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    Question Hobbies...


    What are some great and creative hobbies to get into or are already into? I love to cook very much, but it's not that active of a hobby. Any other ideas?
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    There's lots of stuff along side cooking. I guess I can list a few of mine since you're interested.

    - Programming
    - Excercise - resistance/cardio vascular
    - Anything that has anything to do with knowledge and learning something new
    - Drinking lots and lots of beer/alcohol

    That's it pretty much. I like watching television too, I like reality tv and comedy stuff. Science channel too.
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    Creativ ehobbies? I think Hobby is just individual.
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    Thanks for your input guys! I definitely like to exercise too, but i've been lazy lately... Seems like i'm lacking the motivation.
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    I think that by definition, a hobby has to use different parts of your brain than your work. Since most of us are programmers, anything very computer related seems to be too close to work.

    A couple of decades ago, I got into MIDI synthesizers, control programs, etc. which while using a computer, was using it as a tool, not as a programmer.

    Lately, i've been hacking with an Arduino, which is probably too close, but my day job is all about scalable web servers and big databases -- so the microcontroller stuff seems different.
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    Originally Posted by fishtoprecords
    I think that by definition, a hobby has to use different parts of your brain than your work. Since most of us are programmers, anything very computer related seems to be too close to work.

    A couple of decades ago, I got into MIDI synthesizers, control programs, etc. which while using a computer, was using it as a tool, not as a programmer.

    Lately, i've been hacking with an Arduino, which is probably too close, but my day job is all about scalable web servers and big databases -- so the microcontroller stuff seems different.
    As you said computer related is too close to work, for this reason although software synthesizers and things like Reaktor are super awesome, even somewhat fun, my muse goes running when she smells a computer. For this reason I'm rather low tech now in my music, preferring to play almost exclusively now my beloved Nord Electro 2 (73)* which doesn't make any beeps or boops (aside from tricks with the ring modulator) just piano and organ, and not presently recording, I'm looking for a desktop hard disk recorder when it's in the budget. Mostly I just sing to my kid now.

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    Originally Posted by medialint
    my muse goes running when she smells a computer. For this reason I'm rather low tech now in my music
    As am I, which is why I play a Gibson ES-335 which is based on a design from the 1930s into a Fender tube amp with genuine 6L6 power tubes glowing red.

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    Why cook is not that active of a hobby? I think it is great!
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    I enjoy cooking too, at least I enjoy it when I have the time, space and equipment to do it right. I don't consider this a hobby though, rather it's putting dinner on the table. More accurately: I enjoy eating food that didn't come from a freezer.
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    - Developing my own projects
    - Home automation (gotta love automatic lights when you need the loo at 3am!)
    - Pencil art/sketching
    - Spending time with my other half (had to put that in case she reads this)
    - exploring the area/finding a nice peaceful spot to relax in the country, preferably next to a river.

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    As far as more productive hobbies go, I'd recommend physical exercise, particularly weight training and distance cycling.

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    Photography, taekwondo, philately and thats all (as I cant mention programming)...

    BTW Does Being infected by chicken pox counts as a hobby?? Cause I just got chicken pox for the eighth time... :-O
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    Abstract photography and upload those to windows live.

    Half hobby and half e-hobby
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    +1 on cooking, doing something properly in an environment that's not clinical and exact is very satisfying. Cleaning, not so much...
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