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 Foklore.org 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.
Or, should I say, Good Morning!