A painting by my daughter

A drawing by my son

Niels Olson

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  • Take a moment, now, to meditate on the cost of war then ask yourself, what will you do when the next war is on the horizon?
  • Believe nothing until it is officially denied.
my blog—The Haversian Canal

My life is divided among:

What's New

Short-term goals:

  • Finish reading Lamps & Cibas
  • Help my kids get through Learning Python for Kids this summer

Travel plans: ha ha. Yeah, no really, I just started residency. Travel is verbotten.

Recently completed: Robbins

Lists of interesting people and interesting words and phrases.

Health Care

Eat food. Not too much.
Mostly plants.

The Fat Trap
King Corn
Forks over Knives
Food, Inc
The Weight of the Nation
BBC: The Century of the Self
The Last Heart Attack
Ornish food spectrum
NIH's weight loss modeling tool
Mental Status Exam
MCLNO Antibiogram
$4 drugs Target | Walmart
PubMed | OMIM
Nat'l Guideline Clearinghouse
US Preventive Healthcare

Cochrane Collaborative
CDC Prevention Guidelines
Drugs@FDA | USP | NSF
Generics | Prescribing Info
Harrison's | Wheeless
Merck Manual | Sabiston
UCSD Clinical Exams

General Research

GPO Access | WikiScanner
Bureau of Labor Stats
del.icio.us | Wikipedia
Library of Congress
SourceWatch | Highwire
Open Access Journals
PLoS | Stnfd Encyc of Ph
R (manuals, wiki, listservs)

The Internet

Google's video quality report
Netflix ISP Speed index
HTML primer &
Special Characters
Math symbols
Mozilla | W3C
IT Conversations
Admin Tools
Learn Lisp Comics
Autodidact Tools

My Stuff

All photos
Judged photos
books I want
links | blog

Creative Commons License


WikiLeaks | OpenLeaks
N Engl J Med | JAMA
MMWR | Med Ltr | PLoS
Nature | Weather

Good Ideas

Paul Farmer
Volunteers in Health
Creative Commons
CD Baby | RIAA Radar
Color Blender | Kuler
Find Fonts by Sight
Get human customer service
Foundation Center
Zopa | Kiva | Chow

San Diego, CA

Tri Club
Water quality
SCCOOS currents
Wetsand (Surfing Magazine forecast)
Shralp Tide
Surfline North County Forecast
The Bird's surf report
Wave height, period, direction
Wind, temp, barometer
Rob Mehl
Joe Roper's Ding Repair
Hank Warner
Michel Junod
Shaper's Alley - San Diego

Portsmouth, VA

Lambert Point currents, map
Lee Tolliver
All tides, currents, and consolidated report
Map of many fishing spots
Weather, Sunrise-Sunset
Fishing forecast, solunar tables

New Orleans Area

The Gambit Weekly
Algiers Commissary
People of New Orleans
Southern Rep Theatre
Jefferson Parish
Ochsner Hospital
Vote Smart
Contact Senators
Landrieu & Vitter


US Naval Academy
Navy Cycling
Class of 1998
HPSP | Veterans
Mito-shi, Japan
London (GMT)
Providence, Tampa
College Station
+15 hr
+6 hr
+1 hr
+0 hr