Quick question, am I the only working on Christmas Eve? Yeah, I’m pretty pitiful…
But, I was thinking, as I’m babysitting fminsearch on Matlab for the last 48 hours…
What can I do with the time…Ok, so I’m smart enough to come up with an idea for 48 straight a hours, but sometimes I have code that only runs for 10 min @ a time. What then? It’s not enough time to focus my brain on anything substantial, especially since it’s consumed by the task at hand.
I can only update Facebook so often before people start questioning my sanity. So, a few days ago, while most sane people were heading home, I went in to my office to take advantage of uninterrupted research hours. Long, quiet, research hours. By the time lunch time came, I decided I needed to take advantage of the accumulation of ten-minute quiet blocks I had. I went to the grocery store to pick up something to eat, and guess what was next door… a yarn store!!!!!
I was inspired, and in only the last few days (with A LOT of help on youtube) I have taught myself to knit! Yes! I’m a knitter now. You can pick it up for 5-10 min @ a time, and save a ton on gifts.
That’s my suggestion, in case anyone needs one. I would love to hear other hobbies picked up to fill code babysitting time. Who knows, you could inspire someone!
Here’s hoping you are all having a great break, and getting rested for the new semester!