Facebook and Healthcare data, the contrarian view.

(Update May 2019.) Publishing this article was part of what started my recent investigation into Facebook’s cybersecurity and privacy practices. The outcome of that investigation means that I do not have any hopeful or positive things to say regarding Facebook and I believe that I was… and we all were, naive. I no longer hold […]

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Cascading Configuration Design Pattern

I have not been able to find simple plain-language descriptions of what the Cascading Configuration Design Pattern is. And really not that many complicated descriptions either.  Basically, this pattern is used to simplify very complicated configuration problems, by simplifying what would be a matrix of configuration decisions into a “cascade” of configurations using a hierarchy. […]

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QR Code as Art

Recently, I have come to realize how many issues I have hidden from by being a work-a-holic. Especially losing my mother and brother so close together. It was coming out in unhealthy ways and I have been looking for better ways to process those events, rather than letting them fester as a back-ground brain process. […]

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My political bias

I think, when one starts to write what could be a politically explosive blog posts, it is good order to reveal your political biases and opinions. I am about to write several, so this is a nice preface that I can just link to, in order to explain my perspective on current political issues. Let […]

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NDC search improves again

As I mentioned recently, the NDC search page improved to include more data and CSV downloads. Now it is using tabular results, instead of accordion method. I love the improvement. the old results look like this (click to make the picture clear)   new results look like this (click to make the picture clear) Great […]

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