August 26, 2006

Bugs

They finally figured out which bug I have, so hopefully my temperature will be fine tomorrow. Today was a pretty tough day - nil by mouth, then temperature of up to 40.8c

Cheers,
Steve

August 19, 2006

Still good, still good

Getting some problems in my mouth, lips are peeling again, skin is cracking, but still good, still good...

Days kinda have a routine now. Wake up, eat, sleep, eat, go online, eat, play pool with uncle/friends, exercise some, go online, sleep.

Wonder how long I can keep that up. The side effects are just kicking in, so we will see.

Its still good, its still good... /Simpson

Cheers,
Steve

August 17, 2006

D0 Transplant day

Got my cord blood transplant today between 9:30 - 10:30am. All went well, not much of an reaction except for a bit of fever. Though I do smell now due to the preservatives used.

There is an occupational therapist here called Lucy who specialises in making young people's stay in adult hospital easier - they have recently opened up a room with internet access and board game etc to keep us youngling entertained. Hospitals get boring!

So now its the waiting game, waiting for my white cell count to drop to 0, then waiting for it to come back up which is an indication the engraftment is working. If all goes supersmoothly well, I will be out of here in 14 days - just in time for ruxcon06 :-)

Anyways, still ok for now, hopefully I remain ok :-)

Cheers,
Steve

August 16, 2006

phps handlers

Cool trick to avoid making duplicates or symlinks to .php files in order for people to view your crappy php source. Also nice when your webhosting doesn't provide a handler for .phps. Go go more .htaccess fu and php'ness.

In summary place the following in a .php file somewhere, like viewsource.php or phpsrc.php:
<?php

  $file = preg_replace("/\\.phps$\", ".php", $_SERVER[\'PATH_TRANSLATED\']);
  $file = realpath($file);
  if (!file_exists($file)) {
   print("Error: No such file!!");
  } else {
   highlight_file($file);
  }

?>
Then add the following 2 lines to .htaccess:
AddType php-source .phps
Action php-source /viewsource.php
replace viewsource.php with your file name of choice, and viola!

For example, see the AAWC Formatter and its source.

Cheers,
Steve

Michael Jackson works here (acting)


So there you have it! Still in the show business too, and now a doctor! :-P

Here is also a better shot of the radiotherapy machinary, it is apparently part of an linear accelerator in Sydney according to James.


D0 tomorrow, transplant ETA 9:30-10:00am.

Cheers,
Steve

Site wide gzip compression

After some googling and .htaccess magic all .html files on this site are handled as php files and through the use of the following bit of code in the blogger template all files are gzip encoded for faster delivery!
<?php
ob_start( 'ob_gzhandler' );
?>
Above code is present at the top of all pages.

Following is the .htaccess hack, required because I moved the extension of the pages from .html to .php and some pages stayed in .html land
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .html
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .htm
Cheers,
Steve

August 15, 2006

We are now XHTML 1.0 Transitional

The document located at <http://freespace.atomicscript.com/> was checked and found to be valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This means that the resource in question identified itself as "XHTML 1.0 Transitional" and that we successfully performed a formal validation using an SGML or XML Parser (depending on the markup language used).
CSS is also valid, yay! Check out the new badges of honour at in the footer! :-)

Cheers,
Steve

The Ray-o-death

[thanks to the seal for some touch up!]

Actually it is just the machinary to make X-Rays that shoots into me as part of procedure for a transplant. Enjoy!

August 12, 2006

gDisk working

Spent the day hacking around libgmail 0.1.5 so it works with gDisk. Now I can upload/delete files and also deleting labels, so yay!

Haven't got around to contacting the authors of either gDisk or libgmail, but I will eventually. For now it will just be for my own personal use.

If you want a copy, let me know :-)

Cheers,
Steve

August 11, 2006

That stuff packs a punch

ATG really knocked me around last night. Felt like I had the worst flu ever: a headach like some one squeezing my head in a vice, achy joints and at temperatre of 38.5. Took about 7 blankets to keep me warm.

And then it was too hot!

The ATG started again today, don't feel that sick yet, so maybe the body is tolerating it well. Other than that nothing much of importance happened. Wait, there is one thing....

WE HAVE NO POWER!!!!

Due to constructions my ward has lost power from 7am - 7pm, so we have a torch in the toliet so we can do our business, but no showers and definitly no hot showers!

Still, could be worst...

Cheers,
Steve

August 03, 2006

STOP THE PRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well actually stop the protocol. The protocol has been put on hold for a week at least due to my drainage tube which is getting examined tomorrow.

Cheers,
Steve

So it begins...

About to get ATG, an immunosuppressive agent with nasty side effects. Preparing to feel pretty shitty...

Cheers,
Steve

August 02, 2006

Radioactive man!

Had a gated pool heart scan yesterday, where they took 4ml of my blood, infused it with a radioactive isotope called Tc-99m and re-injected it into me. Tc-99m as it decays releases gamma radiation which easily passes through living tissue.

It takes a few days for Tc-99m to decay to its ground state of Tc-99 so for the next few days I am radioactive! So far no sign of super powers....

Nothing much today, just going to be hooked up on IV drips and have good stuff infused into me in preparation for chemotherapy.

Cheers,
Steve