Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Picture Of The Day 04/27/10

From holidays past in 2001. Just a cool looking picture I thought when I found it this evening.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Picture Of The Day 04/25/10

My son Scott looking quite resplendent in one of the many outfits he wore in his high school musical "Zombie Prom". He was most impressive playing the part of Eddie the reporter. I was really impressed by his performance!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Picture Of The Day 04/16/10

Sunset Approaches!

Picture Of The Day 04/16/10

While this looks retouched it is not! But Tails sure looks like has elongated front paws here! Reminds of the the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie where Freddy's arms were doing that!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

iPad First Impressions

I've been an iPad owner for just over five hours now. Surprisingly UPS delivered my new iPad at 10 AM. I was very pleased that it came so early. I connected it to my computer hooked up iTunes and then was able to sync my pictures, my applications, and my music to the device.

I then began using the applications that were designed to run on the iPhone versus the iPad. I was quite impressed with the application doubling feature, which fills the iPhone sized applications to almost the full size of the iPad screen.

It was quite a good job of upscaling graphics; I was very impressed.

Next I decided to start playing with some native iPad applications. It was amazing. The look and feel, plus the graphics, and the intuitive interface of the touchscreen controls was an incredible experience.

I set up my Gmail and Hotmail e-mail accounts very quickly; the new mail interface on the iPad is faster and easier then using the iPhone to check your e-mail. Surfing the Internet on the iPad is so much quicker than using the iPhone with the screen being double the size, plus the iPad speed being over three times as fast as my iPhone 3GS I was blown away by how quick pages loaded.

Watching video on the iPad is an enjoyable experience. Once again coupled with the larger screen size and quality of the display, viewing video particularly high definition video is quite the experience.

In closing, I am sure all have much more to say about the iPad as I use it longer. One of the really cool things I enjoyed about this is the fact that this entire blog post was written by speaking into the iPad using one of the three applications. If I had chosen to type it the on-screen keyboard particularly when the iPad is oriented in horizontal mode is almost as good as typing on a physical keyboard.

Sent from my iPad

It's a Geek's Life

I barely slept last night, and arose around 7. I've been following stories and news feeds on the web around the release of the Apple iPad, and this has been interspersed with feverish checking of the UPS tracking of my unit, which, as of 8:03 AM this morning had arrived at my areas local UPS distribution center! I've really got my Geek on this morning!

I told the kids earlier in the week I would not be leaving the house until the iPad was delivered. I pounds a bowl of food for the kitty earlier and there's a box of Pop Tarts, Bread, and sandwich makings if the kids are hungry!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Recipe - Loaded Healthy Hot Dogs

Today for dinner I made a couple of loaded hot dogs for dinner. They were delicious and about 80 calories each.

For the simple recipe, read on:

Ingredients (along with calories). Makes one hot dog.
Multiply ingredients by number of hot dogs you wish to make.

1 Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Hot Dog 30
1 Slice Aunt Millie's Whole Grain, High Fiber, Low Calorie Bread 35
1/4 cup Refrigerated Sauerkraut 4
1 Refrigerated Dill Pickle Spear 5
2 tbs No Calorie Added Sweet Relish (see below for easy way to make this) 5
Mustard (I used Jalapeno mustard) 0
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 0
Celery Salt 0

To make the No Calorie Added Sweet Relish get a jar of dill relish which is unsweetened. Add 2 tablespoons of Spelnda sweetener to it.

Lightly toast the bread and broil or pan fry the hot dog. Place the hot dog on the bread with the dill pickle spear next to it. Apply mustard to taste. Top with sauerkraut and relish, then sprinkle to taste with red pepper flakes and celery salt. Enjoy!

I find the refrigerated brands of pickles, sauerkraut, and relish taste far better than the varieties that are not. They cost a little bit more but in my opinion they are well worth it.

Spicy Variation: Instead of Mustard, after the all the ingredients are together sprinkle 1/3 tsp of Splenda or other calorie free sweetener across top of hot dog contents. Then add (to your degree of heat) your favorite gourmet hot sauce. I used some Chile Habanero sauce my friend Rob at work procured for me. It was awesome. Mixing the "heat with sweet" as Bobby Flay often says makes for some excellent flavors!