Mac Pro On The Way!

Apple Mac Pro
Yes! Last night was the last straw. Four laptop freezes in the course of a few hours was what it took for me to get up and say “NO MORE!” We finally ordered our Mac Pro. It should be arriving by Sept. 13 so you know what I will be doing that weekend! šŸ™‚

Configuration:
-1GB of RAM (getting more later, but not through Apple -I hear it’s best to get Apple memory elsewhere, I will let you know where as soon as I get it).
-Two 2GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors
-160GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive (got enough extra storage, so I didn’t see the need for more than this… for now).

One thing is real: Steve Adey

Steve Adey is an amazingly talented artist based out of Scotland whom you probably haven’t heard of before because he’s spent most of his adult life recording other people’s music. All Things Real was his shot at doing his own work, with the support of some of the artists he’s worked with in the past. And one thing is real… All Things Real is bound to strike a chord with those looking for soothing, calm music to enjoy, perhaps while reading a good book, sitting back in a rainy Saturday afternoon.

In his solo debut, where he most of the music and words, Adey touches heaven at times with tracks where his voice reverberates, surrounded by the atmospheres the music creates. The perfect track in here is “Mississippi“, one that reminded me of The Blue Nile when I first heard it (thanks, I must say, to Last.FM radio). However, throughout most of the album his voice has a timbre that reminds of Bocelli a bit more, though not as strong.

‘Nuf said: get your copy of “All Things Real”. And if the price in Amazon strikes you as high (you may get lucky with a used copy, though), download it from iTunes for $10.

New Law Provides Improved Diabetes Services In Utah Schools

We need more states to do this kind of thing. I have a friend that goes to college here. When he was in High School up by the Florida Panhandle, he had some serious trouble getting the type of flexibility from his school that he needed as a diabetic. They even had issues excusing him so that he could go test himself. That should not be allowed to happen.

From the American Diabetes Association E-Newsletter:
Thanks to Senate Bill 8 enacted during the 2006 legislative session, students with diabetes in Utah schools are now permitted to carry glucagon in school and non-medical school personnel may volunteer to be trained to administer glucagon in the case of a severe hypoglycemic reaction (low blood glucose). Senate Bill 8 directs a public school to train school personnel who volunteer to be trained to administer glucagon in the event of an emergency, and it also permits a student to possess and/or self-administer diabetes medication, when requested by the student’s health care provider and parents.

“Diabetes does not disappear during the school day. It is a 24 hour-a-day issue,” says Mary Murray, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Primary Childrens Medical Center. Children are in an unsafe environment if hypoglycemia cannot be treated according to best practices.

Read the whole story.