[mythtv-users] Myth Developers ban all use of MythTV as a PVR due to IP infringement?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sat Sep 8 12:23:43 UTC 2007


Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 10:26:12PM +0100, Mike Perkins wrote:
>> So don't judge other's situations when you don't know the
>> circumstances.
> 
> I wasn't.  I was simply saying that *as a generic opinion to hold*,
> there was nothing unreasonable about it, as I noted above.
> 
> Bummer, BTW; can they do something about that?
No offence taken, just that -as you can imagine- it's somewhat of a sore point.

OT: Gave several pints of blood (not all at the same time!). Got sent to all 
kinds of specialists. It took them 5 months to figure out what I might have. 
Opinion on the Internet is confused, most think it might have something to do 
with sleep patterns. After 30 years in IT I got dot-commed out in 2002. Had a 
van, spent 4 years as a courier. Did 250,000 miles in that time. Worked some 
pretty random hours, which probably brought things to a head.

They reckon it could take five years or more to stabilise to the point I can 
actually do something useful jobwise (by that time I'll be a couple years off 
retirement). They have tried various drugs, mostly antidepressants. The side 
effects were so strong my doc had to keep switching drugs. The idea is to reduce 
the effect the nerve endings have on the brain. Meanwhile, no alcohol; caffeine, 
as little as possible, no instant, but ground is OK in small quantities; I can 
walk maybe 2-3 miles; drive, but never on my own. So, yes, bummer.

Incidentally, the warning signs I had: mild all-round headaches which wouldn't 
go away. 2-3 days off every so often with "flu-like" or virus symptoms. Tops of 
my arms or legs feel like they are freezing (I haven't worn short sleeves for 10 
years or so). Other times, hands and feet feel cold and clammy. Powerful urge to 
have a sleep early afternoon - which can be tricky while driving a motorway. Do 
some DIY at home or mow the lawn, OK, but feel crap the following day. During 
this time, nothing at all wrong with my thought processes.

Mike Perkins


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