Of Dreams and Pain
Forenoon watch, 6 bells (11:27 am)

Last night I slept better than I have since my operation. That means I had dreams. And in those dreams I moved my arms and flexed my muscles. Which translated back into real life. My arm is extremely sore right now. I hope I didn't tear a stitch out or something.

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The Night Before
First watch, 4 bells (10:15 pm)

I have to be up in six hours to go in for surgery to fix a torn distal biceps tendon. Feelings swing from just plain nervous to a little freaked out. But (un?)fortunately I've been through worse, so this should be a cakewalk for me. Still, I'm not looking forward to the pain and slow recovery.

I did finally solve a nasty little problem at work today though, right at the end of the day. That was a nice way to begin a forced vacation.

As usual (at least recently), I'll broadcast this to all the social media sites I have a connection to. Best bet for a response though is right here on my blog thingy. Or send me an email. Or whatever. Say hi, lay a hug on me, you know, whatever works.

The next time I go through this I expect to have the option for bionic parts though. I totally mis-typed 'parts' and wrote pants the first time. Heh, bionic pants.

Bad Things
First watch, 2 bells (9:06 pm)

Remember my torn achilles tendon last year? Just barely a year ago? Well, today I tore the tendon off my left biceps (distal). It will require surgery to repair the damage. *sigh*

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Diving Down
Forenoon watch, 7 bells (11:54 am)

I have spent a few days this week with family that's been in town, and one of my favorite things has been snorkeling in the lake. I have found a bunch of old cans and some odd bits of metal, plastic, and even paper. Most of the interesting stuff is deep though; you don't find much until you start diving about 15 feet down. Fins help a great deal with that.

Earlier this week I found a Quirst can:
Quirst soda
(this is not the can I found, just an image of one in similar condition)

I've never even heard of Quirst. It must have been around when I was a child, but I don't remember seeing it, drinking it, or watching its commercials.

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MySQL 3.x to 5.x Conversion
Posted in Advice
First dog watch, 1 bell (4:46 pm)

I had to take a backup from an old MySQL 3.23 server and restore it to a newer server. You may notice that if you try, you get a bunch of errors. Try the following script:

iconv -f latin1 -t utf-8 < backup.sql | sed 's/TYPE=/ENGINE=/g' | sed 's/^---/-- -/g' | sed 's/timestamp(14)/timestamp/g' > outfile.sql

After pushing my old backup through this, I was able to restore the data and run queries against it just fine.

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