So I had a manic, aimless, highly productive and ultimately very useful tramp across the eastern seaboard a few weeks ago. Lots of flying, driving, hiking, cycling, walking, yadda.Measured against expectations, no question, the best meal I had was in the Newark airport. I got in the line for a slice of pizza, not realizing that I was preparing for a show of pizzatastic proportions. This half Italian, half black, half Puerto Rican, ginormous dude yelled out at people - "YOU! WHAT CAN I GETCHYA?" And then the magic would begin. He played his spatula like Kurt Cobain on a guitar that was about to be smashed. Cha-ching, ching, ching, ching cha! "PEPPERONI COMING UP - HEY WATCHU WANT?". The spatula sang as it slapped open the pizza oven, and then shimmied under a slice. It was incredible.I took my singing slice o' margarita (my baseline pizza comparison standard) and headed over to the A&W section of the mystical airport food court and ordered a root beer float. It is not often that I can say with conviction, "God bless the USA".
Stuff I think is cool
Open Source Software I've written
Social Range - A company for Social Justice Hackers
Writings and Talks
Health Systems Interoperability Handbook
Improving Patient Care with ICT
The Current State of Open Source Mobile Phone Tools and Applications
Hacking Healthcare Technology in Africa
Touchscreen clinical workstations at point of care: a paradigm shift in electronic medical record design for developing countries
Improving data quality with user interface design
Africa on Rails: Mentoring software developers to solve the health care crisis in Africa
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