Well, things got a little boring after the end of the semester so, after a diagnosis of the very rare blood disease, AL Amyloidosis, I decided (after some convincing of the superb medical staff here at the University of Iowa Hospital), to check in for a stem cell transplant which will save my life. In all candor, I knew this was coming since my diagnosis on August 22, 2013. So, anyway, here I am in the bone marrow transplant ward, getting great care from the staff and awaiting my autologous (this means I’m donating my own stem cells that were harvested last month back to myself) transplant in a couple of days after they finish destroying my immune system with chemo. Yeah, it sounds icky, but I’m doing great and I’ve got all the Dinosaur Island code here with me on this old Windows XP laptop from grad school.
As you can see from the screen capture, above, the complete ‘stink detection’ algorithm is fully implemented and is working, as my British friends say, ‘like a charm’.
I plan on making some very big announcements about Dinosaur Island in the near future, so please stay tuned (that means keep checking back).