Wow... last night I said that I never wake up before my alarm and I never wake up feeling well-rested.... But this morning I woke up almost 2 hours before my alarm clock and immediately got out of bed, feeling perfectly fine.
So, today I'll declare that I never have a million dollars in my bank account!
(Maybe tomorrow the world will prove me wrong again.)
My husband has never needed an alarm clock to wake up. He also doesn't wear a watch and always knows what time it is. It's always amazed me that you can ask him what time it is and he's always within 10 minutes. I set my alarm and usually wake up before it goes off, but I wouldn't trust myself without it.
@Taimoor Wow. That your father "said he never had to use an alarm clock because he would tell his mind to wake up at a specific time and it would. I wouldn't have believed him but I have tried it and it works." I've tried it too... and it doesn't. :)
I envy you! Some people must have much better internal biorhythmic clocks than me. I need my alarm clock every day, and even then sometimes I sleep through it. I'm groggy every morning. I have a hard time falling asleep, a hard time staying asleep, and a hard time getting up! I've tried everything, but I can't perfect the whole sleeping and waking up.
Sigh. There was one time it worked: the morning I left for my honeymoon I woke up at 4 am happy and refreshed without an alarm clock. I guess I need to take a lot more honeymoons.
@glenbren Yes! Make this happen! "Someone needs to invent a power bar that will accommodate all different sizes of plugs, or there needs to be some standardization of the plugs. No matter how big a power bar I get, I can't ever use all the outlets because the plugs go every which way. It's like doing a jigsaw puzzle trying to fit them all in!" E2 community I challenge you to make glenbren's dream come true.
It took my Android phone a few minutes to catch up when I flew across the country. Probably because an airport terminal is not the best place to get cellular or GPS signals but this isn't just a location based issue. Apple had some trouble with a date change a couple years ago that resulted in a whole bunch of people complaining about missing appointments since the time didn't' change and their alarms went off late.
@taimoor do you get enough sleep at night? I still haven't mastered the internal alarm clock. I tend to worry I won't even hear my alarm when I got to bed late (which happens nearly every night). Too tired to hear the noise equals a really late day...
The blogs and comments posted on EnterpriseEfficiency.com do not reflect the views of TechWeb, EnterpriseEfficiency.com, or its sponsors. EnterpriseEfficiency.com, TechWeb, and its sponsors do not assume responsibility for any comments, claims, or opinions made by authors and bloggers. They are no substitute for your own research and should not be relied upon for trading or any other purpose.
3/12/2014 - How will the end of Windows XP support impact your organization? While a timely OS migration eases immediate IT concerns, it may have the added benefit of helping to drive larger business goals. Learn from an expert ways to achieve greater automation and reduce licensing costs while increasing manageability and security.
Enterprise Efficiency is looking for engaged readers to moderate the message boards on this site. Engage in high-IQ conversations with IT industry leaders; earn kudos and perks. Interested? E-mail: email@example.com
Dell's Efficiency Modeling Tool The major problem facing the CIO is how to measure the effectiveness of the IT department. Learn how Dell’s Efficiency Modeling Tool gives the CIO two clear, powerful numbers: Efficiency Quotient and Impact Quotient. These numbers can be transforma¬tive not only to the department, but to the entire enterprise. Read the full report
Now that TGen has broken new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions, the company discusses what will come next for it and for personalized medicine.
The Translational Genomics Research Institute wanted to save lives, but its efforts were hobbled by immense computing challenges related to collecting, processing, sharing, and storing enormous amounts of data.
We really don't want an "Internet of Everything" but even building an Internet of Everythinguseful means setting some ground rules to insure there's value in the process and that costs and risks are minimized.
Google's Chrome OS has a lot of potential value and a lot of recent press, but it still needs something to make it more than a thin client. It needs cloud integration, it needs extended APIs via web services, and it needs to suck it up and support a hard drive.
On a recent African trip I saw examples of the value of the cloud in developing nations, for educational and community development programs. We could build on this, but not only in developing economies, because these same programs are often under-supported even in first-world countries.
VMware's debate with Cisco on SDN might finally create a fusion between an SDN view that's all about software and another that's all about network equipment. That would be good for every enterprise considering the cloud and SDN.
Wearing a bulky, oversized watch is good training for the next phase in wristwatches: the Internet-enabled, connected watch. Why the smartphone-tethered connected watch makes sense, plus Ivan demos an entirely new concept for the "smart watch."
Cloud storage costs are determined primarily by the rate at which files are changed and the possibility of concurrent access/update. If you can structure your storage use to optimize these factors you can cut costs, perhaps to zero.
The Internet has evolved into a machine for drumming up a chorus of "Happy Birthday" messages, from family, friends, friends of friends who you added on Facebook, random people that you circled on G+, and increasingly, automated bots. Enough already.
Fedora Linux is launching a new model for structuring Linux distributions, a two-ring approach with core functions surrounded by special-interest-group customizations. This could streamline Linux to enhance its role in everything in our tech future.