I typically watch some television every night because if I do anything more intellectually active late in the evening than I cannot easily get to sleep afterward: at the end of the day I seem to need to wind down. After having made some tangible progress in my paid Java work yesterday, in the evening I moved on to some bash scripting for scraping the BBC's education website. It was menial enough, mostly just some inelegantly written for, grep and sed that only half had my attention as I was also watching coverage of last fall's Wisconsin Book Festival then a couple of episodes of
Fauda(2015). But, I still felt wide awake quite late and had to read a little in bed to calm my mind down. I have thus relearned to be just passively entertained within a couple of hours of retiring upstairs.