I'm sorry to have read (moments ago) that one of the most enthusiastic geeks I'm lucky enough to work with is in hospital following a freak accident.
I have been somewhat heartened to read the second update on Dmitry's blog and look forward to hearing stories of how nurses attempt to keep Scotty off his laptop once he is well enough to use it.
My thoughts are with Scotty's family and friends.
Wow - I didn't know you knew Scotty; he's a friend of mine, too (introduced through the Kingston Gaming Club).
I'm coming to the UK for a week - we should get in touch.
It's a small World. It would be great to catch up - perhaps you could let me know when and where you're going to be via email
My brother Malcolm (aka Scotty to the rest of you) is in the Brodie High Dependency ward at St Georges Hospital, south west London.
He is opening his eyes for long periods at a time and moving various limbs, but he is obviously tired out by it all. He is making a real effort to see what is going on. He’s still very weak on the right side, although today he was moving his right foot so the feeling must be returning to that side.
Visiting hours are Mornings 11AM-1PM and Evenings 3-8PM. My family and I will accommodate other visitors - the key is to get as many of you as possible to attend and visit Scotty - now is the time to show solidarity and visit you friend. Keep the tech support questions to a minimum and Scotty reserves the right not to answer due to his tracheotomy!
If you need any more information then contact either Jan (see above) or me on 07792 873280 (don’t email me as I’m don’t have push enabled in this country).
Scotty might be moving in as little as one week for his rehabilitation but I will post as/when/if that happens.
Murdo> thanks for sharing the good news. I'm going to see Scotty tomorrow