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4am [May. 31st, 2002|05:53 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I remember reading this book about a boy and his robot companion when I was ten or so.

Whenever the robot broke he'd just stop and say "error" or some shit, able enough to diagnose that something was wrong, but unable to say exactly what.

I always thought that was pretty fricking lame, and I always think of that stupid story when I'm trying to debug something but have no clue where to even look.

This morning I was debugging why I just suddenly woke up at 4am. I went to bed at 11:30. Surely my body wasn't content with 5.5 hours of sleep. So why am I up? No clue.

"Error."

(heh ... tricked you into reading a boring sleep post by inverting the flow around from its normal "can't sleep" to "lame childhood story")
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[User Picture]From: ratkrycek
2002-05-31 06:00 am (UTC)
I very much enjoyed reading it, though, for some reason. Made me grin.

Maybe I can relate somewhat... or maybe I just like the robot story and the flow. :)
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[User Picture]From: calliste
2002-05-31 06:08 am (UTC)
Ah shit, now I read the post.
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[User Picture]From: joggingguy
2002-05-31 06:58 am (UTC)
> Whenever the robot broke he'd just stop and say "error" or some shit,
> able enough to diagnose that something was wrong, but unable to say exactly what.

Yeah, just like those "Check engine" lights on cars. Just put a display on there and show the damn error code! Or show it on the radio display or something.
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[User Picture]From: dottey
2002-05-31 07:34 am (UTC)
CLEVER!
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2002-05-31 07:52 am (UTC)

:)

My opinion is that highly intelligent individuals (read: Brad) often have difficulty "turning off" their brains at night when they need rest. If this hyperactive intellect continues to cause you to be sleep-deprived, I suggest yoga. A girlfriend would also be effective. :)
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[User Picture]From: cerealkillah
2002-05-31 10:16 am (UTC)

Re: :)

nortriptyline seems to work for me.

which reminds me, I need a refill.
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2002-05-31 10:29 am (UTC)

Re: :)

anti-depressant, right? I still say try yoga, and/or a girlfriend. :)
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[User Picture]From: cerealkillah
2002-05-31 10:34 am (UTC)

Re: :)

I agree... I think Brad needs some lovins, maybe a yoga instructor?
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2002-05-31 12:05 pm (UTC)

Re: :)

Excellent notion! YOu don't happen to know a really cute one who is also expert in Perl, do you? That would be ideal! :)
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[User Picture]From: cerealkillah
2002-05-31 12:20 pm (UTC)

Re: :)

I think a personal ad in the stranger is in order.
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2002-05-31 02:35 pm (UTC)

Re: :)

LOL you are dangerous :)
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[User Picture]From: ellenlouise
2002-05-31 08:15 am (UTC)
I went to sleep about 11:30/12 myself.

And had to wake up only half an hour after you posted this. You're probably sleeping again...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-31 08:16 am (UTC)
nope!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-31 08:17 am (UTC)
well, thinking about it.
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[User Picture]From: calliste
2002-05-31 08:21 am (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea.


I was quite surprised when I just saw that you were still up to answer silly polls in my journal. ;)
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[User Picture]From: ellenlouise
2002-05-31 08:23 am (UTC)
hey, both of you check your email.
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[User Picture]From: ellenlouise
2002-05-31 08:23 am (UTC)
and reply to me
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[User Picture]From: rivulet
2002-05-31 08:33 am (UTC)
Hey, are you still coming to see fireworks tonight with Cory and me?
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-06-01 12:16 am (UTC)
TRUCK!
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