Good news, bad news

Yesterday I went to the dentist, with my mind ready to have another teeth extracted. When I got there, I got good news and bad news.

The good news were: No teeth extracted.

The bad news: My X-ray:

in case you didn’t noticed yet, take a look at the right side of the picture. Yes, my wisdom teeth decided that it wanted to be in the front of the mouth, so it grew in the wrong direction. Worst: If you pay attention, you’ll see two white lines just near the root of the tooth. Those are the nerves. And, due the way the x-ray looks, it’s hard to say if it is outside or inside the tooth. So it’ll have to be surgically removed.

Not that I’m worried (or that I still want to be knock out for 4 days, so I have no idea what happened and just wake up when everything is fine) but I’m kinda worried about how much this thing will cost me.

Where are the pages?

In case you are looking for some of the pages (like projects, Tips & Tricks and some random stuff), I moved them to another places.

First, if you were looking for a project, they are all now hosted on Google Code. You can find link to every project there looking at my profile. Some not updated anymore and known to not work projects, like DarkClicker, are completely dead (mostly ’cause it didn’t work and I didn’t had the will to keep them working.)

Tips & Tricks and most of the code was moved to my public notes page.

If you see something missing, let me know.

Losing wisdom

[Caution: Pain and gore details follow. Do not keep reading if you have a weak stomach.]

Facts you need to know:

  • For most of my teen years, I really didn’t care about my teeth;
  • When I was a simple child, my mum used to take me to dentist from time to time (where I had to apply flour, which I absolutely hated.)
  • When I was about 25 years old, I had to face a dentist with the drill (an experience that even today makes me sick when I remember the smell of burned bone.)
  • Even that I’m 30-something now, I still have a deep (irrational) fear of dentists.

So, two weeks ago:

  • I was eating an apple.
  • It felt like a small piece got stuck in the end of my mouth, near my wisdom tooth.
  • Using my finger, I felt that the tooth was broken.
  • The idea of having to go to a dentist made me feel a cold feeling in my spine.

Last week:

  • I went to a dentist near work to make an appointment.
  • The appointment was set to Monday this week.

Last Monday:

  • I went to the dentist, completely scared.
  • He checked my wisdom tooth and said that it was broken because it was growing in the wrong direction.
  • He gave me some local anesthesia and pull the tooth out.
  • After I realized what he did, I start shaking and, on the way out, I realized I was drenched in sweat.
  • I had tickets for Joe Satriani in that night[1].

There you have the events till this Monday. I had to have my wisdom tooth extracted ’cause it was growing in the wrong direction (towards the molars.) It was the top left, if you are really curious, but I may have to extract all four.

The worst part of it wasn’t having the tooth extracted. The worst part is that us, animals, bleed when some piece of our natural bodies is removed. And, due the location of such removed part, I had a full night of blood going down my throat. And ’cause the thing had to heal itself, I couldn’t drink anything for 2 hours after that and couldn’t eat anything 6 hours after that. And, just because I was fucking scared, I decided not even drink before 6 hours. Try drink blood (even slowly) for 6 hours to see how you feel.

But, in the end, 3 days after that, I can eat and drink like nothing did happen. And, honestly, I’m waiting for Monday, ’cause now I know what things work and I want to test myself and see if I can manage to have another tooth removed the old way.

[1] More about this in another post.

Mitter 0.3.2 “I wonder how you’d take to working in a pocket calculator.” released

Mitter is a simple application to keep your Twitter status up-to-date and to see your friends updates. It aims to be simple and with a small requirement list, while supporting multiple different interfaces.

New in this version:

  • You can now connect using HTTPS.
  • The popup menu on a tweet now have a “Reply” option.
  • Changed the way we created the date fields, preventing some crashes on 64 bit machines.
  • Fixed a problem with replies in the Cmd interface.
  • The prompt in the Cmd interface is now updated properly.
  • Tweets can be deleted in the Cmd interface.