Being Liberal

I consider myself left of center and a lunch bucket Democrat. I do not have problems with the dichotomy of being fiscally conservative and socially liberal. In my defense of the former I have seen too many programs where money was thrown at that did not work, yet simple solutions did. Many programs have too much administrative overhead for the sole purpose of generating reports that few read to prove that they are working. Lastly, I am not a fan of meta charities which one gives money to, so they can decide who is worthy of support. Yes, on the selfish side, I do enjoy the fruits of my labor.

On Facebook, I was shown an ad and was curious about why I got it. This was the answer:

One reason you're seeing this ad is that ****** ****** wants to reach people who are part of an audience called "US politics (very liberal)." This is based on a combination of factors, such as your activity on Facebook and other apps and websites, as well as where you connect to the internet.

There may be other reasons you're seeing this ad, including that ****** ****** wants to reach people ages 18 and older who live or were recently in California. This is information based on your Facebook profile and where you've connected to the internet.

If this is what the internet thinks of me, maybe I am not as jaded as I thought I was.

Test Python Notepbook

Just a a test of Ipython

In [3]:
print("Hello Word")
Hello Word
In [4]:
for i in range(1,10):
    print("Count: ",i)
Count:  1
Count:  2
Count:  3
Count:  4
Count:  5
Count:  6
Count:  7
Count:  8
Count:  9

Repetitive Questioning in Elderly

I am not good with deal with repetitive questions. I was born impatient. Patience is a learned quality. I am currently helping a person with mild short-term memory loss. What makes it hard, is the person personality is there. Cognitive reasoning is still good. However, short-term memory is… not quite there. There are times that there is the question of the day. That question will be asked over and over. Another question is what day it is (today is Sunday).

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Insuline Self Titration

It has been a while since I started this post. This is a little old. Just posting it to get it out of the queue.

Note

I am not a doctor nor have diabetes. I am just sharing experiences as a caregiver while keeping my head above water.

Back in June I took a relative to the doctor for a checkup and learned how to help my relative better control type 2 diabetes using Levemir and insulin titration. Wow, what a mouthful. I am glad the doctor did not use the words insulin titration. Titration is just a fancy word for adjusting the dosage so that a person does not get too much insulin or too little.

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Nikola 8.0.0 Linux pip shell script

Messed up my virtual environment for Nikola Static blog generator. I decided to create a small script to automate some of the process.

     #!/bin/sh
     python -m venv nikola
     cd nikola
     . bin/activate
     pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel
     pip install Nikola==8.0.0
     pip install --upgrade "Nikola[extras]"

Also, the doit process that Nikola uses keep tracks using gdbm. Gdbm does not work well with Microsofts one drive. I changed the dependency file DB backend of gdbm to sqlite3 in the file: nikola/lib/python3.7/site-packages/doit/cmd_base.py

or

--- nikola/lib/python3.7/site-packages/doit/cmd_base.py 2018-09-08 12:00:32.217679190 -0700
+++ cmd_base.py 2018-09-08 12:00:01.618008492 -0700
@@ -164,7 +164,7 @@
         'short':'',
         'long': 'backend',
         'type': str,
-    'default': "sqlite3",
+    'default': "dbm",
         'help': ("Select dependency file backend. [default: %(default)s]")
 }

CSV Table Test

Just testing different table types in RST from exmaples (and a definition sneak in)

Truth table for "not"

A

not A

False

True

True

False

csv-table

Frozen Delights!

Treat

Quantity

Description

Albatross

2.99

On a stick!

Crunchy Frog

1.49

If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, now would it?

Gannet Ripple

1.99

On a stick!

List Table

Frozen Delights!

Treat

Quantity

Description

Albatross

2.99

On a stick!

Crunchy Frog

1.49

If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, now would it?

Gannet Ripple

1.99

On a stick!

And a definition:

definition

the act of defining, or of making something definite, distinct, or clear

Happy B-Day to me 2018

Today's my double nickel. I saw this quote the other day on Pinterest. A little course, crude. Did not need the f-bomb to get the point across. However, I like it. I might be getting older, does not make me over the hill. A birthday poem for me...

Act my age?

What the fuck is that, “act my age?”

What do I care how old I am?

The Ocean is old as fuck. It will still drown your ass with vigor.

King Stimie

Time and Gravity

Last year a neighbor caught me finishing running. He asked me why. My answer was health, the need to be active, plus I have some physical bucket lists: 5k, triathlon, sailing, etc. His answer was time and gravity as in the fight against it. I like the phrase. Going to be my new category for personal health going forward.