06:27 – wake up to alarm. Takes me a minute to realise that it’s not a running day. Switch off the alarm, start to head back to bed, turn around, go back and switch off the second alarm (7:36) as it’s not a work day either.
08:00 – wake up after disturbing dream. Not a nightmare exactly just weird and offputting. Decide to try to re-enter sleep and “fix” situation with a “better dream”. (This logic demonstrates how awake I really was)
08:30 – second, more disturbing dream. Try again with the “fix”.
09:00 – a couple more attempts at the above.
09:50 – wake from most disturbing dream yet Starting to try to fall asleep again when I realise I’ve crossed that threshold where I’m now awake. Pick up the tablet.
10:00 – read my email. Got one from Quora with an article about whether to choose Python as a programming language. Follow the link, read a couple of interesting responses, one links to a Youtube video from 2008 of Steve Yegge discussing Dynamic Programming languages. I can’t quite see from the embedded player how long it is but obviously I’m not going to watch it all.
11:20 – Watched the whole thing – was 1:10ish. (extra time is for starting, stopping a couple of times whilst looking up stuff he said)
11:30 – Look up Steve Yegge for more recent videos or other info. Find an infamous G+ blog post he wrote in Oct 2011 about What Amazon gets right that Google doesn’t. Quickly realise I’ve seen this before, continue anway. Partly watch this on youtube – until I realise watch a video of digital voices read scrolling text is stupid and find the “original” online and read it.
12:00 – Put the tablet down and get out of bed. Shower etc and get coffee.
12:15 – Sit down at my desk and turn on my main PC. Do a “round” of the usual sites – check email, Facebook, G+, Shipoffools, Serial sub-reddit.
12:45 – Remember that I’d wanted to look up a reference Yegge had made to Stallman creating a controversey over Tcl. Look it up and read.
12:50 – Look up Wikipedia entry on Stallman.
13:10 – Look up Wikipedia entry on Linus Torvalds.
13:30 – Wikipedia rabbit-hole, following links from the above articles to various old controversies, terms I don’t quite recognise, other things of interest.
14:00 – Close several tabs about systemd and wonder how I always end up doing this. Decide it would make a good topic for a tweet.
14:05 – check Twitter
14:23 – Remembering that I’m not concise enough for Twitter, start writing this post.
14:46 – talk to friend briefly on FB. Hi Andy!!
14:54 – Finished draft of this post
15:23 – Finished formatting this post.
Point of this – nothing really. Just observing how easily time goes by.