Thread: What else do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babkockdood View Post
    What else do you do besides programming?
    Playing many browser-based multiplayer games ( like Ikariam and Europe1400 )
    Surfing ( the Internet of course )
    Playing some video games
    Going out with my friends
    Studying for my college...

    Anyhow, i spend twice as much time programming as all of the above together!
    Devoted my life to programming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsme86 View Post
    In order of time spent (we're excluding programming, right?):

    - Work
    - Spend time with wife
    - Sleep
    - Video games
    Ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    I brew beer, pick wild mushrooms, raise chickens and ducks, hike, climb mountains, and act as operations manager for a hand-dyed yarn and knitting business.

    The day job is too cool to mention.
    That's funny, I used to work with a really smart electrical engineer who raises chickens too. Just funny to see really smart people raising farm animals I guess, seems contradictory.

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    I read that as "I get bored and quit on what I've been trying to do every few months."
    If only... I just have to budget my time and move around a lot. It may have been over three months since I've actually built a puzzle box, but I've been working on the design for a new one for weeks.

    I'm curious to know what hobbies you've actually stuck with.
    *shrug*

    Okay; I'll list a few large categories.

    Soma

    Study. (I'm not in school; I'm just curious. I've been working on chemistry lately.)
    Music. (I listen mostly to Baroque, Romantic, and video game stuff.)
    Reading. (I own thousands, but I've read about 80 books this year that aren't educational.)
    Gaming. ("Table Top" and crazy numbers of video games.)
    Movies. (I've seen thousands.)
    Violin. (I'm still just early learning level.)
    Drawing. (I'm mostly working with charcoal, but I do some bad pastel stuff.)
    Spriting. (That's spelled correctly.)
    Design. (I've even won a couple of awards of my clock models.)
    Crafts. (I make the occasional puzzle box, and I make quilts.)

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    • Play sports (mainly basketball)
    • Church
    • Video games
    • Read
    • Watch movies with the wife and fam
    • Annoy my 3 year old daughter - my speciality
    • Go to NASCAR races

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    Lift weights, hike, mountain bike, read, watch netflix with my girl friend, downloading tons of music from my zune pass, cooking, watching sports..... It's really amazing that I can have free time sometimes.
    "only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and im not sure about the former." - albert einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by xds4lx View Post
    Lift weights, hike, mountain bike, read, watch netflix with my girl friend, downloading tons of music from my zune pass, cooking, watching sports..... It's really amazing that I can have free time sometimes.
    You don't include leisure activities like watching netflix or reading as free time?
    If you understand what you're doing, you're not learning anything.

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    1. Watch ridiculous amount of TV. Sci-fi..from Stargate(s),Doctor Who, Fringe, and many more.
    2. Study.
    3. goto 1.
    4. Read books. Mainly sci fi and fantasy and some thrillers.. About to start 12th novel in the series by Robert Jordan.
    5. If I have money...go to the movies.
    6. More 1 and 2..
    You ended that sentence with a preposition...Bastard!

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    Eman, I think that some of what you do is unreachable...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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    Indeed, 3 causes an infinite loop of TV and studying

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Eman, I think that some of what you do is unreachable...
    Only if entry point < 4.

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    LOL..nice catch laserlight xD..that got me rolling in laughter
    You ended that sentence with a preposition...Bastard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsme86 View Post
    You don't include leisure activities like watching netflix or reading as free time?
    Well, that would depend on his reaction to being interrupted...

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