I didn't write anything on Sunday.

I must say I was completely overwhelmed by the thunderous lack of concern at my absence.  I could have been dead in the ditch for all anyone cared.

Anyhows, I was not in form for writing as I had been fighting a rather nasty virus.

I'm not normally one to mention my own personal fights with viruses or infections as a lot of people get 'em and I don't see why I should be a drama queen over my own little problems.

Now this virus was a nasty one.  It had probably been lingering for months or even years and this was part of the problem.  If you know the source of infection then you are 99% on the way to curing it, but I hadn't a clue where it came from or how the infection occurred.

It came to a head at the weekend and it was a real bugger.  The symptoms were somewhat obscure and indeed a casual onlooker wouldn't notice anything amiss.  However the infection was spreading and the prognosis was not good.

I decided on Saturday night to see what I could do to cure the little fucker.  I tried injections, animal sacrifices and even at one stage a drop of amputation.  Nothing would shift it.  It lingered there in the background sniggering at me and defying all my best efforts.

Sunday was worse.  I tried everything I could think of, up to and including microscopic inspection.  Google was fuck all help and I was on my own fighting a virus that I was beginning to think would be the death of me.  I spent the day sweating and worrying.  I was in no fit state to write any garbage on this site as I was physically and mentally drained. The outlook was bleak to put it mildly.

I cured it yesterday.  It was hard and brutal but I did it.

I deleted all the core files on the website and uploaded fresh code.  10,000 files in total.  That did the trick.

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Fighting a virus — 9 Comments

  1. Dammit, you had me worried for a moment! The more so as, yesterday, I realised I was suffering the beginning of one of my rare colds. By evening, my throat was sore and I was coughing badly – it was bloody difficult to carry on smoking, I can tell you! Better today; at least I'm not coughing so much when I smoke and my nose has dried up a lot.

    • Heh!  As it happens, I did wake yesterday with a sore throat, headache and feeling generally rough.  A couple of pipefulls later the throat was as smooth as silk.  The headache faded during the day.  Feel right as rain today.

  2. However on a happy note your glorious government have decided to legalise all the illegal drugs (heroin crack cocaine and stuff) so now you can extend your cures to include previously illicit drugs.


    All except tobacco of course which is evil, the spawn of Satan and must eradicated, smashed, stamped upon until it  no longer exists ~ a bit like your virus 😀

    • They haven't legalised drugs yet – just thinking about it [so far as I know].  Naturally all drugs will be gubmint run with massive taxation and drastic restrictions.  It'll kill my little cottage industry.

    • No problem.  I know where the demon lives and I know how to switch him on and off, but I still can't work out precisely how he works.  It's annoying me.

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