Safari Reader – more than meets the eye

This morning I was getting ready to read an article in Safari 5.0 and decided to give the new Reader function a shot.  Once the page loaded and the reader button came available, I clicked on it and saw the nice callout displaying the article.  However, as I was reading I noticed the scrollbar continued to shrink as if more content was being loaded.  I didn’t think much of it until I finished reading the article and noticed reader displaying a “Page 5 of 5”.  Yep the article was page 1 of 5 and Reader had loaded all the subsequent pages into the same callout allowing me to avoid the infuriating habit of news sites to break-up an article for more ad impressions.  Good going Apple with this great feature of Safari Reader.

Back from the wild

ouchieSo, it has been a couple of weeks since I’ve really posted anything to my blog.  Apparently it was harder coming down to earth (i.e. realworld) then i thought.  I’ve been trying to distract myself with various projects.  I’ve purchased a IGEPv2 board as a carputer for my truck which I’m rebuilding.  It has been a long process trying to do it from Memphis and while in Medical school but this summer looks promising for getting it running for the first time in about 10 years.  Wow, it’s been a long time.

Anyway, I’m currently working on building Android for it.  I’m using the HTPC I built over Christmas (runs a Core i7 860) so the builds are very fast.IGEPv2 with case

My second toe still has a bruise from the hike.  It looks quite lovely.  Doesn’t hurt or anything but it will be a while until it heals.  

Sunrise

Now that I’m getting back into the hospital setting and studying along those lines, I’ve been able to enjoy some really beautiful sun rises.

Well, I’ll post some more pictures of my projects later, but for now, enjoy the picture of the IGEPv@ and what will become it’s case 🙂

What time is it?

It is really wired being so busy that the only time I realize it is almost Christmas is when I goto Church on Sunday and we sing Christmas hymns. One more week of classes and then exams.

After that, oh yeah, it’s Christmas.

By the way, did you know that if you get a really bad ear infection it is possible to loose some of your taste sensation. Also, loosing your sense of smell and not realizing it can make life seem really dull and not enjoyable. Along those lines, did you realize that you don’t normally smell something unless you “sniff.” Yes, sniffing has a purpose. It gets the smell up to your olfactory nerve endings in the roof of your nose right between your eyes. 🙂

Now just so that you don’t think . . .

that med school is all bad. Here are some names I had to memorize for exams next week.

Hedgehog, sonic hedgehog, indian hedgehog, and bone morphogenetic protein families are inducer molecules that cause cell differentiation through spatial signaling.

I wrote that statement and might have gotten it all wrong but it was sure fun memorizing those names. Especially thinking of the little cartoon character that in the video game (Sonic Hedgehog). I wonder how that inducer molecule got it’s name. :-)

About Me . . .

Ok, so I guess I should write a little about me. Hum, so where should Ipopup start?

I guess the best place to start is my faith. I became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of 5 and was baptized soon afterwards. If you want to know why I chose to follow Christ, take this test, follow these steps and you’ll come to the same conclusion. Since then, I’ve been learning more each day what it means to follow Christ and have been growing in the faith, hope and love of my Lord.

Everything else about me is superfluous. I’m currently a medical student (pic) at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine supported by the U.S. Navy Health Profession Scholarship Program which is a fancy way of saying that I’m in the U.S. Navy (pic) and they are paying for my medical school.

Nothing much else except a lot of people don’t believe that I sleep in a hammock. Oh, almost forgot that the building in the background of my site is the “GEB” (General Education Building at UT) and is where I spend most of my day while in class.

Anagrams

Here is another really cool item I received in the e-mail. I’d sure hate to play the author at Scrabble.

DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM

PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER

DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S
A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
IM A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE

MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER

Yep! Someone with waaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands! (Probably a son-in-law)

I couldn’t help adding the following –
SON-IN-LAW:
A Slow Inn

To have some fun on your own, check-out this answer at google answers describing anagram generators on the web. No, I didn’t use one creating mine.

Governmentium

Got this in the e-mail and thought is was worth posting

New Element is Discovered

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named “Governmentium.” Governmentium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 4 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as “Critical Morass.” When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium – an element which radiates just as much energy as the Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

Got that?

Got this from a friend and really enjoyed it. See how many you can answer correctly.

The answers will be at the end so don’t look ahead. According to the source, the average person answers 7 correctly. I think that might be a little low, but maybe not. There are 27 questions so make space for writing them all down. Once you have answered all the questions, click on read more for the correct :-) answers.

  1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
  2. How many states are there in the USA?
  3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty’s torch?
  4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell’s soup label?
  5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don’t have letters by them?
  6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?
  7. How many matches are in a standard pack?
  8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
  9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
  10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
  11. Which way does a “no smoking” sign’s slash run?
  12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
  13. On which side of a women’s blouse are the buttons?
  14. Which way do fans rotate?
  15. What is on the back of a Canadian dime?
  16. How many sides does a stop sign have?
  17. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
  18. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
  19. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
  20. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who’s missing?
  21. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
  22. On which playing card is the card maker’s trademark?
  23. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?
  24. On the back of a Canadian $1 coin, what is in the center?
  25. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
  26. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
  27. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?

Answers:

  1. Bottom
  2. 50
  3. Right
  4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black, &gold
  5. 1, 0
  6. Right
  7. 20
  8. Red
  9. 87.5
  10. Clockwise (north of the equator)
  11. Towards bottom right
  12. 12 (no #1)
  13. Left
  14. Clockwise as you look at it
  15. The Bluenose
  16. 8
  17. Left
  18. 5
  19. 6
  20. Bashful
  21. 8
  22. Ace of spades
  23. Left
  24. Loon
  25. *, #
  26. 3
  27. Counter