Per this tweet, this is what the gas prices look like on Alaska’s north slope on April 10, 2015.
When I was very sick in 2015-2016, I used to tell my doctors it felt like I had been “drugged.” When I could see that they couldn’t understand or believe that, I’d tell them that it felt the way you feel after surgery, groggy and woozy.
For the most of this year I’ve been eating very well, but yesterday I went to see a movie (Logan) and had some popcorn. Shortly after eating the popcorn I started to feel sick, and today I feel like I’ve been drugged.
This — as I have learned — is life with mast cell activation disease, known as MCAD or MCAS.
“I don’t understand, why do I keep losing things?”
“This is a dream,” Bec said. “Things have a way of coming and going.”
“Oh yeah, right, right,” I said, gently poking the chair next to me like Monk. “It always seems so real.”
“Do you need to get some sleep?”
“No, I’m good now. I just got lost in it for a moment. Let’s do something.”
And thus the adventure began ...
(A little story based on a dream from March 12, 2015.)
A year ago (November 11, 2015), we had our first snowfall, and I took this photo of my neighbor’s horses.
This is a photo of a sidewalk that I took somewhere in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I love the colors and artistry of the city.
Here’s a photo from the Fairbanks, Alaska, “arctic cam” on this day last year (September 25, 2015).
As an indicator of how weird my life has been lately, back on December 1, 2015 I bought a new, little iMac. The most important things in my life at that time were that I wanted to be able to run Sarah, and I wanted to be able to run a series of new stock market apps I had written, and my old 2007 iMac wasn’t cutting it any more.
Then my mom had an accident and ended up in the hospital for eleven days with a head injury. Then I ended up in the hospital myself. She was on the 3rd floor and I was on the 4th floor, or vice-versa, I don’t remember, I was pretty out of it. After that there was a long series of doctors’ appointments and tests. Now, about 120 days later, Lil iMac still sits there in its original box. Funny how priorities can change so fast.
I have a 2015 Subaru Outback, and while the basic “car” is good, the software in the car is often comical, as in comically-bad, including bugs and poor design decisions. This image shows that my car has gotten 76.2 MPG over its lifetime, which is off by about 50 MPG.
It may be that this piece of data is trying to convey something else, so in that case it would just be poor design and not wrong data, I don’t know. But I shouldn’t have to dig through the car’s manual while driving 75 MPH on I-70 to figure out what this is trying to show. (And this is just one example of the Outback’s poor software quality.)
For many months now I have been wondering why countries keep pulling so much oil out of the ground as oil gluts get worse and oil/gasoline prices plummet. This CNBC article explains it a little bit, and shows what’s happening in a few charts like this.
Volkswagen made news in 2015 for an emissions scandal where they knowingly and intentionally do damage to Earth’s atmosphere, but hey, this all-electric concept minivan is interesting. The simplicity of the interior is striking. (Image comes from Mashable.)