• What would your hobby be?

    From Sbaitso@954:895/24 to All on Sun Sep 19 14:55:52 2021
    Since hobbies have a way to getting pushed to the background when day to day life has too many demands, what would your hobby or your dream hobby if it weren't for the entry costs be? You win the lottery or finally retire, what would it be?

    Mine changes every so often. Right about now I would say working with my Raspberry Pi. Like so many others I picked one up with visions of the
    projects I would tackle with it, and like so many others it now rests safely
    on a shelf collecting dust.

    How about you?

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  • From Arelor@954:895/20 to Sbaitso on Sun Sep 19 16:53:18 2021
    Re: What would your hobby be?
    By: Sbaitso to All on Sun Sep 19 2021 02:55 pm

    Since hobbies have a way to getting pushed to the background when day to day life has too many
    demands, what would your hobby or your dream hobby if it weren't for the entry costs be? You wi
    the lottery or finally retire, what would it be?

    Mine changes every so often. Right about now I would say working with my Raspberry Pi. Like so
    many others I picked one up with visions of the
    projects I would tackle with it, and like so many others it now rests safely on a shelf collecting dust.

    How about you?

    I'd get some stallionfriends for my mares and proceed to increase my collection of horses wildly.

    The problem is you can only do that up to a point, after which you cannot give enough love to each
    horse. It is already troublesome when you have more than one, because when you start petting one
    the other(s) get jealeous. Even if they don't act on it you can tell they are sad or impatient
    because you are not giving them their share.

    My second option would be to start a software non-profit and try to draw a profit from it :-)

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  • From Sbaitso@954:895/24 to Arelor on Mon Sep 20 19:03:30 2021
    On 19 Sep 2021, Arelor said the following...

    I'd get some stallionfriends for my mares and proceed to increase my collection of horses wildly.

    That's really interesting, I never thought about something like that. I've always liked horses. I've only been horseback riding once and I remember
    that it seemed like I was 50 feet up in the air when I got on the back of
    that horse. :)

    My second option would be to start a software non-profit and try to draw
    a profit from it :-)

    I almost put down "Learn to code" on mine, but I knew that it would just be a darn lie and that another series of "Teach yourself..." books would end up spending their lives on a shelf, probably right next to the Pi I mentioned.
    ;)

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  • From Arelor@954:895/20 to Sbaitso on Tue Sep 21 03:26:14 2021
    Re: Re: What would your hobby be?
    By: Sbaitso to Arelor on Mon Sep 20 2021 07:03 pm

    On 19 Sep 2021, Arelor said the following...

    I'd get some stallionfriends for my mares and proceed to increase my collection of horses wildly.

    That's really interesting, I never thought about something like that. I've always liked horses. I've only been horseback riding once and I remember that it seemed like I was 50 feet up in the air when I got on the back of that horse. :)

    My second option would be to start a software non-profit and try to dra a profit from it :-)

    I almost put down "Learn to code" on mine, but I knew that it would just be darn lie and that another series of "Teach yourself..." books would end up spending their lives on a shelf, probably right next to the Pi I mentioned. ;)

    I don't do any horseback riding anymore. The reason I have horses is because I need somebody to love me, and horses are a bit more cost-effective than dogs. You get much more horse to hug for the buck.
    Still I have six dogs at home.

    Regarding learning to code, I suggest you to start using a "dev intensive" operating system like OpenBSD or NetBSD and try to turn it into your main system. You will find most software you use exists there but some may need porting. IN doing the research for porting it you will learn a good bunch of coding. "Learning to code" does not work unless you have goals to accomplish.


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  • From Mike Dippel@954:895/1 to Sbaitso on Wed Sep 22 22:57:44 2021
    On 9/19/2021 2:59 PM, Sbaitso wrote to All:

    Since hobbies have a way to getting pushed to the background when day to day life has too many demands, what would your hobby or your dream hobby if it weren't for the entry costs be? You win the lottery or finally retire, what would it be?

    Mine changes every so often. Right about now I would say working with my Raspberry Pi. Like so many others I picked one up with visions of the projects I would tackle with it, and like so many others it now rests safely on a shelf collecting dust.

    How about you?

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    Since I love to travel, I would upgrade my motorhome to a new one and possibly "full-
    time" it with my wife. There are still a lot of places we haven't seen.

    Currently my RV needs some servicing. Our month long trip was cut short by one week
    because the inverter/converter went bad and would not allow power into the coach.

    The other thing would be to upgrade my Lowrey organ. I was told today that there is a
    software/hardware upgrade available to make it the top of the line model, and it would
    cost much less than to purchase the upgraded organ outright. Just too much money
    though.

    That covers my 2 top hobbies: camping and organ playing. Coincidentally, these are two
    of my wife's top passions as well.

    Mike Dippel

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  • From Sbaitso@954:895/24 to Arelor on Sat Sep 25 16:23:08 2021
    On 21 Sep 2021, Arelor said the following...

    Regarding learning to code, I suggest you to start using a "dev
    intensive" operating system like OpenBSD or NetBSD and try to turn it
    into your main system. You will find most software you use exists there but some may need porting. IN doing the research for porting it you will learn a good bunch of coding. "Learning to code" does not work unless
    you have goals to accomplish.

    That's going to have to wait for retirement, someday. Right now I'm in the "Just want it to work" stage. Spending days problem solving makes me just
    want things to work when I have time to use them. Years ago when I was
    younger and had spare time I used to enjoy messing about with settings and figuring out how to get things going, but these days I just don't have the patience for it in my down time.

    Maybe one of these days, who knows. I'm better working with a team or at
    least in tandem one those type of things.

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  • From Sbaitso@954:895/24 to Mike Dippel on Sat Sep 25 16:26:48 2021
    On 22 Sep 2021, Mike Dippel said the following...

    Since I love to travel, I would upgrade my motorhome to a new one and possibly "full-
    time" it with my wife. There are still a lot of places we haven't seen.

    If you went full time would you stay in one place most of the time as a base
    or would you roam most of the time? I've always wondered how the folks who roam all the time handle US Mail and stuff like that.

    The other thing would be to upgrade my Lowrey organ. I was told today that there is a
    software/hardware upgrade available to make it the top of the line
    model, and it would
    cost much less than to purchase the upgraded organ outright. Just too much money

    It sounds like that would come under the category of "lottery winning" that I mentioned earlier. I have a lot of those types of things. If money were no object I would try to open an arcade. I'm sure I would probably be out of business in no time, but it would interesting to give it a try.

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  • From Mike Dippel@954:895/1 to Sbaitso on Sat Sep 25 21:30:54 2021
    On 22 Sep 2021, Mike Dippel said the following...

    Since I love to travel, I would upgrade my motorhome to a new one and possibly "full-
    time" it with my wife. There are still a lot of places we haven't seen.

    If you went full time would you stay in one place most of the time as a base or would you roam most of the time? I've always wondered how the folks who roam all the time handle US Mail and stuff like that.

    We would take our time seeing parts of the country we haven't seen before. Mail
    wouldn't be a problem. We get daily emails containing scanned images of the day's
    mail. My son can put something aside for us that we feel is important.


    The other thing would be to upgrade my Lowrey organ. I was told today that there is a
    software/hardware upgrade available to make it the top of the line model, and it would
    cost much less than to purchase the upgraded organ outright. Just too much money

    It sounds like that would come under the category of "lottery winning" that I
    mentioned earlier. I have a lot of those types of things. If money were no object I would try to open an arcade. I'm sure I would probably be out of business in no time, but it would interesting to give it a try.

    Years ago, a good buddy of mine wanted to start an arcade business with me. The
    company that owns the machines would donate them to us and take 1/2 the profits.
    They would have maintained them as well at no charge. We selected a building, but
    never went ahead with it. Within a year or so, someone started their own arcade
    business at that same location and did quite well. Our loss :(

    Mike Dippel


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