Early bird


It’s 6:20am on a monday morning and today I’m starting a little experiment. The goal is to move my daily routine back by two hours so that I can do stuff before having to go to work. To that end I’m waking up at 6am rather than 8am, and going to bed two hours earlier too.

I’m doing this because my daily routine ever since getting a full time job has been very detrimental to my personal projects – and health. Here’s the typical breakdown:

  • 7am Snooze the alarm
  • 8:30am Get out of bed
  • 9:15 am Leave for work
  • 10:15am Arrive in the office
  • 8pm Arrive back home
  • Midnight Hit the sack
  • 1am Sleep

My best hours are at the office, which would be fine if I still had any energy left for doing my own stuff in the evening – but I don’t. It’s embarassing how silly this routine looks when laid bare like this. Little wonder I’m always tired. I’ll write more of my thoughts on why this happens in a future post.

For now, though, it’s time to enjoy my newfound extra time.


On Ubuntu


I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 at work and it's pretty impressive. The user experience takes many cues from the Mac, but it never feels like a copy. Yesterday I took my old toshiba laptop, which was running an older version of ubuntu, and upgraded it to 12.04. Now it feels like something I can actually use.

This is a very special laptop for me, chiefly because I used it to work on threddie.com??and other important projects before getting my first mac. So it feels really nice to have it operational again. I might try coding and launching something with it, for old times' sake.

Back to Ubuntu. If you want to give linux a try, do it. Unless you really need to use some specific piece of software that runs only on windows or mac os, Ubuntu 12 is a really polished and friendly OS. I highly recommend it.