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Re: I prefer this kind of clock or watch:

by Happy-the-monk (Abbot)
on Jan 17, 2006 at 09:27 UTC ( #523707=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I prefer this kind of clock or watch:

none

No clock at all is it for me.

I used to carry a wristwatch only when travelling time zones. I do without it even in those occasions for almost a year now now.

While I share the need to be on time with most other monks who have a day-or-night-job, I try to break the scheme every now the soonest possible, gambling whith what people feel as time: "do you think we should call him right after finishing this bit of exercise here? Yes? Good." Only the combined inner clocks of the people involved should be used. It's not as easy as it sounds, but it's fun and it feels good.

Cheers, Sören

PS: anybody read Darwin's Watch?

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[Corion]: And the second rule that I've learned is, that there is no one-off job, so writing a program for it pays off almost immediately. The third rule is to give all my programs numbers and have them reproduce that number in the name of their output files. :)
[Discipulus]: the true part is that also specification change between years.. but well our job is cheap but dont abuse of us.. ;=)
[LanX]: Choroba: do you miss chaos with ties? apply at the US government.. ;)
[ambrus]: Corion: those are good rules.
[ambrus]: Discipulus: oh sure. the input data has different filenames every time I get them.
[ambrus]: the directory structure may be 1, 2, or 3 deep, it may have spaces in the filename or not, it has dates in various format, different keywords for the same meanings, and the dates and other keywords are assembled in various ways.
[Discipulus]: no ambrus by specification i mean for example license per core instead of per socket, so fields are different

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