I saw the movie “Elephant” on cable a few weeks ago. If you have not seen the movie and want to completely avoid spoilers then don’t read on, though at least finish this sentence: the movie is original, disturbing, and well worth viewing. There is no major spoiler in this review, but if you don’t… Continue reading "Elephant" — A Disturbing Movie
What a terrific movie! It certainly shows that strong, loving families come in all different shapes and sizes. This was funny and sweet with zero saccharine. As the title of this film otherwise suggests, this is not a â€œchick-flickâ€ or some kind of feel-good drivel about a precocious, obnoxious or sickeningly sweet child. Itâ€™s a… Continue reading "Little Miss Sunshine"
I just finished reading â€œMere Christianityâ€ by C.S. Lewis. While initially reading it, I felt quite disappointed in Lewisâ€™ tortured logic, twisted metaphors, and simplistic deductions. There is really a spectacular dearth of reason. He dismisses virtually all but Christian belief (except non-Christian belief systems which share similarities with Christianity), and makes sweeping generalizations supported… Continue reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis
The new EP Studios project is a simulation of an EP recording system.Â The program is loosely based on the CardioLab system I have used for years.Â The program will be released under an open source license sometime (?) in 2007.
I just want to put a good word in for the version control program SVK. First a word of warning. This is definitely a programmer’s topic and if you have been reading for the political opinions or entertainment, or even for EP opinions, you should skip this topic. There, have all the non-programmers left? Ok.… Continue reading Version Control with SVK Part I
The new ACC/AHA/ESC guidelines for ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of sudden death appeared in my online edition of Circulation this AM and I turned with some interest to the section on prophylactic implantable defibrillator criteria. The guidelines, scripted by a committee of international experts, are supposed to represent a distillation of the best available scientific… Continue reading New Wishy-Washy Sudden Cardiac Death Guidelines
This is a pet peeve. Restaurants have smoking and nonsmoking sections — indoors. If you want to eat outdoors you have only one choice. Invariably as you are enjoying the sunshine, fresh air, and a nice meal, the inconsiderate clod at the table next to you lights up and starts polluting your air space. It… Continue reading Outdoors Needs A Non-Smoking Section
… then so should presidents. Brian Williams’ recent interview with the president was more fodder for the “Is the president an idiot?” camp. Bush stated he had recently read Camus, and “3 Shakespeares.” He then stated he was an “ecelectic” reader. This word sounded like a cross between eclectic and epileptic, and possibly reflects a… Continue reading If Immigrants Need To Learn English…
I just finished watching 2001 in high definition. I had forgotten how visually beautiful the film is, having seen it over the years in its VHS version, but seeing it in 1080i resolution on a wide screen LCD TV brings me back to my first viewing of the film, on a lovely summer day in… Continue reading On 2001: A Space Odyssey