The law of conservation of inertia

I want to do all these things right now:

  1. Stay in bed with Chewie staying sprawled over my lap, and finish reading the book
  2. Go to my workstation, and start working

  3. Go for Saturday run

  4. Go shit

Law of conservation of inertia states that I’ll stay in the state I’m in.

I can confirm that Newton and Galileo were correct 📖🐶💤🛌😀

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Work days, workout days, both & neither

There are days when all I want to do is workout – swim, run, ride, walk. Whatever it takes to burn some energy, and get me away from staring at the screen.

There are days when all I want to do is work – just sit in front of the screen, and crack on. Something that also gives me an excuse not to go workout.

Today is one of the latter kind of days.

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Too good to read

Cleared my Pocket list backlog last week – from about 1200 to sub 100.

Mostly by deleting a ton of articles.

Felt. So. Good.

With a small side effect. The remaining articles are the crem de la crem of my erstwhile long list – articles that I really, really want to read. And this is preventing me from reading them. Afraid that I might finish them too quickly, and be left with the monotony of the average.

Thoughts on Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite

Strong-hinted the girlfriend into buying me a Kindle paperwhite for the birthday*. Here’s a few early thoughts:

  • Good:
    1. Can read without distractions from notifications, twitter, mail, news, the Internet!
    2. Fits in jacket inside pocket
    3. Lighter than paperback so doesn’t weigh jacket/bag down
    4. Can read at night without disturbing girlfriend or dog
    5. Can read anywhere in day without trouble
    6. Most books are released on Kindle at same time as hardcover (which I hate), so don’t have to wait an year for paperback editions
  • Bad:
    1. WiFi is flaky
    2. Can’t flip around the book – forward and back – quickly
    3. Miss the paperback touch & feel :(
    4. Can’t quickly see how much of book is remaining

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