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Tuesday,  04/07/09  11:36 PM

"Op zoek naar Maria - Dans in het Centraal Station van Antwerpen"
Incredible.  Awesome.  Yay.
[ via Gerard Vanderleun ]


Final Madness

Tuesday,  04/07/09  11:42 PM

Michigan State - North CarolinaI didn't have the heart to blog about it last night, but the Madness Final was the worst blowout you could imagine.  Possibly worse than that...  I watched from an IBM reception in a bar, and I must tell you five minutes in you could tell, it was over.  I mean seriously the Fridge Score was 35:00.  Sometimes you have a team that just matches up perfectly with another, and so it was with North Carolina against Michigan State, everything they did worked, and there was nothing Michigan State could do about it.  All the adjustments were for naught.  It's kind of too bad because there was a whole storybook aspect to Michigan State, how they were a #3 seed, but were on a great run, they were playing in Detroit, Magic Johnson was there, etc.  Didn't matter.  North Carolina played like the #1 seed they were, and blew them out.  It was so lopsided that the final score of 89-72 is deceptive; the whole second half was extended garbage time.

Well so be it, another year's March Madness is past; onward...


Tuesday,  04/07/09  11:57 PM

What a mad day, still at HIMSS conference in Chicago, rushing around from presentation to meeting to reception to meeting to reception to ... whew.  (See my report on my Aperio blog for details.)  I think my presentation went well, and it was a big relief; I was nervous, but then I was late, and I was so preoccupied with getting there on time (I did, barely) that my nervousness was forgotten, and before I knew it I was done.  So be it.

Tonight I dined at Graham Elliot.  They say if you can't say anything nice, you shouldn't say anything, and I can't, so I won't.

CEO guide to EHRBW: The CEO Guide to Electronic Health Records.  A nice collection of articles even if you're not a CEO.  Even if you're a CTO attending a conference focused on Healthcare IT.  Especially if...

Interesting, and related: CVS customers can now important their prescription history into Google Health.  This whole personal health thing really has legs.  People increasingly want to take control over their own healthcare - and their parents'! - and consumer software vendors like Microsoft and Google are going to help them do it.

Bill Whittle has a message to the rich.  Man, I must tell you this stuff really raises my blood pressure to dangerous levels.  Eject Eject Eject!

Astana have announced that Lance Armstrong is good to go for the Giro d'Italia in May.  Wow, that's pretty cool.  Also, possibly, pretty optimistic.  I am totally rooting for it; if Lance goes, he could win, and if he wins, he could ride for Levi in the Tour de France.  Otherwise we get a team with three leaders (Alberto Contador too), and that doesn't work.

Juliet Lapidos asks Why is Gmail still in beta?  Good question... five years should be long enough to get all the bugs out, right?


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