0490: "Morning Routine"

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby telkanuru » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:01 pm UTC

Am I the only one who saw "Laptops are wired"?

I was really confused.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby htl2001 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:41 pm UTC

I can't believe no one mentioned the Pandora

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Paranoid__Android » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:49 pm UTC

here, let me help you out.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Sprocket » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:01 pm UTC

Not writing "profit" is hard here. I bet he did write it a few times and eventually decided it was just too cliche.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby kirkjerk » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:16 pm UTC

Heh.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby GothAlice » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:42 pm UTC

My routine:

  1. Become conscious.
  2. Pro-active enabling of quiet.
  3. Preemptive rest.
  4. Monitor communication systems.
  5. Examine financial standing.
  6. Resume daily activities.
  7. Reverse task list, and repeat.
In lamen's terms:

  1. Wake up, badly.
  2. Groggily disable the alarm.
  3. Fall back to sleep for a few minutes that feel much longer.
  4. Check e-mail, then delete e-mail. (It's all spam anyway.)
  5. Check Facebook and deny friend requests from people I've never heard of before.
  6. Check Twitter and again wonder who the hell these people I'm following are.
  7. Look at the Bloomberg stock listings and die a little bit inside.
  8. Actually get up.
  9. Work, possibly with a nap in there somewhere.
  10. Repeat the seventh to fourth items in reverse, enable the alarm, start an hour-long podcast playing, remove my eyes, and become unconscious.
  11. Repeat.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby MysticalChicken » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:03 pm UTC

Sadly, my laptop does not have Wi-Fi, so I am required to get out from under the covers if I want to go online. (Or pay 99 cents to financial vampires Verizon to use my shitty little cell phone browser.)

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby cygnus » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:58 am UTC

Hah I actually had to read that twice before I got what was so unusual about that routine. It's exactly what I do almost every morning. Put into perspective, laptops are weird!

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby almafuerte » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:27 am UTC

VHBT wrote:I think I want a laptop now.

On the other hand, I might never get to sleep with that next to my bed...


When I go to bed at night I get with me>

- Laptop
- Girlfriend
- Johnnie Walker
- Cocaine

And I never get _any_ sleep.
Now that I think about it ... I never get much work done, either. The good think is that when I eventually wake up, I always have a quick shot to get me finally awake and the perfect reason to stay awake (morning sex).

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Waldo » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:52 am UTC

My laptop is far too shiny and nice to take somewhere as dusty as under the covers. Hell, I feel bad using it pretty much anywhere.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby MissingNo » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:54 am UTC

Mmmm... 50 foot 100Mbit connection running to my laptop in bed. And WiFi, of course.

I have two comps right within range of me in bed. Or, well four if you count two machines I use Remote Desktop to. And hell, I'm lazy enough that the desktop right next to my headboard on the desk is controlled over Remote Desktop as well.

Only thing I've got against it is the fans at night and the blue LEDs from the charger when it's on AC power.

And goddamnit the remaining members of my family think I'm... well... doing... things... in the bathroom when I'm taking 20 minutes on IRC, Digg, Gizmodo, etc.

So yeah.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby fishyfish777 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:19 am UTC

Waldo wrote:My laptop is far too shiny and nice to take somewhere as dusty as under the covers. Hell, I feel bad using it pretty much anywhere.


Wow.

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It makes a good footwarmer in the winter while I wait for something to download, I stick a makeshift vent on the side. However, even putting it on my desk normally, at load, causes the CPU and GPU to run at 74 degrees Celsius constantly. That's why I don't game under the covers. :D
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Waldo » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:26 am UTC

fishyfish777 wrote:
Waldo wrote:My laptop is far too shiny and nice to take somewhere as dusty as under the covers. Hell, I feel bad using it pretty much anywhere.


Wow.

My laptop is a G50V
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It makes a good footwarmer in the winter while I wait for something to download, I stick a makeshift vent on the side. However, even putting it on my desk normally, at load, causes the CPU and GPU to run at 74 degrees Celsius constantly. That's why I don't game under the covers. :D

Oooooooh, shiny!

Mine's a run-of-the-mill white MacBook. I think my paranoia is partly from the immaculate whiteness, and mainly from the fact that it took me from about the time the MacBooks were first released to finally actually get a laptop. Also,it runs pretty damn hot.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby This_is_a_username » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:31 am UTC

This comic is pretty much me, except a night and not the morning
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Alder » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:38 pm UTC

Waldo wrote:My laptop is far too shiny and nice to take somewhere as dusty as under the covers. Hell, I feel bad using it pretty much anywhere.

Heh...I can sympathise with that. Mine is fairly low end, but it's so silver and pretty...
Hate anyone else using it too. [Mine!!! Allllllll mine!!!!]
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Clumpy » Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:19 pm UTC

Next: XKCD makes jokes about texting and downloading music, and how prevalent they are.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Ayle » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:31 pm UTC

I got myself an N800, and usually I get to read an ebook on it at night and wake up with the thing on my ear. But I usually get into the shower before anything in the morning, or I can't properly wake up. Computers come later. The n800 gives me MSN and facebook in bed, no overheating, so its really nice. :D

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby razor » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:31 pm UTC

That's the same as my morning routine. And yeah, laptops are weird.

1. Wake up
2. Catch up on the lives of friends around the world
3. Get out from under the covers
4. ?????
5. Profit!

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby badoop » Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:48 am UTC

Can somebody explain the alt text, i don't really get it . . .

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby PooCzar » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:20 am UTC

Wireless mouse + wireless keyboard + desktop that's also hooked up to my TV = practically the same routine.

I just wake up, switch the TV input from the cable box to the TV, ????, then profit.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby The Last Sheikah » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:12 am UTC

badoop wrote:Can somebody explain the alt text, i don't really get it . . .

It's a kind of meme, that follows this pattern:
1. <Step 1>
2. <Step 2>
3. ????
4. PROFIT!

I get the feeling many people in this topic haven't seen the alt text, and are trying to make the same joke themselves.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby ConMan » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:48 pm UTC

Xenobiologista wrote:My laptop IS my alarm clock. Stand-alone clocks don't provide enough of an incentive to get out of bed, and unless you're dumb enough to buy a really expensive clock radio with an DAP dock you can't get them to play thematic music like this:
Blemishing mirror fright, gonna take a bit of a fall tonight
Dreamed that I was underneath a naked woman saying something that I cant repeat
Awakened by the runway noise, suck it up kid, assume battle poise
Its a lonely time for yours truly I know
I don't need to stay awake

In my nightmare I feel so alive
In my dreamscape escapades
I make the grade I save the day
Eve 6, "Nightmare"

Or 12 Girls' Band cover of Coldplay's "Clocks"...or Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War"...etc.


You're doing it wrong. You need an alarm that actually does provide you with an incentive to get out of bed. Hence the annoying beeping on a standard alarm, or as one person I know chooses to use (via his mobile phone), "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard". Now *that's* incentive to get up and turn the wretched thing off.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Cynical Idealist » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:33 am UTC

ConMan wrote:You're doing it wrong. You need an alarm that actually does provide you with an incentive to get out of bed. Hence the annoying beeping on a standard alarm, or as one person I know chooses to use (via his mobile phone), "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard". Now *that's* incentive to get up and turn the wretched thing off.

This is what College Alarm Clock is for.

Or rather, would be for, if I had speakers that worked. I've got nice headphones, but...somehow they fail at waking me up when I'm not wearing them. Funny thing, that.

Also: the guy with "They're taking the hobbits to Isengard" as an alarm must be some kind of masochist. I thought I was bad with my "alarm goes all the way across the room so that you're bloody well awake by the time you turn it off" idea.


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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby El Cool » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:00 pm UTC

the alt text killed me.. didn't see it coming.

haven't seen that ep for a long time. one of the best too.
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