Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jeff Mather, Paste-up Monkey

I love paper.li, the little service that extracts links from a Twitter feed and makes a newspaper-like collection of articles from them. It’s amazingly high quality for “alpha” software — it’s actually what we used to call “beta” software back … Continue reading

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Performance Programming Links

Faithful readers: This dispatch falls into the bucket of “stuff that’s about work and not diabetes.” (Not that diabetes isn’t its own kind of work.) This is what I do for my 9-5. It’s the stuff I do between thinking … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Diabetes Researchers

I just finished reading Michael Bliss’s excellent The Discovery of Insulin about the amazing work at the University of Toronto in 1921-1923 by Banting, Best, Collip, and Macloed. For most readers, it’s surely a story about discovery and rivalry and … Continue reading

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The Flip Turn

I’m not a very coordinated person, and I’m even less graceful in the water; but I’ve told myself that at some point I’m going to do this: So why not at lap swim tomorrow? OMG, I’m going to drown.

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Diabetes T-Shirt Challenge!

We people with diabetes have an invisible disease, but that doesn’t mean we can’t wear our pancreases on our sleeve! Announcing the Diabetes T-Shirt Design Challenge. Click for larger… Create a diabetes-themed tee and share it with the world. It … Continue reading

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Diabetes BAMF… Or Not

Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten … Continue reading

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Rabbits

Speaking of rabbits and insulin . . . I’m not sure that this device — which is from an actual U.S. patent filing — would actually make children any more comfortable about getting injections. Or rabbits for that matter. Just saying.

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Catching Up with Mr. Mather

Hey y’all. It’s Columbus day; and, yes, I am at work again. I know it’s been a little quiet around here recently. There are a few reasons for that. (1) I’ve been really busy with swimming, bicycling, running, yard work, … Continue reading

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Bon Mots – Part 2

Since we’re going to Montréal this weekend, here’s another installment of some French words that were recently new to me. (You might be interested in the first part, too.) As always, if I have missed something subtle in their meaning, … Continue reading

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Birthday!

So it’s my birthday. . . .

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