22 Jan 2001 jamver   » (Observer)

Aftermath of accident:

I thought I was feeling pretty well after the accident, but late on Thursday night, before bed, I found that I had a really sore shoulder. Went to bed, woke up the next day with a shoulder in agony and found the other shoulder was also sore along with my neck (muscles that go right into the head) and my entire upper back (shoulder blades etc). Sore a Doctor, noted soft tissue damage, went on to continue playing squash as Doctor suggested it would help to loosen the soreness up a little.

The damage to the bike will by today's estimate be between about $3000 and $5400 depending upon whether the panniers ($1800 each!!!) get replaced or repaired. Pretty scarey numbers from a little knock. On top of that, the replacement cost of my helmet is about $600 - it's a BMW.

Work has been really hectic, trying to prepare for the refurbishment work to the lab and the up coming installation of the new sgi equipment arriving over the next month or so. Only problem, of course, is that I'm still sore from the accident and have to shift the 20 machines from the current lab to the new on tomorrow :(

We're installing an imersive visual reality centre powered by an sgi onyx3000 and a lab full (20) of sgi 330L linux workstations with half a gig of ram, dual cpu and the VR3 (vpro) graphics (it's really an nvidia quadro card) which should be really cool for the developers on the desktop moving from sgi o2 workstations which should be quite an improvement in performance for them. It also means I'll hopefully get to do a lot more OSS work due to the new SOE I'll be using. Yeah!

Anyhow, off to bed; I fly out to Adelaide IV on Thursday and will be gone from my world of toys for a solid couple of weeks.

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