It's been suggested to me that I may have developed adult onset diabetes or whatever it's called… If I don't eat for more than about three hours, I start getting incredibly irritable. If I let it continue, I start to get extremely disoriented, and then I have tremors, and finally minor seizures. I know this is a common enough disorder that there are probably people here who can tell me if it sounds familiar — until a week or so ago I assumed it was just nerves, but I am starting to think it's something more serious.

Also, I was washing the car today, and an older gentleman approached me. “Is that your little car,” he asked about the TT. We started a typical conversation about cars, and then he asked me what I did for a living. I didn't really feel like getting into BME, so I just said, “I'm a computer programmer.”

“I used to do some of that stuff as well,” he said.

“Oh, really? What sort of work?”

“I worked for IBM for about ten years, and then I left to reverse engineering Canon fax machines,” he told me.

Huh? This is now starting to sound like my life… I'm starting to feel a bit weirded out, because my programming career started by reverse engineering Canon fax machines… He finished, “…we developed a little product called SciFax.”

Now that was a coincidence! “I wrote SciFax!” I told him.

“You're Shannon Larratt? Richard's son?” he asked me — we hadn't seen each other in over ten years, and he had gone from an older man to an old man, and I had gone from a child to an adult. We reminisced for a short while, and then he was on his way.

Odd encounter.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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