Posts tagged ‘polyphasic’

Took apart my comp

The fans at my computer have been a little whiny as of late, there have been a high-pitched sound that have been hell of a disturbing. So today i decided to do something about it.
I had no idea which of the fans it was that made the sound, and i didn’t care to find out, so i cleaned all fans. I have a Dell Dimension 4600 and have 3 fans. One on the graphics card, one in the power supply and one for the case/cpu. Around and under the fan on the graphics card is a heatsink, and there is often a lot of dust there that can be pretty hard to remove, but if you carefully scrape it with a toothpick and then blow you can remove most of it. The Dirt on the casefan itself was removed with a dry Q-tip.

I even went to the extreme lengths of screwing apart my whole power supply, just for the sake of it, and it was damn dusty. After screwing, Q-tipping and toothpicking i had to go away for the day. When i came back in the evening i had big problems remembering which screws where were, and where all parts were. Now that the computer is up and running I’m pretty damn sure that not all screws are on the right place.

Today’s sleeping got fucked up. I slept until 7, had to go by car at around 9, so i slept in the car for about 1.5 hours. Then at the way home at 14 i slept another 1.5 hours, and didn’t have time to sleep at 19, so I’m actually damn tired now.

Today’s -Syu yielded a firefox update and some more stuff that i don’t know what they do, and a package or two that i think i should uninstall.

I realize that blogging is quite fun, i have pretty nobody to talk with about my interests, so blogging is perfect for me. But these blogs at is, well, made for talking about arch linux, so i will maybe try to get my server up and running and host my own blog there, but as i am the lazy person i am that won’t happend for a while.

Overslept as hell

Wow, seems like I’m the only one that’s writing every day. This will be the third post in a row on the first page O_o

Yesterdays kernel update went smooth, i thought the install would fail cause it did that yesterday, it complained something about no-dvorak, no clue why. But that didn’t happend yesterday, but i was too tired to let it finish updating so i opened up another terminal and told it to suspend after 30 mins. That seemed to work and i could check through the pacman output this morning. I wonder what happends if you suspend while it is updating.

Today there were no new updates at all! That made me a little sad.

I’m very bad at going up when my alarm clock tells me to, today my cellphone woke me up at 6, i turned it off and fell asleep again. My alarm clock started ringing at 7, i turned it off and fell asleep again. I woke up at 8:36, and then i went up. Today i helped my sister move, she’s moving away from home into an apartment. On the way there, the car trip takes about 2 hours, i slept in the car, i think a little bit more than 30 minutes. That were around 10, but as i knew i wouldn’t be able to sleep in her apartment i decided to sleep in the car instead. At 19 I almost wasn’t tired at all, due to me oversleeping, and after 15 minutes i had to go and do other things.

I now understand why everyone that have tried adjusting to a polyphasic sleep schedule says it is so bad to oversleep, you ain’t tired at the other naps of the day. Tomorrow i have decided to be a little nice and put the alarm clock at 7, I feel i will sleep over if I try to wake up at 5.

I realize now that it is way easier to try to adjust to different sleep schedules if you are living alone  and got no people that wants you to be at certain places at certain times. I got one comment on how I should eat lighter to make it easier to sleep little, but it’s not me that’s cooking the food (unless i really want to) so the only thing i can do is to eat less, and that’s harder than i thought, cause the food is so damn good. I cannot put my computer to play loud music at 5 in the morning to wake me up, cause i got my parents in the room next to me, and I’m quite often disturbed in my naps by my brother/sister/parents that want me to do various things. I put a paper on the freezer on when I’m sleeping so now they’ll hopefully leave me alone sometimes.

I read a bit more in my python book, finished the chapter about numbers.

good day

Today i chose to wake up at 6 instead of 5, and that went quite good. I had to take one nap 30 minutes earlier due to social events but that worked out fine. I slept well at my 19 nap, but at my 11 nap i woke up after 11 minutes. Probably because my body got used to fall asleep after 20 minutes and sleep 10. But i fell asleep again so everything’s okay.

I’ve read up more about Integers and strings in my python book, soon finished with the second chapter in the second part.

It’s quite hard to blog about ArchLinux, it never needs maintenance, and everything works fine, and I’m too lazy to try to get my server working/get dual screen running/set up SSH so the only thing i can do is -Syu on, today there came a kernel upgrade, and a xorg upgrade. I will probablynot notice a thing as usual.

Arch Is The Best!!


I did the worst thing you can do when adjusting to a polyphasic sleep schedule, i shut off both my cellphone and my alarm clock, half asleep, and continued to sleep for another 3.5 hours. So instead of waking up at 5:00 i woke up 08:36. Damn. That ruined the naps of that day, i couldn’t get to sleep until after 15 minutes at my 11 ‘o clock nap, and completely forgot my 19:00 nap. Damn. I’m almost finished with One Piece so after that I’ll maybe do something constructive.

fell asleep

Today i woke up at 5, eat breakfast, and fell asleep in a chair =( I think i slept for about 1 hour, so it’s not that bad, but i have to get myself going in the morning else i will fail with this sleep schedule.

The rest of the day went smooth, i fell asleep after 15 minutes at my 11:00 nap and slept between 18:15 and 18:45 in the car to my aunt, instead of sleeping at 19 as i should.

I’ve read through 300 chapters of  One piece at two days, and the white pages really hurt my eyes, i get red and really tired. I have to pause and do other things, either away from the comp or anything else at the comp, because everything else is in dark colors.

I finished the chapter of Python’s core data types at my aunt, but the book won’t let me code yet, i have already a todo list of what i want to program.

Back from 10-day camp

The reason i haven’t written much for a long time is partly because i have been gone much, and partly because i am lazy =P  Yesterday i came home from a camp called “Efterläger” in swedish, and it basically means “After-camp”. The reason it’s called that is because it is the year after the confirmation, and you can go back to the estate where you were confirmed last year. Stiftsgarden in Rattvik is a wonderful place so i went back there, and together with 10 others i helped running the estate by working in the kitchen and such.

As the Gecko edubook’s final units ain’t ready yet, i didn’t have any computer to bring with me, and so i had to live without the internet, but the days were filled with activities so i didn’t really miss it. I did borrow my leaders laptop once, and after fixing up her windows installation a little i plugged in my USB-stick with puppylinux, i haven’t bothered to get larch on it, but i forgot the one of my 4 sticks that had my passwords so i couldn’t check my e-mail or log in anywhere. The internet connection sucked mayor time so after surfing a bit on Slashdot i gave up and did other things instead.

When i got home i ran “y -Syu”, y being a alias for yaourt, and installed the new kernel together with some other things. I’ll reboot later to start running that one, and hopefully there’ll be no errors, i haven’t really had any problems with updating ever, but i guess that one day they will come and punish me for procrastinating my backups.

I’ve made it through the first part of my python book, ‘Learning Python’, from O’reilly books and have now started reading about strings and dictionaries after coding some ‘Hello world/Arch is the best’ scripts.

I have been up for soon 5 hours now, i got up at 5 and have now started my second attempt at the Everyman sleep schedule, last try failed as i catched a cold. I’ll take 30 minute naps at 11 and 19 and sleep from 01 to 05. I bet that will give me at least some time to read my Python book.

Gonna go down and build a Dice Tower out of LEGO(R) bricks now, and play RISK star wars edition with my lilbro.