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Photos from Summer 2008 at Puget Sound

July 26, 2008

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…from a Nikon pointandshoot and a phone, so quality is bleh.

I’ve been impressed by the VA

July 22, 2008

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So, I have to admit that I’ve been really surprised by the VA hospital experience! Prep yourself by reading a brief article here: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2005/0501.longman.html …which pretty well sums it up: the VA provides better than private sector care at lower cost and does it while existing within the context of a giant, ponderous bureaucracy subject […]

My latest health care executive dashboard project…

July 22, 2008

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…is nearing completion. Here’s a sample image. (You can have a copy of the real thing, sans data and formatting,  for…umm…how about $40k. This was a tremendous amount of work!) Click it to see a larger version (about 220kb). JPEG compression has not treated it well; the real thing is much prettier. I tried to […]

Finally tried coffee from the Clover machine!

July 21, 2008

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…beans were Ethiopia Sidamo at a Starbucks in Madison Park. At $3 for a larger cup (16 oz? grande? whatever. i always forget the starbucks names), it was worth it. Starbucks coffee sucks so hard to begin with…so I’m totally willing to pay an extra $1 or whatever after tax for coffee that actually tastes […]

Radiohead’s House of Cards in Google Code

July 16, 2008

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You’ve all read about it already. LIDAR. Geometric informatics, point cloud, whatever. I guess it’s all old tech, but it’s still generating very cool visuals. What gets me is how the Google Code viewer doesn’t let you get “behind” the face. Psychiatrists feel free to chime in on what it means, but obviously the first […]

Making the invisible world visible

July 13, 2008

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From Bjørn‘s site: False Color: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_color IR per Diglloyd:  http://www.diglloyd.com/diglloyd/free/CoastalOptics60f4/index.html Alternative ends of the spectrum: http://www.naturfotograf.com/UV_IR_rev01UV.html#top_page Yet more IR, from naturfotograf.com: http://www.naturfotograf.com/irstart.html

I like…these ways of exposing myself to new music

July 9, 2008

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Muxtape for music that is totally foreign and new to me (http://aaronhefel.muxtape.com coming quite soon) Last.fm for recommendations based upon what i play with iTunes