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December 21, 2007 by BlueDev
Whew, dusting off the old keyboard here.  Been a while.  But I had to share, this was too ridiculous.

4:30 this morning.  I was on call for General Surgery (and Pedi Surgery and Vascular Surgery and Trauma and ENT).  Other than a vascular patient who decided she wanted to try to die and hemorrhage on us (she's as okay as she can be, at least not bleeding like a stuck pig anymore) it was a pretty quiet nite.

One of the joys of being the junior Surgery resident on call is...
December 12, 2007 by BlueDev
Systematic Chaos By: Dream Theater Year: 2007
Click here for the artists site

2007 marked a transition for Dream Theater.  They escaped the confines of their Warner music label over to one of metal's biggest labels, Roadrunner Records (of course, the beautiful irony is that Roadrunner was bought out by Warner in the beginning of 2007, though this all happened after the plan to switch labels).  Would a change in record labels lead to a change in direction for one of progressi...
December 12, 2007 by BlueDev
Just testing Windows Live Writer to see if it will work with a blog group as well as a personal blog.
October 27, 2007 by BlueDev
San Chonino and I have had some discussion about the direction, etc. of our reviews here at The Prog Geek.  As I was doing some work on the master index article, I came upon a disturbing revelation: We rate things here way to freaking high.  There are too many 9 and 10 ratings.  I just didn't feel we had been appropriately critical. 

Part of the problem is that this is totally amateur.  We review music we have and have listened to, so it stands to reason we would lik...
October 10, 2007 by BlueDev
Yes, yes, I know it isn't even Halloween yet.  But the Holidays are fast approaching and I thought it might be fun to set up a Christmas/Holiday card swap (with enough time for it not to be a burden).

Here is what I was thinking: If you want in drop a comment here, adding your name to the list, then email me (peteyDOTjonesATgmailDOTcom)  an address to which the cards should be mailed (don't want real or email addresses sitting out there for all the world to gather).  I will tak...
September 2, 2007 by BlueDev
A few years ago, a game came along that got pretty great reviews.  It also had pretty steep system requirements, as is often the case with AAA first-person shooter titles.  I knew my rig at the time wouldn't run it well, so never did have a chance to check it out.  As years went on and I got a new system that could handle the game I kept meaning to go back and revisit it.  Time has passed and it is one of those games I just never did get around to playing.

Until now, that ...
August 29, 2007 by BlueDev
So, we know Word 2007 works, Windows Live Writer works, what about BloGTK running on Fiesty Fawn? Let's see the results.
August 29, 2007 by BlueDev
Years ago, I frequented a gaming website's message board.  There was a particular character there who posted regularly.  His posts were often well thought out, eloquent, and quite entertaining to read.  He was easily one of the most popular members.

However, he also had a habit of becoming rather fierce when discussing political issues. 

Due to his status as a respected, long time member, he got away with murder.  There was a very strict "no personal attacks" rule...
August 29, 2007 by BlueDev
Meade versus Lee.  Optimus Prime versus Megatron.  Gandalf versus Saruman.

Classic battles, all of them.

But the most epic and pressing for me is Medicine versus Surgery.

See, I am no longer the intern.  I am now a Surgical Resident.  This means that I am the one people call when they want a Surgery Consult.  This is fine.  It is an excellent way to learn.  I see patients, assess their problems, examine them and then determine if surgery is indica...
August 27, 2007 by BlueDev
 

 

Rush: Snakes and Arrows

Year: 2007

http://www.rush.com

 



Some review are difficult to write simply because the music is so bad I don't know how to convey just how atrocious the music is while still sounding professional.  Some reviews are difficult to write for the exact opposite reason; they are so good it is difficult to write about the music without coming across as a blind superfan.

And then there are perhaps the most difficult of all...
August 26, 2007 by BlueDev
I know Zoomba did a test blog with a similar title, but I couldn't quite tell, did it work?  Island Dog was unsuccessful, so here I am, going to give it a try.
August 20, 2007 by BlueDev
This is incredibly petty of me, but I have to admit, after my last blog that was actually about what has been going on in my life went over like a rock, with only one comment (thanks Maso!!!  You da man!), I have been somewhat sapped of my desire to blog.  It is a silly reason, but I am the first to admit that one of my impetuses for blogging is the comments.  So, being summarily ignored was a bit of a let down.  Oh well, I can't say I have been great about commenting on othe...
August 10, 2007 by BlueDev
About two years ago, I wrote a blog about using Ubuntu. I was impressed and quite pleased at how solid the OS was out of the box, once installed. However, since that time, I just haven't dabbled in Linux that much. Once I got my current laptop, I read that Ubuntu didn't play to happy with Acer laptops. But, the bug to play around was too strong, and so, when I stumbled across Wubi, I couldn't resist.

Wubi is an installer for Ubuntu that runs in Windows. The beauty of it is that you don't...
July 23, 2007 by BlueDev
So there are two of us here at Concord.  A 4th year and myself, the 2nd year.  We take call between the two of us and an ocassional day from the Family Practice intern.  Since the 4th year is going on vacation next week that means I get to help cover her call.  Sweet.

That means I am on call 8 out of the next 14 days.  Awesome.  On call Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. 

I can't even pretend that is cool.  That su...
July 23, 2007 by BlueDev
It's been a while.  In fact, with the exception of the recent music collab article I worked on with San Cho, it has been two months to the day since my last post.  Hmm.  Even I am surprised it has been that long.

-I have had every intention of writing a number of blogs in that time.  I have quite a few even started, festering in some state of composition.  For some reason, they just never grew to fruition.  I found myself bored with them, or bored with writing, o...