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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good morning

I allowed myself the luxury of nine and a half hours of sleep last night. Divine.

Now where was I?

Comments (9)

Doesn't that feel great? It's funny, Americans are generally very sleep deprived, many of us operating on huge sleep deficits, which reduces lifespan and causes weight problems. And those of us who have work work way too much, and vacation hardly at all. I think the 30 hour week is long overdue. In the 30s, they thought we'd be working 8-10 hours a week by now.

I have been fortunate to set myself up with a 35 hr week. I can't tell you how much I enjoy the extra hour a day.

Not to be nosey, but when did you log the 9.5hrs, since your previous post was 05:49A and this one arrived at 10:05A?

Meanwhile, now that you're back at your post, perhaps you can investigate why Portland, popularly imagined to be a leading-edge, wired metropolis, is so far behind this southern urban center:

Don't you remember? Erik Sten brought us MetroFi!


I can blog in my sleep.


You can set the time and date you want a blog entry to post. I can write 5 this morning and have them post all day long.

George Anonymuncule Seldes,

We could all have a little more luxury without feeling guilty if we had heeded some of Buckminster Fuller's ideas. I believe one was that in essence man be paid for the work done on behalf of them by machines.

Our terrible unemployment situation is making people miserable. Right now it seems some are overworked up to 60 hours and of course they resent others who do not, then we have those who desperately want to work, why not share the load? Why not look into other ways and why we are at these crossroads, stop the stress and re-examine where we are in this world now and how to make better for the people?

"History's political and economic power structures have always abhorred 'idle people' as potential troublemakers. Yet nature never abhors seemingly idle trees, grass, snails, coral reefs, and clouds in the sky."
"We find all the no-life-support-wealth-producing people going to their 1980s jobs in their cars and buses, spending trillions of dollars' worth of petroleum daily to get to their no-wealth-producing jobs. It doesn't take a computer to tell you that it will save both Universe and humanity trillions of dollars a day to pay them handsomely to stay at home."

- Critical Path
Buckminster Fuller, 1982

"Isn't it obvious that the whole purpose of machines is to get rid of work? When you get rid of the work required for producing basic necessities, you have leisure - time for fun or for new and creative explorations and adventures. But with the characteristic blindness of those who cannot distinguish symbol from reality, we allow our machinery to put people out of work - not in the sense of being at leisure but in the sense of having no money and having to accept public welfare."
- Alan Watts, "Wealth vs. Money",
from Does It Matter?

I hate to tell you when I was doing testing on gigabit ethernet devices which would translate directly from fiber to your computer with a simple plug-in like card like video cards. Hint: It was eminently doable before Win 98.

Re: "I can blog in my sleep."

Or in the sweet delirium of sleeplessness? Could you have only imagined a 9.5hr sleep? (Research suggests the ideal is 7-8hrs.)

Helpful hints from Healthy Living:

(Research suggests the ideal is 7-8hrs.)

If you had only 4 the night before, my body tells me that 9½ is fine.

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