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Review: Glucose Buddy (iOS App)


App Name: Glucose Buddy Version: 3.7.0 Developer: Azumio Date Updated: October 12, 2012 Cost: Free; up to $13.99 for additional features Overall Score/Value: D+ A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone. Executive Summary Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. An all-around painful experience with useless charting capabilities, whose only saving grace is the tight integration with a…

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Review: mySugr (iOS App)


App Name: mySugr Version: 3.9.0 (Current version 3.10.0) Developer: mySugr GmbH Cost:  Free, in-app purchase for full version $2.99/month, $27.99/year, $139.99/lifetime Overall Score/Value: B+ A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone. Executive Summary The ease of entry for this diabetic logbook app pushes it to the current winner’s circle as the least onerous utility for…

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Rant: Diabetic Insulin Pumps, A Giant Leap Backwards


I’m a diabetic. Unlike some people who seem to take great pleasure in identifying themselves and building personal brands as diabetics, I don’t like talking about my diabetes. For more than 30 years I’ve worked hard to minimize others’ association between myself and the disease, hopefully with a modicum of success. I’m going to step outside myself this once to indulge…

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Itemized plan of action for entire backup project

Synology Hybrid Backup, Part 3


This is the third installment of the 3-2-1 backup workflow that I have established using Synology’s DSM 5.2 software. My goal is to illustrate a multi-tiered backup plan using my Synology equipment and the built-in tools to establish a resilient method for surviving data loss. In the first post, I discussed some of the considerations of backups and a provided…

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Synology Hybrid Backup, Part 2


In the first article, I started talking about how to use the Synology to solve my various backup problems. I’m a bit picky about how the way I like my data organized, and as usual your mileage will vary, but because of the nature of my setup I need to use a variety of tools available within the Synology ecosystem.…

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Where is my data!?

Synology Hybrid Backup, Part 1


We’ve all had it happen: that moment when the computer freezes, and hours of work is lost forever. But when the loss is catastrophic – a bad disk drive, the dreaded ‘clicking’ noise that signals you’re in deep, deep trouble, etc. – you know just how soul-crushing it can be. I have a particular plan in mind for satisfying my own…

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