I'm just glad we don't have video conferencing, mind you it is quite cold here today :)
[hangs head in shame] I'm booting up before I even turn the alarm off.. (it's along the way.. I keep the alarm on the other side of the room to avoid the snooze button) on the way to the coffee pot i throw something at the enter key to get passed the stoopid login, and launch email & browser on the way to the bathroom while mumbling loudly and generally incoherently to my daughter to get out of bed.. totally pathetic.. but it really doesn't take as long as typing makes it sound. By 7:40 I'm partially caffinated, basically dressed (work from home now - Ya Sweats!) checked all forums and perhaps managed a quick post or two and ready to drive school so I can come home and start *work*.. ohh fun baby.. :/
PC stays logged on. I check email while I'm making coffee, JAWS will read my email to me while I scoop coffee and pour water. Using voice commands I can navigate from forum to forum and if I really need the caffeine I have JAWS read the forums too while I consume more coffee. Unless I'm leaving the house that day there's no need for anything but sweats and a tee.
Dual monitors help feed the addiction, I can read two articles about the same topic, compare them without clicking back and forth. The coffee pot, phone, fridge, TV and radio are all within arm's reach. I don't have a monitor in the loo yet but I've thought about it. I force myself to get exercise every day and make sure that the sun is still functioning properly and the dogs get fed. I'm usually on the phone when I'm feeding the dogs and I've found that I can turn one of my monitors around, take the mouse and the keyboard outside and sit on the deck and work.
I'm still looking for a program that will type what I'm thinking I'd have the surgery tomorrow to install the card. ;)
You can turn a computer off? ;-)
I decided NOT to have any computer at home to regain some balance in my life.
The only way to get out of any addiction is to radically change one's habits:)
I get up 30 minutes before the bus goes! So I wait till I am at work :)
Heya Starec, I work from home so that kinda cuts out not having a PC there. I did toss the TV for a few years. Now of course I'm addicted to progams like the History Channel, TLC and Discovery. The sheer number of absolutely useless facts I can pick up from those shows is amazing. Now if they'd just build a Barnes and Noble in the lot next to me...
I kinda have to get dressed first - I dont work from home. :)
although, one cold, pre-update day I left the villa in a hurry and overly excited, and.... ;)
I'm always properly dressed.
You're not peeking are you?
If you consider "dressed" as a pair of Superman boxer shorts and my trusty Charlie Brown t-shirt, than yes, I am always dressed for WebmasterWorld
Sorry for the visual.
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Casual Friday for a tetecommuter [thefunnypages.org] a replay.
How did they get a picture of me?
i see guy on pci has socks?! do people sleep wearing socks?
as for me , first thing when i get up is scratch ** **lls (like every man does),then turn up the computer ,still in underpants or pajama.been doing it for years.
Then JonB, I suggest you change your underpants.
yep i log in the minute i awake.
I then shower, dress, have a long realaxed breakfast, read the neespaper... and by then Maliwasher would just about have finished deleting all my spam..
After a ten minute walk to work, I try to get some tea in before I do anything (timed well enough, the tea is almost ready by the time the computer's fully started up and I've logged in).
Then munch on breakfast while I pour through the forums.
Preferably pastry though, gotta have pastry.
>do people sleep wearing socks?
After moving up to sleeping in two pairs of socks I have recently given up and started sleeping in my slippers :) Poor circulation from too much sitting in front of a computer means I get very cold feet.
As for getting dressed, I can't function in the morning until I've had my shower. It's like a lot of people with coffee, I need the warm water to kickstart my brain. So I'm always dressed and respectable before I reach my PC. Probably a good thing for the neighbours because it's pretty much right in front of a big window looking out onto the street.
Then JonB, I suggest you change your underpants.
not needed.turning them inside out does it! :)
System Failure: Noun, although previously thought to be the unwanted result of inadvertent errors by hardware and/or software engineers, recent research has shown this phenomenon to be a carefully designed feature built into all electronic computing devices for the specific purpose of initiating periodic maintenance of associated biological componentry usually located between the supportive repository and the ocular interface.
Sometimes I sneek in the office before I get dressed and turn on the pc.., check my mail, my threads.. However, it usually isn't worth the trouble with my Girlfriend.. She hates me doing it.
Does this sound familiar? :-)
I live in Florida (retired) and searched for months for some wool socks to wear to bed. My feet suffer from poor circulation...so badly that they feel like I am walking on someone elses feet! I awaken during the night with my feet so cold they ache! The dog growls and snaps at me if I put my bare feet on her!
Friends in New Hampshire bought me some wool socks last Christmas and I bought some goose-down filled booties from Lands-end online. By wearing both, my feet stay warm.
I awaken about six every morning, roll out of bed (wearing NOTHING but my socks and booties) turn on the coffee...turn on the computer, check my money pages...take a shower, put on shorts, socks, booties and begin my 16 hours of online work...7 days a week.
I have a friend that is as old and ugly as I am and he downloaded a beautiful young wife from Canada...if I can get him to explain HOW...maybe I can get one that would turn on the coffee every morning.
Turn on the computer? Hunh? You mean like after you compile and install a new kernel?
I don't typically 'log in' before I get dressed, but I do unlock the screen saver (which is locked over night because one of our cats likes to walk on the keyboard.), re-load WebmasterWorld, and read my mail.
Note to dumpy: hunting shops sell battery powered electric socks. Might help!
This thread just woke me up to how addicted I am. I always thought that cigarettes were my strongest habit, but I fire up the PC every day BEFORE I light up my first smoke.
I check my emails account & some of my server_logs, on my cell phone before I get out of bed.
Before the first cigarette.
Arghh.. I realize now too.. this is my real addiction..
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