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Pete's Log: sleep: interrupted system call

Entry #669, Thu, November 30, 2000, 13:27 EST (Life in General)
(posted when I was 22 years old.)
It's like this: sleep for me is a system call. A slow system call. And thus by default it doesn't restart when it receives a signal. The context switching time is also pretty expensive. I think falling asleep almost always takes a minimum of at least 30 minutes. Much longer of late. So I got lucky and was able to fall asleep again at like 10 am or so. With any luck I would've slept all afternoon. But somebody called not once, but twice in a row. I wish I couldn't hear the phone from my room. Oh well.

Senior bar last night sucked. But there were a few bright points: first, we saw Father Gary, the Keenan Hall Rector there. Arun and I had a short but entertaining conversation with him. Second, Katie Moor bought me a beer, since she's been saying for some time that she owes me one. Despite having suffered tremendously from too much sensory input last night, I was able to make out some of the early conversation in my vicinity. Anne pointed out that the Neon doesn't have a particularly good safety record. I hadn't even thought of safety. hmmm. But I might look into the Chevy Cavalier. The chevy dealership back home has one that looks like a good deal, except it's a two door. But I may be able to deal with that. You can supposedly fit skis into it with the back seat down, which is a definite plus.
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