Chris Petersen

Welcome to my online home. I primarily use this site for behind-the-scenes software development, but in the spirit of what the web was when I first found it (you know, "back in the old days"), I like to share a few parts of my life with anyone out there who is mildly interested.

I have a full time job and a great life away from this computer so I don't really update much of this site very often. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't check back occasionally to see (or just use the RSS feed). And by all means feel free to drop me a line.

I don't "blog" but I do occasionally post things that I think other people might find interesting/helpful. You can find my most recent posts below, or take a look under one of the menus for writings on specific topics.

Here are the most recent things I've written. For the rest, check out the site navigation. for lists of topics and related writings.


  • I plan to eventually write about a bunch of these topics individually. Until then, here is my collection of links to a number of diabetes-releated topics that I have found especially helpful.


  • Living with Type 1 Diabetes means that I have to closely watch my carbohydrate intake, and it’s easier to do this by eating low-carb foods that make the math easier. Since I don’t want to give up on some of the finer things in life – like waffles – I spent some time formulating a decent substitute for carb-heavy grain-based waffles. This lets me have a fairly large breakfast of applesauce, yogurt, and definitely-not-maple (but passable) syrup and still keep things under 45g of carbs.


  • There have been a number of high-profile stories recently about hacking and digital identity theft, along with a rash of hacked yahoo.com email accounts that usually lead to scams/cons. When a number of my friends and family members fell victim to these hacks (thankfully not to the scams) and discovered that the collateral damage could be worse than the hack itself, I decided that I should put together some recommendations to help them avoid more trouble in the future.