All Nighters

I haven’t pulled an all nighter in a while. I think the last time I pulled one was the My Maps launch, when we added map-creation tools to Google Maps. I had to stay up because there was still a lot of launch-related stuff to do, like preparing press FAQs and polishing the blog post. Not sleeping turned out to be a bad idea because I had to do press interviews the following day. I had to drink enormous quantities of coffee to stay alert.

There was a period of time at Stanford where I pulled a lot of all nighters in a single quarter. It was the quarter I took CS248 (Graphics) and too many other classes at the same time. That was also the quarter I got a C+ in Databases, which wasn’t even a hard class but I just didn’t have time to do any of the work. Christine, Chris and I got 130 points on our CS248 video game though! Luckily our TA didn’t notice that our particle engine had a bug where it only rendered flames on a single location on the screen, which unfortunately happened to be right over the game character’s crotch.

Today I’m staying up late because I have to write performance review feedback for 34 coworkers. That’s a lot of people! I don’t think I even have 34 friends!! :p

The only good thing about all nighters is that feeling of finally crawling into your bed after the day is over, and the deep deep sleep that you fall into.

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#1 Irene on 11.21.12 at 11:37 pm

when you say next fadriy i take it you mean a week on fadriy?I might be available for a game if there is 1 going, will let you know next week.As for rule changes I will go along with the majority vote.As for new teams does any1 have any lizard models they are not using? I’m on the scrounge again though if you ask me lizard men look alot like the undead mmmmmm they will never notice lol[]Dave Reply:January 7th, 2010 at 6:21 pmYeah i meant a week on fadriy, though it may depend on the weather.Karl has a few lizardmen in his goody bag, not sure if there are enough for your team mind[]Dan Reply:January 11th, 2010 at 6:17 pmI can potentially do next fadriy, although I suspect I may be called in to work.[]Gav Reply:January 12th, 2010 at 6:48 pmI’ve still got Karl’s goody bag, I’ll have to drop it down for you next week so they’re available for anybody that needs them.I’ve got Anwen this coming weekend so won’t be able to make any games unfortunately.[]Dave Reply:January 14th, 2010 at 5:57 pmForgot that you had them Gav. Are you around Friday evening? I can come round and pick them up

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