Monday, June 20, 2016

Recovering since NECSS...

I'm still coughing up phlegm from the infection I got at NECSS, which was over a month ago. Yes, I got to go to New York and talk to some cool people and see some cool talks and shows! I finally even got say to Bill Nye about how it's me who's been saying "Muahahaha" after he says "Change the World!", and we even had a back-and-forth during his talk where we did that!

I am able to access the data on my backup drive, using Linux, so my podcast is still 'there'. The linux machine I am borrowing is large enough so I don't have to kill myself hunching over and giving myself a migraine, and will allow me to access unfinished drafts of my blog.

However, it won't allow me to install Audacity so that I can continue working on my podcast and finish episodes and all that. It's because laptop's person can't remember the admin password, and trying to change the password by going into recovery mode and using the shell prompt box also doesn't work because it won't allow me to type characters into the prompt box!

As for my laptop, I finally got a new motherboard, but the video portion doesn't work, so I'm going to have to send it back. It's been broken since the end of April, when I was finally feeling well enough to stand at it for long periods of time and just write massively, which apparently caused it to blow out in the sweltering heat at 4 a.m.

And me, I'm feeling considerably less pain than I remember feeling in a couple of decades. Things are good, and I'm able to do almost as much physical therapy as I was doing for a while. I'm about to go run stairs, which I haven't done in ages.

All in all, NECSS was fun and really important to my self-knowledge, which I'll get into later. I've been pretty sick and physically miserable since then, though, but am finally feeling well enough to stand in front of my computer for longer and longer periods of time. Well, gotta run! Up, then down, then up...