Archive for June, 2006

Killer Bambi

So our local “expert about everything” informed us that deer are actually very dangerous and kill more people then bears do. I don’t know if that is true or not, but someone made the comment “killer Bambi” which inspired the quote “Hello, my name is Bambi, you killed my mother, prepare to die!” It was […]

iPod Nap

Taking 15 – 30 minute naps during the day is a great way to get your energy up, even when you are not doing polyphasic sleep. One problem though is how to wake up when it is time, especially when you are not at home. At home my wife got me a great dual-alarm clock […]

I didn’t get my evening nap last night, and then I ended up sleeping 8 hours for core and then only took 1 nap at work today.  Time to change plans.  Before I was kind of winging it, so I want a more defined plan. I am going with a Core Uberman: 3 hours of […]

Soar with Passion

Two quotes on passion today. One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. –Helen Keller US blind & deaf educator (1880 – 1968) Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. –D. H. Lawrence English […]

National Geographic magazine has an article on the feasibility of an invisibility cloak.  There is an illustration accompanying it.  I must say, it is the best photo accompanying a news article I have ever seen. Here is the photo caption. In an artist’s conception a cloak of invisibility is arranged against a white background. In […]

Today, being Monday, found me at work during the day.  I work a traditional cubicle dwelling 8 to 5 job as a Software Engineer. I actually woke up later then I planned, but I still got to work at a good time and took two 15 minute naps at work. The first was in the […]

The traditional monophasic sleep schedule has never fit me really well. When I was younger I experimented a lot with sleep deprevation, which usually ended with a much longer then normal monophasic sleep block. I decided I would start experimenting with polyphasic sleep. Here is my plan: Start adding 15-30 minute naps every 4 to […]

There are two types of sleep: Monophasic and Polyphasic. By about 7 years old most people in the United States practice Monophasic sleep, or sleeping for one solid chunk of time from 6 to 9 hours, usually at night. Interestingly, we are all born practicing Polyphasic sleep – rotating through a cycle of sleep and […]