Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam
magicmarmot


We have two developer licenses for a particular piece of software. Expensive licenses-- somewhere over $5000 each. Each license is keyed to a hardware USB dongle, so you have to have the dongle in a USB port to be able to run the software.

We have four people on the software team now. Three of us are trying to share the two keys. Unfortunately, there is an issue where the installation is locked to a specific key, so if we installed the software on two different machines both using key #2, we can't use both systems simultaneously.

I've been working with the vendor to try and fix this. So far, nothing has worked. And it's a PITA.

In other news, I bought a new scale. It's all cool and mod, and it's made of glass. And I can actually weigh myself at home now so I can track yet one more thing besides blood glucose.
Current plan is to do a daily record at roughly the same time after waking up, and treat it like oversampling-- like look at the weekly average and compare week-to-week. It's just data to be munched, and oversampling increases the S/N ratio.

It's like blood glucose level. I'll get a variance within a day that could be 80 points, but taking the 14- and 30-day averages, there is a definite downward trend. Excel is a lovely tool to use to keep track of data like this.

The only downside is that I check glucose several times a day, where I weigh myself once. I could organize the data on a daily basis, but it would make tracking the glucose averages graphically much more difficult.

I suppose I could write my own app to do it, but Excel already has those nice graphing tools. And when I start adding things like exercise and other fields, it's just more work.

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