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post #46 of 84
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Originally Posted by D-EJ915
Wow jude, that is amazing. I really feel sorry for you, you're the most overworked person I've ever heard of.
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Originally Posted by Permonic
Well, man, don't overwork himself. It happened to me several years ago and I didn't realise it until I experienced sudden health problems later on.
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
....100 hours a week is unimaginable for me...no can do chief...If I had kids even 50 hours would be un-doable...gawd!
I got home a little while ago (Neil might still be driving home after dropping me off). Actually, fellas, I enjoy my work very much. I'm in business with people I love dearly, and I get to spend quite a bit of my work time at home -- but, as anyone who works a lot from home will tell you, even when I'm at home for work, I still have to work, as it's very easy to get distracted otherwise.

In terms of my health, I'm doing good, and my blood pressure isn't just fine, it's excellent.

But, yes, tonight I admittedly missed my little boy's bedtime (but I'm usually home for a late dinner with him and to hang out with him until his bedtime, and I've also been doing breakfast and lunch with my wife and Ronan frequently). Right now, I'm going to finish watching ER with my wife. And then I have more work to do before I even think of checking out Head-Fi again.

As anyone here who has chatted with me when it's 03:00 or 04:00 over here knows, I just don't sleep as much as most folks do, and I take what one of my buddies calls "combat naps" (15 to 25 minutes long) at least a couple/few times a day. My short night sleep started when I was a junior in high school, when I used to go to bed around 00:00 or 01:00, but woke up at 04:45 to have breakfast and watch the news before heading off to my bus stop (unfortunately, this meant I sometimes napped involuntarily during sixth hour ).


post #47 of 84
as long as you keep fit I dont think anything is a problem. Its just that I hate stress and I have found that I am very good at avoiding stressful situations and still getting the job done on time. Spreading work between breaks and entertainment works great for me.

Example - we had a 190 hour assignment (this is an average of the time taken by students from the previous semester to complete the same project) which I did over two weeks (one month deadline). There was bonus points for early submission.

Everyone submitted it before the deadline but 90% of the dudes enjoyed themselves for 25 days and then screwed themselves up at the last minute. I spread it over 2 weeks and on the 15th day from the date the project was released, I had the papers and software on the professors desk. I got an A+ in that course and spent the rest of the month spending money on HeadFi.

I know this sounds silly but - I cant wait to have kids. I think jude is very lucky and right now I am watching the simpsons Jude = homer and Ronan = maggie

I'll bet jude cant wait to play baseball in the backyard
post #48 of 84
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Originally Posted by jude
unfortunately, this meant I sometimes napped involuntarily during sixth hour .
lol, that happens to me every once-in-a-while; one time I was in math class and I just zoned out completely, I wasn't there at all, I woke up I was like WHOA!! we're in math?? that was awesome. For some reason today I felt like I had drank about 3 beers in english class, it was weeeird...I had a hard time sitting straight, writing felt odd, it was kinda surreal and I was having a hard time focusing. I think that's just because I don't get enough sleep though as I'm really really tired as I'm posting this. *sleeps
post #49 of 84
Jude>Do you reckon in between "combat naps" you can get me afew redwings playoff home games tickets ta dude!
post #50 of 84
I read a lot of posts before starting to post myself and in general I find most of you normal IMO you can't interpret different viewpoints as weird. To be honest when I log on here I feel as if I am in the company of normal people sharing their passion. Sometimes peoples personalities comes across stronger but that is the same as if you walk into a bar. cafe. bus stop wherever. It's be boring if everyone had the same personality.
post #51 of 84
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Originally Posted by NotoriousBIG_PJ
pssst, he might be drunk again...
Nail on the head.... give that man a prize. Heh, that post of mine really came across so "not" as it was intented Should have gone along the lines of Jude is mysterious these days by his absence due to the hard work he is doing.... would be nice to read some of his hi-fi related posts etc. etc.

Oh well, bring on the tar and feathers... I know the hard work Jude does in keeping Head-Fi running and looking after baby and work committments........ I, for one, used to enjoy reading his equipment reviews but appreciate he won't have much time to write a review if he's working 100 hours a week, looking after a baby and keeping head-Fi running
post #52 of 84
Don't worry Jude I can get plenty of sleep for you. you just keep doing what you are and I will get the sleep...



lol
post #53 of 84
Jude, let's switch jobs. Mine involves mind numbing hours in front of the computer, leaving plenty of time for head-fi but still not much time with the baby (born in March, my kid can beat up your kid!) and the wife, etc etc. So just chilling and listening to music when I get home is a nice way to relax when everyone is asleep - fortunately my work is such that what happens in the office stays at the office. Head-fi and Headphones are a great stealth hobby and is still a cooler alternative than my previous pasttimes, so kudos for this site and its contributors!
post #54 of 84
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Originally Posted by Jahn
Jude, let's switch jobs. Mine involves mind numbing hours in front of the computer, leaving plenty of time for head-fi but still not much time with the baby (born in March, my kid can beat up your kid!) and the wife, etc etc. So just chilling and listening to music when I get home is a nice way to relax when everyone is asleep - fortunately my work is such that what happens in the office stays at the office. Head-fi and Headphones are a great stealth hobby and is still a cooler alternative than my previous pasttimes, so kudos for this site and its contributors!
High post rate on Head-Fi is directly proportional to a certain level of boredom in the office.
post #55 of 84
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Originally Posted by jude
But, yes, tonight I admittedly missed my little boy's bedtime (but I'm usually home for a late dinner with him and to hang out with him until his bedtime, and I've also been doing breakfast and lunch with my wife and Ronan frequently). Right now, I'm going to finish watching ER with my wife. And then I have more work to do before I even think of checking out Head-Fi again.
Jude,
As one daddy to another, thank you for all that you've done for us with this site, but don't let it come between you and Little Jude. I don't regret any thread I didn't post to or any audio gear that I've put off buying because of my kids. (Heh, my youngest son(6) has commandeered my wifes KSC-55s this summer )

As to this thread, Plainsong and any of the other women the post much to this board are a mystery to me. (How can they stand this much testosterine driving opinion?) Any of us that are still posting that were posting well before Head-Fi started ( 5 years for me now )
post #56 of 84
yeah i am kind of like jude ..... usually take over 22 credit hours per semester and work fri, sat and sun nights (about 20 hrs/wk)


but the difference is that jude enjoys what he does.... i hate school and i am sick of college..... hate to sound cliche but it interferes with my education.... i love to learn and classtime and stupid busy and pointless work wastes my time.... i just take a ridiculous number of classes to graduate as soon as possible.......

it's pretty miserable..... but i work myself until i am numb to how much i dislike it......at least i will have no debt from school afterwards

december i will be done.....thank god..... good riddens to school.....

the other issue is that i am a narcoleptic..... i wish i could just sleep a few hours a night i don't think 24hrs in a day is enough and my body if i let it sleep as much as it wants would sleep 16-20 hrs a day...... i take 2 medications to combat it so i can have a full productive day......


although i don't have a kid i definitely know what it feels to not be able to spend as much time with the people i care about.

kudos to jude to have a great job...... hopefully that will be my case when i graduate
post #57 of 84
Scrypt, a very interesting person.

I purchased ER6 from him some time back and had an interesting email conversation. Author of Distorture, nominated for three awards: the Horror Writers of America, the Bram Stoker and the Firecracker Award, which it won (beating Trainspotting in the process).
post #58 of 84
I think it has to be Norbert. Norbert posts very sporadically! He claims to be from New Mexico, yet went to the Chicago meet--he said he was "studying" in Chicago. But I wonder? Also, what the heck is a Norbert anyway? I know Roberts, I don't know Norberts. His posts claim a knowledge of Grados, Woodies, Senns, and modified Koss. What's up with that? And he says he's a "monk." I'd watch out for this one.
post #59 of 84
Jude,

Thanks for brigning headfi to us, and take care of youself. I remember chatting with Jude during my early day at Headfi (3 years back) at around 3 a.m. and I was still in college. Congrats on your baby too!
post #60 of 84
Wow, Jude, just read your post, you are one hard working man, and I thought I was working hard full time job and side business, projects etc... been doing it for about 7 years now and I'm really starting to get burned out. Try to spend as much time as you can with your baby. They grow so fast, my are 15 months now At least you love what you do, so do I, but I'm starting to work less and spend more time with the family, fortunately my day job covers the bills well and the side business is stable and mostly self sustaining.

The power naps are a great way to get 'supercharged' I really need to give it a try, I only worry that I would wake up hours later when the cleaning lady in the office woke me up

All best to you and your family and thank you for starting and running this great forum and for giving us another way to spend our cash
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