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02 June 2009 @ 10:18 am
Lack of sleep is fun!  
First off, it's highly likely that this post will contain errors, weird sentences and/or strange expressions in greater quantity than usual, for reasons that will become apparent soon. If you find any, feel free to let me know.

I'm currently running in low-sleep mode, mostly because I didn't sleep one iota Sunday night, and only got about 7h sleep yesterday (which, while enough when I'm rested, wasn't enough after 40h awake). Now, as some of you know (xvmorganalefeyv has seen it first hand, at least), my brain gets weird when afflicted by mental fatigue and lack of sleep (beyond the usual increase of mistakes and lack of attention), and starts making weird associations. As an example, I have a box of Strepsils on my desk, due to my sore throat and cough of the last couple weeks. It's been there for at least five days, ever since the doctor took me off the cough syrup and put me on an inhalator-based medicine. Nothing strange happened with it until this morning, when I looked at it and, for a second, read "Strepsils" as "Syphilis". I'm just glad I wasn't drinking anything at the time, or I might have drenched my laptop. Last time I was that tired, I thought the US customs welcomed transsexual travellers, rather than travellers in transit.

I think it might be because I usually read at a bazillion words per minute. Okay, I'll admit, I'm exaggerating. It's more like, five or six hundred wpm with perfect comprehension when I'm not making an special effort, seven to eight when I am, and more than a thousand if I'm just looking to get the gist of the text. It's still kinda fast, so I guess than with my noggin' working at a lower capacity due to fatigue, it's easier to notice there than in other, less intensive things. Anyway, it makes for highly entertaining confusions and a lot of double-takes.

What I don't know is how I'm supposed to do any programming like this.

Ah, well *insert sigh here* If the robot rebellion starts in a lab in France, it might just be my fault. Consider yourselves warned :)
Current Mood: amusedSleepy, but amused
Kat B.xvmorganalefayv on June 2nd, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
*gasp* YOU are the reason for Skynet!!!!!!!!!!