Monthly Archives: February 2012

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes

Friends, I’m bicycling the 105-mile Ride to Cure Diabetes in Death Valley this October. It’s a fundraiser for JDRF to support diabetes research, therapies, and patient advocacy. Won’t you please help me meet my fund-raising goal? Thanks! Here I am … Continue reading

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Coworker: So, what are you doing? [Eying my copy of Steve's Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB book.] Me: I thought it was about time for me to learn how filtering works. Coworker: Everybody has to walk through that convolution and … Continue reading

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Opera, E-mail, and Documentary Shorts

I have three questions for y’all today, dear readers. Opera Recommendations — Yesterday (before the Academy Awards love-fest) I watched the PBS “Great Performances” recording of the Met’s staging of Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena.” Wow, that was great! Watch GP at the Met: … Continue reading

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Writing a File Reader in MATLAB

A colleague recently asked me to help him read a file in MATLAB, which supports reading a whole bunch of image and scientific data formats right out-of-the-box but not NRRD. This format stores 3D volumes of radiology data and (like … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I — I finished off the bottle of sugar-free Robitussin DM yesterday. That must mean I’m well now, right? II — Yesterday morning, I went for a long run around Milford, Hopkinton, and Holliston. The 12.5 miles were a bit slower than they might … Continue reading

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Real People Sick

The ironic thing about me having diabetes is that I’m really bad at being sick. I come about it honestly. My father is a bit of a hypochondriac, so I’ve always been a bit skeptical of illness. My mother is … Continue reading

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From a pre-lunchtime conversation . . . Coworker: You can sign up to be a zombie or a normal person. If you’re a normal person, you wear a flag-football belt, and if the zombies chasing you grab two of the flags, you’re done. … Continue reading

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Lisa makes the best T-shirts! This Christmas gift might just be perfect.

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An Experiment with SSE

Updated: 6 February 2012. Techie people, the good stuff—code, results, more info—is below the fold. Friends, I’ve been in my head a bit recently. That’s not necessarily bad—it’s a nice neighborhood, really—but one of the dark alleys I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Criticizing Brainstorming

Friends, I think I might have something interesting say in the next couple of days. Until then, here are some more excerpts, this time from Cliff Kuang’s Fast Company article “The Brainstorming Process Is B.S. But Can We Rework It?”. … Continue reading

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