Cue the surf guitar…

I’m suffering from a separated shoulder – the result of a freak bicycle accident involving a coke can, my front wheel, the sudden application of friction, and a practical demonstration of Newton’s first law of motion.

Sure I look rough, but you should see the can!

After spending 7 hours in the hospital emergency ward on Wednesday and another hour at the fracture clinic yesterday I’m left with my right arm in a sling – the exact same state I was in 5 minutes after being admitted. The extra 8 (plus) hours of waiting gained me this added wisdom: "Don’t use that arm." Advice I will gladly follow, since moving the position of that arm anywhere outside of a very small "sweet spot" maintained by the sling or doing anything more strenuous than pointing causes me to reassess the meaning of the word "excruciating."

Being one arm down makes typing somewhat difficult, so I’m trying to remedy this with technology: This post is being typed on a Bluetooth FrogPad and though I’m currently only producing about 10 words a minute that is only after a couple hours of practice. I’m cautiously pleased and expect that number to increase considerably.

One thing I’m very pleased with however, is the outstanding service I’ve received from FrogPad. They’ve answered all of my questions quickly and after hearing my story they expedited the order I placed yesterday afternoon so that it arrived this morning. Bravo!

Spam Karma 2.0 rocks

As a little bit of an aside…

I’ve been running Spam Karma 2 (SK2) beta for a while and it was working OK, but there were a bunch of things that didn’t quite work on my server (in all fairness that probably had more to do with an outdated/feature poor version of PHP than with SK).

Anyway, I was beginning to get a flurry of annoying comment/trackback spam that squeaked in under SK2 beta’s radar. Between 1 to 5 a day. Nothing I couldn’t handle manually, but enough to spur me on to update to the final 2.0 release.

Just in time too.

This is a snippet from the first report after I updated:

There are currently 0 comments in moderation
<url snipped>

There have been 27 comment spams caught since the last digest
report 1 day, 1 hour ago.

Spam summary report:

Report on comment number 1 (id=1357)
Comment Author: Wilhelm Johnsson
Comment Type: trackback
Comment Content: 

YEAH! Take that you slimy comment-spam weasels!

Second Anniversary

As of today it’s been exactly two years since I started this blog.

Thank you to all of my faithful readers. Without you this milestone would never have been reached. That means you, and you, and you, and… heh?

No, the washroom’s next door.

So is that it? Three? No? Two? Is there anyone else left out in the hall?

Hmm, I think I’ll have to send the invites earlier next year.

Boy we’re gonna have a lot of extra food.