15 May
94/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
94/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/20, raw

The first suicidal bunny of the second quarter is slightly different than usual. Mr. Bunny isn’t here to picture one of my fears, but to help me represent a distinct feeling. I’m (getting) stuck in the internet. In the morning during breakfast. In the office during free time. Just before dinner. But especially at night before going to bed. I simply get stuck in the loop of recursively checking for:
1)status updates / messages / comments and likes to my posts on facebook;
2)stats / faves / comments / group acceptance on flickr;
3)stats / comments / shares on the blog(s);
4)website visits;
5)incoming emails;
6)forum post answers;
7)new messages on chat;
8)and so on.
The loop is due to the length of the list: I know it can sound crazy to whoever didn’t ever experience this issue, but the time necessary to check all the items in the list is long enough that changes may have occurred, so I feel forced to check again. Then again. And again. And you know what? There’s actually always something new. Even at one o’clock in the morning. This is the issue with time-zones, it is always morning for someone in the world!
I usually get disconnected when Claudia gets out of the bed and comes to claim me. She finds me in laying on the couch, in complete darkness, my face dimly lighted by the laptop screen, the apple logo brighter than anything else in the room, the quick and light tapping of my fingers on the keyboard being the sole sound in the house. I’m afraid that one of these days she won’t bother to retrieve me and that I’ll be definitively sucked into the loop-hole of internet updates checking…

6 thoughts on “94/365(+1)”

  1. Love this one, sadly way too recognizable on how you got to it… better just stop doing it, your mail will be there in the morning too!

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