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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Wednesday July 03, 2002
04:10 AM

Getting Stupider

[ #6144 ]

Lately I haven't been sleeping long enough - staying up late at nights to finish my conference slides for OSCon (4 or 5 talks).

This isn't doing good things to my brain. I'm becoming forgetful, and just plain stupid. I'm also irritable and not being terribly nice to people.

I guess I just need a holiday :-(

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  • After reading that I realized that must be what's happening to me. I had just sat in the bathroom wondering why I can't keep the details straight of the various projects I normally juggle.

    For various reasons my body has been adapting to not getting enough sleep. Originally this was due to having kids. But now its due to other issues in my life. I've been getting in the habit of accepting crappy sleep as a way of life.

    • ...jeeze...and now I just hit "Submit" when I meant to hit "Preview".

      s/its/it's/;
      s/(bad grammar)/grammar_fix($1)/e;