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The Friday Post #39: Two Notable Blogs, Chameleons, Guitars and Drunk

Here’s the Friday Post #39 for Oct 16 2009.  It snowed in Connecticut yesterday.  It was a mucho-early start to the cold weather season.  Let’s hope for no more snow for another few weeks.

Nice to learn that Graham Walker is still in fine form!  He used to blog as a Medical Student on the Over My Med Body blog (which is still available to read but will have no new postings after June 22,  2008).

Dr. Walker is now a resident in Emergency Medicine in NYC. His current blog is The Central Line where he recently posted a list of indicators which will indicate just how sick you are (tongue in cheek of course).  Read his post entitled “Non-Clinical Prognostic Indicators“.

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Next: An interesting scientific project from MIT called the Chameleon Guitar, described by its’ creators as a “physical heart in a digital instrument”.  Here is an excerpt from the About page:

The Chameleon Guitar, developed at the MIT Media Lab, presents a unique combination of traditional acoustic values and digital abilities. This is a real hybrid machine; a computer reads acoustic information from a wooden heart (resonator) to create new sound experience. This is an academic research project, and not a commercial one; hopefully it will influence others to explore what lies between our physical world and computers.


Learn more at:  http://www.thechameleonguitar.com/Chameleon_Guitar/Home.html

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Chameleons are Weird *

Here’s some proof:

Source Credit: YouTube.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

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My kid the college-student sent me this video link which, while amusing, could also be viewed as a live demonstration of the perils of poly-substance abuse.  He can hardly get up off the floor but, by golly, his grip on that carton of beer never slips.

Video credit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s_40rM_L0s – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

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That’s the Friday Post #39 for Oct 16 2009

Have a great weekend.

* The first chameleon video I put in this post looked too photo-shopped… so I found a better rendition of what a real chameleon looks like.

Answer? An alien.

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