Category Archives: technology

Critical measurements

I’m the sort of person who likes to quantify, measure and record the data for future reference. Perhaps I’m a little obsessive. Here are two graphs of aspects of my health which show trends in opposite directions, but which are … Continue reading

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Requiem on hold

There was the faintest suggestion of a sprightly spring in my step this morning as I walked to work, listening to Fauré’s Requiem but not imagining my own eternal rest (well, not to the same extent as perhaps I would have done … Continue reading

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together

In August I developed a sore back while running to work. Over a few weeks it gradually got better and I started running to work again. After about a week of running the same thing happened again. Suspecting something significant … Continue reading

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A warning from the widowmaker?

I’ve had a heart attack, a myocardial infarction (MI). So says a cardiologist, anyway. It could be due to a blockage in the left anterior descending (LAD) branch of my left coronary artery, which the angiogram found to be 30% … Continue reading

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Ouch. Fractured in Fort Collins

My son works with customer relationship management software called CiviCRM. The community of CiviCRM programmers and users was having a get-together in Fort Collins, near Denver, Colorado (He lives with me in Sydney, Australia). Seamus decided this get-together, CiviCon2016, would … Continue reading

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Teeth – a glimmer of hope, but a long dark tunnel

Several years ago I had to have a tooth treated with root canal therapy. Then it fell apart and I had to have this dead tooth repaired. And then the repair failed and about a year ago I had to … Continue reading

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Home away from home

Sunday, St Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2016, 7:30am. I am sitting outside the shops waiting for the greengrocer to open. There is a steady stream of people entering one of the shops that is already open, then emerging carrying flowers; … Continue reading

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