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I’ve been away from the blog and from twitter for a while. It’s been a crazy couple of months. It didn’t help that I decided to format my laptop a month ago. Only now am I back to my original config and am back to the blog and to twitter.
Thanks to my lovely wife, in two days I will be Lightroom enabled. I can’t wait! Finally I will have digital sanity.
I am reading the book Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande. This book has been a real treat so far. Dr. Gawande’s vivid writing has really pulled me in. He spends a lot of time talking about specific life experiences and how doctors analyze them to improve their practice of medicine. His writing gets the reader to think about complex [...]
I carried my GPS everywhere on my recent skiing trip out to Winter Park, CO. In my opinion, the results were pretty awesome. I was able to finally do some analysis on my skiing and also map out where I took my on mountain photos. It was great. Here are what the daily totals look like: [...]
Kate and I spent spring break (last week) with the U of M Wilderness Medicine Society out in Winter Park, CO. It was a blast! We took the scenic route on the way out and visited Mount Rushmore. I was really impressed by the park and would like to go back during the summer. At Winter Park, I [...]
Microsoft Labs built a new product called Photosynth. It is like stitched photos on steroids. Check it out. Very cool stuff.
As we get more skilled at interviewing patients, we discover that some patients are very easy to interview and some are very hard. The really quiet and really talkative patients are always the most challenging because they don’t provide us with the easiest flow of information. Very talkative patients are especially interesting to me. Without any encouragement [...]
It was nice having a couple of weeks off. I managed to start and finish two video games (Amped 3 and Gears of War). I had a great Christmas and got to see family and friends. It was really nice. Vacation went by fast, especially with the chaos of holiday shopping. Now I am back to the details [...]
Every year my family goes out the day after Thanksgiving to cut a Christmas tree. This year I took along my shiny new GPS unit (courtesy of Jamie and pals). I set it to follow our tracks and then just let it run in my pocket. Now that I am done with class I took some time [...]
I am now done with my first semester of Med School. It’s been quite a ride. We had our last (out of 5) and most difficult final on Wednesday. It was Histology and was really hard (4 hours total, 2 hours written, 2 hours lab practical). I am really happy it is done. I officially [...]