The times

The time is ripe the time is frugal

The time has come

For me to blow the bugle

The times have steered me

Guided me to see

Patience has made me a virtue

For free


Beal street

Walking down Beal street

Started thinking

What is life and

Why I am sinking

Walking down Beal street

Looking for answers

What can change me

What am I seeing

Walking down the mississippi

And who do i see

The king’s alive

He’s shaking those hips

Walking down the mississippi

And who do i see

The king’s a leading

The many, the free

Walking down the mississippi

And who do i see

J’s a walking

On the water with me

Walking down the mississippi

And who do i see

Jay’s a walking

Rapping to me

What is bitcoin

What is bitcoin


Above is the white paper. This was written by a guy who nobody knows who he is. Described in this paper is everything one needs to know about it. Unfortunately it cannot predict the future of its product.

Let me explain my experience with it thus far. I met my old army buddy for a hike one day. Deep in the Sierras he explained the basics of the coin. At the time he pondered whether it will hit $2000. 10 days of hiking led discussion later we left the Sierras to reunite our phones with the internet. The first piece of news, bitcoin increased to a little over $2k. My friend was ecstatic. He made money by hiking. I finally got a job and saved some money. Instead of paying my credit card off I bought bitcoin on a hazy night. At the time a coin cost $4500. Within 2 months the value of what I owned doubled and then some. Not much later the value tripled.

I discussed my experience with a few people. I sent several of them a small percentage of bitcoin. I hired an app developer and paid the initial down payment with bitcoin. I bought coffee with a fraction of coin. All transactions were done via email. None of the transactions lost a percentage or a transaction fee. The transactions occurred as far as from Hawaii to India. The rest, to different US states and some right here in person. All transactions were instant. The only transaction fee occurs when you exchange bitcoin for any other currency. Most folks did not convert to conventional currency. Every single person saw their gift increase in value. The developer received a generous bonus and replied with a smiling emoticon.

How it works?

Every transaction that occurs between two bitcoin addresses are recorded in the network, it’s public knowledge. What remains private is the identity of who holds the address. Perfect anonymity. When a number of transactions have been recorded a group of computers or “miners” go to work. The bitcoin algorithm WhitePaper determines a randomized math problem that involves all the characters that define the transactions. These characters are the bits that contain the information regarding the transactions. Date. Time. Address. Amount. Etc. the data is then scrambled and the computers go to work again. This time the goal is figure out the solution to to the math problem that results in the information being unscrambled. This takes an immense amount of energy. The fastest computers in the world are working together on this. We know this because the reward for the computer that finds the solution is to write that block of transactions coupled with answer to the math problem into eternity. It then gets added to the block chain. The end of the block is coupled with a scrambled version plus the answer of the last transaction in the previous block. This way each block added in succession is linked to its predecessor and so the entire block chain therefore can never be reversed. Unlike banks a payment can be recalled with a good enough argument. The block chain has no conscious therefore cannot be convinced via reason.

Now why all this effort?

The reward for recording a block into eternity is one bitcoin. This bitcoin is then in possession of the miner and they can elect to sell it or keep it or turn it into dollars.

Here’s the catch.

There’s ONLY 21 million bitcoins available!!! Right now about 16 mil have been found. It is similar to what happened to real estate in Hawaii. There is limited land that is very desirable. So over time the land value in Hawaii skyrocketed due to its scarcity. With a known limit of bitcoin and knowing that eventually all will be mined investors in the coin are betting on the eventual scarcity to continue to drive up the price. So far it has worked. It has out performed the stock market by all measure.

The miner. You can buy a mining machine for as little as $4k. The catch, it eats energy. In several states and other countries specifically China, solar farms are being built to support the energy demand. Bitcoin is essentially a representation of an amount of energy used.

What’s going to happen when all the coin has been mined?

There will suddenly be an immense amount of solar farms with nothing to do but provide green energy. Services will be paid for across continents with zero transaction fees. There is no such thing as over draft fees. Banks may loose income from less transaction fees. The government won’t be able to tax payment. Transaction fees between bitcoin and conventional currency may sky rocket. Tips for your waiter won’t be shared with the rest. I may pay off my credit card, although so far the increase in value has outpaced the 15% interest rate on the card.

Good luck. Buy at your own risk.

according to the WhitePaper;

The incentive can also be funded with transaction fees. If the output value of a transaction is less than its input value, the difference is a transaction fee that is added to the incentive value of the block containing the transaction. Once a predetermined number of coins have entered circulation, the incentive can transition entirely to transaction fees and be completely inflation free.

It may be a good idea to invest in mining?

Remittance. The act of sending money home by a foreign worker. This money flow makes up a huge chunk of 3rd world foreign income.

Records App 1

Page 1:

The user login with their email & password or choose to sign up.

If matching email & password then go to page 4. 

If (sign up) go to page 2.

Page 2: 

A user can type their email address and a unique password and reenter the password. If a unique email and matching pair of passwords entered and (confirm) go to page 3. 

If anything otherwise give an error message and allow the user to try again. 

(back to login) go to page 1.

Page 3. 

New users have to enter all the data fields (except the For the doctor section) and if (confirm) go to page 4. 

A doctor using the app also has to enter all their info (including all the info for the For the Doctor section). If a doctor doesn’t enter ALL this information then give an error message and allow them to try again. 

If the doctor entered all their information completely and (confirm) go to page 4. 

There will be two lists created as users enter the above information. A general user list and a list of doctors. This will be relevant later (on page 12).

Page 4. 

This will serve as the Home Page for the App.

Here a user can view their own records, request, share or get a summary of their own records. 

Whenever another user shares their records with another user, for example if a patient shares their record with their doctor, the doctor will be able to get to those linked records from this page by clicking (linked records).

Another example is if an elderly person shares their records with their son or daughter to allow them to take care of their medical issues. 

If (request my records) go to page 5 and after page 7 (this is the “request” pathway)

If (summary) go to page 10

If (share my records) AND a user has selected one or more records then go to page 5 and after page 6 (this is the share pathway). If no records were selected give an error message that reads no records have been selected. A user may also share their “summary” record.

If (linked records) then go to page 12. 

A user should be able to “share” their records with doctors or other users. 

A user may only request records from a doctor, hospital or clinic.

A user may view records of other users who have shared their records with them.

Once a user purchases a summary of their records, this summary will be uploaded and displayed here on this page in the top left corner of the other records. 

The rest of their records will be displayed next to it here on the screen.

If a user clicks a record then highlight that record.

If a user [click and hold] a record then maximize that record to a full screen view and allow the user to resize the record, zoom in and out and scroll to other pages of that record. 

Page 5.

Here a user may search for a doctor (this list would be made up from all the doctors that have previously joined the app). I also want my company to be able to add doctors and clinics etc to this list manually. 

If a user does a search and no doctor is found they can enter the name & location manually. This is only for the purpose of requesting a record. My company will add this doctor’s name to the list manually for now. 

When a doctor’s name is searched and found and selected (by highlighting the name) OR a doctor / clinic / hospital name has been entered below AND the dates of treatment has been selected AND (confirm) is clicked then go to page 6 or page 7 depending on what pathway the user is on.

A user may also search for other users whom they desire to share their records with. 

If the user is on a “request” pathway then show the Doctor/Clinic list (this list will be maintained by my company, this list will only contain doctors and clinics/hospitals names). Once selected and (confirm) go to page 7

If the user is on a “share” pathway show a list that includes both doctors and other users of the app. Once selected go to page 6. 

Page 6: This is a popup that reads “user name (the doctor or user that was chosen) can now view your records.

(return) go to page 4.

Page 7: the agreement to obtain records. Display the agreement document from my company.

(agree) go to page 8

(disagree) go to page 4

Page 8: the user will sign with their finger. This signature will be saved and imported onto the document displayed on page 7. The patient’s information including their name, date of birth etc will also appear on this document. My company will then send this document to the clinic / doctor the request was made to. 

It is important that the App compiles this document to avoid my company from having to fill out any part of document. A copy of this document with the signature and user name and information will be uploaded to the patient’s documents displayed on page 4. 

(confirm) go to page 9

If on the “linked records” pathway and (confirm) go to page 14.

request pathway: (confirm) send an alert to my company that a user has requested their records.

Page 9: A pop up message reads “Your records will be promptly requested…”

(return) go to page 4. 

Page 10. 

This is for the In-App purchase of having the medical record summarized.

If the user clicks (agree) then they will be charged a certain amount and taken to page 11. 

If (agree) then send an alert to my company that a request for a summary has been placed.

Page 11. A pop up message reads “your records will …translated…”

(return) go to page 4.

Page 12: Here a user will see a list of names of people who have shared records with them. For example a doctor will see many names of all the patients that have shared records with them. Alternative the son/daughter of an elderly parent will see their parent’s name here and will be able to view their parent’s shared records.

The search function will allow a user to search other users who have shared their records. For example a doctor may search a list of their own patients to find their records.

If a name is highlighted and (view records) go to page 15. If no name is highlighted then give error message and allow the user to try again.

If (return) go to page 4.

A doctor may also add a patient’s name here (only doctors are allowed to do so at this time)

The doctor can enter the patient name, date of birth etc and when all this information is added and (add link) is clicked then go to page 13.

Page 13: Pop up window that shows the text information with the doctor’s name, NPI # and DEA # and text that reads “I am Doctor…” Only if all the information is entered and the user clicks (agree) then go to page 7, then 8, then 14 (this is the “link” pathway).

Page 14: Pop up  window that reads “your linked records….”

(return) go to page 12

Page 15. This shows the records of the user that shared their records with you.

These should be able to be zoomed in and resized etc as on page 4. 

(return) go to page 12

Every patient a puzzle

There always seems to be a puzzle to solve. Each patient presents with this or that. After swapping a few stories we come to find out it was actually these and those that were really the problem.

To find these and those one have to try and search for them on a daily basis. The search happens within the data. The data generated by each patient. The point of the search is to find a pattern in the data.

The pattern is the key to the puzzle.