energized this morning. New station this morning. #
  • My new station. (@ HCEC Station 93/96) http://t.co/8zikmULz #
  • I'm at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital (18220 Tomball Pkwy, btwn Hargrave Rd & Willow Chas Blvd, Houston) [pic]: http://t.co/WHzUsByS #
  • FrontSight maybe coming to the Houston area? http://t.co/fIfmUsKK That would be something. #
  • On my last clinical's review my preceptor wrote, "you did a good job recognizing death". http://t.co/C2F53sVU #
  • Very Very True. I can code all day, but still have spelling problems. http://t.co/wfLWmagm via @pinterest #
  • My first LBBB patient. Preexisting but still. (@ Methodist Willowbrook Hospital) [pic]: http://t.co/qwKwncYb #
  • Fire alarm. Not that we could here them in the lab. (@ Lone Star College – North Harris) [pic]: http://t.co/wZAZkXr5 #
  • Baked French toast, eggs and chicken apple sausage. (@ Corner Bakery Cafe w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/e73Yv4ch #
  • Lots of cool stuff. Steampunk section was great. But seriously pricy. (@ Dallas Vintage Shop) [pic]: http://t.co/bQ8CS31D #
  • An outlet mall that doesn't look like one. (@ Grapevine Mills Mall w/ 4 others) [pic]: http://t.co/R3gacYtv #
  • It's downstairs. (@ Simply Fondue w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://t.co/DshjvAh8 #
  • View from our window. Nice hotel (@ Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone) [pic]: http://t.co/TM9xzsWO #

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Zombie AR

The other day I received the latest issue of the Cheaper Than Dirt catalog. Gracing the cover was this firearm.

I was a little surprised. This isn’t an airsoft gun, this is a really AR-15. Someone thought there was a market for a lethal firearm pimped out a a zombie killing gun.

This could be for a number of reasons.

It could mean people think zombies are real and they need to prepare. I don’t think that’s true.

It could be because firearms are just fashion accessories. To some extent that is true as evidenced by everything being “tactical black” when few buyers have any tactical need at all, much less a tactical need for black.

I think the zombie AR shows a fundamental shift in American cultural attitudes toward firearms. We are at the point now where firearms are normal things. Like our power tools, or our cars, they are just part of life. We have such an abundance of choices so all that differentiates one from another comes down to cosmetic design. In that case a zombie motif makes as much sense as a pink AR for the ladies.

Steampunk Magnifiers and the iPhone

The other day I was buying steampunk stuff on amazon. Specifically goggles, and what steampunk goggles would be complete without those little magnifiers the tilt down. So I bought these:

I was removing the battery from a watch and had the magnifiers next to me because I’ve been using them for some jewelry making. I want to take a pic of the battery so I’d know what to buy. That pic looked like this.

Then I grabbed the magnifiers, put one and then two lens over my iPhone’s camera lens and shot these close ups.

Pretty cool for some that was just suppose to be for costume purposes.

We Live In The Future

I remember the first time….

The Mrs and I went to Pei Wei, we walked in and they had changed the menus. As you wait to get to the counters you stand next to these large printed menus and can pick what you want. That’s how we did it in the past.

Now they have Animated Menus.

Yes, it was just an LCD screen with a program running on it that showed the menu. But the first time birds flew in an grabbed a picture of a Thai Bowl and carried it away so it could be replaced by a plate of Hot and Spicy, I knew I lived in some science fiction world.

There are no flying cars, but there are many things that were the stuff of SciFi when I was a kid. I’m going to chronicle them in the new We Live In The Future category here on the blog.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-12

  • I'm at Houston Northwest Medical Center http://t.co/XxZ7xZY3 #
  • What would a shift be without a trip to Ben Taub. First visit to the Holding Bay. (@ Ben Taub Emergency Room) http://t.co/ECVa3p7U #
  • Bacon wrapped hot dogs and I'm getting a hamburger. (@ Vanessa's Hot Dog Truck) [pic]: http://t.co/aHI1QLGm #
  • That burger makes a whopper look like diet food. The first hamburger I ever had that had ham on it. #
  • That was a call. Not that these people were happy. (@ Methodist Willowbrook Hospital) http://t.co/MqHEhkMj #
  • Ok people stop doing stupid shit so I can get some sleep. (@ Houston Northwest Medical Center) http://t.co/ho83ndyS #
  • How do you document/describe professionally when a patient is butt ass naked? #
  • Gonna be closed Sunday from 0800-1700 to install a generator. (@ LBJ Hospital) http://t.co/TVvpMRFq #
  • The word of the day is Walkie Talkie. #
  • My first time at KW. (@ Kingwood Medical Center) http://t.co/6Su8kWkG #
  • Haven't got around to checking in here today. Maybe cuz I've spent so little time here. (@ M91) http://t.co/POas9lAb #
  • We didn't actually stop at the station just drove by & went to get fuel. Now staging for an assault that sounds like a riot in progress. #
  • I'm assuming when you document the abdomen of a patient who's 8 months pregnant, you say it is distended. 🙂 #
  • They have pretzels with bacon jam. (@ Black Hole w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/nz2femM4 #
  • NREMT oral boards is like D&D for paramedics. They have a DM with a DM shield. Have a module for the DM. #
  • Just paid my fees for NREMT testing and TX DHSH Paramedic Licenser. I think I paid extra to be an LP instead of an EMT-P. #
  • @rescue_monkey Ego. You have to have a degree to be an LP, but the practice is the same. in reply to rescue_monkey #
  • A guy allegedly moved his family based on HTBAPHQ's info & is now working at McDonalds. My reply too snippy? http://t.co/2mn2qoKN #
  • @rescue_monkey It's all semantics. Both are really only certified to practice Or are they both only licensed. Only diff is the patch. in reply to rescue_monkey #
  • Nikon keeps doing it first the D4, and now at $2999 the 36.3 megapixel D800. With the clean HDMI HD http://t.co/bLSs2cO0 #
  • This is the most used tripod I own. http://t.co/ttLMggF8 #
  • I just loaded my backup CDs and Zip disks to move to Abilene. Is that a significant event? #
  • Or am I seeing the beginnings of becoming a horder in my old age? #
  • [EMSNewbie] SP08 – National Test Prep – http://t.co/sTj3qyVW #EMS #
  • Do they still have a World's Fair? (@ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/IhnT2d6a #

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