highs, lows & the mess in the middle

Sep 28

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Sep 27

Heh. 😝 (at Dumbo Arts Festival 2014 #DAF2014)

Heh. 😝 (at Dumbo Arts Festival 2014 #DAF2014)

Sep 26

NightScout got its start in the Livonia, N.Y., home of John Costik, a software engineer at the Wegmans supermarket chain. In 2012, his son Evan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four. The father of two bought a Dexcom continuous glucose monitoring system, which uses a hair’s width sensor under the skin to measure blood-sugar levels. He was frustrated that he couldn’t see Evan’s numbers when he was at work. So he started fiddling around.

On May 14 last year, he tweeted a picture of his solution: a way to upload the Dexcom receiver’s data to the Internet using his software, a $4 cable and an Android phone.

That tweet caught the eye of other engineers across the country.

One was Lane Desborough, an engineer with a background in control systems for oil refineries and chemical plants whose son, 15, has diabetes. Mr. Desborough had designed a home-display system for glucose-monitor data and called it NightScout. But his system couldn’t connect to the Internet, so it was merged with Mr. Costik’s software to create the system used today.

Mr. Adams also saw the tweet. After the code became public, the San Diego father of three stayed up until three in the morning trying to make it work before giving up and hiring a freelance computer-science student in India, who solved his problem in 20 minutes. Two weeks later, Ella had her first sleepover.

” — http://online.wsj.com/articles/citizen-hackers-concoct-upgrades-for-medical-devices-1411762843

Sep 21

Ran to the river as fast as my gimpy knee would allow. MADE IT.  (at Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon)

Ran to the river as fast as my gimpy knee would allow. MADE IT. (at Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon)

Sep 14

THIS + they had Momofuku cake balls flown in from NYC. #crystalanderic

THIS + they had Momofuku cake balls flown in from NYC. #crystalanderic

Sep 13

Light at the end of the wedding bus. #crystalanderic #gowhitesox

Light at the end of the wedding bus. #crystalanderic #gowhitesox

OMGEEESOEXCITED #ephsgettingtogether #crystalanderic

OMGEEESOEXCITED #ephsgettingtogether #crystalanderic

Sep 12

Rehearsal dinner WINNERS. #crystalanderic  (at Bang Bang Pie)

Rehearsal dinner WINNERS. #crystalanderic (at Bang Bang Pie)