Back Surgery Research – New England Journal of Medicine

There’s a wealth of information in the peer reviewed papers at nejm.org that I plan to read over the following few days. Surgical versus Nonsurgical Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis – May 2007 Back Surgery — Who Needs It? – May 2007 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis – February 2008 Surgical versus Nonsurgical Treatment for Back Pain […]

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Four Emacs links for today

Stevey’s Home Page – Effective Emacs Top ten essential Emacs tips Bash Emacs Editing Mode Cheat Sheet – good coders code, great reuse And I’ve switched from Aquamacs to Carbon Emacs Package for the time being.

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Technorealism? Social Software thought of the week

I had a GED, was struggling with homelessness, and was a telemarketer at Sears Product Services selling maintenance agreements. But I had access to Compuserve, AOL, and Usenet via dialup accounts work and at home. For me, the Net was an important route to a new life – a career I love – software engineering. […]

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Four music links for today

LATimes: Sunset Strip Music Fest Photo Essay, Night One via tony pierce. WNEW.com: Founding Father: Howlin’ Wolf Mirror.co.uk: Interview: Iron Maiden: “That’s one of the reasons we’re now bigger than ever,” smiles Bruce, “whereas a lot of bands and people in general worry about what others think of them and change accordingly.” “We don’t because […]

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Three Scalability related links for today

Dare Obasanjo: Dark Launches, Gradual Ramps and Isolation: Testing the Scalability of New Features on your Web Site “Esoteric Curio”, the blog of Theo Schlossnagle, author of “Scalable Internet Architectures”. b-list: Media and performance: There’s simply no way around this.

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Cremation and Catholic Faith – Research

Ever have “that talk” with your family or loved ones? The one where you discuss how you want your funeral to be? Yeah, it’s a morbid topic to be sure, but following are some links I want to read when I get the chance: American Catholic: Cremation: New Options for Catholics American Catholic: Cremation and […]

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Programming and Development links for today

PIBlog: Building a Python Web Application, Part 1 A Student’s Guide to Software Engineering Projects – Free eBook for Students Raible Designs: Building high-content web applications (I wonder what we can share from work? I need to ask…) Raible Designs: Spring MVC vs. WebWork Smackdown at OSCON (likewise, I need to check what we can […]

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