You know how computers start trashing when they run out of memory? They just keep hitting the hard drive all over again, trying to swap between tasks, but end up using most of their time moving bits in and out of the memory to the hard drive.

I've come to realize that I do sort of the same thing. When I get tired I start flipping between my email, a document, my web mail, check the stats on my weblog, check new weblog posts, another document, iTunes, news sites, IRC channels... You know - essentially all of the windows that I have open on my desktop.

And I get nothing done, because I am slicing myself too thin. Too much time is used to do the swapping. Hence "trashing".

It is a sure sign to go home. Or go to bed. Whichever happens to be more handy.


Kuulostaa hyvinkin tutulta touhulta.

--Samuli, 17-Mar-2004

Actually, it's 'thrashing'....trashing has more of a destructive connotation, i.e. the server was thrashing and trashed its boot disk in the process. :)

--, 18-Mar-2004

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