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Re: [IP] highs and lows - how do you feel?



Yes!  I've noticed this too!  Started articulating it when I was pregnant
(when it was ok to shoot for the 60-85 range all the time).

email @ redacted wrote:

> On 9 Aug 00, at 12:03, Sara M. G. wrote:
>
> > For example, I program for a living and I've noticed
> > the following trends to my mental acumen:
> >
> > 0-40    : Turnip Brain
>
> This is the range where I've been told I sound and look like
> an "ol'time southern pulpit thumpin' preacher" and also develop
> a really strange sense of humor.  Unfortunately, (or maybe
> fortunately for me) I don't remember much of what happens in
> this range except for the two day migrane that follows.
>
> > 40-60   : Distracted, but active... wild tangential
> > thought processes firing off at light speed.
>
> This range is when I seem to have my most wonderful and
> marvelous insights into God and the universe.  It's also the
> range where my handwriting deteriorates so I never can decipher
> my notes when I move back towards rationality.
>
>
> > 60-90   : THE ZONE.  (a.k.a. Overclock Mode) I can
> > learn a new programming language I've never seen
> > anything like, and use it to write a module to speak
> > cantonesse to a dishwasher and get it to dance a waltz
> > in under 10 minutes.
>
> This is the area where I write my best sermons, create
> the best database schemas and make the most creative
> contributions to projects.  It's also when those around
> me get frustrated because I'm in overdrive and am quite
> literally thinking several times faster than they are and
> I get really impatient because in the time they've read the
> from line on a memo I've already digested it and drafted
> a reply...
>
> >
> > 90-150  : Standard Opperating Frequency.  I can crack
> > out code with the best of 'em, but nothing suprisingly
> > voodoo.
>
> This is crank & grind range... just go and do it...  nothing flashy
> and far out, just plain old words, code and sweat...
>
> > 150-190 : Disinterrested.  Gimme some cartoons.
>
> Want cartoons, diet drink, music, quiet and you Go away...
>
> > 190+    : Depending how long I've been here, anywhere
> > between the previous stage, and "JUST SHUT UP AND LEAVE
> > ME ALONE!"
>
> This is the bleary "let me crawl under my desk and sleep in
> peace" range.  Usually I'm visibly affected too, like last
> Thursday when I had one of those 386 fasting bg for no good
> reason at all.  All morning people were asking me "Are you
> getting sick?  You don't look good"...  as if I needed the news...
>
> Rev. Randall Winchester
> WD4HVA (email @ redacted)
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