Smoke Me A Kipper
Smoke me a kipper!

Smoke Me A Kipper

Hello! As that Nirvana song goes “all apologies”. It doesn’t look like I’ll have time to post my Pixel C review before my operation now. I’m actually sat here in the Christie hospital in Manchester writing this and the ward has wifi. How cool is that? I’ve already written over 2000 words of the follow up to my last post, the server story. I hope to post it tonight perhaps before my operation tomorrow but who knows whether that will happen. I’ll do my best. In the last 2 or 3 weeks I thought I’d have more time but there’s just been so much stuff to sort out.

So tomorrow I will be in surgery most of the day from the early morning. Hopefully I’ll be out by around 6pm but I will be transferred to intensive care for monitoring. That may last a couple of days but as soon as possible I’ll transfer back to the regular ward and begin getting myself better. I’ll post a quick update to say I’m OK via this blog, Twitter and FB as soon as I can, porbably next week.

A big thanks to everyone who’s sent messages and good wishes over recent months. I appreciate them all. I am totally ready for this operation now, I’m in the best place in the country and I’m very confident about the ability of the doctors. It may take a few days before I can properly communicate again but in the immortal words of Ace Rimmer

“Smoke me a kipper I’ll be back for breakfast” šŸ™‚

A photo of Chris Barrie as Ace Rimmer from the series Red Dwarf

Smoke me a kipper!

See you soon,



Writer, podcaster, musician, pop culture nerd, Linux geek, hacker, Liverpool FC fan and Merc With A Mouth.

11 comments on “Smoke Me A Kipper
  1. Trish says:

    Hey Dan hope it all goes well and you’re back on your feet in no time! xx

  2. Siobhan says:

    Hope all goes well Dan. Definitely let me know when I can visit. And I won’t bring any kippers. x

  3. Neil says:

    Good luck for tomorrow, glad they’ve got wifi. So what will you be watching during recovery…. any good series I should be watching. šŸ˜‰

  4. smaudet says:

    Good luck.

  5. Jon Archer says:

    Good luck with the op pal. I’m sure everything will go well, as you say you’re in the best possible place.

  6. Hilmar says:

    Hello Dan,

    good luck for tomorrow! Hope to hear from you soon on GNR. šŸ˜‰
    Thanks for all the great hours of commute in the past with LO!

  7. Mick McMahon says:

    All the best for the Op and a speedy recovery

  8. John Hurn says:

    I think I’m probably a bit late to say good luck for the op but here’s hoping you’re now comfortable by the time you read this and on your way to a swift recovery.

  9. Torin Doyle says:

    Hi Dan.

    I hope all went well with the op and you make a speedy recovery to full health.

  10. Eric Beyer says:

    Wishing you well tomorrow and a speedy recovery Dan! We’ll be thinking of you.

  11. may be of interest. Looks like Dan is recovering from surgery.

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