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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year — Don't count the days, make the days count. (Mohammed Ali)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Instigator: What you add water to when you want an alligator. (thanks to PTA)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Inflation: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words. (thanks to Zachary Robinson)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about you not appreciating others. (Confucius)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ariz. Hospital May Lose Catholic Status Over 2009 Abortion Case
Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Don't be afraid of the dark, be afraid of what it hides...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Diplomacy: The art of letting someone else have your way. (thanks to Bob Z)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Depart: De white line down de middle of de hair. (thanks to Catherine Debo)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Don't attempt to run from the past, it is always behind you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Decafalon: The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Discipline without freedom is tyranny. Freedom without discipline is chaos. (Cullen Hightower)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CDC Releases New Interim Guidance for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season
Kids at Risk from Poor OTC Drug Directions (CME/CE, with audio)
Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sony cuts Google TV price $100; trouble in paradise for smart TV play?
Walking Slows the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Caterpallor: The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Diplomacy -- the art of letting someone have your own way.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Digital Wisdom: Affirm brain on-line before opening

Friday, November 26, 2010

Bristol Palin Could Do Women A 'Favor' By Supporting No-Cost Birth Control, Columnist Says
Cashtration: The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Carpetuation: The act of (when vacuuming) running over a piece of string at least a dozen times, bending over, picking it up, examining it and then dropping it again to let the vacuum have another chance. (thanks to Victor)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Democracy is three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bungee Jumping: Suicide, with strings attached. (thanks to Mike McGuire)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bozone: The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Did you hear about the man who lost his whole left side? He's all right now.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blamestorming: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Deja moo: The feeling that you've heard this Bull before!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dedication is not what others expect of you; it is what you can give to others.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dear God, help me to guard my tongue and learn to say the right thing at the right time for the right reason in the right way. Help me, too, to know when to keep my mouth shut.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ACR: Lupus Patients Need Lipid Screening (CME/CE)
Cigna CEO: Don't Repeal U.S. Health Law
Lupus Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer
Most homes have high-definition TVs, but few are watching HD programming
Three ways to take photos at twilight
To Retire Or Not To Retire
CDC: Number of Uninsured Continues to Rise
Exquisite Workings Of The Brain Revealed By Zebrafish
Avoidable: What a bullfighter tries to do.
Drinking 100 Percent Fruit Juice Is Linked To Higher Intake Of Essential Nutrients
An interview with Nate Costa

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only life can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. (Martin Luther King Jr)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dad: Someone who hopes his sons will turn out to be just like him, and who is afraid his daughters will meet someone who did.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Aquadextrous: Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub tap on and off with your toes.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Be who you are and say what you feel: because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. (Dr. Suess)
The first step to good web development: Listen to the customer drupal

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Frederick L Collins: "There are two types of people. Those we who come into a room and say, Well, here I am! and those who come in and say, Ah, there you are."
After using it without problem for 13 years, my Hotmail account won't accept my password. MSFT won't reset my password because I can't remember my secret phrase. After 13 years, remember a phrase? At my age I'm lucky to remember my name. MSFT, boo!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The more knowledge you gain, the less certain you are of it.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Be tender to the young, compassionate to the aged, tolerant with the weak. For in your life you will be all of these.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Exciting project coming to fruition

For several years I've been working with health care providers to utilize social media to better connect with their communities.  I am very excited that a project is coming to fruition, the launching of the Social Media Health Network.   

The Social Media Health Network, a service of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, will provide access to tools, resources and guidance for organizations and individuals that want to apply social media in health and health care. The Network will offer different membership options, including free and paid memberships. 

The online network uses open source content management tools and hosting infrastructure to facilitate future contributions and knowledge crowdsourcing from the Network member community. 

The charter members of the Social Media Health Network are:
  • Inova Health System, Reston, Virginia, USA
  • Mission Health Care, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Technical Notes

I developed the site in Drupal, using off the shelf modules for functionality, when available.  Modifications to default functionality and 'look and feel' were made to better suit the health care community.  On the back end, the site is served from Amazon EC2, utilizing Pressflow, Memcahce and Apache SOLR to provide quick response and fast data searches.  PHPMyAdmin, ISPConfig and Traq are used for customer and server support.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

No matter how clever and complete your research is, there is always someone who knows more.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Best friends don't ask you: "Is something wrong?" Best friends ask you: "Whats wrong?"

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. (Benjamin Franklin)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It is simple to make something complex, and complex to make something simple.

Monday, October 18, 2010

In today's technical environment, it is a requirement that we forget more than we learn.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. (Chinese proverb)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Be more concerned about your character than about your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think of you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The new version always manages to change the one feature you need most.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres: "Just go up to somebody on the street and say You’re it! and just run away." Famous People

Sunday, October 10, 2010

If you are not thoroughly confused, you have not been thoroughly informed.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Being right is highly overrated. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart. (Richard Carlson)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Don't fix something that ain't broke, 'cause you'll break it and you still can't fix it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Vince Lombardi: "If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score? …. Go Ducks!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Walt Disney: "All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dolly Parton: "I look just like the girl next door… if you happen to live next door to an amusement park."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Behavior is a mirror in which everyone shows his image. (Goethe)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. - Elbert Hubbard

Monday, September 27, 2010

It is never wise to let any piece of electronic equipment know that you are in a hurry.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Before you point your fingers be sure your hands are clean.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Drupal for Health Care -- You Bet!

Health care providers are using the web to better connect to their communities.  They have many choices for web development tools.  Drupal should be on their list.

Drupal is an open source, content management system that provides a framework for developing complex sites.  That's right... open source, no charge.  It's easy to fear a no cost option, but Drupal has thousands of developers creating and maintaining the framework.

Drupal is extensible.  Through the use of plug-in modules, developers can add hundreds of functions to the core framework.  There is some great functionality that can be added to Drupal for health care -- groups, micro blogging, shopping carts, slideshows, project management, and social media widgets, just to name a few.  And if you are concerned about SEO, there are Drupal modules that will help your site move up the search engine index.

Because Drupal is open source, developers have access to all the source code.  That means they can tailor functionality to meet the needs of the provider.  The web layout code is included as well, so the 'look and feel' of the site can be modified as the provider wishes.

Drupal also contains utility tools to monitor the health of the site and to let you know when updates to the core and your modules are available.

Drupal makes it easy to put together functional websites quickly.  It makes it easy to create content of different types, including blogs, stories, videos and images.  If you are a provider looking to develop a new web presence, look at Drupal, and maybe even save a few dollars in the process.
Physician's Personal Habits Matter In Diet, Exercise Counseling
The growing need for diabetes management globally
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are who already possess it. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

JEWEL-OSCO Pharmacies Bulk Up Prevention Program
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories. (John Wilmot)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Any simple theory will be worded in the most complicated way.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Harold R. McAlindon

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. - Justice O. W. Holme

Friday, September 17, 2010

Be careful of the words you say. And keep them soft and sweet. For you never know from day to day. Which ones you'll have to eat.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. - James Dean

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Be bold in what you stand for; and careful what you fall for.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to... but be respected, that is essential. (Anna Gould)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. - Vince Lombardi

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Beautiful young people are acts of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Quote: Beautiful hands are those that do..... deeds that are noble, good, and true

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try. - Charles F. Kettering

Monday, September 6, 2010

Beautiful faces are those that wear whole-souled honesty printed there. (Ellen Palmer Allerton)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the manufacturer and impossible for the serviceman.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Be at peace with yourself first and then you will be able to bring peace to others. (Thomas A. Kempis)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lupus Researchers Will Examine Ways To Best Apply Findings From Lupus Mouse Model To Human Lupus
Childhood Sports Related Concussion Visits To Emergency Rooms Tripled In Ten Years
Kids' Sports-Related Concussions Soar (CME/CE)
Eyegenixâ„¢ Artificial Cornea Achieves Major Advancement Towards Curing Corneal Blindness
Bacteria: the only culture some people have.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baby: A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Are you fuel for your job or is your job fuel for you. (Prof. Preston Bottger)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Some people manage by the book - even though they don't know who wrote the book or even what book.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A computer makes as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working 20 years make.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

To err is human, to blame somebody else shows good management skills.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. (Miguel de Cervantes)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A person who can speak many languages is not necessarily more valuable than a person who can listen in one.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The attention span of a computer is only as long as its power cord.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A person is only as big as the things that make them angry. (Confucius)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand. (ouch)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blount Punches Again

My Way - Sports News

Blount Caps Night Practice by Punching Teammate

Aug 18, 11:34 PM (ET)


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -This punch won't be so costly for LeGarrette Blount.

The rookie running back capped off a feisty night practice for the Tennessee Titans with a short punch to the helmet of defensive end Eric Bakhtiari a few moments after having his own helmet ripped off for the second time in as many plays.

Blount had just returned to the Titans on Wednesday night after being excused since Sunday for personal reasons. He was carrying the ball in a drill near the goal line when his helmet came off, and he kept his feet moving toward the end zone.

The play ended with some pushing and shoving, then Blount threw a right into Bakhtiari's facemask. Blount quickly talked to coach Jeff Fisher before leaving the field.

"He apologized, and I said he didn't have to apologize," Fisher said. "It's football. It's training camp."

Blount was suspended by the University of Oregon for eight games of last season for punching Boise State defensive end Byron Hout after a game on Sept. 3. Without much of a senior season, Blount went undrafted.

The Titans, having traded away LenDale White, brought in Blount as a free agent.

On the play that sparked Wednesday's scuffle, Blount said his helmet had been intentionally pulled off the play before. A new NFL rule going into effect this season stops the play when a player's helmet comes off. Then his helmet came off again. Blount said he apologized to Fisher because he had promised the coach his fighting days were behind him.

"That was my past. It just came up again. I got into one of those situations where the defense pushed me too far. With training camp and everything going the way it is and being as intense as it is and me being a rookie, it was just something I shouldn't have done. But I did it," Blount said.

Fisher downplayed the punch.

"His past is his past. Is that the first punch you've seen in camp this year? No. I'm not disappointed whatsoever. I have great confidence in the young man that he learned from his mistake, and he's very competitive. That's why we brought him in here is to watch him run the football like that," Fisher said.

Bakhtiari, with a towel draped over his head, declined to comment to reporters in the locker room.

The Titans originally had been scheduled to practice outdoors under the lights at LP Field in a closed session. Heavy rains predicted to drop at least 4 inches of rain onto the field prompted Fisher to move the practice back to the team's headquarters, and they worked inside under the lights.

It was an intense physical practice with Vince Young yelling at receivers not getting to balls, and he even got popped himself once by safety Michael Griffin. Fisher said it was the kind of session his team needed during essentially the last long week of training camp.

The Titans' preseason opener is Monday against Arizona, then the teams hold a joint practice two days later before Tennessee wraps up training camp.

Fullback Ahmard Hall called Blount's reaction just the intensity of training camp.

"If anybody else was to get mad, there wouldn't be a question. It would just be a guy getting mad. LeGarrette Blount gets mad, everybody wants to bring up his past. Guys pushed him. He reacted. It has nothing to do with what happened to him in the past," Hall said.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. (Albert Einstein)

Monday, August 16, 2010

The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Defibrillator May Offer 24/7 Surveillance Without Touching The Heart
We ought not to desire the impossible. - Leonardo Da Vinci

Friday, August 13, 2010

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.- Michel de Montaigne

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers - Leonardo DaVinci

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else. - Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, August 9, 2010

Anyone can become angry.That is easy.But to be angry with the right person,to the right degree,at the right time,for the right purposeand in the right way.That is not easy. (Aristotles)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

If you're cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you see perfectly?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap never argued with a traffic cop.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quote: In an argument, a woman always has the last word. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Antiques are things one generation buys, the next generation gets rid off, and the following generation buys at auction at amazing prices.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quote: If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else. - Will Rogers

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Anyone who can only think of only one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination. - Mark Twain

Friday, July 30, 2010

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Amazon's new low-price Kindle raises stakes in e-reader wars
A note left for a pianist from his wife: "Gone Chopin, have Liszt, Bach in a Minuet."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quote: Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

An optimist believes we live in the best of all worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Only presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we". - Mark Twain