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Need Sleep [Dec. 8th, 2004|10:54 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I was up until 4:30 am last night and got about 6 hours of sleep due to loud Indian music next door and a chainsaw down the street. The 6 hours of sleep was almost normal, but the combination of the late night and little sleep killed me today. I was a walking zombie with puffy, watery eyes.

All day I didn't eat anything for lack of appetite, but was tired, dizzy, pseudo-pukey and headachy as a result. Tried to sleep but failed. Phone calls left and right. I wish I could put my phone in "important people only" mode. I probably can but don't know how.

Still dead tired. Here's hoping I sleep for like 14 hours....

Tomorrow: whitaker arrives for like 3 weeks, staying with us, a package I've been waiting for might arrive, and I've got a new database cluster to setup.

But now, beautiful sleep.
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[User Picture]From: separated
2004-12-09 06:57 am (UTC)
"All day I didn't eat anything for lack of appetite, but was tired, dizzy, pseudo-pukey and headachy as a result."

...

"I had a hangover"?

jk jk jk

sleep well, semi-e-pal.
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[User Picture]From: iamom
2004-12-09 11:59 am (UTC)
I probably can but don't know how.

This cracks me up. You designed LJ, but you're having trouble figuring out the advanced features of your cell phone? That's rich, man. :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-12-09 05:38 pm (UTC)
I dunno... it surprised me too. Normally when I'm short on sleep I find myself incredibly hungry as my body's way to compensate.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-12-09 10:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah ... super everything-but-calcium vitamins and calcium pills, every morning.

Why?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-12-09 11:37 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: youngoat
2004-12-09 02:41 pm (UTC)

Fighting Insomnia

You've probably seen it, but just in case, The Onion has some pretty good tips on Fighting Insomnia...
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[User Picture]From: avatraxiom
2004-12-09 02:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Fighting Insomnia

Wow, I hadn't seen that. That's hilarious.

-Max
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[User Picture]From: nu_luba
2004-12-09 03:06 pm (UTC)
make a group on your cell phone of people who are important and give them a ringtone....make the default rington silent though..voila filter all set
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[User Picture]From: erik
2004-12-09 04:53 pm (UTC)
If I were in your position - being as busy and in such high demand as you are - I'd probably have two phones. One for business and personal contacts I actually wanted to talked to, and one for.... everybody else.

'Course after a week you'd just never turn on the "everybody else" phone anymore, so maybe the real answer is just to get a new cell number and be very particular about who you give it to.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-12-09 05:38 pm (UTC)
Like how I never turn AIM from "work contacts only" to "everybody".

And I know I wouldn't carry two cellphones. I hate one as-is.

Can't use my house phone, because it's 100% telemarketers, since I've never given anybody that number.

I suppose I could go back to doing my house phone through Asterisk (Linux PBX) and filter calls there, and put a red emergency phone in my bedroom that only rings from lisa or other LJ employees.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2004-12-09 06:00 pm (UTC)
So that's why I never see you on IM! Bastard. ;-)

I think you should do that house phone thing, but you should get a rad red phone and it could ring like the bat phone and then you could turn some knob which opened up a secret passage in the wall.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-12-09 08:51 pm (UTC)

Phone Call Screening

If you get one of these cool digium cards (www.digium.com) and set up and Asterisk server (www.asterisk.org) you can set it up to only allow calls though that the servers can recognize through caller ID. If caller ID received from everyone you could set it up so they go to a problem where they can type in a secret code that tells the server to ring them through because they are important. It's pretty spiffy if you ask me. Of course, Asterisk is cool for many other, reasons. It is a full fledged phone system after all.

-- L

lenny@bijouxluck.com

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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-12-09 08:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Phone Call Screening

Yeah, I actually have a Digium card and Asterisk setup at home. Currently I'm only using it for long distance, though (through VoicePulse connect) and not doing incoming screening.
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[User Picture]From: imgreen
2004-12-11 06:54 am (UTC)
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