Life thrash!

I feel that just as computers suffer from disk thrash when asked to do too much and spend all the time just swapping things in from disk and back again, I am suffering from Life Thrash – switching attention from one thing to another and not completing tasks.

Having recognised this I want to do something about it! I have a Computer Science background and in the past lectured on operating systems and how computers behave and algorithms and tools that made things work better, matched things to memory and resources and gave everything appropriate priority.  I used to like teaching about the Unix (BSD) way to do things and how it assigned what should happen next. 

So this short post (not least as it is past 1am) is a marker that I am going to work on Life Thrash a bit more, play with the tools that help (again!) and see where I go. I said to Will today I needed to post a declaration to get past this and stop “post about Life Thrash” adding to the  multi-tasking load. So I have.

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3 Responses to Life thrash!

  1. AJ Cann says:

    Have you tried turning it off and turning it back on again? 😉

  2. Now that takes me back to my System Manager days! Advanced system management is to turn it off, wait 20 seconds and then switch on again.

    Unfortunately the model I have has no off switch, is running very slowly and is well overdue on garbage collection :-).

  3. Gill says:

    Have you considered upgrading to a newer model 😉

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