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The Good Doctor

The Human Whisperer: A profile of Abraham Verghese, a new faculty member at Stanford Medical School. Verghese is both doctor and writer. His memoir, My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story, about treating patients in Tennessee at the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic, has received rave reviews for the extraordinary portraits of his patients. Stanford alumni […]

Presentations, Powerpoint, &cetera: Link roundup

At this week’s Toastmaster Club meeting, which included two slide show presentations (one of which was my infant foray into Keynote) I was reminded again of the need for simplicity as expressed by Tufte, et. al., when it comes to powerpoint/keynote and other slide show presentation apps. The damn software application launches and its default […]

Have strength, my little cabbage. By the mercy of NKVD Order No. 00447, we have been chosen for Resettlement.  We will show the tin mines of Kolyma the true power of the proletariat

Яolcats is full of win

Яolcats: English translations of Eastern Bloc Lolcats. [via boingBoing]

A Day in the Life of Abbey Road

Your Thursday Morning Giggle: “Blame Ringo (A Day in the Life of Abbey Road)” Direct YouTube link

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I’m in Pixel Heaven: Photoshop’s Photomerge

This is a panorama thing of beauty. Yesterday I took a bunch of photos of a (recently refurbished) room, intending to manually tile them together. Then I remembered that Photoshop CS 3 had some panorama stitching capability. Here are the originals (square thumbnails, actual images are 4:3, which you can see if you click one […]

by Jeff Gates (Smithsonian American Art Museum - @AmericanArt)

Cupcake Love: Obama and Lincoln

YES WE CAKE! or CAKE WE CAN BELIEVE IN: At the Smithsonian museum, cupcake art! It’s like pixellated images, made of 5900 cupcakes: Watch video of the entire image being constructed by Zilly Cakes: UStream Video. You hear all audio of the Zilly Rosen who’s mic-ed during the entire process. I hear from @Smithsonian that […]

How to condense “blog wisdom” from 9 years into 1 hour

(UPDATED) I’m going to be a guest speaker at a class at CSUF tonight, taught by Steve Scauzillo, who works at Pasadena Star News by day, and teaches an editorial opinion writing class by night. This is my thinking-out-loud post where I gather my thoughts. Post will continue to change as I update things. If […]