", "collapse": "true" } } }, "38": { "text": "Medicine is stuck in the 20th century", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:17:02 GMT", "name": "medicineIsStuckInThe20thCentury", "pgfnum": "16583", "type": "thread", "subs": { "0": { "text": "At 57, I see doctors pretty regularly. They take blood, listen to this, look into that. I don't do nearly all they want me to do, but I would like to do more. I understand there's a connection between how I feel and look, and how long I'll live.", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:17:16 GMT", "pgfnum": "16584" }, "1": { "text": "I would do more of it, if it integrated with the rest of my life better. Having to wait for returned calls when ever I have to do something with my doctor's office -- so wasteful. Makes me avoid doing things with them. Why can't we use the new communication tools.", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:23:57 GMT", "pgfnum": "16588" }, "2": { "text": "While various professions and industries have changed the way they communicate, doctors and their staff have not. For example, there's an app for the iPad from my pharmacy. When it's time to re-order prescription drugs, I don't have to call anyone, or wade through a voicemail tree, I just click a few buttons on a couple of screens, and the meds are waiting at the pharmacy down the street.", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:18:31 GMT", "pgfnum": "16585" }, "3": { "text": "But if for some reason they have to talk to the doctor, it all reverts to faxes and phone tag. The contrast is stark. The doctors themselves probably don't have to deal with it, but they do have to pay for the human beings who implement all the steps manually, when they could do it with websites and email. And their patients have to deal with it too. BTW. :-)", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:02:22 GMT", "pgfnum": "16598" }, "4": { "text": "I'm sure there are doctors that use the new communication tools. Does yours?", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:03:42 GMT", "pgfnum": "16595" } } }, "39": { "text": "Making web archives safe", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:24:00 GMT", "name": "makingWebArchivesSafe", "pgfnum": "16578", "type": "thread", "subs": { "0": { "text": "This is an important subject.", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:24:17 GMT", "pgfnum": "16580" }, "1": { "text": "I just moved scripting.com, a site that goes back to 1995, from an Apache server to an S3 bucket. In the process we generated a zip file that contains everything. It seems to me that archive is a piece of history.", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:24:17 GMT", "pgfnum": "16581" }, "2": { "text": "What university is ready to receive such a gift?", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:24:18 GMT", "pgfnum": "16582" }, "3": { "text": "\"ABackground: I have a famous great uncle from Germany who was an author and translator. His work is studied in universities. My mother ended up with (paper) copies of all his books from his own collection. We went on a search for a university that would add them to their collection, and found one, and now we're fairly confident we did the right thing for Uncle Arno's legacy." }, "4": { "text": "But with digital stuff, who is going to make a big deal out of receiving a zip archive, when anyone's copy is exactly the same as all the others?" }, "5": { "text": "In other words, how can I make this bit of history safe? I have no clue." } } }, "40": { "text": "What to do with archives?", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:07:09 GMT", "pgfnum": "16575", "type": "thread", "subs": { "0": { "text": "My mother's uncle, Arno Schmidt, was a published author in Germany. It's a long story how she ended up with a small collection of his books, but a couple of years ago she decided she wanted to donate them to a university. I've been interested in archives, so I volunteered to help.", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:07:23 GMT", "pgfnum": "16576" }, "1": { "text": "I wrote a blog post, got some interest, and in the end we donated the books to Portland State University. They had a scholar there who studied my uncle, so we felt we did a good job of finding a home for his writing.", "created": "Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:10:07 GMT", "pgfnum": "16577" } } }, "41": { "text": "Seek the geek", "created": "Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:08:24 GMT", "name": "seekTheGeek", "pgfnum": "16570", "type": "thread", "subs": { "0": { "text": "Yesterday, the first day of the new year, I walked through Times Square to see what aftermath of the big party. The square was more or less empty, except for a few bits of random glitter blown about by sanitation workers, not much was going on.", "created": "Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:08:43 GMT", "pgfnum": "16572", "subs": { "0": { "text": "\"A", "created": "Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:08:30 GMT", "pgfnum": "16571" } } }, "1": { "text": "So I had a chance to look more carefully at the incredible array of light shows in the square. One of them apparently had some image detection software, it tuned into me, and put my picture on the billboard for all to see. In a variety of ways! Wow.", "created": "Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:09:43 GMT", "pgfnum": "16573" }, "2": { "text": "We're getting pretty close to Minority Report stuff. I shot a picture and showed it to some friends. Everyone found it confusing. Who took the picture, they wanted to know. Me, of course. See if you can figure it out. Then watch the video on Vimeo that explains.", "created": "Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:14:06 GMT", "pgfnum": "16574" } } }, "42": { "text": "Moving scripting.com to S3", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:11:21 GMT", "name": "movingScriptingcomToS3", "pgfnum": "16558", "type": "thread", "subs": { "0": { "text": "With the new static sites feature in Amazon S3, it should now be possible to host scripting.com in an S3 bucket.", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:11:27 GMT", "pgfnum": "16559" }, "1": { "text": "This is my first project of the new year. We hope. Knock wood. :-)", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:11:47 GMT", "pgfnum": "16560" }, "2": { "text": "I have a script that will upload all the files from scripting.com, some dating back to 1994, to the bucket.", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:12:01 GMT", "pgfnum": "16561" }, "3": { "text": "I would like to, if possible, preserve the creation and mod dates on the files. Through all the transitions over all the years, I have managed to do that because my scripts have been careful to transfer this metadata along with the actual data.", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:12:30 GMT", "pgfnum": "16562" }, "4": { "text": "Now I'm trying to figure out if this is possible with S3. I see how you can associate metadata with a file as you upload it. However I don't see a way to transfer the modification and creation dates. If anyone has a clue, the help would be much appreciated.", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:13:04 GMT", "pgfnum": "16563" }, "5": { "text": "PS: I know scripting.com is down for most people now. Unfortunately this transition has not been without glitches. And there are broken images too! Still diggin.", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:14:00 GMT", "pgfnum": "16564" } } }, "43": { "text": "Happy New Year!", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 17:02:22 GMT", "name": "happyNewYear", "pgfnum": "16555", "type": "thread", "subs": { "0": { "text": "\"A", "created": "Tue, 01 Jan 2013 17:02:28 GMT", "pgfnum": "16556" } } } } }; //7/9/15 by DW
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