Cold Turkey

The blogging world has been a great discovery for me. For the first time, I can tune into the thoughts of people who share the same niche interest as I do. This was never possible to the same degree with usenet or mailing lists. However, I’ve started suffering information overload from this! Reading everyone else’s blogs has just encouraged me to spend more and more time thinking and reading about programminging stuff. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem. However, I have a full-time programming job too, and as life would conspire, it has nothing to do with compilers or programming languages. I feel that I’ve recently been working two jobs instead of one – burning my brain at both ends, so to speak. Consequently, I’m making a conscious effort to spend less time doing computer-related stuff, in an effort to restore a bit of balance. I’ll be trimming out a lot of the “wasted time” I spend sitting on front of a computer. You know, like when you sit down to do one websearch and *pow* it’s suddenly two hours later? Anyhow, I know the world ain’t going to stop just because I don’t read about compilers for a week ..