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Playing Doom on an office telephone - September 4, 2021 Weekly Dump | Issue #3

Playing Doom on an office telephone - September 4, 2021 Weekly Dump | Issue #3

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You are the sum of your experiences, not in years, but instead in some imaginary "experience points". Live your life such that you maximize XP points in the various skills and achievements that matter most to you. For me, one of those skills happens to be making DOOM run in places it wasn't intended.

DOOM is one of those games that's been around for decades and has been a staple of the homebrew community. If homebrew can be run on a platform, then there's a good chance that DOOM runs on that platform. Polycom telephones, however, don't normally show up as a viable platform for homebrew. Until now.

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Bedtime procrastination becomes revenge bedtime procrastination when the decision to delay sleep is in response to a lack of free time earlier in the day. Staying up late and carving out some leisure time even if we feel tired and need sleep becomes a way of getting revenge on daytime hours with little free time.

I am so guilty of this. The first 10+ hours of my weekdays are always spoken for, and sometimes it feels like the time before bedtime is the only time I get for myself. Being aware of it is the first challenge to be able to make corrections.

The psychology of revenge bedtime procrastination
Have you ever come home after a long day at work, with a narrow window of time to eat, shower, and go to bed, but decided to carve out some leisure time at the expense of your sleep? This is called “revenge bedtime procrastination”, and it can be extremely harmful to your physical and mental ... Rea…

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