Run over by a truck.

As promised I got back in to writing, and pumped out a few articles. You might have noticed a lull in my posting recently. Well, I got hit by a truck. Seriously, not joking. On the 13th I was visiting with friends and went to go get something from the nearby grocery. I crossed one half of the street, then waited on the median to see how the traffic was so I could cross the rest of the way. As typical I step out a bit to make sure drivers can see me, and the two approaching cars slow down. I proceed to cross, and suddenly notice the SUV hasn't stopped and it was too close and too fast to react. After tumbling through the air for some while I landed on my back, in the middle of the street. Assessing the damage I realize that I wasn't too badly hurt... except for the bones protruding from my right leg.

I spent a little over a week in the hospital. They implanted metal rods into the fibula and tibia as opposed to casting it. I prefer the rods since I think that'll make things more usable quicker. So now I have to be pushed around in a wheelchair, or hobble about with a walker. The latter I can't do very much of at this point. I imagine I'll be more mobile in about a week.

I've had some articles brewing. Among them you can anticipate the following:

How to make Gnome 3 act more like Gnome 2 simply using extensions.
Crossover for Linux vs. WINE, is it worth it?
Fluendo DVD player review.
Fluendo Codec Pack review.
Steam on Linux beta review.


  1. Get better soon, Roger - I did the IM rod thing in my right leg (just the larger bone) back in the 90's - getting around isn't bad, but stick with the PT, that will help /a lot/.

    I didn't do as much on my own as I should have, and I do still have occasional balance problems as a result. (I also still have the rod in my leg - and my recommendation is that when you have the chance to have it removed, do it.)


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