Category Archives: Computing

Uploading OneTouch Meters to CareLink in MacOS 10.8

You know what sucks? Not being able to connect to CareLink from your nifty, modern Mac because Lifescan and/or Minimed decided it wasn’t worth creating a new driver for the cable that connects a OneTouch blood glucose meter to your … Continue reading

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Mo Pixels, Mo Problems

Technology might be making the world a smaller place, but the data we’re creating and using is only getting bigger and bigger. Recently a few customers independently contacted me with problems reading their large DICOM (medical) and NITF (national intelligence) … Continue reading

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Compiling the Julia example from “CUDA by Example” on Mac

This is just a little note to remind myself later how to do this. Perhaps it will be helpful for others in the same situation. I’ve been reading CUDA By Example recently to (1) learn how to do some really … Continue reading

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Convolution

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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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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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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Welcome to Herb Sutter’s Jungle

In an effort to keep posting something here until I’m in the right place mentally to write about things that probably interest you, my dear friends, family, and online diabetes peeps, here’s another computing performance excerpt and link. (Working on … Continue reading

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We Need a New Mindset

Guy Steele drops a truth bomb. (From How to Think about Parallel Programming: Not!)

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Thinking Differently about Software Optimization

Yesterday morning while eating my “Free Wednesday Breakfast” chocolate croissant and fresh fruit with yoghurt, I watched an interview with John Nolan entitled “The State of Hardware Acceleration with GPUs/FPGAs, Parallel Algorithm Design.” In the spirit of giving back, I’m … Continue reading

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QCon SF 2011 Software Engineering Conference Notes

It’s sometimes possible to forget when reading all of the posts here about travel, diabetes, triathlon, and photography that they’re just a small part of my life. I have a job to which I devote a whole lot more time. … Continue reading

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What I Do

If you’ve ever wondered what I do for my 9-5, it’s figure out stuff like this and this.

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Things You Should Be Reading

Hey, everybody. It’s that time again. The time to clean out a bunch of links that I’ve read and share them with you because I think you might find them interesting. Ultramarathon — The always hilarious author of The Oatmeal … Continue reading

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My Insulin Pump Hacker Name is “Glux0se”

Victoria wrote an excellent piece on her site about what’s become known as “pumphackingate.” In it, she gives a brief recap of the facts and some of the reactions that have appeared on other blogs. Here’s an even briefer recap, … Continue reading

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Ready to Start Coding

It’s been a week since I announced that I was going to write an iPhone app. I’m still excited about it, even though someone told me that Medtronic is working on their own version of the same thing I proposed … Continue reading

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Helpful iOS Apps for Diabetes

I’ve been thinking about iPod/iPhone/iPad apps for good reason lately. My research into how to write such an app of my own continues apace, and I’ve contemplating exactly what I can make it do. I’ve also been thinking thinking about … Continue reading

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