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Brightness, sleep, and wakefulness

Note: ‘Level of Thesis Completion’ is constant.

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Anon @ Wadh February 11, 2007 at 1:38 pm

This seems less lighthearted than your previous graphical joke.

Milan February 11, 2007 at 1:49 pm

The explanation lies with my growing obsession with acronym webcomics: xkcd and PhD.

Anonymous February 11, 2007 at 3:53 pm

The middle line is far too sharp-edged. Unpleasant as it can be, near-sleep must be at least somewhat restful.

As for the bottom line, it does not seem possible to become progressively less wakeful, over the course of successive days. Persistently unproductive, sure.

Milan February 11, 2007 at 4:41 pm

It isn’t meant to be strictly accurate, but rather to illustrate a perception.

SweetSweetStats February 11, 2007 at 8:04 pm

On this day last year, you reached 10,000 visitors. Now, you have had nearly 50,000.

You were tired back then, too.

Milan February 11, 2007 at 8:16 pm

On 11 February, 2005 I was just preparing to set out on the Arizona Road Trip.

In 2004, I registered a complaint against my hockey roommates. I was also reading Paradise Lost intensely with Tristan Laing and Meghan Mathieson. I was thinking about the Democratic primaries that eventually led to the Kerry candidacy.

R.K. February 13, 2007 at 4:13 pm

Sometimes, it makes sense to use one day a week to just sleep for as long as you feel you need to.

Also, avoid caffeine and alcohol. Both screw up your sleep schedule and overall ability to concentrate.

Jessica February 13, 2007 at 11:16 pm

I love xkcd so much. I sent Randall a marriage proposal but he hasn’t gotten back to me.

Anonymous February 16, 2007 at 4:51 pm
Milan March 14, 2007 at 9:34 pm

Thankfully, this has not held true of late.

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