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2013-10-18 00:56:09.23388+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Fuuuu... 48x is nearly half an hour late, and bike rack is full. Waiting on 48. Need to find a way to commute less.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-18 06:05:41.885005+00 by: ebradway

Get a car that's fun to drive and enjoy driving it. That's what I did. Well, I also changed jobs and reduced my commute from 45 miles to 12 miles (each way).

#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-18 13:15:40.292394+00 by: Larry Burton

I agree with Eric. Find yourself a Messerschmitt mini car.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-18 14:26:56.490655+00 by: ebradway

Mein Auto ist zu sexy fur mein Hemd!

#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-18 15:22:12.380745+00 by: meuon

Oh my, that is AWESOME!

My normal commute is < 12 minutes, 7 miles. No complaints.

I'm aiming for a much more mobile lifestyle in coming years.. I want to travel with Nancy while we can both enjoy it. I think with the power and communications abilities of modern technology, it can be done. I really think 4 to 6 productive hours a day, usually mornings and evenings, is a better use of my time and works better for our business (time zones) than trying to co-occupy physical meatspace 8 hours a day.

But yes, if you must commute, enjoy the commute. If not, the frustrations make the day so much less productive and enjoyable.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-18 15:45:02.235173+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think changing the job is the right solution.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-18 15:46:09.431736+00 by: ebradway

Whenever I travel, I like exploring public transit. I collect RFID transit payment cards (cheap souvenirs!). I almost exclusively used public transit for my first five years in Colorado where we have a pretty good bus system. I finally got fed up with late buses and missed transfers (I think public transit is the only business where the customer is always wrong). So I bought a two-seater convertible that gets good gas mileage. I sometimes take the "long way" to work (30 minutes instead of 20 and no traffic). I'm much happier now.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-18 16:02:26.630962+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've been trying to use the bus to do some C++ development. I think the answer is to get a job closer to home where I'm doing development I enjoy, rather than going 20 miles each way to fight bad Perl.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-18 19:10:46.350297+00 by: meuon

If you are trying to do that level of coding on public transport, you could be doing it at home, in a park, on a lark... but coding on a bus, if you must, would not be code to trust.

Those moments are when I think about things, and try to enjoy the "now" of just being there. Sometimes I'll work on an issue for days in my head in those "wasted" moments waiting for something, and when it is fully congealed into a solution the coding takes 30 minutes. Driving, riding a bike and walking are good ways to let the brain work on that issue in the background.

Can you change the working environment of current job to make it a an enjoyable job? I sense there is sometimes as much that you like, as not like.