Not doing any classes in the early spring

I’ve gotten several emails about classes, so I thought I’d post this update.

I’ve decided not to start the class this spring.

I’m not sure when I may start dong them.

There are others doing the class but I do not know them.

Barricade Updated to Version 2.0

Apple just approved Version 2.0 of my Barricade iPhone App!

It should show up in your updates in the App Store on the phone sometime within the next 24 Hours.

I added the ability to change the number of Half-value layers and added Selenium 75 as an isotope selection.

Be sure to watch the App Store for the update.

X-Ray Timer will be updated soon to add Selenium 75 as an isotope.

I hope to develop web app version of them for other smart phones. I may switch all future development to web apps to make it faster and easier to develop.

Lousiana Radiographer Exam

I just wanted to put a few things to remeber about the state examination and notes for studying for it.

The exam has 125 questions, but only 100 of the questions count.  Some of the questions are for statistical analysis and validation purposes.  You DO NOT get credit for these if you get them correct.  The bad news, you have no idea which questions count and which ones do not, so treat all of them as if they count.

You have 3 hours to finish the test.  Be soure to answer all the questions.  Even if you have to guess you have a 25% chance of getting it correct.

The test schedule may be found on the Lousiana DEQ website at the bottom of this page (There are lots of documents of the page, it is in the last section toward the botton of the page.  I didn’t put a direct link to the file because they change the link sometimes).

Bring a calculator you are comfortable with and I would recomend bring a cheap backup.  You can find cheap ones with a suare root function as cheap as $1.

I ususally use disposable mechanical pencils that are marked for #2 lead.  The reason I use these is they are always sharp and that seems to make it easier to fill in the ovals on the answer sheet.

Last, whatever you do,  DO NOT PANIC!!!

The test is designed so that you will be nervous and fell bad and uncomfortable when leaving the test.  expect that and don’t let it panic you.  However, do not underestimate the test, it is dificult and you must prepare for it.