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Sunday, February 15

Life

Could Be Worse. How? Could Be Raining.

Most people have a story to tell when they find themselves passed out on the bathroom floor in a puddle of their own vomit. Even if they can't remember it.

Me, nope. Dinner at home, listening to Ace of Spades podcast, start to feel really sick, run for bathroom [TMI elided] then the food poisoning (if that's what it was) brings on a migraine as a special guest star and I find I can't stand up any more, or even sit up, and lying down on a floor that I've just thrown up on actually starts to look like a good option.

Then I pass out for a while.

And, in extra bonus this-is-my-life-now news, my neighbours are making so much noise (at some time after 10 at night, and they've been carrying on like this since 8:30 this morning) that they wake me up. Food poisoning, migraine, massive sleep deficit due to recent rush jobs at work, comatose on the bathroom floor, and they wake me up.

No idea what it was.  My first thought was scombroid poisoning, but unless turkey has been reclassified as fish, that's impossible.  Very rapid onset, almost equally rapid recovery.

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Thursday, December 04

Life

At Least 700%

Feeling crabby today, partly because the humidity in Sydney has been around 700% all week, so here's a picture of a cat.

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Friday, November 14

Life

How About That?

I have a natural wake-sleep cycle of about 28 hours.  Left to my own devices, I'll go to bed and wake up about four hours later every day.  Which means that once a week I sync up with the rest of the world. 

Whenever I take time off work and don't actually go on a trip somewhere, this happens, but so long as I take time off in full weeks, I go back to work synced up with the rest of the company.  I've been like this since my late teens; as a child, I was normal.  In that respect.

What I never realised is that this is not just a personal quirk, but a rare but scientifically recognised condition...  And considered extremely debilitating.

Well, it's not a lot of fun, but...  I guess I'm lucky in a way that my job so often requires me to work weird hours, so that I always have an excuse.  (Okay, I didn't get in to the office until noon on Monday, but I was working on that crashed server until 3AM on Saturday...)

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Of course, as with all self-diagnoses, it's possible that I'm just a hypochondriac with bad sleep habits who's been on call 24x7 for six years straight.

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Sunday, October 05

Life

They Took My Hour!

Daylight savings.  Just say bah.

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Thursday, August 28

Life

Not Dead, Plotting

Language warning: Contains language.

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Thursday, July 24

Life

What It's Like

What It's Like Going Grocery Shopping With Celiac Disease

About 10% of the food items are labelled Salmonella Free.  And from experience, you know that's maybe 70% accurate, so if you ever want to try something new, you'd better clear your schedule because you might be spending the next 24 hours locked in the bathroom.

And there's no rhyme or reason to it.  Coffee?  How the hell did they get salmonella in coffee?*


What It's Like Using Windows 8 On A Non-Touch Device

It's like living in a house where the doors are just painted on the walls, and to go in and out of the rooms or open the cupboards you need to carry a chainsaw.  And all the surfaces are painted the exact same shade of off-white.  But the location is great!


* I thought I was lactose intolerant as well until I discovered that gluten is a common filler in ice cream.

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Life

Whyfor?

Why exactly is it that if I want an antihistamine, or a painkiller containing codeine, it needs to be approved by a pharmacist, but if I want a cold & flu preparation containing both, I can just pick it up and pay for it?

Update: It might be because the cold & flu pills have less codeine (I checked) and antihistamine (not sure).  Plus paracetamol (acetominophen) to keep you safe.  The paracetamol will kill you before you can get hooked on the codeine.

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Wednesday, July 16

Life

Not Going According To The Script

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Friday, May 16

Life

Where's Pixy?

Zzzzzz....

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Friday, April 04

Life

April

Three public holidays and I get an extra hour of sleep this Sunday.

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