Category Archives: From the Yellow Notepad

Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Energy Systems

There are only a few more posts from the notes of what I learned from TeamWILD. Today, we’ll go into the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems in a little more detail. I hope to do a whole post on the … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Fueling

Today’s notes on the material TeamWILD’s Marcey Robinson presented covers fueling for performance and recovery. This is a tricky thing for me. I want to use these guidelines, but I find that my evening workouts need significantly more carbs than … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Insulin

This is part two of what I learned from TeamWILD. If you’re over-insulinized, you’re BG might not be low and you might not have the same symptoms as hypoglycemia, but it can lead to rapid drops in blood glucose and … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Review

This is part one of what I learned from TeamWILD. It occurred to me that it would be good to review “Diabetes Exercise Physiology 100″ before diving into the 200-level stuff. You might also want to look at my notes … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Intro

A couple of years ago, Heather Leide, the awesome coach of the Pancremaniacs, convinced me to purchase a TeamWILD training plan as I prepared for my first 70.3 event. I was most interested in the “having someone tell me how … Continue reading

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The Judgment of Paris

I’ve been a bit busy ’round these parts, trying to tie up loose ends. Yesterday I finished Ross King’s The Judgment of Paris (2006). The tome chronicles the end of the Second Empire in France, the career of Édouard Manet, … Continue reading

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The Frustrated Software Architect

Simon Brown gave an interesting lecture on “Agile Architecture,” entitled The Frustrated Architect at GOTOCon. Here are some notes and reactions: Whatever methodology you use, aim for the best of flat, self-organizing teams. Make sure to mind the inter-team gaps. … Continue reading

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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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Exercise Data

I mentioned last week that I’ve been journaling about exercise for over a month now. With all of that data—over forty events—it’s finally time to sift through it for patterns, to see what worked and what didn’t, and to come … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

It was a long winter with more snow than I can ever remember. We had snow on the ground continuously from the day after Christmas through mid-March with an extra four or five inches on April Fools’ Day. Despite the … Continue reading

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How to Stay Awake in Meetings, Episode #7

Sometimes I get bored in meetings. Here are some scribblings from one of my 2009 notebooks: Ενα “whiskey” σε παρακηλω! Le soleil sûr ma tête, ce me fait comme un bête. ΑΡΧΕ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΩΣ La pluie de l’Espagne reste pour le … Continue reading

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Early Ideas about Using Checklists in Software Engineering

Some months ago, I wrote a review of Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto and about using checklists in software development. I’m pleased to say that it looks like I might get a chance to follow-up on that idea more in the … Continue reading

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Requirements . . . again

It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day . . . time to clean out the files at work. Actually, this year at the office I’m going through all of my yellow notepads — about 17 of them. As I find something … 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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