In my past 6 years, there is one thing i’ve done the most and very consistently ! No matter what the situation, no matter how trivial the occasion, no matter how important the reason, i always have found a way to do a ‘Night-out’. Somehow over the years, i’ve become kind of nocturnal and weird as it sounds, fallen in love with the gloom of the night.
Mornings are one thing i hate the most than anything else, i can imagine right now ! I hate and despise them beyond anything else… But nothing great than a beautiful afternoon to wake up into and then start the day pleasantly … With a strong dose of caffeine, after skipping breakfast and lunch, hoping to have something during the evening and eventually forgetting that, night so very quickly shrouds on you before you even know it ! Time, the one thing that heals and the one thing i seem to lack the most … hmm it does sound like some movie dialogue. But anyway, the point is that i have liked the moon better than the sun !
So as the night comes, as though the body clock has felt it, my senses become more acute and work better than before. Well it does seem like an over-exaggeration but i didnt realize that until today. This has to be one of the best night-outs ever ! Not for a reason like being drunk to the bone and laying flat, playing cards with good ol’ buddies but for a reason i had least suspected myself. I was writing this wretchedly complex piece of code to solve a 2-group diffusion equation, which is a tough one by the way, to finish in 24 hrs. In 12 straight hours during day, i had completed 1/4 of the code but then after the night chipped in, the fingers were typing all by themselves, a code so beautiful, modular and systematic which i couldnt have dreamed of even during a day’s sleep 😉
Well, there is also one previous record of mine that i broke today. My longest night-out ever ! This historic moment lasted for 33 1/2 hrs which i don’t think i’ll forget until i break it again ! Yeah i am weird to remember anything like this ! But that’s just me ! And at the end of it all, my code works perfectly its way through the complex equations, and churns out data, iteration after iteration, relentlessly amd gives accurate answers the way it is supposed to ! How wonderfully more satisfied can i get ?! Another record that i broke today is a row of 4 night-outs with a total of 14 hrs sleep this week ! Definitely, a tough one to break again …
To top it all off with cream and sugar, i debugged 3 other fellow student’s code in Fortran when i had no idea what the heck their logic was to begin with. Somehow, it seems that the coder in me thrives more than ever, contrary to what i had imagined. This is so freaking cool !
Yup. Me showing all the geeky qualities of a graduate student. But maybe its just the lack of sleep talking now. hmm .. i am so Goddamm burnt out 🙂 May 12th, where art thou ?