We were just talking about metrics.
There are tests to see how young/old your brain is. After age 50, maybe 60, there's this thing about keeping the brain young. I don't know, it seems silly to me.
Hey, I said, I've got a freelance writing gig to keep up, I'm learning Ruby, I'm learning Ajax, I'm learning XML, I'm reading background research for another novel, I'm planning out the high altitude tomato garden for the spring, I'm keeping up on music, I'm preparing for a music gig, and you want me to take a test to see how freaking young my brain is?
I've got three computers under my desk. I've got Fedora on one and a cool book about expert use of the command line. I've got more dang ideas than I know what to do with.
And you want to know how old my brain is?
Screw you. It's too busy to waste time with trivia.
Well. After that little burst of energy, I settled down and got comfortably drunk.
We are oftentimes distracted by metrics. I'm no exception, and in fact a good portion of my freelance writing has to do with metrics due to it being of a technical and argumentative nature. So, you pushed the technological envelope, huh? By how many foot-pounds? Just kidding, but it can seem this silly.
Quality over quantity is fine, but quality and quantity is the best of all worlds for productivity.
Eh, and it's subjective as to what quality is. One can produce a hundred widgets an hour, but if they are all laden with poison and will make your genitalia fall off, what good is it? You're a highly productive demon from the deepest levels of hell.
Post this (hand gesture universally understood in the US/Canada, possibly other continents).
But really. The top five posters. Might you think it's mods who have to keep the children in line? Might you think it's prolific posters with lots of time on the hands, not enough time to get comfortably drunk, laugh it off, cook a little love? Why does "get down tonight" keep running through my overly young noggin?
Heh. Well, fun with metrics. It brings in the do re mi. Not here but elsewhere. I am very thankful for the illusions that make the world go round. A lot of them are pretty darn good ideas. The number of posts on
does not qualify. It's really a measure of time spent waking up.