Side Bar WTF
mott555 (💩 Creator of "The Most Liked Thread™" 💩) at June 4th, 2014 09:35 — #1
I had a false awakening this morning (dreaming that I woke up), and I recognized it almost immediately because my bedroom wasn't correct. The dream faded and then changed to a Raymond Chen blog entry explaining dreaming using a hardware emulation analogy. I don't quite remember the punchline but it was something like "If the application calls OS.GetCdDrive() and the OS returns an emulated one because it wants to let the real drive rest, the application shouldn't know or care that it isn't real."
I think my brain was trying to tell me "Go back to sleep and don't worry about whether your awake or not."
Filed under: TRWTF might have been that I posted this
dhromed (derp) at June 4th, 2014 09:55 — #2
Where's the wtf?
Also when I have dreams that start in my bedroom, at least when I open the window there's a lot of rocks and a misty mountain pass, plus a tiger.
dkf (Better living through pedantry) at June 4th, 2014 09:58 — #3
And mine have lately involved racing across a Taco Bell car park in Des Moines. (I have no idea where my brain is getting that from, since I've never been to either.)
mott555 (💩 Creator of "The Most Liked Thread™" 💩) at June 4th, 2014 10:03 — #4
I think there are several levels of WTF here.
Instead of dreaming cool things like exploring NCC-1701 Enterprise or manning a BattleMech, or the usual crazy dreams where I'm crammed into a comically tiny car where my head is turned sideways just so I fit and I can't see anything and the brake pedal doesn't work, I dreamed about a blog. And the blog post made sense, instead of being gibberish like text in my dreams normally is. And finally what I remember really wouldn't have been out-of-place on The Old New Thing. Apparently I've been reading it long enough for my subconscious mind to do a convincing emulation of Raymond Chen.
Filed Under: You know you're an irredeemable nerd when you dream about The Old New Thing
doctorjones (NAME_NOT_FOUND) at June 4th, 2014 10:15 — #5
I had a dream the other night that I was a Godzilla sized monster on a rampage in a futuristic city.
For some reason I was attacking a flying car driven by a robot driver. I was having real difficulty trying to bat the car down, but then some weird HUD appeared out of nowhere and highlighted the thrusters on the bottom of the car as a weak spot.
I promptly beat the car to the ground and pummeled the roof in with my fists and crushed the robot driver. I then woke up.
I don't usually remember my dreams, but when I do they're never usually that weird.
error (🏆) at June 4th, 2014 10:21 — #6
My favorite was realizing that I was dreaming. Suddenly I was a god. I was flying around and making the rain fall in sync with the rhythm of the music.
doctorjones (NAME_NOT_FOUND) at June 4th, 2014 10:23 — #7
I've had this once, but shortly after I forgot I was dreaming and lost my powers.
Filed under: Easy come, easy go
mott555 (💩 Creator of "The Most Liked Thread™" 💩) at June 4th, 2014 10:24 — #8
I lucid dream all the time, but it's just barely lucid, basically on the fence between normal and lucid. I usually realize on some level that I'm dreaming but I never quite understand the ramifications at the time. On the rare occasion that I start lucid dreaming and actually have my full intellect and memories available, I almost always wake up within seconds.
maciejasjmj (' OR 1=1; DROP TABLE TDWTF; --) at June 4th, 2014 13:19 — #9
I never do, which is weird, because they make about as much sense as hallucinogen-induced psychoses. "Morbidly obese Confucius trying to break into a shed in which you're sleeping", and such.
chubertdev (Ctrl + K, Ctrl + D) at June 4th, 2014 13:41 — #10
My former boss once had a dream where he was DJ'ing at a party, and could only keep the music going by doing DBA work. Drop a table, drop the bass.
maciejasjmj (' OR 1=1; DROP TABLE TDWTF; --) at June 4th, 2014 13:44 — #11
If I were at that party, I'd SQL inject Rick Astley.
da_doctah (da_Doctah) at June 4th, 2014 14:13 — #12
Last night, I dreamed I was Raymond Chen. Now, am I Chuang Tzu who dreamt he was Raymond Chen, or Raymond Chen dreaming he is Chuang Tzu?
flabdablet (flabdablet) at June 4th, 2014 14:36 — #13
Here is a short film about your brain.
rtapeloadingerror (RTapeLoadingError) at June 4th, 2014 18:12 — #14
Worst remake of Total Recall ever
apapadimoulis (, attorney at law) at June 5th, 2014 10:32 — #15
Oh good, I'm not the only one. For a second there I thought it was weird that Raymond Chen made appearances in my dreams. He's a totally cool guy in dreamland, too.
nagesh (Nagesh - 🐶 🐺 🐱 🐭 🐹 🐰 🐸 🐯 🐨 🐻 🐷 🐮 🐗 🐵 🐒 🐴 🐑) at June 5th, 2014 12:46 — #16
I also go to oldnewthing sometime to read comment.
Interview with Chen.
anonymous234 ( ) at June 5th, 2014 14:41 — #17
A while ago I had some kind of repeated-dream-within-a-dream-plus-false-awakening thing where I was aware I was dreaming but it felt like it wasn't, and then I went back to sleep-within-sleep and had a lucid-dream-within-a-dream that I'm still not sure if it was an actual lucid dream or if I was just dreaming that I could control it. It was pretty weird. And cool.
rtapeloadingerror (RTapeLoadingError) at June 5th, 2014 18:39 — #18
Never dreamed in SQL but have in BASIC, Pascal and DOS. DOS was the weirdest... I had to CD to move between rooms and ECHO to talk. I woke up more tired than when I went to bed.
Also, from the other thread: Put me down for about 6 hours.