The film was created by Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman during their 2013 thru-hiked of the Pacific Crest Trail. The film is short (less than 40 minutes) and does a great job of capturing the spirit of the trail.
The narrator’s voice was a bit monotonic and some of the stop motion videos were nauseating, but overall I enjoy it. They captured some amazing footage of desert and the mountains and it was refreshing to see their enthusiasm throughout the journey. Even though hikers are documenting their trips in increasing numbers, I still enjoy watching most of them and see new facets of the trail in each one.
I recently created a new site, but I visited the domain before the site and was redirected to a cgi default page. And as a result Chrome cached the URL as http://example.com/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi
After I got the site up and running, Chrome continued to redirect the domains to the cgi default page even though it was working properly in other browsers and an incognito Chrome window.
After a week or so of this annoyance, I searched the web for a solution and I found one on Sal Ferrarello’s site. It turns out that Chrome caches redirects and there isn’t a clear way to clear the redirect cache.
The solution that worked for me was Sal’s first idea to disable the cache from the Chrome Developer Tools. The easiest way to open the Developer Tools is Command Option I
Once the Developer Tools are open, click on the settings icon shown here:
Once the settings modal opens, check the box next to Disable Cache (while DevTools is open) option as shown here:
Now visit the page that is cached and the old redirect cache should be permanently removed.
A few years ago Atul Gwande wrote about the medical cost conundrum in the U.S. He follows up on that article withOverkill. This article is an in-depth look at the harm caused by unnecessary medical care.
I’ve become cautiously skeptical of most medical advice and this article reinforces much of my skepticism.
Here are a couple of interesting quotes from the article:
Doctors generally know more about the value of a given medical treatment than patients, who have little ability to determine the quality of the advice they are getting. Doctors, therefore, are in a powerful position. We can recommend care of little or no value because it enhances our incomes, because it’s our habit, or because we genuinely but incorrectly believe in it, and patients will tend to follow our recommendations.
The forces that have led to a global epidemic of overtesting, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment are easy to grasp. Doctors get paid for doing more, not less. We’re more afraid of doing too little than of doing too much. And patients often feel the same way. They’re likely to be grateful for the extra test done in the name of “being thorough”—and then for the procedure to address what’s found.