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Whinging on about my ailments like an old man

Posted on 2006/11/29 14:52:23 (November 2006).

[Tuesday 28th November]
I'm not sure what the collective noun is for ailments, but anyway I seem to have accrued a flock/herd/gaggle of them recently. When I'd gone to bed the previous night, I had strange but relatively dull pain in my shoulder. At about 2:30AM, my shoulder sent my brain an impromptu memo along the lines of "now I don't think you're taking this seriously are you?" and just to make sure it was understood loud and clear, I was woken up in a state of mild agony.

I'm not really sure what a trapped nerve is, but have a vague feeling it might be something like this. Anyway, some random pain killers were hurriedly found (at least I assume they were pain killers - Chie wasn't wearing her glasses and I find it's always hard to tell with Japanese medicine). Again I feel my policy of only taking medicine when absolutely necessary has paid off - these relatively mild over-the-counter pain killers seemed to have done the trick within half an hour or so, and I was able to get back to sleep.

I woke the next morning not really feeling that great, partly as a result of this episode, and partly because of my old friend gastroenteritis. In view of what a struggle the previous day had been at the office, I opted to work from home today instead. So I had a somewhat relaxing day, still managed to get quite a lot done, and felt signficicantly better by the end of it.

In the evening I wrote a "rebuild all" feature for the new blog engine - so as far as I'm concerned the job is done now.

The new blog engine (the replacement for Greymatter) still doesn't have a name. I had at one time liked the name "Babble" - but I think there's already something called that. Consulting the thesaurus for synonyms I found the similarly pleasing "Gibber". Any thoughts?

Comment 1

Well, speaking personally of course, I can think of "Waffle", "Drivel" and "Mumble"! Thinking it over I rather like "Gibber" as it sounds just a bit like it might possibly be some type of graphics engine or programming technique... :) Other than that I really am getting used to "SBM" :)

One thing I may be missing (please laugh uproariously!) about the new engine... The other night I rewrote my sidebar and changed my phone-holding piccy to another. It "stuck" ok, no problem, after the FTP. But next time I uploaded an entry it flipped back to the way it had been before...

Posted by Nigel at 2006/11/29 21:02:30.

Comment 2

... oh, and talking about shoulders... (Nigel sucks his teeth and shakes his head in sympathy...) This night-time trick is one shoulders the world over seem to have mastered. It's almost as if they go off somewhere with their mates and over a drink discuss the latest attention-seeking trick they've thought up. Spreads like wildfire and before you know it they're all doing it!! :)

Posted by Nigel at 2006/11/29 21:05:59.

Comment 3

John: It seems that Yesterday (I'll post more later) I have had the same problem, with chest pains and back/shoulder aches.... I am getting scared! As for the name I'd call it KRAKATOA (after the famous volcano!). AH by the way at the time of me writing the message board is gone!!:(

Posted by Lox at 2006/11/29 22:56:29.

Comment 4

Hmmm, I see what you mean, Lox. I just tried too and my entry vanished... (I hope it popped-up on some Chinese spammers fluorochlorophosphate site!!! :)))

Posted by Nigel at 2006/11/29 23:03:37.

Comment 5

Just a thought for a new name... Further to our posts on Lox's page about computer inventors... How about "The Babble Engine" ?!?!?

Posted by Nigel at 2006/11/30 22:10:20.

Comment 6

Blog engines are the new text editors - everyone's written one!

Posted by Simon at 2006/12/01 12:17:12.

Comment 7

How about "BCT" for a name (British Crashing Trash) ?

Posted by Sheri at 2006/12/01 12:58:16.

Comment 8

As for the pain, a nine millimetres would help.

Posted by Sheri at 2006/12/01 12:59:37.

Comment 9

Oh, do shut up Sheri!

Posted by Sheri at 2006/12/01 13:00:24.

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