May 2003 Archives

Moveable Type Success

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No one will read this entry until I am finished with my site overhaul, but for the record yesterday I successfully installed Moveable type on my server. This is what's commonly known as "takin' it to the next level." Very nice.

Eatsa Pizza

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Chase keeps running around the house singing a song he made up called "Eatsa Pizza:"

Now...I gotta eat a pizza...
Pepperoni eatsa pizza...
[repeat ad infinitum]

The recording is kinda scratchy, but you can hear it here. This will no doubt be a follow-up hit to that old Rackham favorite his mother sang as a child:

Poooor doggie,
I will feed you...

Google BYU

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Google has a new "search BYU" feature. Just out of curiosity I put my name in and came up with the fall 2001 schedule for Zoology 339, the pre-med seminar. I gave a presentation that semester on USUHS, my alma mater--the day before September 11th. Incidentally, I'm going back for the same gig this October--Matt and I will be in Utah for the marathon so I'm working it out to stop in Provo the following Monday for the lecture. Should be fun.

Amusing the patient

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Educating the masses

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"One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine."

Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919), Aphorisms from his Bedside Teachings (1961) p. 105

Orthodox medicine

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"Orthodox medicine has not found an answer to your complaint. However, luckily for you, I happen to be a quack."

from a Richter cartoon caption

Our stock-in-trade

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"But what physician has not had patients who don't make any sense at all? To tell the truth, they're our stock-in-trade. We talk and write about the ones we can make sense of."

Walker Percy

Westhoff.Net, Est. 1999

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I realized yesterday that Westhoff.Net is four years old. That's OLD in internet crash old! I've been mulling over a major overhaul of the site (yes, I know, I never finished the last "revision")--but this is different. I've been working with something called Content Management Software (CMS). It's an advanced topic for someone like myself (i.e. a lay techie) but it's got exciting possibilites. Actually, to say I've been mulling the idea of an overhaul of Westhoff.Net over is something of an understatement. But alas, I'll be too busy to even attempt such a thing until June.

But what would you do?

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"The public blames the medical profession for giving too many tranquilizers and antidepressants. But what would you do? Doctors like to see healing as the result of their work. Yet today we often must be content with far less. There are so many things wrong with people's lives that even our best is only a stopgap."

Richard A. Swenson, MD

St. George Marathon Lottery

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Matt and I were picked up to run in the St. George Marathon! Guess I need to start running again.

Business disclaimer

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I'm not ignoring you, really. I've been very busy since we got back from the Utah trip. Things will slow down markedly in June. I'll have finished this major project I'm working on and I'll be on a very "lifestyle" oriented rotation. Today was my first day on ICU, which would be fine except that I started after having worked in the ER all night. C'est la Vie.

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