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I got the flu, no new software or posts while I get better

I caught a bad case of it, I have been slowly deteriorating during the week and not accepting it, and I was finally felled on thursday evening.

If you wondered, why no new calibre packages, why no talk about the upcoming libreoffice or KDE, well that is why. I am unable to work on computers right now.

See you soon. Eric

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Comment from pvasilev
Posted: January 26, 2013 at 22:11

Get well soon, Eric!

Comment from Didier Spaier
Posted: January 26, 2013 at 22:20

Eric, I wish you a speedy recovery.

Don’t worry about up{dates,grades}, that can wait a few days.

Take care of yourself,
Didier

Comment from Matt
Posted: January 26, 2013 at 22:35

There are a lot of cases of this over here too. I hope you feel better soon!

Comment from Robby
Posted: January 26, 2013 at 22:41

Hi Eric, Liposoma Vit c and Olive Leaf will help your immune system fight off that flu. Get better and forget the computer for a few days.

Comment from metabolizam
Posted: January 26, 2013 at 22:52

Get well soon.
Recently a colleague catch flu on the way from Chicago to Belgrade. I heard a joke from him:

A man walks into the pharmacy and asks the pharmacist, ”Do you have any acetylsalicylic acid?”
“Do you mean aspirin?” says the pharmacist.
“That’s it, I can never remember that word.”

Comment from Willy
Posted: January 26, 2013 at 23:17

Get some rest and get well soon
Vit C is the easiest way to regain body immune system as Robby said

Those builds can wait until next month :)

Comment from brvsn
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 00:49

Best wishes! I hope you will feel better as soon as possible!, but not for software and packages!! :D

see ya! ;)

Comment from Jen
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 00:56

Ugh, get well soon! It’s nasty as hell. My in-laws had it over Christmas.

Comment from Brian Lawrence
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 01:46

Look after yourself, Eric, and get well soon. Forget about the builds until you’re fully recovered.

Comment from Mike Langdon (mlangdn)
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 05:53

I hope it doesn’t last too long for you. The flu is rampant here in Kentucky, but does seem to be slowing down. I’ve been lucky so far, but l’m still hoping to escape this time. Just take care of yourself.

Comment from DEF
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 06:34

Same here, got a disease twice in a row :/
Eat fruits !

Comment from Niki Kovacs
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 09:38

Gute Besserung!

Comment from Alex
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 11:05

Hi Eric,

take your time to recover fully, and don’t make the mistake trying to accelerate things. The current flu virus struck down lots of people here, and those who thought they could work again after only 8 days, had to stay in bed for another two weeks, in the end. So take care and don’t hurry.

We have a saying: If you visit a doctor the flu will take 14 days, but if you don’t it will last for two weeks. ;)

Alex

Comment from gabriel
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 12:36

Hello Eric
I wish you a speedy healing.
Gabriel

Comment from Raveriux
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 13:00

50g of vodka each morning and no flu for all winter ;)

Comment from jaycee
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 15:59

That’s no good at all Eric! Is your family okay? I hope you feel better soon and have a fast recovery. Take good care of yourself! :)

Comment from Hernan Medellin
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 16:23

Get well soon !!! Eat chicken soup !!

Comment from Armin
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 20:08

Hi Eric,

Take care and get well soon.

Also thank you for finding strength to tell us what’s up. You Slackware core guys are tough as nails ;)

Comment from hughetorrance
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 22:11

Get well soon… my favourite panacea is Pomegranate. !

Comment from gegechris99
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 22:34

Hello Eric,

I wish you a quick recovery.

Comment from p431i7o
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 22:44

Take care of your self Eric, rest a lot, drink a lot of water, and as Willy said Vitamin C is the best way to repair your defenses.

Comment from mimo
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 22:52

Hi Eric,

Wish you get well soon!

Stay in bed and keep warm for few days (even if you feel better). Drink a lot (not alcohol, of course). Get Vit C and rutin. Chicken soup is really good against flu.

And be as tough as Slackware is ;)

Comment from Slackwarrior
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 00:42

Get well, drink green tea with rum, use Slackware! ;-)

Comment from ArTourter
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 00:53

Get well soon Eric,

and as other people have said take your time to fully recover and don’t rush it.

Comment from marrowsuck
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 02:17

So viruses are a threat to Linux :-(.
sed -i ‘s/Influenzavirus//’ alienbob
and Gute Besserung!

Comment from tim
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 10:06

get well soon.

Comment from the_penguinator
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 13:30

been there, done that…
burned the t-shirt

respect that bug Eric…it’s a mean SOB.
speedy recovery!

Comment from zbreaker
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 14:35

Yep, flu is rampant also here in New York. Get well soon Eric!

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Comment from whiz
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 18:49

Het schijnt te heersen momenteel..
Heel veel beterschap Eric.

Comment from toudi
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 18:59

get well soon! :)
and take your time to heal properly :)

Comment from WD Milner
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 19:25

Hope you’re better soon Eric.

Comment from kabamaru
Posted: January 28, 2013 at 20:09

Having the flu sucks. Hope you get better soon :)

Comment from sqdnguns
Posted: January 29, 2013 at 07:06

Get well Eric, I just got over the flu, fought it for three weeks.

Comment from Beelzebud
Posted: January 29, 2013 at 07:22

Get well, Eric. Your health is the important thing.

Comment from bocke
Posted: January 29, 2013 at 18:56

Get well soon Eric. And take your time to fully recover. Chicken soups are not that bad. :)

Comment from onebuck
Posted: January 29, 2013 at 21:28

Eric, get well soon! Keep your fluid intake up so as not to have dehydration. Rest will help you and be sure to eat lightly. Chicken soup or broth helps. Unsalted soda crackers will help settle the stomach which can be a problem with all the coughing. Maybe; http://altmedicine.about.com/od/coldsandflu/a/fluremedy.htm “which is why you should talk with a qualified healthcare provider if you think you may have the flu.”
-Gary

Comment from ymerlin
Posted: January 30, 2013 at 02:48

Take care and get well soon!

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: January 30, 2013 at 03:21

Eric, thanks for your kind help, always! Drink plenty of fluids, rest well, and get well soon. I’m grateful for all your work in Slackware.

Comment from Glenn
Posted: January 30, 2013 at 03:38

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! And many thanks for your great Slackware work.

/GB

Comment from Alto
Posted: January 31, 2013 at 10:50

Get well soon Eric! Packages can wait

Comment from A. Sharpe
Posted: February 1, 2013 at 16:39

Flu – have your blood level of vit d3 tested – should be minimum 50. See http://www.VitaminDCouncil.com for research, test nomenclature and parameters. Test not expensive and supplements are relative cheap.

Coincidentally, improving the level of Vti D3 will also help inpreventing several different cancers, MS and a host of other difficulties.

Also note the essentials that go with it – magnesium and calcium with natural fat (during a meal, tight after, etc.

thanks for your Slack work!

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