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Old 06-05-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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Question What do you do to entertain youself on linux?

Hello everyone, this is just a general question, when you have spare time on your hands, what do you do (on linux specifically) or elsewhere for entertainment? projects, you know discoveries, work with something new, but what is that?
Old 06-05-2007, 09:21 PM   #2
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I waste time on instructables, and I'm trying to pick up circuit bending
Old 06-06-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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Ok, thats cool, but what exactly is circuit bending?
Old 06-06-2007, 01:19 AM   #4
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If you want I can post a nice way of making probes

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Old 06-06-2007, 07:06 AM   #5
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Search up circuit bending on Youtube.
Old 06-08-2007, 05:26 PM   #6
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mostly surfing, some coding, bug testing for Angstrom(embedded distro), IRC, AIM, e-mail.

Oh, and watching gentoo update :-P
Old 06-08-2007, 08:14 PM   #7
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I surf forums for answers to other peoples linux problems. Thing is I got most of these people into linux in the first place. Moral of the story? think before you get everyone at work into linux.
Old 06-08-2007, 10:19 PM   #8
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Daily dist-upgrade, surf the net, play the dozens of games I have installed, install new packages just to try them out, hang out in irc, look through various forums.
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i usually open my big mouth and something stupid will come out, that keeps me occupied for a lot of the time
Old 06-10-2007, 01:13 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by mitchell7man
what do you do (on linux specifically)
Cut material into --usually-- useful shapes using motor control software from the good folks here

A fun hobby but a bit on the expensive side.
Old 06-10-2007, 02:41 PM   #11
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I tweak it 'till it's broke. What else?
Old 06-10-2007, 03:02 PM   #12
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Snicker at my wifes new vista machine.

Well and shudder and wave a linux CD or DVD when she asks me to fix it. Think I have found the problem though. Freezes often on booting, sneezing, looking at the system, looking away from the system, moving the mouse, pressing a button on the kb, doing nothing, doing something, could also be due to the rotation of the planet. Thinking its a hard-drive problem. Nothing a fdisk, format and a fresh linux install won't fix though. Paperweight option seems to work but get the blue-screen unless its powered off for the job.


Purchased new as a winblows vista machine .

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Old 06-10-2007, 09:53 PM   #13
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I have been really into playing MUD games when i have the time.
Old 06-11-2007, 04:02 AM   #14
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listen to internet radio / watch videos.
play chess on fics.
read the news on my favourite websites.
browse the web .
tweak the system (naturally).
record music (from live instruments as well).
stay tuned in with friends that are too far away right now to just go and have a beer with them.
work my way through 'hacking, the art of exploitation' by j. erickson. which is going to take me another decade, probably. great book though if one is interested in the techniques behind serious hacking.
Old 06-11-2007, 04:49 AM   #15
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lurk on LQ,
play OpenTTD
listen to stuff on amaorok
try to get gentoo to work.


do, fun

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