Wednesday, July 24, 2002  [!]

Mac OS X (from 9) Where files belong now This helpful page compares old and new location of various items in your mac's directory. Where it can be found in OS 9, and where in OS X (and X.1, too). [via Now This]

Now, what I'd like to know is, once I'm logged into someone else's computer running OS X, where Bryce is installed in the Applications folder, how can I get access to the various preset files in the Objects/Materials/Skies/Textures/Trees libraries. I can't access any of them.

Anti-Terrorist watch Instapundit notes how the FBI is turning away perfectly qualified people because, in former days, they inhaled. I feel very secure here in our homeland.

Warren Buffet speaks to the book-cookers in a New York Times op-ed piece [via Scripting News]. He puts his money where his mouth is about accounting for options.

For these C.E.O.'s I have a proposition: Berkshire Hathaway will sell you insurance, carpeting or any of our other products in exchange for options identical to those you grant yourselves. It'll all be cash-free.

Freedom (or not) Doc's coverage of the Open Source Conference in San Diego—and Larry Lessig's keynote— is worth a read.

How would a million bit march work?

Dan Gillmor's covering it, too. He mentions the following:

At the moment he's showing Adobe's e-Book restrictions in the license agreement. It would be absurd, but it's more scary than anything else.

Never has there been more control" of creativity, Lessig says. "Never in our history have fewer people controlled more of the future of our culture, ever," he says.

Music in Surgery (a short installment in stories of health and The Patient—who's recovering well, by the way)
Four weeks ago today, in an exam/consult with the surgeon and the PA (physician assistant) on the day before the Patient's major surgery, I asked the seemingly silly question, "What music do you listen to during surgery?" The answer: rock music during opening and closing. This is not what *I'd* consider rock music, the PA said. The residents—who are in their 20s—are the ones selecting the music. Further, the surgeon added that when it comes to the central part of the surgical procedure, no music. "We're all business here." I was happy that my off-the-wall question produced so much detail, and the "all business" statement was greatly reassuring.

Recalling that, I looked up music in surgery on google.

All findings are about music and the patient, not necessarily a feel for the operating room atmosphere and work conditions.

Linda Rodgers, daughter of Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers and Hammerstein) does musical therapy. That is, music that is played for the patient.

Music in Surgery reduces stress, according to one study. Comparing those who chose music and listened to it, vs. those who did not. Emphasis here is on patient's choice of music, tho the study design wasn't three prong (listen to music chosen by someoen else, choose own music to listen to, don't listen to music at all)

Music during surgery leads to faster healing A Dutch study.

Farlow Music Therapy Services has a summary of research findings and a list of article references on the topic of music and surgery.