User talk:Tristanb


My broken images (I'll check on in a few days):

Re: your comment when you saved Arachnoid granulation. You do yourself an injustice, you want to see some of the pages that get saved when they start on here... -- Graham :) | Talk 09:44, 17 Mar 2004 (UTC)

haha, well maybe. it's late at night here and i wanted a quick article to get me back into wikipedia. I should be thinking properly tomorrow. :-) tb

About the photo of "Polish" scalpel: it's a Wikipedia - so that photo is Public Domain and You don't have to ask for using it on antoher open suorce project (like English Wikipedia). You don't have to make a link there saying where it came from. The translation of the sentence below the photo (You can change it): The surgical blade with the handle. Sorry for my English - if I've written sth bad I wasn't going to do it. Greetings from Czestochowa. --Reytan 11:03, 21 Mar 2004 (UTC)~

Hey, nice work on Joey Scarbury. Funny that William Katt, space aliens, Robert Culp, and Connie Selleca didnt get stubs, and Joey Scarbury does. My faith in humanity is restored. -SV(talk) 01:52, 27 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Thanks, i just dow... bought the single before i wrote that, and thought he could use an article. Dunno about the baseball playing thing though, i read that on one internet site and haven't confirmed it. T 02:01, 27 Mar 2004 (UTC)

I wondered whether you might prefer to add your own extra description to the Dunedin panorama, but I see your blue list is still shorter than your red list so you have plenty of other chores! Surprising that WP doesn't have bruise, bruises, or bruising pages when it has less painful things like scar; it also has itch, but that's an album at present!! 8-D :Robin Patterson 01:18, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)
Briefly noted your OTHER talk page and got an interesting response

I've had that list for a very long time :-) I plan to move it to Requested Articles when it's a bit shorter. It's a pure coincidence I actually saw your Dunedin comment on the recent changes. I don't have the pics on my watchlist or anything, and i'd just connected to check my email. I'm sure you're geography of the city is better than mine, I only know the shops and pubs! Thanks for profiling it on Zeal. T 03:10, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Hi TristanB, my compliments on your work on automated analyser. I'm trying to bring some improvement to the medical articles on Wikipedia, especially now the Wikiprojects are pretty defunct. Are you a doctor? At any rate, all medically inclined are invited to join the WikiDoc effort. JFW | T@lk 13:40, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your compliments on the page, it was a bit of a rushed effort, I was trying to make some pages that my friend Idl could help with. I think i'd write the page a bit differently now.
I don't like giving too much about my life away here, but i'm actually a medical student. I've also worked in a hospital laboratory in microbiology, core haem (i.e. non-specialised), and core and spec biochem. I currently work part-time (after class) in the haem dept. in a community lab.
I'll have a look at the WikiDoc page, and I'll put my ~~~ down if it appeals, thanks JFW. T 22:51, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Hi Tristanb. It would be great to have you participate there. You have done an enormous amount of work on medicine articles, and your experience and knowledge would help a lot in getting things organised some more. I am afraid medicine is one of the most underdeveloped fields that Wikipedia has (compare with pop culture - shudder...) and your help would certainly be appreciated. Best, Kosebamse 12:36, 23 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Thanks Kosebamse, I do intend to participate. I just never got round to putting my name down! :-D But i'll join as soon as I have some free time. (should be soon) Thanks again, T 22:25, 24 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Please consider joining the Wikidocs Wikipedia:WikiProject Clinical medicine Kd4ttc 03:30, 22 May 2004 (UTC)

My name's already in the list! :-D But i'm sort of working independently at the moment.
I'm currently writing more about cranial nerves, adding sections nuclei and testing to a few of them (often not logged in). I've probably done enough of that now though. Will possibly contribute more brain stuff, and maybe a bit of endocrine or reproduction/development topics. T 00:56, 30 May 2004 (UTC)


Hi Tristan, we haven't come accross each other's edits for quite a while! I was just wondering if microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (i.e. bite cells/schistocytes) are picked up automatically by automated analysers. Do you remember getting flagged blood films because of this??
Good work on writing about all those muscles. Wikipedia is anatomically grossly underdeveloped. JFW | T@lk 16:57, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Hi JFW, I've been taking a break from wikipedia for a while (it's been a busy past few weeks). In answer to your question, the Sysmex XE-2100 (and no doubt others) has a flag: RBC fragments. This is important because (I think) they can be mistaken for platelets with some automated techniques.
Where I work, we make a film on everything with this flag, and a technologist will look for funny-looking cells (and describe them properly). Also, if a reticulocyte count is added, (done on the same machine) it'll report a more accurate (optical) platelet count.
Hopefully I'll start writing here again a bit more frequently. I've been wasting my computer time with my own wiki and other projects. :-) Tristanb