Friday, October 28, 2005

straight 24-hours

I am already up for 21 hours for no apparent reasons. Will I stay up for 24 hours? I don't know.

It started this morning at 3 AM. This is the month of Ramadhan, where Muslims fast during the day. So I did my breakfast at around 3-ish. After that, I checked my emails and did some writing, preparing for my presentation tomorrow (or today, since it has passed midnight).

Morning came and I took my daughter to her school. Back from the school, I worked on my presentation again and checked on reports that my company must submit. By the time I was finished, it was already close to afternoon. I had to pick up my daughter. So I did. Then, I went straight to Bandung High Tech Valley (BHTV) workshop. [BHTV web. BHTV blog.]

At the workshop I listened to presentations and tried to get some insights. Armein Langi's presentation was good. The discussion was lively. I am excited with the possibility of actually realizing our BHTV's dream. Although, it wasn't what I expected since I thought that Bandung would pick up the idea. But, nooo... the city of Cimahi is probably who is going to realize this dream.

After supper, I was back at home and was waiting for a meeting. The meeting got cancelled. Fine. Actually, I kind of hoping it get cancelled because I would then have time to work on my presentation.

I was thinking of making a bit different presentation, since I've got sick with plain Power Point presentations. I've got the idea after watching Dick Hardt's presentation at OSCON 2005. It is a very good presentation! You have to watch it. (I ended up making a regular presentation. I hope it is still good.)

At the end of his presentation, there was a text saying that his presentation was modelled after Lawrence Lessig's presentation. For those who don't know, Lawrence Lessig is a professor in [cyber]law. He's one of the few lawyers who dig open source. I knew Lessig from his web site. I often visit his site. But, I usually read his stuff, not listening or watching his video. After watching Dick Hardt's presentation, I decided to search of Lessig's video archive. I found some, but I could not download most of them. I have to view them online. My Internet connection is not that fast (128 kbps, shared). So, it is out of the question. I have to use the offline version. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a good Lessig's video.

At the same time, I decided to check PBS' Nerd TV archive. One of my friend here has downloaded a copy. So I watched Andy Hertzfeld's interview. Bob Cringley was the interviewer. (I knew him from his "Triumph of the Nerds" documentary. Like the film a lot.) I knew Andy's from the many book of Macs that I have. I also visited his site.

Having done all of this ... it's 15 minutes pass midnight. I am still awake and still excited with all of this. I wonder if there's other people like me (crazy enough to get excited with technology)?

Well, I decided to go to bed. I have to wake up at 3:AM. I should have a good 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Good night.

Or, should I say, Good Morning!


zakiakhmad said...

Pak Budi hati-hati dengan beraktivitas. Memang benar dengan "Why we should take holiday, if working is so much fun". Terus, bisa juga dilanjutkan "Why we should take a rest, if working is so much fun".

Lebih baik tidur diawal, dan bangun di mendahului matahari.

Semoga berguna.

wanda said...

hehe..ada fakta yg mengatakan klo kurang tidur itu akan membuat kegemukan, dan itu terbukti pada soulmate saya :D
Everyone whose get crazy with IT technology would have the same habbit I guess, I ended up and started my day in front of my lappy, and I think I'm not that crazy about it.
It just sometimes 24 hours is still not long enough for me..I'm wondering, is there extension time for busy people like we do?..hehehe..
btw I catch my train to Bdg tonight, can't wait to go home too :D
"Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri" :) May God bless you an your families.