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KWeaver
Dallas Texas
I teach technology and computer science in Dallas, Texas and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002.
Interests: Dog Agility, Diabetes, Computer Science, Java, Visual Basic, programming, web design
Recent Activity
I went to the Apple Store yesterday and came home with an iPhone. I haven’t completed given up on Windows yet, I’m still have a SIM card in a Lumina 950 XL – and use it for my work account.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Technology and CS in Dallas
I’ve been to the insomnia clinic again – twice. Once for intake and yesterday was an actual session. It was good. I’ve been doing well on the follow up too. I’m in the process of setting up a schedule. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I’m using a full monitor, keyboard and mouse with my Lumia phone to post this entry. It is an email message, but it’s still great. I’ve got the monitor, keyboard and mouse from my Mac mini hooked, primarily because they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
I do Windows Phone so not sure if it would work for me, but this looks like fun: Though it does say connects with Windows. The reviews are good, but I know that I’d have to have two – one for each cage. I still suspect Macy would end up eating all the food. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
Sunday morning, went to go work out. Slept in, took my time, so was heading out 11:00am. Dulce decided she needed to go out first, so I let her out the back yard. Went to do the same, human style, and came back a few minutes later. Opps, no Dulce, and the gate is open. I headed out to look for her, and immediately started calling her. She trotted right back in, and in to the house and out to the gym to workout. ==== This is the second time she’s gotten out since we got her, and both times... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
It seems that all phases of my life have been suffering from frustration. The dogs (see the dog blog). Diabetes Technology I started to do what I thought was a simple change and found out that the project isn’t as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Since we came back from our winter break, Dulce has been horrible at dog agility. Why? Well, I finally broke down and stopped carrying food in my pockets when we were training. Why? Well, 90% of the time when we go to an agility trial, she runs out of the ring. So to fix the agility trial problem, I took the food of my pockets and the problem appeared where we train. I also realized that she wasn’t even sitting – so I have been spending the last few weeks working on our sit. I was thinking that once I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
I type this after pulling a game playing all nighter and suffering from a strained muscle. I knew as soon as I did it, that I did the wrong move – carrying too heavy of a bag and slinging it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Now that I’ve done a simple code fix, I’m starting to read code. There is a lot of code. There is one whole section for setting up blogs, another whole section for making posts, etc. Good code and well written. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
I am still not getting consistent sits. If I’m in the kitchen yes. If I have food in my hand and I am just starting my day? Not so much. In the middle of a training session? Sure, especially since the food is evident. Wanting in the house at the door? Not so much. Definitely a work in progress. Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
If you sit 4’ away from some at a restaurant don’t make nasty comments about service dogs. Especially fake ones. Apparently they assumed she was a hearing dog. And nope, no apology, just a nasty reply. Sent from my Windows... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Now is the time for all men to come to the aid of their country. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
I went to class last night – the week before we’d come up with a plan for Dulce and her naughtiness. I started to follow the plan and my instructor completely changed the plan! Argh! And poor Macy – she is suffering from impacted anal glands again, and kept feeling like she needed to poop during the run. I put her up, but at least that let me focus on Dulce. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
I am still working on Open Live Writer, and in fact, am listed as a contributor for Version 0.60 I’ve even created a pull on a code change, but I’m not sure it will be accepted. They are currently having... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
They have been working hard to improve the customer service experience. First time I had to return something I had to make two trips because I didn’t have the full receipt – the email was missing the bar code. Second... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Though it might be because I go on Friday when most of the people who are there are also retired or work on their own schedule (and yes, I’m both). I take distractions with me, and I’ve got things set up so that I’m physically comfortable, without having to exert a lot of effort. Both local Friday trials were an absolute blast for me this month. I also think that will help both dogs performance. I did cancel a March trial but I want to spend more time working on their behavior before trialing. Macy is slow but accurate. Dulce... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
Went to the Greater Collin County Kennel Club agility in McKinney – great trial, love GCCKC and their people. However, Macy ran JWW just like the judge. Slow. (Her class was an hour behind schedule, and don’t asked about Dulce’s). It was an interesting run, she did everything absolutely right, looked happy, didn’t stop everywhere, but I was two jumps ahead of her. And of course, if I slowed down, she did too. So there was no letting her catch up to me. Sort of like a certain beagle who was on TV last weekend. The good news was that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
I heard from an old friend this week. The best dog trainer I know. He is retired from Vietnam, retired from South Lake PD, and retired from the DOD. He’s been blown up twice, once in Vietnam and once in Iraq. He and his partner were trying to clear a car. He wants a standard poodle first, and has a groomer friend who would help. Bloodhound, golden retriever and Labrador retriever are also on his list. I liked bloodhound best – but he has always liked standard poodles and so does his medical team. He needs a dog as a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
They added spell check and some other important features today, many of which I have been testing over the last few weeks. The fun part is that I’ve been included as a contributor! Here’s the release notes: https://github.com/OpenLiveWriter/OpenLiveWriter/releases/tag/0.6.0.0 Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
I went to Belton, Texas – great trial site, nice people but lousy if you are working on running out of the ring issues. I was the most comfortable I’ve been at a trial – drove in real early, took a nap. Macy’s class was up first – Open Fast – had a nice short fun run from her and she was Miss Lazy Butt. I told the judge she hadn’t had her coffee first. Dulce was up next and dashed out of the ring. Came right back out, but still. And again for her next run, didn’t even stay... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Adventures in Training Dulce & Macy
Testing a scheduled post Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I think it is because my stress level is so much better, but I've been getting more than 6 hours a sleep and often more than 7.5 -- that's one thing nice about the Microsoft Band, when I remember to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I have been doing Yoga since we got back from the cruise and of course, Dulce has been accompanying me. We had some issues, other participants didn’t realize that the heat wasn’t harmful. Even had to get a letter from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Not only does Express Script cover Enlight sensors at $40.00 a month, but they cover them at $80 per 90 day supply. Doctor’s office has the paperwork. Medtronics has the out of pocket sensors, as per UPS yesterday. I got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I finally got back on an insurance that I am comfortable with – yeah, paying almost $400 a month, but full coverage. I knew this and got ready for it in December. Got my logins for the new plans, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband