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general: Thoughts on treating hearing loss

By: Doran Barton on 2014-12-16 at 02:44:07

Most who know me know I've lived with moderate to severe hearing loss. I've worn hearing aids for 36 years and have gotten by quite well, functioning sufficiently in the world of school, career, and family.

My hearing loss has gotten gradually worse over the years, however. What started as a 45-50 dB loss in both ears when I was a child has become a 65-75 dB loss, possibly worse. A 100 ...

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general: Book Review: "Dreamers and Deceivers" by Glenn Beck

By: Doran Barton on 2014-12-08 at 08:19:02

Does Glenn Beck write his own books? I doubt it's possible. I believe his role is more like that of a film director or even a producer. With Miracles and Massacres and his latest offering Dreamers and Deceivers, I believe he picked which stories were to be told, what details were to be emphasized, and what the overall effect on the reader was to be.

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diabetes: Book Review: "Think Like a Pancreas" by Gary Scheiner

By: Doran Barton on 2014-11-29 at 05:56:17

I just finished reading Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner, a certified Diabetes educator and owner of Integrated Diabetes Services, a firm of Diabetes clinicians who all have Diabetes themselves and work to help their clients improve their ability to live with the ...

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diabetes: Taking more aggressive action to combat post-prandial spikes

By: Doran Barton on 2014-11-24 at 16:52:20

I've been reading the book Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner and I've found it is quite interesting and informative. I think any adult Type-1 Diabetic or caregiver of a Type-1 Diabetic would benefit from the information in the book.

I'll be posting a full review of the book in the next couple of weeks after I finish it.

One thing, however, ...

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general: Fozzolog update and Livefyre comments

By: Doran Barton on 2014-11-24 at 07:40:29

The Fozzolog was offline for a couple of months after I had Bluehost reinstall by VPS as a generic CentOS 7 host instead of a cpanel "enhanced" CentOS 6 host.

The delay was perpetuated by the fact I had to build and install dozens of Perl modules needed to run the Fozzolog which are not available through standard CentOS 7 repositories.

Now that the blog is back ...

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politics: My review of the film 'America: Imagine The World Without Her'

By: Doran Barton on 2014-07-09 at 04:40:47

Tonight, I attended a screening of America: Imagine The World Without Her at the Draper, UT Cinemark theater. Accompanying me were my wife and two of our children (10 and 13).

AmericaThe theater the film was shown in was a small theater that ...

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general: How I met my wife

By: Doran Barton on 2014-03-28 at 19:19:20

In November 1993, I was a student at Utah State University studying Computer Science. I had attended USU since Spring 1990 with the exception of a couple of quarters I spent working full-time.

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general: Finding better tools for managing T1D

By: Doran Barton on 2014-01-10 at 05:20:28

In case you weren't aware, I'm a PWD (person with Diabetes) and was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes in November 2000. So, thirteen years ago, and change.

In the time I've been a diabetic, I've tested my blood glucose levels, sometimes several times a day, and I've injected myself with insulin with each meal and basal insulin every night before I go to bed.

Doctors have a way to ...

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general: Book Review: "The Art of Being Unmistakable" by Srinivas Rao

By: Doran Barton on 2013-12-07 at 19:03:55

The Art of Being UnmistakableI took my daughter to the hospital today so she could get an medicine infusion that she needs every eight weeks because of a chronic condition. These infusion sessions usually last about three hours of so, so I decided to read something ...

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politics: Carefully considering the opt-in-for-porn proposal

By: Doran Barton on 2013-11-21 at 06:09:17

There is a petition hosted at the WhiteHouse.gov website asking that Internet service providers provide a mechanism whereby users must "opt-in" if they want to access pornographic content on the Internet.

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politics: Thanks Mike Lee rally

By: Doran Barton on 2013-11-03 at 22:02:02

I attended a rally yesterday in South Jordan to thank US Senator Mike Lee for his work fighting Obamacare and standing up for strong liberty-oriented principles.

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tech: Extending software collections

By: Doran Barton on 2013-10-30 at 15:20:59

Recent Red Hat Developer Blog articles have explained what Software Collections are, what they're good for, and how you can leverage them to easily enhance your development environment leveraging the latest and greatest versions of your favorite programming languages and relational database backends.

But the software collection packages available for each language comprise only a subset of what is available — usually the core and some popular additions. Until that day when repositories have sprung up with all the additional SCL builds of libraries, modules, extensions to your language collection, you'll need to build those yourself.

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general: New blogging platform

By: Doran Barton on 2013-10-30 at 05:00:39

I have finally moved the Fozzolog away from MovableType to... what? WordPress? Heck, no!

The Fozzolog is now (again) powered by a blogging platform created with mine own hand: Fozzolog4. ...

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tech: Compensating for cpanspec

By: Doran Barton on 2013-03-25 at 23:01:23

The cpanspec utility has been an extremely valuable tool for me over the years, especially over the last few months as I've been working on Software Collections for newer versions of Perl in EL5 and EL6.

However, cpanspec has some drawbacks. Here's a list of some issues off ...

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tech: My blog under attack

By: Doran Barton on 2013-03-24 at 00:51:17

I've been having some issues with my blog site lately. There has been an ongoing distributed attack from multiple IP addresses on the site. I haven't confirmed this for sure, but it seems to be targeting the MovableType platform I'm running, maybe by overwhelming the comment system.

I made the move from a homegrown blogging platform to MovableType several years ago because I felt MT was doing ...

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