Height/Weight: Re: [geeks] quiet
kris at catonic.net
Sun Jun 9 12:23:21 CDT 2002
On Sun, 9 Jun 2002, Bryan Fullerton wrote:
> Personally, I find my mild ADD is quite useful in multi-tasking
> situations. Have four or five applications open, and when one gets
> boring switch to another. :)
I've run a machine out of ptys with the number of xterms I had open. I
just believe in using windows, not using windows like Windows does.
> My father and one of my brothers have more severe ADD - they both get
> very frustrated in complex and stressful situations. My dad gets VERY
> annoyed VERY quickly when driving unmedicated in heavy traffic, for
Yeah.. um... that's not ADD. :)
It's called people who don't understand what lane discipline is all about.
Or the idiot in the $80K car that won't do more than five below the speed
limit... in the left-hand lane... on the interstate.
But then again, I myself am a paradox. I push my little Sentra to 75-80
MPH on the interstate and it's speedo only goes to 105 -- the tach goes to
8K, but the redline is around 6K. 85 MPH is 5K RPM on the 1.6L carburated
gas engine. I haven't pushed the pedal to see if it will go up to 6K or
beyond. But I have digressed... In my brother's truck, a 2001 Sonoma with
the 4.3L EFI gas engine, I am restrained. In my car, balls to the wall.
But then again, his truck is rear-wheel drive, has a light rear-end, and
no antisway bars. It's also longer than my car and has a longer wheel
base. My car has `runabout' written all over it. It's great for city
driving -- it fits in an LTD's car length. Won't let me in, eh? I'll show
you -- oh look, I'm here now!
> Both operate much more effectively when medicated. For my dad,
> a couple of Ritalin a day is much better than the 8-10 cups of coffee he
> used to drink.
Coffee eats my stomach. Even the iced frappachino from Starbucks does it
now (bottle stuff at walmart -- not the stuff you get from Starbucks).
Kris Kirby, KE4AHR | TGIFreeBSD... 'Nuff said.
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