#1243 – Lag

Some weeks my schedule gets messed up many days in a row. I build up so much sleep debt that it becomes dangerous to sit down after eating. I’ll suddenly blackout for just a split second but it’s long enough that my short term memory is erased. It will take me a moment before I remember where I am or what I’m doing. “Huh?… Oh yeah… Earth… human… push the computer buttons.”

Today’s Maximumble gets in your eyes.

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16 thoughts on “#1243 – Lag”

  1. Azkyroth says:

    You not being a college student, to my knowledge, that’s terrifying. O.o

  2. Chris says:

    @Azkyroth – What do you mean?

  3. soilent says:

    when i was unemployed i was going for up to 72 hours. at one point i went even beyond that and fell deeply asleep once stimulation dropped (in example because of loading a new episode of a series (intro or recap), loading new map in a game, etc).
    Was fun time. Mentaly quite in balance, too.
    And I found out that I can sleep better when the sun is shining than when I see the moon. Must have something to do with color temperature or something.

  4. Ben says:

    When you come back from a split second blackout like that, do you hear a bootup sequence in your head? For me, it’s the old Apple ][c one: BEEP!!! chunka, chunka, chunka!

  5. Ziriath says:

    I’m an architecture student. All night long, all night strong.

  6. Maskman says:

    Used to be a sailor – SSN stands for “Saturdays, Sundays, and Nights.” As in: “You’ll be awake doing Pre-Crits and stores load all weekend long. First thing Monday, we sail – You have the manevering watch and first underway watch, too.”

  7. Marr965 says:

    Mask: Ouch.

    Despite not even being 18 yet, I too have my experiences with sleep deprivation: I’ve been going to university open days. Which frequently means getting up at 6.30, when I would usually get up at 7, or getting back at something past 1 in the morning. Which, I admit, is not terribly bad.

  8. Baughbe says:

    Way back in my youth, as assistant manager in one store of a well known pizza chain, I spent 3 days without sleep. Combination of double shifts, employees calling in sick at last second, inventory (year end), a work accident after closing, UNPAID mandatory management training class and a manager who showed up once a week to write up the shift schedule and leave. When I finally did get to sleep, I got all of four hours before I had to get up to go back to work. Good times, good times. I named my ulcer after the manager.

  9. Exhausted Mom of Newborn says:

    Sounds like having a new baby

  10. Chris says:

    @baughbe – That does not sound like good times at all.

    @EMoN – Been there! (except for the mom part)

  11. This is amazing. I am a college student, this has happened to me more than once and that coffee machine is identical to the one in the college cafeteria. I like “When you are an adult” series

  12. ZeoViolet says:

    Disturbing that Biff is so tired his brain is not processing the “scalding hot coffee HOT!!!” message.

  13. Cari says:

    @ Baughbe and Soilent: Only 72 hours??? Wimps! In art school I stayed up for 96 hours finishing my graphic design projects for the graduation portfolio show.

  14. Aadi says:

    That pic sums up the life of a med student

  15. Maskman says:

    @Baughbe: If I didn’t work for the same ‘Well-Known Pizza Chain’ before joining up, then I worked for one of your main competitors. It was good training for becoming a Nuc. 😉

  16. AmanoYuki says:

    Ugh… I can relate, haven’t slept for about… ooh, 3, 4 days? I can’t even remember what sleep feels like. So… much… homework… revision… tests…. gah…
    What makes it worse, I can’t drink coffee. Tea doesn’t work as good as coffee (*apparently*)

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