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Archive for January, 2006

WP2

Friday, January 27th, 2006

this here bitpuddle prolly needs an upgrade. Anybody that doesn’t want to
make the move speak quickly…

GERD: New Outpatient Surgery Options

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

This has apparently been around for a while (FDA approval was granted in 2003), but it just now caught my attention: there’s a relatively new device used to perform a type of outpatient surgery to fix gastroesophageal reflux, called the Plicator. Studies appear to give it a pretty good success rate (half of the successful participants were completely off heartburn drugs at the one-year mark).

It doesn’t sound like too many facilities exist for treatment at this time; however Baylor Dallas does perform such procedures. The process apparently takes between 20 and 45 minutes, and is done under conscious sedation.

Intel Macs

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Steve Announces Intel Mac notebooks, named the “MacBook Pro.” And, yes, it’s on the Apple website. (This is new; I checked shortly after lunch today, and there was no hint…)

Do you want spam? (a) Sure (b) Why Not?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

I don’t think I’ll be taking Optimize up on their free subscription offer. I filled out the form they presented; when I submitted, it complained that I hadn’t answered two mandatory questions:

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

Is there a secret level for chemlab?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Sometimes you trip over stuff growing in your backyard that you didn’t expect:

Check out the GuildHall: http://guildhall.smu.edu/index.htm