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{ Daily Archives } Wednesday, January 2011

Predictably Unhelpful

A depressing but absolutely correct editorial from Dimitri Christakis of the University of Washington in this month's Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (behind a pay wall, unfortunately, but the full reference is there). [H]undreds of decision tools in a variety of forms—guidelines, practice parameters, prediction rules—have been generated. Some have been good, some bad; […]

Javascript and Lisp

As Douglas Crockford has said, javascript is Lisp is C's clothing. That is part of what make javascript fun to program, but I never realized how literally true that statement is until I found this fascinating article by Thomas Lord about GNU and Scheme, that claims: I've read, since then, that up to around that […]

jQuery Text Effects

I have no idea when I would ever want to use these, but they are very cool. <h4>Click Me</h4> <div id="texteffect" style="width: 200px;height: 200px; border: 1px solid purple; background: #abcdef; cursor: pointer; padding: 2px; overflow: hidden"> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Curabitur libero sem, fringilla in posuere a, cursus nec felis. Integer […]