Sunday, July 21, 2019

Proton therapy

Our article on proton therapy for cancer - written from a Canadian perspective - is now published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Many thanks to collaborator Dr Samir Patel for his help in bringing this work to fruition!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Tank vs tankless water heater

We suspected our 50 gallon direct vent natural gas tank water heater was leaking slowly so we replaced it with a Rinnai tankless heater. Some conclusions:
- We set it to 115 deg F and it is hot enough for us. No issues with the cold lake water that is present in Toronto.
- It’s quiet! Much quieter than our old direct vent blower previously.
- Saves a lot of space.
- We have not had issues with the “cold water sandwich”.
- Hot water takes 5-10 seconds longer to come to a cold tap as compared to previous.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dying in palliative care

A simple but meaningful article about what it is like to live in hospice (palliative care unit), from the patient's perspective.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Best Wi-Fi antenna position

What is the best position for your Wi-Fi antenna? The answer depends if you value 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz performance, but a combination of positions probably provides the best result.