20th Transplant Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since my transplant and, more significantly, that it has worked out as well as it has. Last year my doctors told us that I’m within the top 100 of small intestine recipients who have made it this far out. At this point, it’s mostly a matter […]

Improving Linux Scripting

I was asked how I have been able to improve my Linux scripting abilities for use with Linux and figured I would turn it into my first tech-focused blog post. To start off for any Linux scripting, it’s important to know your way around Linux command line so that when it comes time for your […]

DreamHost – New Job, Big Changes

This week starts my second week as a systems admin at DreamHost and it’s meant several big changes which, so far, have all been good. I’m now working out of our Los Angles office 50 floors up in the AON Center with a window looking out towards the Hollywood sign.

Transplant Update – Infusions

Back in September I wrote http://danarchy.me/transplant-update/ on how my body has been creating donor-specific antibodies to fight off my transplanted organs. I’ve finally begun the process of getting rid of these through infusions at UCLA, and had my first infusion Wednesday. It was around 4 hours of sitting in a chair waiting for the IV to finish, […]

The Gift of Sight

Two years ago when dad told us he had been diagnosed with melanoma, he gave us each a gift of money that he said he wanted to see us spend it on whatever we wanted. I took the “see” part literally, and decided to spend it on LASIK surgery; something that he could see me […]

Transplant Update

So I received some not so great news from the doctor. While they still have no clear answers to why I keep getting intestinal blockages, he’s leaning towards acute rejection in some area of my intestines, but this is only a guess due to there being no evidence proving it.

Lifetime Goals and Becoming Something Bigger

Today I listened to two podcasts that had very profound things to say about life’s focus and leaving a long-lasting impression on the world. Freedomain Radio : Jobs after School The Thinking Atheist: Getting Older Stef’s bit on finding a path after school, and particularly the phrase “don’t be a cog in a machine”, spoke […]