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NSC First Aid

Recently I experienced something new: the excitement of rushing my wife to the emergency room for stitches. She slipped while hiking and gashed her arm pretty good on some jagged concrete. Score: 10 stitches and one tetanus shot. Today she sent me a link to the
The National SafetyCouncil, who are offering an
online First Aid and CPR course for free from Sep. 11 to Sep. 17. While this will not give you certification, it might help you be better prepared for the eventual emergencies, so I urge you all to
give it a look.

Zounds! Sounds!

While browsing through sweetcode’s archives I found an interesting link to Andrew Plotkin’s program boodler. Boodler is a soundscape generation tool written in Python. Basically it allows you to generate sounds by taking sample sounds, modifying them and playing them using independently scheduled agents. It is a pretty nifty little gadget, and comes with examples which replicate some of those “ambience” CDs like thunderstorms, crickets and frogs.
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