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Re: Your Meetings with your computer

by brianarn (Chaplain)
on Mar 28, 2002 at 19:52 UTC ( [id://155084]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Your Meetings with your computer

I have to break this down into a few categories as to how time was spent in front of the PC. I'll admit that I don't use my computer time as effectively as I could be (as I tend to be lurking around here ;) but I justify that as Perl research, yeah), but I think that my time now has been improved much, at least in terms of efficiency.

Note: I love my wife, and so I'm not mad that I don't game nearly as much anymore. ;)

Each item is listed in terms of hours.
  • Pre-marriage, during college time
    • Work in front of PC: 5
    • At home (chatting|MUDding|coding for MUDs): 6
    • Doing homework on PC: 0.2 if that
  • Pre-marriage, during off-time (summer, spring break)
    • Work in front of PC: 5
    • At home (chatting|MUDding|coding for MUDs): 12
  • Post-marriage, during school
    • Work in front of PC: 3 to 7, depending on day
    • At home (FPS games|MUDding): <1
    • Homework: 2 to 3, depending on day
  • Post-marriage, during off-time
    • Work in front of PC: 8 to 10
    • At home (FPS games|MUDding): 0 to 2
I hope those married people out there don't take offense ;) I love my wife, and I really was too hooked on MUDs. At one point, I was head coder on one mud, and actively coded/played on at least two other muds, spending a few hours a day for each one. I slept literally about 4-6 hours a night, if I was lucky.

For those not in the know: A MUD is like Everquest, but with pure text, no graphics whatsoever unless it's ASCII art, which really makes for an interesting MUD.


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Re: Re: Your Meetings with your computer
by arhuman (Vicar) on Mar 29, 2002 at 14:14 UTC
    brianarn++ for describing accurately a so cruel reality ;-) ...

    Now let me give some hope to the freshly married :

    With time you can manage to increase you "computer hours" at home, even with a kid !
    Of course you'll have to be organized like a minister, stealth like a ninja,
    and forget any hope of being considered as a normal (read "social") person by your friends...

    For some lucky guys , having a Pearl as a wife may also help a lot...

    "Only Bad Coders Code Badly In Perl" (OBC2BIP)

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