Insulin Infusion Set First Day Blues?

August 28, 2009

I’m curious if anyone else is having trouble with high blood sugars on the first day of a new infusion set. I have noticed an issue with this, despite gradually increasing my fixed prime over time. I notice that on the first day of an infusion set it appears to take some time for the site to really begin to absorb the insulin.

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The fallacy of climate activism

August 28, 2009

This may appear to undermine a number of my earlier posts. However, in this case, I think the point is extremely important. We must begin to recognize and tell the truth of the true nature of our problems. That said, we must also use every weapon in our arsenal to fight for the preservation of the environment to the best of our ability. Most likely the only tool that will actually be worth a damn will be birth control. Yet, we must still do all we can to reduce our ecological (including carbon) footprints while at the same time taking action to reduce the number of feet. The regulars on this blog will remember that I have already argued that the planet cannot support even 300 million of us, let alone 6.7, 8, or 9 billion. So, in that sense, this article is still somewhat consistent with my prior posts. However, I cannot recall previously gotting to the point of wording the issue such that climate change is a mere symptom of a much larger problem, one that involves not only too many people, but people with a completely failed view of the finite planet on which we depend for our very lives every single day.

The fallacy of climate activism

How to be a computer expert

August 25, 2009

Courtesy of xkcd

Of course the problem with this is that although it is literally true, those who need such instructions can’t read flow charts.

McKibben/Colbert Discuss The Number 350

August 18, 2009

Here’s a great video of Bill McKibben on the Colbert Report as they discuss NASA findings why 350 is the most important number on earth right now. I’ll leave any commentary for later.

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An Illiterate Empire

August 6, 2009

Here’s an interesting take on today’s American society from a Pulitzer Prize winning author. I won’t bother to say that the first person to say “Voltaire who?” loses since anyone who doesn’t know likely won’t make it that far in this article.

Forget Red vs. Blue — It’s the Educated vs. People Easily Fooled by Propaganda

P.S. If the title of the article cited here pissed you off, guess which category you’re in.

Rubber ducks help best with computer science

August 3, 2009

For anyone who doesn’t write code, this will seem a bit strange. For those of us who do, it’s quite normal except for the name being given to it, rubber ducking. Often when some problem escapes a programmer for longer than it should, calling someone over for “a second pair of eyes” is the surest way to solve one’s own problem. The very act of explaining the problem to someone else and walking through showing the code is frequently the fastest way to find the problem, even though the problem may be found and corrected before the listener even fully understands the problem.

Rubber ducks help best with computer science

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