Just kidding. But how cool would that be if it worked? How cool am I for wishing that worked?
(*I’ll throw in a free kick in the ding-dong with this one)
I’d like to add Webisode to the list. I’m not sure why watching a written, produced program on a medium that isn’t television is different enough to qualify for a name change. This is only to make up for the awkward state the 40-somethings that create words like this are going through. Is browsing the internet on a TV considered Webevision? And if that’s so, what do I call it when I wear my Spiderman sunglasses to the beach?
David inspired me to try cutting back on caffeine. Previously, I drank about 8 ounces of coffee per day — not a huge quantity, but a high frequency.
Now, it’s been about 5 days with zero caffeine. Experiences so far:
- It’s not hard to stay awake in the morning, but 3 PM really sucks.
- With the 3 PM exception, my energy level is much more even throughout the day. I don’t have the extreme lows that I’d get when the caffeine buzz wore off.
- My… final digestive processes have become more normal and less enthusiastic. (someone had to say it, I’ll be that guy this time)
- I don’t feel hyper, nervous, or tense in the early evenings (when the caffeine would previously catch up to me).
- I get tired and want to go to bed at normal times.
- There’s a lot more incentive to get enough sleep. I can’t just stay up too late at night and borrow against the next day, thinking, “I’ll just drink some coffee tomorrow and I’ll be fine.”
And here I am, going to bed at 1 AM when I have to wake up at 7. Tomorrow might suck.
I, too, have weaned myself off of the Columbian teat in recent months. Here are my positives:
- Not only is there incentive to fall asleep, but it’s also so much easier. I would be willing to bet that well over 50% of the people that cry insomnia would notice a significant difference without caffeine in their day. I had long forgotten the feeling of my eyes shutting themselves, though it could be argued that I’m losing some of the best ideas now that this time is spent dreaming.
- The replacements I’ve taken on for caffeine include more fruit in my diet and better exercise. Jogging on a caffeine high just felt forced, and I’ve come to realize that it can be much more enjoyable when the panting and cursing is coming from a more relaxed state of mind.
- The times I do have coffee, like on weekends or after a meal, the effects are more noticeable and less stricken with guilt.
You know, “www” is probably the most awkward three letter combination imaginable. It’s almost impossible to say out loud without stumbling.
Yeah, I can’t really do it. I rush into it and end up mumbling through the middle and end. And I think the trendy alternative, “dub dub dub”, is stupid.
So I just avoid ever saying it. I make all of my domains automatically redirect to the www-normalized form regardless of what’s entered.
Saying ‘world wide web’ takes exactly one-third of the syllables, but also achieves making you sound like 3x a nerd. But really, is there ever a reason to say WWW anymore? We’re no longer in the days of dialup where it may have been logical to avoid the risk of not being redirected.
- Brian: they're like "tivo this shit"
- Brian: and that created problems
- Peter: i'll have my grandma call you and walk you through it hang on
Today I told 4 different people that I killed a man.
Mall of misfortune - The National Newspaper
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8 minutes. The time added to Northwest Airlines transatlantic flight by flying 10 m.p.h. slower, saving 162 gallons of fuel during the flight.
$42 million. The projected savings in fuel costs that Southwest Airlines expects this year by reducing speeds, adding 1 to 3 minutes to its flights. -via TIME
It’s amazing how much fuel can be saved by just sacrificing a couple extra minutes.
That’s pretty cool, but we’re not talking about Joe Douchebag and his Hyundai Accent. NWA (google finance) made $3.2bn in gross profit in 2007. $42 million would be 1.3% of that gross profit. It’s an interesting statistic, but it’s hardly a drop in their bucket.
When the airlines are cutting thousands of jobs and even eliminating the salaries of CEOs, I think that 1.3% is quite significant. Especially in an industry where so much has already been done to accept a net profit margin of just over 3% (google finance)