Originally Posted by vespacat
How many of you hold a day job but manage to find time to post on TCS at the same time?
Does your boss mind? Or do you do it discreetly? I know when I go back to work, I will certainly go through withdrawal, because I would get fired for chatting on TCS all day. Not to mention, it's way too busy there to focus on doing any posting here.
A very interesting question, of interest to many (US) and abroad. I thought that I would hold a very unscientific sampling of when TCSers are most likely to post to TCS, which may help answer this question.
So -- I kept a record on my computer of "New Posts," daily, from Sunday, August 28 through Saturday, September 3. I recorded postings between about 6:30 a.m. each day through about 9:00 p.m. each evening, Central Time (US). This was roughly the hours this ol' man was up and about.
I recognize that noting the date of reception of postings does not relate directly to the date they were posted, but, all things being relative, perhaps some intelligence may be gleaned from my sampling. I will, however, leave that to you.
It should be noted that, since I am but a Newborn Kitten, IMOs were not recorded in my "New Posts." This may skew the results on the low side, but it should also be recognized that the terrible Katrina tragedy in New Orleans also appears to have skewed IMO posts on the high side, witness the recent very wise action by our similarly very wise monitors to institute an IMO hiatus.
Anyway, here is a picture of the results of my survey for the week of August 28 through September 3.
I would be interested in your conclusions as to whether this sheds any light on the original question of "How many of you hold a day job but manage to find time to post on TCS at the same time?"
All the best to all, as Samwise says "It is bedtime, Dad."