There are different levels of sick and the lower levels do not lend themselves to constructive anything. I spent the day rather non-constructively trying to stop breaking things. I came to the conclusion that if I can just be very still and do absolutely nothing, except maybe breathe very slowly and gently, I may just make it through the day. I tried logging into Warcraft a few times, but playing requires moving and hearing and listening and talking and after three sentences, my speech recognition software no longer recognizes my voice, my head is both spinning and threatening to implode and I give up. I can spend quite a bit of my time in a zombie-lie fashion on the couch whilst watching episodes of The Unit or Lie to Me or some other actiony/crimy thing whilst throwing up and crying and feeling sorry for myself, but there comes a point in time where I can’t do the self-pitying depression routine any more. And so I start browsing through my google reader to discover:
- The neuroscience of admiration: “We process bodies differently than we process thoughts… What does that have to do with twitter? I still have no idea.”
- The Stranger Side of CHI 2009: Eye-Tracking Goggles, Hot ‘n’ Cold Mice, Interactive Photo Viewers, CALLY the Cell-Phone Bot and Memory Matches showcased at the Computer-Human Interaction 2009 conference last week.
- Oprah’s First Words on Twitter: “HI TWITTERS” Headline says it all.
- Inhabitat: A house with a tree tattoo. I want one!
- dot.life “Pirate Bay beached but not sunk”
- Andrea’s Buzzing About: One of my favourite autisticesque blogs
- Psyblog: Can Visual Attention Truly Be Divided?
- Bad Science: The unnatural nature of science: “This incompetent non-research – another nonsense survey – was not published at all, and it will not be, and with very good reason, because it tells us nothing.”
- How to collect a wealth of mostly useless information? Read articles like these: Four layer bandage compared with short stretch bandage for venous leg ulcers: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials with data from individual patients“
- Scientific Commons:”Broadband changes everything. Or so we are told. But does it?”
- Wowinsider: Zarkmark tries to help you rate PuG players
- Ruminations on Razorscale, surely everybody reads Herding Cats
- Too many annas: Healer Layout for XT-002 Deconstructor
- Frostbolt: Ulduar and Blizzard Love
- Brief note for resto druids – on nourish and spirit (restokin.com)
- Dropping Below Hit Cap – Is it Ever Okay?
- Pretty in Plate: Guild Culture Individualism and Collectivism and WoW Guilds
Today’s readings of choice was the thing that got me through the day. It made me realize that the world doesn’t stop because I stop and that that’s okay, I shouldn’t want or need it to. And tomorrow may just be better. Also, it may be worse, so be thankful for the health you have today.