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[3 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

I’m feeling some blog-guilt these days, I haven’t posted in ages, at least not here. I’m sure you’re all starved for some techno-blather that is the norm for FS.com. Unfortunately I’m low on motivation for this sort of stuff. I’m pretty busy at work and the off-hours I’m spending primarily on cancer research and spending time with my family. I can’t say this trend will change any time soon but don’t give up on this blog. I haven’t. In the meantime try here [LINK].

General Computing, Life & Introspection »

[14 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

Whilst I’m not a huge fan of the Playstation 3 as a games console (it’s too expensive and the games are just not there) I am really pleased to read that Playstation 3 owners are contributing more than 50% of the computing power to the Stanford University Protein Folding Program. [LINK]
I recently blogged about protein folding here [LINK]. Protein folding basically is a type of analysis that can help researchers better understand how certain diseases like Cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and so on develop and how they can be cured.
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Life & Introspection »

[12 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

I’ve changed the cancer blog to "http://karenscancer.blogspot.com" which is a bit more appropriate than Colon Cancer Bites. It still bites though. There’s a link on the left too.

Life & Introspection »

[10 May 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

If you develop cancer or a loved one develops it, one of the most frustrating things you may go through is the lack of empowerment. There’s a general feeling that you are at the fate of the doctors and how well your cancer responds to chemo. This applies to both caregivers and patients.
There are things you can do and distributed computing can help. I have known about Stanford University’s Protein Folding program [LINK] for many years now but never felt compelled to set it up. With cancer hitting so …

Life & Introspection, Science »

[6 May 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

I’ve started a new blog here [LINK] http://coloncancerbites.blogspot.com http://karenscancer.blogspot.com where I’ll post the various updates on Karen’s Cancer (until such time as she is free and clear). Upon initial diagnosis we were both nothing short of devastated. Cancer has a way of beating you up, slowly. Being diagnosed throws you into a world that you never want to be in. You are hit with a wave of unpleasant information. Yet there is hope and the blog is one way we’ll spread that hope to other people who may be scared …

Life & Introspection »

[5 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

On April 07th, 2007 my wife went to the emergency room complaining of a pain in her right side. It had been there all week and she’d been scheduled for a CT scan that morning. Unfortunately she’d forgotten to drink the Berium and hence went to the emergency room in the hopes that they could expedite the diagnosis.

The Emergency Room
During the course of that Saturday she underwent a series of blood tests and scans including a CT scan and an MRI. The results indicated numerous large lesions in her …

Life & Introspection »

[16 Apr 2007 | No Comment | ]

When I was younger, in times of stress I would worry. Now I code. My family and I are currently dealing with some medical issues, hence the silence in this blog. Tomorrow there are some more tests being done. My mind is racing and I’ve tried exercise the last few days to expend nervous energy.
Didn’t work today though so I turned to coding.
Tonight I spent some time working up a small utility to collect movie trailers and convert them into Windows Media Format (WMV) something that’s sorely lacking on the …