Archives For April 2013

I have wanted a Wacom Cintiq for as long as they’ve been available. Dabbling with computer graphics, photoshop, and sketching, there is just something about the concept of drawing directly on the screen with pressure sensitivity that is extremely desirable. But these things have always been pricey. For the past few years there has been the 12″ WX, but it was very low resolution and reviews complained of tracking issues and color issues, so I stuck with my aging Intuos 3 9″ tablet.

After having the Wacom Cintiq 13HD for almost a week now, I can honestly say this thing is incredible. This is definitely the model I’ve been waiting for. Maybe that applies to you, too.

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A Short Note

JasonC —  April 22, 2013 — 4 Comments

Just a quick note:

You may have noticed that I’ve cut back on my posting in the last couple of months. I just wanted to give an update on what’s going on to cause this. Here are the main factors:

1. I took 2 months off between hospitalist positions. I posted a lot in the first month (February) but burnt out a little and took March as a slack period.

2. In April I started my new full-time position and promptly worked 11 of 14 days.

3. Lack of feedback on the posts.


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Ever have a business transaction with someone and be thinking the whole time “This just sounds too good to be true!”? Chances are at the end of the transaction you either said “No thanks” or you ended up getting burned. If you thought this post was about Direct Sales companies that are scams, you’re mistaken. 

This post is about a scam that is being perpetrated on direct sales consultants. It’s happening right now and my wife Holley has had several people on her team who have been targeted along with many other consultants we know. 

Please read this! This is a very real scam and my goal here is to prevent anyone reading this from becoming a victim of this scam.


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In a Sunburned CountryIn a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In a Sunburned Country is Bill Bryson’s entertaining memoir on his travel through Australia.

If you, like me, have always had a strange fascination about that country down under, there’s an excellent chance you’ll enjoy this book. If you also like dry-witted humor and a strong dose of irony, then this book should probably be the next book you read.

The author, Bill Bryson, is an American-born journalist who lived half of his life in England essentially writing color pieces about things from an American perspective for the London Times. He has a very interesting style of writing and a combination of British humor and American sensibility that makes for a highly ironic perspective that comes through in all of his writing. If you’ve read any of his books, you’ll already know what I mean.
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