24 September 2022
Saw Ani Difranco at XL Live in Harrisburg
Didn’t think I stood so close to people, but no mask.
Show was great.
Helped a stumbly drunk guy find a seat, so he could stop bumping into people
Had a work day
Ran ben around to sports practice
Helped with fixing the well pump at parents'
Got home at 12:30am or so
Woke with a sore throat and stuffy, not a big deal
Took a Covid test in the afternoon - negative
Went to Penn Cinema drive-in to see Goonies
Marie and Emily in the car
Doug, Sarah, Fizz, and Sarah in other cars
Rained and cut short
Took Marie home
Woke with sore throat and whole-body soreness
Covid test again at emily’s suggestion: positive
Notified kids, movie friends, and parents
Tried online appointment, but no one available but receptionist
Ran to Penn State Health walk-in clinic, got Paxlovid RX
Sat around all night watching Love, Death + Robots
Noon: Emily picks up Paxlovid and groceries and drops them off
Paxlovid day 1
Watched lots of Love, Death + Robots
Paxlovid day 2
Terrible sore throat
Start trying throat spray
2 Ibuprofen every 4-6 hrs seems to manage throat pain
Paxlovid day 3
Terrible sore throat. Is this Strep?
Call nurse line at doc: this is fine.
Paxlovid day 4
Throat not bad!
Bad taste in mouth sometimes for past couple days: like bitter, old tea
Gargled full-strength white vinegar. emily then informed me it should be dilluted.
Paxlovid day 5, last day
Last dose, then went to bed pretty early: tired and cranky
Tested (slightly) positive today
Test expires today, so i’ll use them all over the next couple days
Listening to "attack surface"
Finished 30 Days Lost in Space Arduino kit — pretty cool
Tested negative at 7pm or so.
Finished "Attack Surface"
Finished Love Death + Robots
Tested negative again at 11am
First bike ride in over 2 weeks: 28 miles on Northwest River Trail
30 June 2008
I've been looking at FriendFeed a bit this weekend. They seem to actually roll out new features, and I have a feeling that feeds may update more often.
Development is very important to me, because I get bored looking at the same old application for too long, so this thing could be interesting. Jaiku, in the meantime, hasn't seen any interesting changes in months, and feed retrieval feels slower and slower.
If I jump, and my friends don't right away, it's OK, because I've already created them as imaginary friends on FriendFeed, meaning I added them with their feeds, so I can still see them. I've also managed to hook up a few 3rd-party apps, like IMified and FF-to-go. After figuring out to ignore friend-of-friend traffic, I think I may be able to use FF-to-go without it burying me in reading.
I ultimately still want a more distributed system to do this stuff, but this thing may address the current pain points I have with Jaiku. We'll see if I stay here or not -- I always hear that ultimately, it comes down to where your friends are.
28 March 2008
I'm organizing An Evening of Emerging Technologies at MapQuest in Lancaster, PA on 23 April 2008.
It's a free open space conference, so join us to hear about technology in our region and to share your own experiences. Click the link and register today.
19 February 2008
There's a Billboard War going on in some spots around the United States. One particular site is in Chambersburg, PA -- that's a relatively short drive. I'd love to go see these billboards in person.
How do you demonstrate support for this message once you're there?