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Time is an invention of man.

Time is an invention of man.

It's exceedingly unclear to pretty much everyone what I do with my time. This was pointed out by my cousin who just called and signed off with a sincere "Ok, have fun with.... well, whatever it is that you do."

Let's take today as an example of what I do with my time.

  1. Stinky the cat woke me up at 6am meowing about being hungry. As I am apprently elderly, I fell asleep at 10pm last night so it wasn't a big deal.
  2. I poured over an old wiki and imported the notes to sidenote, an "outboard brain" application for OS X.
  3. Wrote new notes after being inspired by these existing notes.
  4. Farted around with YUI! for a frontend to my lift app.
  5. Started writing a Weighted Slope One algorithm in Scala. I was interrupted by lunch so I put that in OmniFocus' NextAction queue.
  6. Went to our nephew Kyo's Red egg and ginger party followed by a trip to Target.
  7. Played Burnout Revenge for the Xbox 360. I am currently 25% through the game, I should be done by the end of next week.
  8. Found several sets of instructions for installing Trac on dreamhost. I made a note in OmniFocus.
  9. Stacy programmed the universal remote we picked up at Target (more on that later)
  10. Investigated using an in-memory lucene index instead of something like Splunk. Serialized that into sidenote.
  11. My cousin called and signed off with the above quote.
  12. I wrote this stupid blog post.
  13. Will pick up work on the weighted slope one algorithm.
  14. Stacy and I will decide what's for dinner.
  15. Feed Stinky and Pudding and then retire for the evening.
  16. I'll pick one of the 3 books I'm currently reading and work through it.
  17. Fall asleep in a stupor complaining about something or other.

Most days are a little different. Replace 'red egg and ginger party' with 'exercising' or 'loafing'. Also, I spend too much time using Google Reader, Twitter, and At least I broke my programming.reddit habit.

# — 06 August, 2007