I'll get to the topic in a just a minute...I'm currently doing pretty well, though I've been a bit tired this past week. I'm wrapping up all the preliminaries for radiation treatment. If everything goes well, it will be 28 treatments, Monday thru Friday, starting August 5. Thankfully, The James works with your job schedule and I have late afternoon appointments, allowing me to work almost a full day. I'm not quite looking forward to driving from Gahanna to The James every day after work, but given the "Big Fix" construction continuing on 71 North of 104, which is our best route to them, I was not about to try early morning appointments. It will be interesting, to say the least, to see what side effects actually occur for me from the radiation, as everyone is different...which leads me to the topic of this post.
A favorite IT professor in college was fond of saying “The results of processing may be unpredictable”. Computers are still only as “smart” as the accuracy of the data they’ve been given and the skill of the software developer writing the code to mine and present that data. One easy to understand example is when asking for a list of names. Unless you specify that you want them in last name order you may get them in a random order, and you may get them in a different random order every time you ask for them.