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commit 7ebe52778a4d14340e23344c40353eb2c52fb769 (patch)
parent 0311c0ea0829f096787d92a6e73c343bf572e45b
Author: Alex Karle <>
Date:   Tue, 30 Nov 2021 23:54:44 -0500

gopher: Add phlog entry on screen time

Agopher/phlog/014.txt | 37+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Mgopher/phlog/index.gph | 1+
2 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gopher/phlog/014.txt b/gopher/phlog/014.txt @@ -0,0 +1,37 @@ +Screen Time +----------- +Tue Nov 30 23:42:47 EST 2021 + +When I was a kid, my parents had the concept of "screen time". +The rules were simple: + +1. No "screen time" before sundown +2. Limited total screen time for the day (maybe a couple hrs) + +We didn't have TV, so this really just meant no time on the +computer or watching movies. + +I was reminiscing about this recently, and thinking about the +great irony that is screen time in my adult life as a paid +programmer. I would wager I spend upwards of 10-12 hours looking +at screens every day on an average work day. A bit of time +scrolling the news on my phone before work, a 8-9hr workday +(fully remote -> meetings are screens), and then "couch time" +hobby coding and watching shows if Jennie and I don't otherwise +have a social commitment (most work nights). + +Sometimes we give our eyes a break and play a board game, do +a puzzle, or read a book; but even if I spent no time on screens +outside of work, it'd be a shocking number of hours at a screen +each week. + +When did I transition from such limited computer-time to such +a screen-full day? It probably started with high school, when +we started having homework on computers. Limiting screen time +became "limited video game time" and less-so about screens. + +Regardless of when it happened, I've been wanting to get back +some of that offline time recently. I definitely find it +improves my mood and outlook on work and life. + +I need to get outside more :) diff --git a/gopher/phlog/index.gph b/gopher/phlog/index.gph @@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ [0|Atom Feed|/phlog/atom.xml|server|port] +[0|[2021-11-30] Screen Time|/phlog/014.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-25] Gopher-First Feeds|/phlog/013.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-21] Optimizing for Archival|/phlog/012.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-21] Lowering Barriers to Writing|/phlog/011.txt|server|port]