Monthly Archives: May 2010

Collecting

Sometimes, you just have to collect stuff. Click for larger . . .

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Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, the day that Americans commemorate lives lost in war and combat. As in previous years, someone from Holliston has placed markers and flags along the main roads in town. Each hand-lettered sign has the name and … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Oily Pancreases and Time Machines

I’m going to try something new, posting a small group of diverse links on a (more-or-less) weekly schedule. Hopefully this will help with my hoarding problem. Living with Diabetes: Sarah has a really great piece on her site about growing … Continue reading

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Australian Weather

Here are the five day forecasts for where we’ll be in Australia. As Lisa wants to know, “How do you pack for a month of this weather?” Sydney — Highs: 60-68°F, Lows: 51-55°F, rainy, cloudy Darwin — Highs: 85-90°F, Lows: … Continue reading

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Separated at Birth

It’s finally time to write that continent-sized post that I’ve been mulling for quite a while. After all, we leave for Australia in just 10 days. I have a hypothesis — I’m full of them, by the way — that … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again

Just FYI, I went for a ride this afternoon. Nothing special — just my typical 16-mile, hour-long route up and down the hills of Milford and Upton. My bike seems to be fine and not sluggish at all, strongly suggesting … Continue reading

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The Anchor on My Ship of Fun

There’s a bumper-sticker out there — you’ve probably seen it — that says “A bad day golfing is better than a good day working.”* Variants of “golfing” include “fishing,” “shopping,” whatever. What you can’t replace it with is “cycling.” A … Continue reading

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Happy Fifth Birthday, Dispatches!

Happy fifth birthday, Dispatches! A lot has happened in my life in the five years since that first post just before our trip to India. I thought you were a goner during my last year of grad school, when I … Continue reading

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The “Blow Stuff Up” Conference

In case you wondered what that post from earlier today was all about, perhaps a picture will help: Click for larger . . . This envelope came in the mail yesterday. I don’t know who put me onto this mailing list, but I’m … Continue reading

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A Menagerie of Image File Formats

This is a follow-up to my recent post on parsing NITF files that contain JPEG data. It’s basically a crash course into the organization of the guts of image file formats. If I were ever asked to be an expert … Continue reading

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NITF + JPEG

I’ve recently been working with streams of JPEG data inside of NITF files. Given my experience supporting I/O involving DICOM files that contain JPEG-compressed imagery, I was extremely surprised to learn how difficult it is to read JPEG from “National … Continue reading

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Diabetes Blog Week Wrap-up (Plus a Warning Shot)

Diabetes Blog Week finished Sunday. I really enjoyed being part of this, writing my own posts and (especially) reading other people’s contributions. I’m giving a huge “Thanks!” to Karen for coming up with the idea for this village green experience … Continue reading

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A Life Without Diabetes

Here it is, the last day of Diabetes Blog Week. Thank you so much, Karen, for proposing this online extravaganza. Today’s topic is a fitting valediction: Life after a cure. I’ll just get this out of the way up front: … Continue reading

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A Day Late, A Tube Short

Yesterday was day #6 of Diabetes Blog Week. I managed to miss it because we were kinda busy. So I’m gonna make up for it today with two posts. First, some diabetes snapshots. Before the pictures, a little story. Remember … Continue reading

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It’s ALL about the Bike

It’s day #5 of Diabetes Blog Week. Today we’re talking exercise. I have a bike. I like love to ride it all over.* Is that exercise? I guess that depends on whether you think it’s “exercise” to do the thing … Continue reading

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