hello,<br><br>I'm new to the list, Niels Olson. I'm finishing my third year of medical school at Tulane, in New Orleans. Prior to medical school I was a surface officer in the US Navy and I'll be going back as a Navy doc, hopefully in a surgery residency. I learned some LOGO, BASIC, and Pascal between about 10 and 18 years, but took a decade-long detour in the Navy. A shore duty and the OLPC project resparked my interest and since receiving my G1G1 XO I've started teaching myself python on the side (using this primer: <a href="http://openbookproject.net//thinkCSpy/">http://openbookproject.net//thinkCSpy/</a>).<br>
<br>I have two kids myself and they've been field-testing the XO . . . I can report 3 year-olds seem to have a universal interest in lifting the keys off of keyboards, which is particularly ruinous for XOs with their membrane keyboards (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/niels_olson/2456913119/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/niels_olson/2456913119/</a>). I've also been thinking about the $10 telehealth module. One simple finding was that with a professional stethoscope head and a decent lapel-mic the XO's measure activity didn't have good amplitude and range settings to display the captured audio. <a href="http://nielsolson.us/Haversian/2007/12/stethophone.php">http://nielsolson.us/Haversian/2007/12/stethophone.php</a><br>
<br> Coming from the military I'm definitely interested in VistA, and thus WorldVistA. So my interest in the OLPC health project is broad-based, but my skill-level is rather shallow still. Obviously my efforts thus far have been pretty crude, but I hope to make more productive contributions over time.<br>
<br>Regards,<br><br>Niels<br><br><br><br><br><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Niels Olson<br>Tulane School of Medicine<br>Class of 2009<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><br>h/c: (410) 212-1281<br>
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