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Why I Don’t Accept Tech Mediocrity as Genius

Why I Don’t Accept Tech Mediocrity as Genius
https://www.patreon.com/posts/why-i-dont-tech-11697827

Why I Fell in Love with the iPhone
https://www.patreon.com/posts/why-i-fell-in-11767540

I Got a New iPad Pro – Why!?
https://www.patreon.com/posts/i-got-new-ipad-11720569

The Full iPad Pro 10.5″ Unboxing
https://www.patreon.com/posts/ipad-pro-10-5-11735477

Reasons the 10.5″ iPad Pro is Better
https://www.patreon.com/posts/initial-of-10-5-11731450

What iPad Pro 10.5″ Questions Do You Have?
https://www.patreon.com/posts/what-ipad-pro-10-11750643

Why I Didn’t Pre-Order that New iPad
https://www.patreon.com/posts/why-i-didnt-pre-11715373

The Life and (Pending) Death of Podcasting
https://www.patreon.com/posts/life-and-pending-11682487

The Patreon Campaign is the Only Way LockerGnome Will Survive
https://www.patreon.com/posts/im-being-forced-11666305

On WWDC and a Change That May Destroy Web Design

10 Things I’m Interested to See in iOS 11
https://www.patreon.com/posts/10-things-im-to-11648576

My Thoughts Leading up to WWDC 2017
https://www.patreon.com/posts/my-thoughts-up-11581465

Thoughts / Aftermath of the WWDC 2017 Keynote
https://www.patreon.com/posts/aftermath-of-11597392

Big Software Change: A Word of Warning
https://www.patreon.com/posts/word-of-warning-11630635

This is Going to Utterly Destroy the Web
https://www.patreon.com/posts/stick-fork-in-me-11612002

Pushing Myself to “Pen” for You
https://www.patreon.com/posts/pushing-myself-11618504

Putting the Power in Power User

Greetings, Programs!

Instead of reviewing the new Microsoft to-do app for you since the year is 2017, the idea isn’t new, apps are a dime a dozen, I honestly don’t care about it, and… sorry, where was I?

Oh, yes… instead of putting you to sleep, how about showing you a few things that are actually interesting, instead:

20% Off Science Art Posters
https://deals.lockergnome.com/sales/b-24-poster

Cinema Fantastique Magazines & Paramount Movie Press Kits
https://www.facebook.com/groups/galaxaar/permalink/183656945487607/

Star Wars Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon
https://www.facebook.com/groups/galaxaar/permalink/182995952220373/

DC “Kiss” Statues
https://www.facebook.com/groups/galaxaar/permalink/181740499012585/

Life-Size Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Figure
https://www.facebook.com/groups/galaxaar/permalink/179650972554871/

I Have the Power
https://www.facebook.com/groups/galaxaar/permalink/179435375909764/

Okay, I may not have the power, but I currently do have this Prince Adam figure that I don’t necessarily wish to keep. I only cared to collect a couple of He-Man / Masters of the Universe figures back in the day.

In fact, I think I still have my Grizzlor somewhere…

Doctors Still Make House Calls

This is a sponsored blog post on behalf of Providence / Swedish. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own.

Nobody likes being under the weather, and the proposition of driving in to visit a health care professional is not always in the cards – for one reason or another. Perhaps it’s just too far for you to travel while ill (with the almost-guaranteed prospect of having to wait even longer for attention once you’ve arrived).

When you have children, your own health often slips to the back burner – not because your own well being isn’t important, but that it ranks low on the list of things that should happen but probably won’t in the average day of keeping up with a toddler (or two) and their absolute demands.

Since Providence (also known as Swedish in the greater Seattle area) knows that 70% of parents already say that juggling family and work is a stressful task outright, visiting a doctor’s office is just one more thing to do. So, what do you do?

You do what I did: instantly connect with a health care provider (via an app) to request an immediate home visit instead of taking the traditional, time-and-travel-intensive route. You can get the app here!

I could write about my experience and reasons I needed what Providence provided, but I feel it would be better to actually have you listen to me and show you some of what happened. If you don’t cringe while seeing what I went through, you’re a stronger adult than me.

I’m grateful that Providence has taken their forward-thinking prowess and funneled it into an on-demand economy possibility. From app install to submitted visit request, I had spent (maybe) five minutes total. That’s unheard of and unmatched in terms of efficiency (at least, in my experience as someone living north of 40 years old). They promise that someone will be on-site for you within 90 minutes, but I believe my appointment had easily started and finished within that timeframe.

You don’t need insurance, but the visit may already be covered by your current provider – but, either way, it’s certainly a lot more affordable than an unnecessary trip to the ER or Urgent Care for help. The data may further connect to your overall health profile if you already belong within the Swedish or Providence systems.

I’m sure I could have come up with a better reason to set up a “house call” the first time around, but health issues sometimes just happen. It’s nice to know that, while the possibility of avoiding any kind of health issues is slim, the probability of Providence / Swedish being able to help you address yours from within the comfort and convenience of your own home is incredibly high.

The prices and options are transparent and up-front, taking even more hassle out of the entire process. When I mentioned this to a friend who had been holding off on getting medical attention for a nagging problem, he was quite grateful.

Now, if only we could get them to cure the common cold with an app! Maybe next year.

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