Mar 5, 2007 Blog General
Last night, I was Tron. No, I didn’t have a random series of geek dreams again, I was actually hard wired into a Master Control Program (MCP) and monitored and tested for about 7 1/2 hours.
Ok, so I actually went to a sleep clinic for sleep study. They had about 40 electric nodes attached to my head, face, chest, arms and legs. All of these were were attached by wire to a breadboard interface. There was also an infrared camera watching my every move and an oxygen mask (called a CPAP) that forced oxygen into my lungs. I was so wired, I felt that if I moved at all that a Michael Curry puppet would come to life. I got over it, and soon I was tossing and turning through my normal sleep routine within my new nest of wires.
The sleep study went well. I fell asleep almost instantly (amazing what total blackout darkness will do to a body’s sleep timer). I struggled through the night though during the first half of the study. I woke up a few times and had a hard time going back to sleep. It didn’t help much that one of the monitors would pop off my face and the technician had to come in and mount it down with twice as much tape as the time before. (I knew I should have shaved before I went to the clinic.) Finally, at about 2 in the morning, they brought in the CPAP machine and mask. The turned it on and I was out like a baby. I loved it! I woke up very refreshed and energized. I’m seriously considering looking on ebay for one of my own. (Is that legal?)
When I woke up this morning I looked at all the wires coming out of my face and body and told the sleep technician “Man, I feel like I’ve been in Tron all night.”