Bad food

I’m not sure if it was something bad in the dinner yesterday or if I’m over-sensitive of something that I’m not aware of. But this night I woke up with a cold sweat, feeling feverish and with the feeling I had a cannon ball in my stomach. Not a nice feeling, I can tell you that much.

When the alarm clock rang in the morning I didn’t feel much better, so I’m spending the day at home in the sofa watching Top Gear and feeling slightly nauseous.

Vacation

Yesterday morning the alarm clock rang early to a clear blue sky and a warm sun. After a quick breakfast we said good bye to our hosts at the bed and breakfast, got in the car and drove to the airport.

Hours later we got off the bus in Uppsala in the middle of a terrible rain storm. The holiday we have been waiting for and training for all autumn and winter is over. Now we are back in chilly Uppsala. Back to the normal work-eat-sleep routine.

Ten days in Spain and climbing eight of those. My body feels quite sore, but it’s a nice kind of pain.

Ten days of no internet, no computer and no TV. The days filled with brilliant climbing, amazing weather, great company and lots of good food. Can it get better than that?

Exhausted

After spending all day today outdoors I was all done for when we got back home. I took a shower, watched the exciting end of the Chinese Open snooker final and then slept for two hours on the sofa with the cats.

My energy slowly started to return when we ate dinner and I’ve now done the boring end-of-month paper work. I guess we’ll be going to bed early tonight, exhausted as we are, and early tomorrow morning it’s back to work again.

However, soon it’s time for nine days of holiday and the warm Spanish sun!

Got another flu

Yes, I’m sick again! It’s amazing, isn’t it?

After feeling a bit weird and more and more tired the last few days I started to feel a bit ill Tuesday evening and when I woke up Wednesday morning I had a fever. So now I’ve been home from work yesterday and today. Even though I feel better today the flu is still not all gone.

It’s not really surprising that I get sick so often though. I train quite hard, never have time to sleep enough due to the commute to work and I spend two hours a day sitting next to someone coughing or sneezing on the train to Stockholm and back.

Optimally I would need a job with flexible working times and working locations. With that I could make sure I got the necessary rest after the hard climbing sessions in the gym and hopefully being rested and fully recovered I would have the strength to withstand the latest mutation of the flu.

Apple’s release of the iPhone SDK gives some nice opportunities. Read Jens Alfke’s The Beauty Of 99¢ iPhone Apps article. Micropayments is the way of the future.

I, for example, have lately started to buy songs from the iTunes store just because it’s so convenient, just one click and you get the song you want in good quality. No need to browse through a lot of torrents looking for one that has the song in good quality ripped by someone with a clue.

If I would make a fairly successful program for the iPhone/iPod touch I could easily live on the money that would make me. That sounds easy, right? The problem is that I’m not the only one thinking like that, there’s going to be lots of guys trying to make the killer app for the iPhone. Quite a few of those guys with previous experience doing OS X applications.

I don’t doubt my coding abilities. It shouldn’t be too hard to write a bit of Objective C. What I’m more worried about is my total lack of ideas for what kind of application it would be.

It’s pretty hard to start coding something when you have no idea what to do, and that’s where I’m at right now. A game would obviously be fun to do, but making a good and unique game takes a lot of effort. I’m not ruling it out for now, but there might be something better and easier to do. I just need to figure out what that would be…

Any suggestions?

A few too many

I know I’ve been posting too many links lately and that I haven’t written any real blog posts. I’ve just been mad busy the last few days!

I promise I’ll try to write something more interesting tomorrow.

Friday fun

Friday fun

This is what I did tonight. What did you do?

Våren är här!

Vårdag

Ok, detta kanske är borderline fanatism men när jag var ute på lunchen idag i det underbara vårvädret, så var allt jag kunde tänka på att jag ville åka och klättra på någon fin solklippa istället för att gå tillbaka till kontoret.

Fjärdhundra eller Häggsta tror jag skulle vara underbara en tidig solig vårdag som denna.

Jag behöver ett nytt jobb där jag bara behöver jobba när det regnar!

Home with another flu

I’m not sure what I got this time but when I got home after a hard climbing session Sunday evening I was all done for. I felt totally exhausted and I was freezing most of the evening. So I went early to bed figuring it was just the hard workout that had drained my body of energy. When Camilla joined me in the bed a bit later though she noticed I was hot like a stove even though I was shivering uncontrollable. Not a good sign, but I figured I would sleep it of and closed my eyes again.

In the morning the alarm went off and I felt quite fine. I got up, took a shower, got dressed and left for the train. The 20 minutes walk to the train didn’t feel to bad either and I sat down, turned on some music and prepared to semi-sleep my way to Stockholm.

Half way through the trip I started to feel dizzy. I pulled out the ear plugs but nothing changed. The sound of people talking faded into the distance, I started to lose my eye sight, everything was going black and I was sweating like I had just ran a 100 meter race.

Through some miracle of self control I managed to drag myself out of this slippery slope to unconsciousness and return to my seat. Not feeling too good anymore the last few minutes of the trip was quite unpleasant and it was with great relief I got out of the train into the fresh early morning air.

I realized there was no point in trying to work, I belonged home in bed. So after a quick breakfast at work, some phone calls and mails to arrange someone to cover for me. I took a train home and spent the rest of the day watching Battlestar Galactica.

That was my exciting Monday! Today it’s Tuesday and except for feeling generally exhausted and a light headache I’m feeling much better. Quite an odd flu if that’s what it was.

Back to work

Tomorrow morning at 6:10AM the alarm clock goes off and it’s time to go to work again.

The Christmas vacation that I’ve been looking forward to all autumn is suddenly over and it makes me a bit worried that I do not feel as rested as I think I should be. All the times I’ve felt tired and not got enough sleep the last few months I’ve thought that I’ll make up for it during the Christmas holiday.

Now the holiday is over and even though I’ve slept an hour or two more per night I hardly think I’ve made up for all the debt I’ve got. Neither did we have any days when we didn’t do anything at all. That is what I feel I miss the most. I need a few days off with nothing planned and nothing that requires doing. Some time when I can do whatever I feel like doing, or not doing, without having to feel bad about it.

That is what I miss. I guess I have to make another attempt to get a few days like that in the summer. It’s only six months left!