Saturday, August 13, 2016
I have mentioned in the past that very demanding mental work like debugging even fairly simple programs seems beyond me now. But even relatively simple tasks if done long enough seem to fatigue my mental capacities. When I tax my brain too many hours in a row, my speech slurs more severely. My wife has been insisting that I do less because by the end of the day I am not very understandable. She says it is like living with an alcoholic, a painful subject since she grew up in an alcoholic home. I now have to limit myself to about five hours a day, and spend the rest relaxing, or reading light materials, such as The Collected Stories of Sherlock Holmes.