What If?

I’m currently reading What If? by xkcd’s Randall Munroe. It’s pretty great. One of the sections elaborates on what would happen if you collected all of the elements of the periodic table in little cubes and put them together, as arranged in the periodic table. What unfolds is, obviously absurd given the lack of reality, but fascinating. One of the chemical reactions mentioned is related to the video above, describing what happens when gallium and aluminum hang out.

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FOMO

“Stress might come from maintaining a large network of Facebook friends, feeling jealous of their well-documented and well-appointed lives, the demands of replying to text messages, the addictive allure of photos of fantastic crafts on Pinterest, having to keep up with status updates on Twitter, and the “fear of missing out” on activities in the lives of friends and family.” -Psychological Stress and Social Media Use | Pew Research

Somewhat related.

Source (linked) via xkcd.com

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Tandem Diabetes Announces the t:flex

When I first heard about the t:flex and it’s 480 unit cartridge I initial wondered what value that could have. “It would take me a decent chunk of time to use that much insulin, let alone that much in a 3-day period”, I thought to myself.

Then I remembered that diabetes, and its demands come in all shapes and sizes. And insulin sensitivity is the epitome of “Your Diabetes May Vary“. And that this diabetes thing is bigger than little ol’ me. And the more options people have to manage their diabetes with the goal of leading a happy and healthy life, the better.

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Button Holes

Have you ever seen a sewing machine create a button hole? It’s wizardry of the n-th degree.

Love is…sewing button holes for insulin pump tubing in my favorite pair of shorts. Thanks @daylekern. #diabetes

A photo posted by Christopher Snider (@iam_spartacus) on

Have you ever seen your wife-to-be take your favorite pair of shorts and make a button hole in the pocket for your insulin pump tubing? It’s love.

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Head Down

I’ve got to put my head down to work meet some deadlines on a few projects I’m working on. In lieu of sharing some story remotely related to my life with diabetes, I found a few things on Tumblr that are worth re-sharing that may put a smile on your face.

Form follows Function (Source linked)

Have a good Thursday.