Wednesday, February 03, 2010

That's cool. The iSight's "other" purpose

With my new job I got a company laptop. This evening I was working on it and happened to keep adjusting the angle of the screen. Every time I did I the screen dimmed. I started moving my hand around the screen and I found a really cool feature.

The Macbook Pro, at least with Snow Leopard installed, dims the screen brightness according to the amount of light sensed by the iSight camera. So when you turn off the lights, the screen automatically dims so that it's not too bright.

That's really cool.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Still Polyphasic

From what I read on the net, you're not polyphasic unless you continue to announce it. I guess it makes sense given that even the people that say they are long term polyphasers seem to go off the schedule for months at a time.

Over christmas I changed from Everyman to Uberman and it went well. At the end of the holidays however I got really sick. It wasn't just me, people in my family in 3 states got the same thing. I slept all day and all night for 2 weeks. After that I got back on the schedule only to have problems when I went on a business trip and couldn't take any naps for a few days.

Now that I am back home, I am back on the Uberman schedule. My naps are 10pm, 1am, 4am, 7am, noon, and 5pm. Next time I go on the business trip I've found a quite room that I can take my naps in and lunch time and after work. When I am at home I get in 6-7 hours of work between 10pm and 7am. After that I only have to be available for communications (I work from home). I do that Monday through Saturday and have most of the day all week with my family.

Like I said, I only changed to Uberman during Christmas so I'm still adjusting to having so much time with my family. I've been running around cleaning and doing dishes and projects. My wife is very happy with the new schedule and all the cleaning I'm getting done. :)