2/21/2005

Colitis

Quick Thoughts
* So, late Saturday night my stomach started hurting. Kinda bad, but I thought I would live. Sunday, early afternoon, the pain started getting worse .. oh, and i started vomiting. After a few hours of this I decided to take a little trip to the local emergency room. After almost no wait to get triaged, a noticeable wait to see a doctor (it felt like forever!), I finally got some IV morphine & anti-nausea stuff. Felt much better, got some sleep, etc. Early (~1am?) Monday morning I got rolled over to the CT department, and that went just fine - aside from an exit-only part of my body being used as an entrance for a plastic tube & a small amount of Barium, that is. In the end (no pun intended), my appendix was just fine (I was afraid that would be the source of the problem - a friend of mine just went through that not too long ago (Hi Mike!)) and it was 'just' some Colitis. Whatever you call it, it hurt like hell. So I am home now, and feeling mostly all better ... that may be due to the Percoset, Cipro, and Flagyl ... and I am stuck on a bland diet for a day or four. Anyway - that is my excuse for not posting on Sunday, or earlier today. :)
* And, a Happy President's Day to everyone ... especially to George Bush :). Oh, and to Jimmy carter, who (amusingly enough) has a nuclear attack submarine named after him now.
* FOXNEWS just quoted littlegreenfootballs.com, a great site / blog by the way!


News
* Iraq : Offensive under way ... and FOXNEWS (TV) reports 4 US GI's killed today, condolences for all of them and prayers for their families
* Amber Alert - Pregnant Mom and 7yr old missing, car found
* New al-Zawahiri tape
* HUGE ID Theft potential - ChoicePoint reports 145k possibly affected
* Nuclear Korea says it may return to the 6-party talks
* Bush out to mend fences
* Putin getting tough on Islamic Militants
* Cali weather kills 3 ... rain, mudslides, sink-holes ... condolences for all of them and prayers for their families
* CDC - 'Avian Flu' is the world's #1 threat ... and what we are NOT doing to stop it ... "People transmit flu before they become ill themselves so it would be almost impossible to stop it by watching or isolating sick people"
* Member of the MSM laments over the MSM's problems
* Hunter S. Thompson suicides ... no more 'gonzo journalism' for him ...

Interesting
* Computer Vulnerabilities to (finally!) receive a unified rating system? ... and how about unified naming as well?
* WinXPsp2 to hit auto-update on April 12th ... I am all for it, but you should be ready / prepared :) ...
* Wireless becoming more secure
* UN says no to human cloning
* Wanna see inside a volcano? ... or wanna check for nuclear material inside an otherwise innocent looking truck?
* 'Tiny' Super Massive Black Hole
* Illegal Cel Phone jammers 'selling like hotcackes' in NYC
* Whaling did more damage than thought
* Review of Halo 2 ... and I agree, the plot could use a little work (and the ending - ugh!) ... but still an awesome game!
* Old School games, free! ... Doom, Hexen, etc! (lots of them!)
* Gravity vs Dark Energy - what is causing the acceleration of the expansion of the universe?
* Intel goes 64 bit (finally) ... "Pentium 4 6xx-series"
* Longhorn has a real name? ... e-XPedition ...
* GigaPixel photography
* Martian tundra?
* Want a quieter PC?
* Anti-Blair site causing a bit of a stir
* Titan is geologically active
* Cel Phone Hacks
* 4GB USB2.0 HDD for $100

Funny
* New OOTS ... trees are evil, sneaky assassins!
* New RVB PSA released! ... cold & flu season
* UF : SCO asks MS/Bill for help
* True : Ohio State President Put on eBay
* Bush tapes cause President to cancel Amsterdam leg of tour
* I'm a self-abusive cokehead -- why am I not famous?
* 37% of Americans believe Jack Bauer is real
* Yoda's illegitimate children
* ALF wins in Iraq
* iPod to play ads
* Dean will not defend yee-haw crown
* Freehand drawing with letters
* True : Stupid computer tricks
* Who sez you can't take it with you?
* Too much of a good thing?
* Abe and George drive hard bargain
* NSFW : Funny Toyota AC commercial

Quote of the Day
@insomnia: it only takes three commands to install Gentoo
@insomnia: cfdisk /dev/hda && mkfs.xfs /dev/hda1 && mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/ && chroot /mnt/gentoo/ && env-update && . /etc/profile && emerge sync && cd /usr/portage && scripts/bootsrap.sh && emerge system && emerge vim && vi /etc/fstab && emerge gentoo-dev-sources && cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig && make install modules_install && emerge gnome mozilla-firefox openoffice && emerge grub && cp /boot/grub/grub.conf.sample /boot/grub/grub.conf && vi /boot/grub/grub.conf && grub && init 6
@insomnia: that's the first one
thanks BASH!

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