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Byenertia, or, The Importance of Being AFK

I'M AWAKE!    - Peppermint Patty, Peanuts

Last night I did an odd thing.
I went to sleep a little after 01:00... and got up after 09:30.


Sometimes you can reply in time and still be too late! Case in point:

IRC

[23:49:32] <banazir> Yee!
[23:49:32] <sui_degeneris> Anyway, on that note (because you're multichatting again!)... Goodnight!
[23:49:35] * banazir too
[23:49:36] *** Signoff: sui_degeneris (Quit: )
[23:49:39] <banazir> Night!
[23:49:46] <banazir> Meep! She too fast!


There should be a sniglet for this phenomenon. Maybe:

byenertia (n.): the tendency for a person saying "bye" to continue saying "bye" even while others are still speaking, or to continue speaking even when others have exited the conversation, particularly in instant messaging or Internet Relay Chat.


Oops, that'll teach me to go to sleep...
(Fine, Teuncettes of the Overactive Maternal Instincts: that'll teach me to set AFK and go to sleep in despite of people wanting to talk to me.)

Yahoo

[00:44:15] miyeko (Yahoo main): hey
[02:06:15] *** miyeko (Yahoo main) signed off at Sat Mar 26 02:06:15 2005.
[03:44:35] *** miyeko (Yahoo main) signed on at Sat Mar 26 03:44:35 2005.
[03:47:26] *** miyeko (Yahoo main) signed off at Sat Mar 26 03:47:26 2005.


[00:46:04] grain_king (Yahoo): Hey, can I ask you a question?
[02:49:12] *** grain_king (Yahoo)" signed off at Sat Mar 26 02:49:12 2005.
[03:11:28] *** grain_king (Yahoo)" signed on at Sat Mar 26 03:11:28 2005.
[03:11:32] *** grain_king (Yahoo)" signed off at Sat Mar 26 03:11:32 2005.


When one gets up and see these, one tends to:

a) realize that one forgot to set one's "Asleep" away message;
b) look and see when it was, and then go, "Wait, but I wasn't asleep until after 01:15! Dang...";
c) check one's last IMs of the night and see that one was actually saying "good night" by 00:15.

Well, at least I do. Usually in that order. I remember checking at a quarter to midnight to see who was on, too.


AIM

[01:46:57] twinbee (AOL): so, where is massforge?
[01:47:08] twinbee (AOL): are we using CVS? :-P
[02:20:04] *** twinbee (AOL) signed off at Sat Mar 26 02:20:04 2005.
[02:47:45] *** twinbee (AOL) signed on at Sat Mar 26 02:47:45 2005.
[03:04:09] *** twinbee (AOL) signed off at Sat Mar 26 03:04:09 2005.


Well, this sure ain't gonna help my bynertia compulsion!
Hrm, I think we should call people with bynertia "near-obssessive/compulsive disorder" byenocks ("bye-nOCs"). It conjures up a squeeing thing that clings to the sides of starships waiting for people to sign oncome out, and is just a little too slow to avoid a blaster shot.
*sigh*

To answer your question, twinbee: yes, we will be using CVS, as soon as I get a repository set up. I'm undecided as to whether the development repository should be on fingolfin (my current file, outgoing mail, and CVS server), on another system in my lab, or on Sourceforge. My gut instinct is to use Sourceforge only for distribution, as with BNJ.

Oh, BTW, we really still need graphic artists for Massforge! The project needs a cool wallpaper and icon, at least. Real renders (and the SETI-like distrubuted screensaver) will have to wait until we've developed a first prototype, of course.

--
Banazir

Comments

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sui_degeneris
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
The moving fingers type...
...and having typed, move on.

Or something like that.

Teuncettes of the Overactive Maternal Instincts? Are you talking to me?

Great. Now I want to create wallpaper and icons. No idea what to do, but I want to create something. Silly creative urges with no foundation.
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banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
THAT is a reasonable solution...
... whew, for a sec I thought you were going to tell me to log out even when I am using a computer. *g*

Seriously? I use a computer 18-20 hours a day. I should be IM-available no more than 9-10. If I were, I estimated that I'd be 50-100% more successful.

Doing so, however, would require me to give up most contact with about half my friends, and lose contact entirely with about a quarter of my friends who keep "odd" hours (meaning they are in different timezones). You might say "they'll understand", but there's only so much Bana to go around. :-/

Plus, that would require, like, willpower and stuff. *duck* :-P

--
Banazir
dashamus
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
Re: THAT is a reasonable solution...
Use E-mail? and set maybe 2/3 days a week aside for chatting to them? Not every night

S
banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
That is also reasonable...
... 2-3 might be infeasible, but I can cut back by half, by hours if no other way. Of 18 available hours I'm probably chatting 4-6, which is a bit much even if I'm blogging, multitasking, watching TV, etc.

(I do get out of the house, but I'm usually looking for wireless access for as long as I am in the path of the Yellow Face.)

Who is that in your icon?

--
Banazir
dashamus
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
Re: That is also reasonable...
why infeasible?

It's MC Hammer!

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banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: That is also reasonable...
Acos, to paraphrase Pee-Wee Herman, I'm as addicted as addicted can be! :-D

I thought that was bovious.

Hammer: Oh, of curse.

--
Banazir
grain_king
Mar. 26th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
word.
that icon is too legit.
banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
Can't touch this
that icon is too legit.
Tooooo legit, too legit to quit!

--
Banazir
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banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: That is also reasonable...
He woz fuzzee!

Where were you in the 80s, fishie? :D
See my reply to Sham above!
I was

a) wotching 'toons
b) busy getting addicted to the Intarweb

See?

Meep!

--
Banazir
miyeko
Mar. 26th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Holy smoke, Batman! There is a solution!
When you're not using a computer, log out of IMs and IRCs.

But...but...that would make sense!

(^o^)

It's one thing when someone's status says "away" or "unavailable" and you send a message, because you don't expect to get a reply. It's entirely another when the status says "available" but you receive nothing.

I wonder why banazir's status is never shows as "idle" -- that would be another clue that he's not actually there. (If he's ever really actually there is a question I'll leave to the philosophers.)
kaladhwen
Mar. 27th, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
Re: Holy smoke, Batman! There is a solution!
I wonder why [info]banazir's status is never shows as "idle" -- that would be another clue that he's not actually there.

There are settings in individual aim, msn, and yahoo to let other people see if you're idle or not, so I am pretty sure there's a similar setting in trillian. But, I don't use it, so I can't say for sure.

(If he's ever really actually there is a question I'll leave to the philosophers.)

*snicker* No, he's too busy running over puppies and making people shove characters over cliffs!!!
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
*slice* I guess I'm just a good Jedi.
There are settings in individual aim, msn, and yahoo to let other people see if you're idle or not, so I am pretty sure there's a similar setting in trillian. But, I don't use it, so I can't say for sure.
Oh, there is - you can even set it to come on automatically.
But banazir's first emulation of Christ is Revelation 3:3:
But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

*snicker* No, he's too busy running over puppies and making people shove characters over cliffs!!!
Heyyyy! You're the one who ran over a puppy, Madam President!
And you made me cliff Hoshi!
Hoooooshiiiii.... *snif*

--
Banazir
kaladhwen
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
Re: *slice* I guess I'm just a good Jedi.
But banazir's first emulation of Christ is Revelation 3:3:

But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.


...Yeah, but Bana...theives are generally not wanted. ;) So that doesn't quite work.

Heyyyy! You're the one who ran over a puppy, Madam President!
And you made me cliff Hoshi!
Hoooooshiiiii.... *snif*


BWAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: *slice* I guess I'm just a good Jedi.
..Yeah, but Bana...theives are generally not wanted. ;)
So that doesn't quite work.

Yeah, but Kal! People who run over puppies and make others toss cute linguists off cliffs generally aren't wanted, either!

So RplrhtprhtplRTHBRHBHRPTHBHTHBBHTTHHT!

--
Banazir
kaladhwen
Apr. 3rd, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)
Re: *slice* I guess I'm just a good Jedi.
Yeah, but Kal! People who run over puppies and make others toss cute linguists off cliffs generally aren't wanted, either!

...what if it's an EVIL cute linguist??

So RplrhtprhtplRTHBRHBHRPTHBHTHBBHTTHHT!

So...eloquent. And classy. And mature. ;) I like your closing argument.
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
Xuuuuuuuuu
But...but...that would make sense!
(^o^)

Are yew implying that I'm senseless?!
*blink blink*

It's one thing when someone's status says "away" or "unavailable" and you send a message, because you don't expect to get a reply. It's entirely another when the status says "available" but you receive nothing.
That's, liek, deep, dude. I'ma set "out rounding up Sith", is what.

I wonder why banazir's status is never shows as "idle" -- that would be another clue that he's not actually there.
Acos! I set whatchamacallit... Trillian Pro 3.1... to not show me as idle when I haven't touched the keyboard for however many minutes.

(If he's ever really actually there is a question I'll leave to the philosophers.)
Heyyyy! I resemble that memark!

--
Banazir
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