Re: virus: Time

tom.holz (
Wed, 06 Aug 1997 16:35:11 -0400

At 10:09 AM 8/6/97 -0700, you wrote:
>On Wed, 6 Aug 1997, Eric Boyd wrote:
>> Simple!
>> 24 hours in a day
>> 8 hours sleep (divide this up, if you can... an hour nap after
>> lunch and another hour after dinner, then only 6 in
>> the sack... works wonders)
>> 9 hours work
>> 3 hours food, bathroom, cat naps (brain rests) (over estimate)
>> --------
>> leaves 4 hours for whatever you want to do!!!
>> (and four *hours* is a heck of a lot of time)

But what do I tell my boss when he wakes me from my miday nap? Lucky for
me, I'll have a free week before college to test out the 6+1+1 idea--which
I've been thinking about for a while. You've probably pushed me into action.

And sometimes 4 hours isn't enough. I have a lot of activities I would
like to pursue, and If email takes 2 hours (which it sometimes does, with
you guys), I find my limited time is the cause/subject of intense
competition. (memetics, school, taichi, raving, digital art,
programming...) I'm thinking about focusing one one or two things, but any
time I choose, units[1] which are not selected put up quite a struggle. My
head is actually a very violent, topsey turvey kind of place. [is this the
time to advocate a brodian level3?]

[1] the memes which cause said behaviors

>I find that ERiC's tally has left out my two hours' commute time (by bus
>and foot) and the time I need for such annoying yet necessary tasks as
>washing the dishes, running errands, and vacuuming huge wads of cat hair
>off the furniture. Fortunately for me, I can combine my work time and net
>time, so I still come out a couple hours ahead.

I just found a nintendo emulator for win95, and about 100 games today.
Tomorrow I will be productive to make up for it [zelda rulez!]

>who doesn't think four hours' free time is all that much anyway, given
>that hunters and gatherers only spend a few hours a day on subsistence
>activities (our work + food). But then, they don't have computers to

All h-g people had to do was support themselves. This modern world we live
in does have overhead. For the privellege of co-meme-icating with
y'all--or whatever it's cool to call talking--we have to pay with our lives.