Why has Peter been so quiet?

I'm posting this entry on behalf of Peter (my name is Jonathan - a long time friend of Peter who he has mentioned a few times in the blog). Peter says:
"Unfortunately last Friday (December 15th) I was taken ill and find myself in hospital. While I am making a slow but steady recovery, it will be a few weeks before I am well enough to continue my adventures in electronics, but In the meantime I hope to have a few guest posts and will be keeping up with any conversations as best I can. Jonathan will post some updates on my health and my friend MrShark will try and help with any technical queries. Please do keep an eye on the blog and I look forward to resuming normal service as soon as I am able.
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109 thoughts on “Why has Peter been so quiet?

  1. It was quite a shock to hear you were hospitalised. I wish you all the best and a full recovery and I think we are all missing your inspiring blog messages. From this message I understand you have good hopes to be fully active as usual, We are thinking of you and your family in these dificult times. "See" you in action when you are ready for that!

  2. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Peter. Your blogs serve as inspiration to keep looking at new stuff. You also cost me money but I'll let you off with that one. 🙂
    All the best to you and Maureen.

  3. Wishing your recovery is in turbo mode and they release you with the best upgrades. Because besides really enjoying your hacking adventures, you need to get better so you can turn off these darn snow flakes. They are just sparse enough that every time I visit I think there's a spider or ant or something climbing down my screen. 😉

    Get well Peter

  4. Peter, all the best for a speedy recovery. Enjoy your blog and the rumour you throw at it. Makes for easy reading. Hoping the Season and the New Year find you recovered and back at the electronics.

  5. Peter,
    And here I thought you were just taking a well deserved break...
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and all the best in the years ahead.
    You are such a valued contributor to this ecosystem.
    I will be waiting with anticipation your next installments.
    Get well soon!
    Grant

  6. Peter, all my our very best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery. I miss your inspirational writings and the stimulus you provide to encourage others to share their own experiences and supplier sources.
    I also thank Antonio for his invaluable input and Jonathan for the timely update.

  7. Peter, I just found you a short time ago and have been anticipating each new post. Please get well soon because YOU OWE ME! Just kidding.

  8. Best wishes for a speedy recovery,
    I hope you can get back to your passion soon!
    My RSS feed reader is waiting for your new posts 😉
    Happy holidays to you to all your family

  9. Dang, just when you thought you would be able to tinker with all those Christmas presents! Probably not a good idea to be using a soldering iron with all the oxygen in the hospital anyway. 🙂 But, seriously, take it easy, and when you get back home, just ease back into a full schedule. As they say, it is the quality (of the posts,) not the quantity that counts. That is what I love about your blog. It' s great that you have others to help out. Use them. 🙂
    Be well, and take care.

  10. Peter
    Though I don't pretend to understand at first reading everything you post, you have been my inspiration to keep on trying for months now and it is a lonely place without you for this geriatric. Take it easy and come back whole, please. Thanks also to your elves who took over the sled when Rudolph needed help.

  11. After hearing that Peter suffered a stroke I’ve been extremely worried for him (and for myself - where would I get my regular tech fixes from!).

    My wife suffered a stroke 5 years ago, and for a while all she could say was “Fish and Chips” and “Giraffe”. Useful phrases in some situations, but somewhat limiting when it comes to having a deep and meaningful conversation. It sound as though Peter is in a much better position, for which I’m extremely thankful.

    Hope you’re home from hospital soon.

  12. Pete - so sorry to hear you aren't too well. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery. Your enthusiasm is infectious!

    All the very best from 'Down Under'

    Mike

  13. Pete - Sorry to hear about the health issues, here is to a 'Full Deploy' of a bug free flow and you getting up and running.
    While we will all miss you, your long term health is the key, so don't rush things, get plenty of rest and we will see you again when you are good and ready.

  14. Best wishes for a quick recovery. To spend the time in hospital, make a list of what you could project once this hard time has passed. Warmest regards. Manlio

  15. I was afraid of something like that when I saw that no new entry were posted. WE are A LOT of silent readers who really like your blog. Best wishes....

  16. Pete,

    If gadgets are the stuff that gets you up in the morning full of enthusiasm, YOU are making all of us eager to read you every morning!

    Best wishes, Michel

  17. Peter, I hope that you get well soon. Now is your chance to make a list of medical devices that you want to examine or find an alternate open source design. Take care of yourself!!! No wild jello parties!!!

  18. hey pete, please get well soon, we need you.
    its every time a great adventure to discover the world of electronic and hacks,
    with you. You make every time a great job.
    so stand up, we all waiting for you.
    best wishes

  19. Pete, sorry to hear that, I'm sure you're in the best possible place. As I'm in Greece, I'll say περαστικά (get well soon!!!!). Spain will be waiting for you in the spring.

  20. Pete, all the best to you and your family. Hope you recover very fast. We need you and your blog. I wish you all the best for 2018.

  21. Best wishes Pete and please don't try to hack the medical equipment as I did when the nurses could get the wireless heart rate monitor working.

    Still, it did get me lots of attention when the "He's dead again" alarm kept going off. Eventually, they just ignored it!!!!

    and if you want to sound knowledgeable about the MRI just ask them how the pin diodes are goin!

    John
    from down under Down Under .. aka Tasmania

  22. As with everyone else, wishing you a speedy recovery, take it easy and get well soon.

    Nick, occasional visitor* from Governors Bay, NZ.

    *Often end up visiting as google always points to here for great analysis and tips on hardware!

  23. Oh dear! Not the way to spend Christmas or the New Year celebrations! Best wishes from Ireland, hoping you have a speedy recovery. Get well soon Pete!

  24. Peter,

    Sorry to read of the difficulties you are having! You and your loved ones are in my prayers for complete and speedy recovery, as well as peace and comfort in the difficulties you are facing.

    As many have already said we are selfishly awaiting your return to the IOT workbench. Your contributions - dare I say leadership - are missed and we eagerly await news of your recovery.

    Regards,

    P

  25. We'll be waiting for you here in Spain. My best wishes for all the friends here in the blog, and specially for you in 2018. I hope you are getting better everyday.

    Jose

  26. Get well soon Pete..!
    In the last 6-8 months, I've transmogrified from an average human to a sensor-savvy IoT-speaking node-reddened humanoid and your blog has played a crucial role in all that. Here's looking forward to a lot more new adventures and experiments in the new year. Stay safe!
    Greetings and cheers from India.

  27. Peter I hope you are taking it easy and recovering. I know what its like as in 2012 I didn't feel to good and went to Düsseldorf uni clinic on a Sunday in July 2012. I reached the reception that's all I remember till 6 days later when I woke up in the intensive care ward, having had a heart attack in the hospital. They did a quad byepass on me.

    After 26 days I was discharged and sent on a "cure"- In Germany after an operation you go on a 4 week intensive post op training and eating stint.

    Anyway what I wanted to say is that it takes a bit of time to recover just one step at a time will do it.
    I wish you and your family all the best in health and happiness, and that you will be blogging for many years to come

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