Laridian’s Jim VanDuzer: First Responder

So we’re at Jim’s place in Pennsylvania this week, having our annual board of directors meeting and doing a little skiing at Blue Mountain. Jim’s on ski patrol there, which requires that he receive training as an Emergency Medical Service: First Responder. We’re on our way to the local Panera Bread to drink some coffee, tap their WiFi, and have our second session of meetings.

As we’re approaching the mall we come across a very fresh accident. The driver of a mini SUV has apparently run a red light and been clipped by a semi, causing the SUV to spin and the driver’s head to break out the driver’s-side window. Jim pulls over, grabs his med kit and heads to the scene to offer assistance. There he finds that the driver is covered with broken glass and is bleeding from a cut on her ear. Pictures after the break…


Jim (in the red cap, bending over) gloves up and begins to assess the situation.


From left to right, the semi-truck driver tells his story to cop #1 (Pee Wee Herman); cop #2 talks to witness (obscured); Jim briefs the first EMT (wiping nose on sterile glove).


Second ambulance arrives.


Third ambulance arrives.


Jim briefs paramedics from the second and third ambulances.


Pee Wee Herman briefs cop #3.


Finally at Panera Bread, Jeff regales Jim with his ideas for Laridian in 2009.


Craig and the other Jim listen as Jeff continues rambling on.

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Jeff
Jeff
14 years ago

Rambling on?!! I think you meant “waxed eloquent.” πŸ™‚

Jonathan Davidson
Jonathan Davidson
14 years ago

That’s my Sunday School teacher! Savin’ Lives.

Lawson Culver
Lawson Culver
14 years ago

Three ambulances for two people? Something similar happened to a coworker of mine… He called for an ambulance, and two were sent. Then they had the nerve to try and charge him for both! (Everything ended up OK, btw.)

Dale
Dale
14 years ago

One of the first things I noticed when I saw those last pictures was the MacBook (being a Mac user myself). Now that you’ve identified the plethora of Apple gadgets roaming around, I’m hoping that we may see a Mac version sometime in the future….. (I know you don’t comment on projects in development or planning, so I’m not expecting you to say so). It would just be really nice to have a Mac version so that I can finally get rid of Parallels. I might as well be running a Windows machine with that thing running. Keep up the great work, though!!!

John
John
14 years ago

So I’m thinking. . .How could they be skiing when we still don’t have our native iPhone Bible ? Then I read the part about writing iPhone code. . . just had to cover your bases there. Ya right. And then dis-ing the Apple community !!! How much more can I take? I’m thinking again. . . (probably too much by now). How can they sleep nights till this iPhone thing is done? Then I realize THEY all HAVE working copies of the native version so they can take their time, so I’m thinking again. . . . . John

Harvey Walter
Harvey Walter
14 years ago

Do you have any intention to provide a kindle version of your product? I’d like to buy a Kindle from Amazon.com. It surely would be nice if you would publish a kindle version of your stuff as well as a Windows version.
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you should have a “contact us” section on your home page so I wouldn’t have had to go through this much trouble to contact you.

Sally
Sally
14 years ago

@JimV.-You drink your coffee black too? It’s genetic I guess, oh the things you learn.
AND, my new boss looks just like PeeWee Herman too, that cracked me up. One of these days I’m gonna slip and call him that to his face.
AND, oh I love the ongoing Apple vs Microsoft discussions. Once I went Mac, I’ll never go back.
AND, since you guys are such computer geniuses, one of you must be able to write the code for an iPhone App that would allow us to send pictures in text messages. There’s your million dollar idea, you’re welcome, I want a cut. πŸ™‚

Isaiah
Isaiah
14 years ago

@Craig Rairdin “However, it’s still saddled with OS X so simple things like a delete key and page-up/page-down are beyond its level of understanding.”

Um, on your Macbook hitting Fn-delete does the “Del” key. You can also press Fn-up for Page up and Fn-down for Page down.
Perhaps it is just beyond your understanding ;).

Isaiah
Isaiah
14 years ago

I tease of course… keep up the good work for the Kingdom!

Isaiah
Isaiah
14 years ago

haha, its all in good fun. I’m just trying to be helpful. Here’s some more information for you:

Command-~ (tilde) moves between open windows of an application, or you can use Expose: Application Windows – you may have to assign a shortcut for it in Apple: System Preferences: Expose and Spaces: Expose: Application Windows

Command-tab moves between applications.

For the delete and backspace debacle, Apple considers the Fn-Delete to be a Forward Delete. This is in the Macbook manual, which is where I found the Fn-Delete information first.

Dan Wilson
Dan Wilson
14 years ago

Craig,

Moving the cursor does vary a bit between programs. In Word, function down arrow or up arrow does move the cursor. In TextEdit and Pages it just moves the scroll bar. However, in both TextEdit and Pages, Command Up or Down Arrow does indeed move the cursor as well.

As far as finding all the Windows in your app there are a number of ways to do this. Almost every Mac App has a “Bring All to Front” menu item on the Window menu. You can add a keyboard shortcut to this in System Preferences if you would like to do so. What I’ve found is that whether or not all the windows of an app come to the front depends on how you switch into the app. If you are not in the app and just click on one of its windows, only that window comes to the front… this is designed this way so that you can more easily drag and drop things between windows of two separate apps or use the window of one app as a reference while working in the window of another app. However, if you switch to an app by clicking on it’s dock icon or by command tabbing to it then all of it’s windows come to the front. So, if I want windows from two separate apps side by side I can do that easily or if I want to see all of the windows of the current app up front I just command tab out of it and command tab right back into it. Finally, the other way is to use Expose.

The reason the window position jumps to the middle of the page once you reach the end of the screen is probably just to give you a sense of more space to work and to move your gaze to what is usually a more comfortable position (mid screen rather than bottom of screen) but I can see how that could bother you if you are used to the other way.

By default Safari always opens a link in the current window and opens links that the site has programmed for a new window in a new window. However, be sure to visit the “Tabs” section of Safari’s preferences. If you are using the trackpad you can have “Command click” open the link in a new tab. If you are using a mouse you can program any button to be a “command click”… for instance I have my mouse set so that when I click the scroll wheel button it opens the link in a new tab. Finally, you can always right click on a link and choose whether you want it in a new tab, new window or other options.

With a little help you can even program your multi-touch trackpad to switch between windows so you don’t even have to hit command tilde if you don’t want to… just swipe three fingers whichever direction you decide. Just Google MultiClutch.

What else is bugging you? We have lots of good answers!

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