Don’t confuse your POC with a real MVP or else you may end up SOL with a POS

Do I have your attention? I was at an all-hands meeting for work. One of the presentations was a review of a successful project that encouraged employee participation and hopefully taught them something along the way. During the presentation the product owner noted that the project was a Proof Of Concept, testing several things about […]

We’ve got it on the run!

I got my latest chemo infusion on Thursday. So far I’ve got the side effects under control. Not only that but my CA19-9 marker is still dropping and with the Thursday CT scan, the tumor is still shrinking. We’re going to let this bet ride for a few more weeks ’till the next CT scan […]

Yeah, Starliner failed, but that’s what’s supposed to happen before using it

Boeing and NASA are going to run a full code review on the “Starliner” after uncovering some terrifying embedded problems with the spacecraft’s operational code. Most people tend to think of code as some monolithic thing, put together by a sharp team whose embers know what each other is doing. Nothing could be further from […]

A Most Uneventful Infusion

When nothing particularly bad happens, this is a reason to celebrate. I’m on my 3rd day after my infusion last Thursday and I haven’t been sick once. It’s the little things. I have felt tired, and have taken naps: Once on Friday, twice yesterday, and once today. Napping cut into my nausea a lot. If […]

It Arrived. I’ve Been Zapped

Nope, nothing to do with the big C this time. I just received a boxed hardbound collection of the entire run of Zap Comix, from 1968 all the way up to 2014. I never knew they kept publishing! I stopped with Issue #8, which was published in 1975. Since then they published 8 more issues, […]

Chemo the Day After Xmas

It wasn’t as bad as the last time because this time I kept up with my nausea meds. I get all lazy as expected, but the lack of nausea is much appreciated. Not much else to say. Almost everyone at work has been encouraged to take the days off between Xmas & NYE so I […]

Chemo Resumed

UPDATE Dec. 16, 2019: I feel fine today. I think I handled the meds wrong. I guess we’ll find out after next week’s infusion, but right now I’m back to kicking butts & taking names. I’m not going to write much since I feel like crap. This is the 2nd day after my Thursday infusion […]

“The Big C” Returns With a New 2nd Season!!

I resume chemo treatments this coming Thursday, December 12. WOW, have my emotions been stirring! But first, let’s catch up. My partner has had a successful sinus surgery and is well on the way to recovery. We hope this opens an avenue for her to get her hip replaced well before the currently scheduled date […]

Nah, It Couldn’t Have Been This Easy After All….

It took me 4 days to gather the stomach to write this post. On Monday I had my every-2-month CT scan, blood test, and consult with my oncologist. The scan shows a “slight increase in prevascular soft tissue of uncertain significance”. It’s blunted a little by the observation that, “No evidence of metastatic disease is […]