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I was having a conversation about commuting time earlier tonight, and I just decided to do the math.

Let’s assume an 8 hour work day.

For every 12 minutes you save on your commute in each direction (24 minutes per day), you get the equivalent of a day off each month.

Did you catch that?  12 mins off your commute equals 12 extra vacation days per year!

Admittedly, it’s not chunked together like vacation days would be, but there is a tangible value to the extra time before and/or after work.  Extra time to spend with your family, your friends… hell, yourself!  It’s a ton of free time.

Commuting sucks.  Don’t trade your life for a commute.

Math (for those that care):

8 hours = 8 * 60 minutes = 480 minutes

Assuming 20 work days in a month, one day off, in minutes per day, equals 480 divided by 20.

480 / 20 = 24

Which, when divided by two, equals 12 minutes per direction.

Google is the new Smurf

Google-LogoTonight a buddy of mine was helping me put together a Frankenrig from spare parts I accumulated over the weekend. I’d looked something up and he came over to look at pictures of it and said to me “Turn up the google”, and I immediately knew he meant “brightness”.

Happy Easter

I was really trying to avoid non-technical posts on here, but I just couldn’t resist this one.

My sister found what she is referring to as Berry Bunny in a box o’ strawberries she bought.

So, to everyone out there, theist or not, happy Easter!