Notes for 5/25/2008

Good news and bad news about my wisdom teeth. The good news is that the swelling has gone down dramatically, the pain has almost disappeared, and I have only very faint bruising. The bad news is that I ran into caffeine withdrawal in a bad way today.

I only took two pain killers today, and one was very early this morning when I got up for the race. So this evening was the first time since Thursday that I was relatively drug free. Around dinner time I wasn’t feeling great, so Sharon and I went for a walk. The fresh air seemed to help, and I had a few small sips of her iced coffee. We got back, I ate some soup, and we were watching Spider-Man 3. Then I crashed. It seemed to come out of nowhere, but I had shakes, chills, a throbbing headache, and just felt terrible. I’m sure Sharon thought I was going to die.

I didn’t know what was wrong at the time, so I took my second Tylenol-3 of the day. Only after did we realize that it was probably caffeine withdrawal. So I’m okay for now (just a headache at the moment), but I better have some coffee or something in the morning.

Anyway, enough about my addiction, here are my weekly notes:

  • I’ve started using FriendFeed quite a bit. I’m going to post more about it this week, but in the meantime you can find me here.
  • The NYTimes launched their TimesMachine this week, which lets you browse 70 years of New York Times archives. They’re using Amazon’s web services to do it. Very cool stuff.
  • In case you hadn’t heard, wikis are now serious business.
  • David Crow has a list of startups that use .NET. I’m sure there are more. We need a directory for this sort of thing.
  • Here’s a funny idea for Twitter’s business model.
  • Can we live in public? Absolutely. Should we? I don’t see why not. No matter how much detail about your life you put online, the simple fact is that most people could care less. Sure someone could become a stalker, just like you could get hit by a bus today. Humans are social creatures, both online and in real life, stalkers and buses be damned. Just remember to look both ways before you cross the street.

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