Monthly Archives: July 2009

Generating globally unique values on Linux

I may expand this later. . . . Query the file /proc/sys/kernel/random/uuid for a globally unique value. It produces a new value on each read. For a globally unique value that’s persistent between machine startup, query /proc/sys/kernel/random/boot_id. [earth:/]120 % cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/uuid 78345a49-875f-48d3-aa80-130db5e57991 [earth:/]121 … Continue reading

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Ten Years with Diabetes – Part Two (The Diagnosis)

I went to my general practitioner for a check-up today. Despite visiting my endocrinologist four times a year and my ophthalmologist semi-annually, this was my first GP visit in several years. I know, I know; I should have those annual … Continue reading

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Ten Years with Diabetes – Part One

I have diabetes. If you know me in real life, you probably know that. You’ve probably seen me testing my blood glucose or giving myself insulin. If you’re “lucky,” you might have heard me say stupid/funny things when I’m hypoglycemic. … Continue reading

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