These are chat archives for nightscout/intend-to-bolus

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Jun 2015
Nathan Racklyeft
@loudnate
Jun 11 2015 00:30
@bewest thanks for all the info. Will separate some of these pieces into a "historytools" plugin going forward.
By the way, the Dexcom folks are here working on the G5 (On-skin BLE transmitter) companion app.
Jon Cluck
@cluckj
Jun 11 2015 00:37
I hope the FDA hurries the hell up with approving it :)
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 01:01
@loudnate what do you mean "here" ? :)
Nathan Racklyeft
@loudnate
Jun 11 2015 01:54
WWDC
I asked for a public Share API and to publish up-to-the minute glucose data to HealthKit (instead of the few hour delay)
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 01:57
nice :)
Also tell them to hurry up with their Android FDA approval
:+1:
Nathan Racklyeft
@loudnate
Jun 11 2015 01:58
They've been working on an insulin record format, which is an interesting challenge
(For HealthKit)
I didn't ask about the Android app. Wasn't there supposed to be a proxy approval thing?
Or was that only for second-screen views on the same platform?
Insulin record challenges being acknowledging suspended delivery of a bolus, or even recording basal rates. It's similar to the various ways fitness trackers have decided to store step data
Histograms of different lengths aren't always compatible
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 02:15
I get tired of the constant apple-focus these companies have
when the market is clearly biased towards Android in market share
And the completely anti-open nature of Apple just further goes along with the entire diabetes industry as a whole
Out of all the companies though, I do respect Dexcom the most
Nathan Racklyeft
@loudnate
Jun 11 2015 02:45
That's a fair critique. There have been a lot of discussions on the point in our industry. As the mobile engineering lead at a resource-constrained startup, I have my own opinions on it. They don't necessarily apply to large companies though.
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 04:41
Sounds similar to my position at my day job :)
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 05:40
Just another night of feeling crappy...
Also Bayer is selling its diabetes division to Panasonic https://twitter.com/bayer/status/608524252665511936
Matthias Granberry
@mgranberry
Jun 11 2015 13:14
I'm surprised Panasonic is getting into that space
Paul Andrel
@stavlor
Jun 11 2015 13:35
Wow that is suprising
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 21:08
I found a good reference for creating cron jobs...it doesn't include everything for OpenAPS though http://www.adminschoice.com/crontab-quick-reference
Paul Andrel
@stavlor
Jun 11 2015 21:13
@diabeticgonewild theres always http://crontab-generator.org/
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 21:14
yeah but command line is better cause you have to understand it...in this one there is a bunch of links to 15 examples of cron jobs http://wiki.lijun.xyz/quickref/cron.html

How to Execute a Linux Command After Every Reboot using @reboot?

Using the @reboot cron keyword, this will execute the specified command once after the machine got booted every time.

@reboot CMD

that's good to know
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:12
I want opinions....should I develop my OpenAPS in JavaScript or Python? I am proficient in MATLAB, C, C++, and Java, but I also want to use a new language. Which one is more advantageous?
I'm inclined to learn Python, as it has NumPy and SciPy...but JS is more useful for the NS and I could help more people...or I could just learn both...but...
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:13
JS
hands down
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:14
why would you say that? Also, I am an EE student at ASU (I left UH due to potential discrimination issues) and I live in Houston.
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:15
I'm from Houston and I went to University of Houston for EE
Javascript is being supported by all the big boy companies
Google's V8 engine is very optimized for Javascript
in addition, nodejs and angularjs are both awesome libraries
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:15
yeah they screwed with me...I have autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (autoimmune autonomic neuropathy) and I was forced to take medical withdrawal 4 times
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:15
and the list of libraries for javascript is just growing and growing by the day
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:16
the EE department was considering giving me Fs instead of Ws if I took medical withdrawal again...
or not letting me repeat courses, due to non-academic reasons
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:16
EE isn't a degree that is forgiving at all
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:16
and I had a good GPA and stuff
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:16
especially at UH
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:16
got an internship offer with Intel in Folsom, CA
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:16
they don't give exceptions to anyone
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:16
yeah, they have no mercy towards anyone with personal issues
but that's being treated unfavorably due to one's disability
like
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:17
EE is not a friendly degree for anyone ... regardless of your problems unfortunately
:(
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:17
At ASU it is
bed of roses compared to US
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:17
maybe my opinion is tainted by UH
lol
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:17
UH
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:17
I loathe UH
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:17
I do too
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:17
but ya ... javascript for sure
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:18
they gave me a fat scholarship...that's why I went there
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:18
no contest
I've been programming for 20 years now ... pretty much tried out every language there is
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:18
yeah I will do it in JS
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:18
(not every language =P )
with JS
you can also run nodejs on a raspberry pi if you go through route
and nodejs is awesome
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:19
when did you graduate from there? I started in 07...been in school for a long time and have had to take years off at a time...at one time I was losing the ability to eat due to severe gastroparesis and I had to take medical withdrawal due to that
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:19
But I"m sure there will be plenty of people who think I'm stupid for recommending JS over Python
because a lot of people have a hardon for Python
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:19
all of the medical withdrawals I took were over serious issues
I will do it in JS...I trust you
Ben West
@bewest
Jun 11 2015 22:19
openaps supports plugins in both javascript and python
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:20
One time, I was in the hospital, admitted during finals week over low blood pressure issues and I was physically in the hospital for all of my finals
and they wouldn't give me an incomplete
like in my signals and systems class, he said because I missed the final exam and it was 50% of my grade, that he was going to give me an F and that he "supported me taking medical withdrawal"
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:21
I graduated in 2010
but I graduated pretty late
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:21
I asked for incompletes from the undergraduate dean who is the biggest douchebag in the world...and he retailiated against me in an email.
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:21
I didn't take a full load of classes ... was working throughout full time so I just did "part time" ... even though EE is never part time
lol
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:21
And he left it up to my professors to give me incompletes or whatever, and that's what happened
and like I have never "legitimately" been in academic trouble, but at that engineering school, once you "get the email for engineering probation" (once you get Fs in your classes, basically, when waiting for the medical withdrawal to go through...takes like 6 weeks there) the probation stays
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:23
universities aren't fair and never will be ... undergrad studies are of little importance to a university
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:23
so like every semester I would be like "well, I hope this semester I can complete it" and something bad would happen every semester with me medically, and like an accommodation issue would happen....like serious ones...like I was always at the lack of mercy of my professors
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:24
the only purpose of undergrad in their eyes is to groom students into becoming grad school slaves who will work for 0 dollars at 80 hours a week
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:24
oh, and the CSD director, *es about how engineering is the "only college" at UH that "she has trouble with"
that was supposed to be a swear word
like with respect to accommodating her students
the director of CSD has said that to both me and my friend in our "accommodation meetings"
it's crazy
Yeah, well ASU has a similar acceptance rate as UH but has a substaintially better graduation rate
like UH was a "traditional" (weed-out) engineering program. I was actually glad I got to see that. ASU not so much. They have design projects early on.
It felt good to get past my weed-out classes. There were a couple of classes that I took that there was only 1 solid A out of 144 students and 5 A- grades and then like half the class fails (as in gets a D+ or a W or whatever and has to repeat it).
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:28
that's EE
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:28
yep...at UH
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:28
I sort of prefer that approach to EE honestly
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:29
Well, the teaching is crappy at UH.
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:29
Right, but I personally like that it's crappy
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:29
Of course in engineering no matter what they tell you what do to vs. teach you what to do.
Well, going through the wringer helps, I guess. But it wasn't good for my health...I did a lot of dumb crap because my professors wouldn't give me extensions
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 22:30
Once I got over the idea that I'm not a special snowflake, by the time I graduated everything felt easy that came afterward
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:30
Like ending up sick
Scott Leibrand
@scottleibrand
Jun 11 2015 22:30
nice @reboot trick: i wasn't aware of that.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:31
I left UH cause I knew I could end up without a degree, a job, or both, cause of what they were talking about doing to me. I really did nothing wrong. All of my professors said I was a "good student" and I had a good GPA and internship offers that you would be dumb to decline
There was no compassion there whatsoever
you're welcome @scottleibrand
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:39
Like you couldn't pay me to go to school there. I was considering transferring to Rice but that's dumb because I already have a bunch of medical problems and I would go into debt relatively easily.
If I got in there I would do materials science...they have like the #1 program or #2 in the country.
That's a really really good field of engineering to get in to.
But online works way better for me because it's on my own time. Plus the professors are extremely understanding, and the school is very customer-service oriented. They're like #1 in student services for online programs. Everyone is easy to get into touch with. My GPA went way up because they are nicer to me and I am not being put through the wringer.
Whenever I finally do graduate (I haven't completed anything this year unfortunately due to a series of medical issues...I have multiple autoimmune diseases, including 2 rare neurological ones that affect my peripheral nervous system, for example) and get a job and move on with my life or whatever....I want to do grad school online at UCLA.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:45
But yeah, today, I actually feel like I could go back to school. I do feel "more like myself" today, so the immunosuppression I am receiving might be working...
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 22:59
But yeah, at UH engineering, they don't care about the success of their students and I think you would agree with me @justinr1234 . That is a really serious problem, if you get that impression at any school, whether you are just touring or whatever, or an actual student. There is just so much messed up stuff I could go on about on that school....
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 23:06
At the end of the day, basically, you were nothing more than a number to them, at the engineering school, but UH in general is that way too. But they were treating me unfairly due to my disability, every single semester in engineering. Like the professors could "line-item veto" (reject individual accommodations on your accommodation sheet, by just saying they disagreed with it)
Now they have an interim policy where they have to do it in writing but I doubt it's followed.
The instructor or appropriate official has the option to: 1) adopt the AAEC’s recommendation without modification; 2) reject the AAEC’s recommendation; or 3) make modifications to the AAEC’s recommendation. The instructor or appropriate official will note her/his decision and justification of such on the Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids Form and return the Form with her/his signature to the student within five business days from being presented with the Form.
like there were so many rules at that damn school and they could just hide behind them and abuse policies if they wanted to.
Houston, being the energy capital of the world, should have a way better ranked engineering school than what they do at UH. I think we have the #1 greatest concentration of engineers in the country here, according to Forbes. com . UH should seriously be embarrassed by their rankings in the 90s for engineering. They should be in the top 30, at least.
Like how on earth would a professor know what was an appropriate "modification" for an accommodation in the first place?
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 23:12
When they don't even have documentation from a professional?
I hate that school. It repulses me just to drive by it. But yeah I will drop the subject.
justinr1234
@justinr1234
Jun 11 2015 23:45
I prefer sink-or-swim military style mentality in engineering as opposed to letting by people who would play the system and producing engineers who could end up killing people with their lack of knowledge
Engineering is not a field that has room for error ... so it has to be a blanket 1-size-fits-all approach
it's the same way Med school is run really
but anyways, time to stop flooding the chat with talk of UH ... not what this is meant for (sorry to all for getting off topic ;) )
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Jun 11 2015 23:48
Well, I never abused the system or played the system. I was a good student. Like I had to take medical withdrawal over like sepsis from treatment and like losing my ability to eat due to gastroparesis (and subsequently getting a gastric pacemaker). They wouldn't give me appropriate accommodations or incompletes when needed, and when I was forced to take withdrawal, they were considering giving me Fs and I left.
Well, this is a bachelors degree not medical school. The online program at ASU is ABET accredited too and they don't have mean rules like UH.