My life has been crazy and it looks like the weeks will only get even more hectic. I always measure how busy I should be by my course load. Clearly, that is not a good metric anymore. I’m currently in two (relatively easy) classes, but on top of that is TA’ing, job applications, bouldering three times a week, and cooking dinner. School life is weird in that no matter how much free time you plan to have, it always fills up with stuff. For some reason, school follows you everywhere, whereas at work, you leave it in the office (well, sometimes).
What does the “alt” in keyboards mean? It’s supposed to be alternate, but it hardly seems to correspond with how we use it. On a random note, Matt Fisher showed me something neat that they should implement in Windows. When you alt-tab, you should be able to move around the icons using your keyboard instead of just going forward and backwards with tab and shift-tab. I wonder how many engineers at Microsoft would work on adding a feature like this. If I recall correctly, I once interviewed with the Start Menu and Control Panel team at Microsoft. I think Apple’s OS Performance team was just slightly larger.
I was talking to someone today and they told me how they couldn’t locate an email I had sent them a week ago. They checked all three inboxes, but to no avail. (I had actually sent the message via Facebook). It was weird to hear someone respond, “I only have three inboxes.” Not too long ago, Talk of the Nation had a show on not deleting information and how that may not be the best thing for us. Storing everything is actually really unnatural, and forgetting is healthy for the brain. You can almost see it here. Saving everything in multiple inboxes just makes you look in more places for the things you want to keep.