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* A Programmer's Nightlife Hank Tassin Navel Lint 1:3800/6.9 Sleep... What is it? Do our minds need it, do our bodies need it, or both? Or neither, we just THINK we do? Rest is one thing, although that may not be enough to hold together that gooey mess we call a brain. REM sleep may be a diversion, it may be the recharging of the electro-chemical processors in that gray matter we hold to be the keeper of life itself. For that matter, REM sleep could be the DIScharging of same, with the day's activities serving to charge it up, when after a full day, you risk overcharging. The results would be the same, the electro-chemical potential between one synapse and another would be reduced to low levels lowering the flow. Wiped out I was yesterday, but was able to hang on until the kiddies went to bed. Hit the pillow around 8:45pm, and took all of about 3 minutes to reach that oblivious state we cherish. Wouldn't you know, 2:30am rolls around and my eyes spring open as if I had gotten all the REM and rest I needed, so now it was time to do some serious coding in Fox. (last thing I remembered the night before was thinking about the program) I get up, light up a smoke, put on a pot of coffee, and jump in the shower. Well, I musta showered in record time cause it was only 12:30am when I got out! It doesn't matter though, cause I'm up in one of those rare instances when I know laying back down in bed won't bring the comforting blackness again. That's why the questions now.... what's it all about? Stay well -Hank

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