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-20 pounds through low-carb: this is too easy

Losing weight is supposed to be unpleasant, difficult, and in the long term, pretty much impossible unless you spent a lot of energy on being disciplined (and hungry). People even argue that the body is programmed to gain a couple of pounds a year under the best of circumstances. I've now found out this is…

Fed Up With Awful Health Software — Let’s Build Something Better Open-Source

At the end of July, for various reasons, my wife and I had to change health insurers from Kaiser Permanente to United Health. Given that Kaiser has its own doctors, that also meant changing provider organizations, in our case to Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), which is a Sutter Health affiliate. Which means we needed…

Nico Popp Outlines Government OpenID Adoption

Nico Popp, over at VeriSign, has an interesting post outlining how he thinks the US federal government will adopt OpenID: ... there is a clear view that the deployment of low level assurance identities is only a critical first step, not an end in itself. With the initial OpenID pilot, the administration is seeking to…