A little story from my sickness

So, now that I am starting to feel a little better, let me tell you of the journey of discovery that was my illness. I didn’t know until about two days ago that you can have allergic reactions to anti-histamines (which are apparently the only difference between day time cold and flu tablets and the night time ones). I found out that you can by having such a reaction…

The first night, I went to bed and spent the first two hours after having the tablets tossing a turning in a hallucinogenic night mare. The topic of the nightmare? ISO standardisation of PDF/A, which is the topic of the standardisation riff I have been on recently (and will continue when better). I certainly care about PDF, but I’m not sure that hallucinogenic nightmares are the right way to deal with the problem.

The same thing happened the next night, except it was a two hour extravaganza of sweat over how to best run analytics on the 4.2 million lines of Apache web server logs that this domain have created on Andrew’s machine since the last box upgrade. More on that later too.

Anyways, I’ve returned to sanity now that I’m not taking the night tablets any more and just using day tablets in their place. I think I will be careful around those blue pills from now on. More red pills for me!