iPhone X ordered today


Very expensive phone. Hope I like it.


First wrist watch in 10 years is an Apple Watch.


Apple Watch for three reasons:

I needed a digital watch to use during my officiating. It turns out I Watch is popular among referees.

It takes your heart beat! I’m using the app Cardiogram to get cool 24 your graphs of my heart beat.

I can follow txts and phone calls without taking my phone out of my pocket.

Bonus is using the wallet on the watch to get into quakes game from my wrist.

My notes on getting a same day passport in SF


The USA department of State has its act together here. Here are my notes on getting a same day or same week passport at the SF federal building.

1 – follow the web sites professionally done web site instructions.

2 – have the complete package in the envelope with ID and money for the trip to SF.

3 – the first goal is to get a number pass from the guard in the door. This is the same day walkin line.

4 – the guard eventually calls your number for entrance in the paper work check line.

5 – if you pass the paperwork hurdle you will be give an appointment number for that day.

6 – if you cannot prove you need the passport for the next day you will not be able to pick up the new passport until anytime after the next day after 3:30 pm.

7 – payment, I used Apple Pay!  For the agent I had she said I was the first person she had seen processed using Apple Pay on the state department credit card machines.

8 – you can get obtain at the point you are still at the window an authorization for a third party to pick up your passport on that future date when it is available.

All in all, what I read with the yelp reviews proved true, that said this was a much less painful experience than I thought it was going to be. Unlike that painful experience of going to the DMV.

Tom N has his last college match


Michael H was the middle on this last college match of tom’s career. 

Tom will still do high school matches. 

Thanks for the mentoring Tom!


Found – Apple watch uses green LEDs to measure your heart rate


I missed this post a year ago describing how the Apple watch has both green and red LEDs to measure your heart rate on your wrist.

Apple details the technology and functionality behind Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor

Really neat way to show visualizations of cause of death, baby names and how people spend their day


This article captures how to show data interactively and fun way.


He explains how to build such a visual also.

Security Camera remote access


Trying to find the right article to remote access a security camera.

This CNET article is a good start.


This one helps http://www.howtogeek.com/197385/how-to-set-a-dmz-host-on-your-verizon-fios-router/

Contact management in 2016


I have all my contacts on Yahoo and have for years. Yahoo’s features have worked for me however the service has become dated and does not have some of the more modern look and feel.

However I use the contact features of Apple IOS, mainly facetime and texting string and now photos for contact.

So I’m studying how to maintain these two systems and am considering converting my Yahoo contacts to Apple IOS contacts. To take all my requirements into consideration will be a longer due diligence process some of which I’ll record here.

This article says how to use google contacts as you can manage it on IOS and Android smartphones.


ElasticSearch as used by Hotelstonight



I think I understand the value of elastic search better after looking at the slides on this presentation:




It is the right high level view so I think I can finally see how elastic search would work as a solution in Healthcare.


Atrial Fibrillation detection defined


This post on 9to5mac has this response which explains a lot!

Atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular response is not appropriately measured/monitored with a photoplethysmogram. The nature of atrial fibrillation is that the beats are irregular, and with a very fast rate the individual beats will not reliably perfuse the extremities, at least not to a level that can be consistently detected by an external device. It is a case of having the wrong tool for the job, rather than the tool functioning incorrectly. The best tool for the job is an implantable loop recorder–this measures continuous cardiac electrical activity (ECG) and will readily detect A-fib with RVR.