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blog entries: tech

Host­ing update

I believe I’ve fin­ished tweak­ing the host­ing setup for — and, by exten­sion, and ( and the root will fol­low along in a few months).…


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If you’re read­ing this in South America

I’m host­ing this site on sev­er­al serv­ers loc­ated stra­tegic­ally around the globe, one of which is in San­ti­ago, Chile. I’ve just been informed that that serv­er will be down for main­ten­ance on 2023-11-09 from 04:00 to 08:00 utc, which will be in the very early morn­ing (depend­ing on your time zone) in South Amer­ica. Things should be set up prop­erly such that you’ll be redir­ec­ted to the next closest serv­er (Seattle, Atlanta, or Sydney in all prob­ab­il­ity), so oth­er than a little slug­gish­ness there shouldn’t be any problems.…


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Feed­ing backpacks

A num­ber of you have expressed enthu­si­asm for my “inven­tion” of a feed­ing back­pack. And it’s cer­tainly true that — giv­en the idea of car­ry­ing my feed and pump around inside a back­pack and run­ning the feed­ing tube out one side — I did indeed fig­ure out a very depend­able, work­able way to accom­plish what was needed.…


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Meals, maps, & Montréal

I’m sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve pos­ted. No news is more-or-less good news, though, as I’m sure you’ve guessed.

So, on Monday the 9th, on the way to Mon­tréal for the con­fer­ence, I fin­ished my radi­ation ther­apy. After bid­ding a fond farewell to the tech­ni­cians, I got to ring the lovely brass I’ve-finished-my-therapy bell that had been donated to the cen­ter by an early patient. What fun! …


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Mobile feed­ing, and a car­to­graphy conference

So just over two weeks ago I was reminded of a cartography conference that I had wanted to attend. It’s held in a different location each year and, though I’d heard good things about it, I’d never managed to attend before. I’m not a cartographer, of course, but I’d heard it was particularly welcoming to those working in neighboring fields and those who are simply interested in mapmaking. Since I am working on maps, I’d hoped at some point to attend and learn everything I could.

A backpack on a kitchen counter, opened to show a clear pouch of liquid food hanging above a battery-operated pump
My tallest back­pack, with food pouch at highest pos­sible height and pump at the low­est, with cloth for catch­ing dribbles

This year was to be a particularly simple year for me to attend, as the conference is right next door (3½ hours away) in Montréal.

But then I got cancer.

And a feeding tube....


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