LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-20-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
rtmistler
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: USA
Distribution: MINT Debian, Angstrom, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 9,270
Blog Entries: 13

Rep: Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355Reputation: 4355
Talking What else do you do besides Linux?


I thought of a poll, but not really since you limit the answers with how you construct it.

Just wondering what everyone "likes" to do other than Linux and (of course) LQ.

For instance I like to work out, read, and want to climb Everest someday. Fix up cars but just to make them run, not the type who supes them up to be mean machines. Also can do carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, and machining. Well, a lot of that comes from being a homeowner and a person who drove cars the second I was eligible too, so very long ago. I had a flat a couple of years ago and pulled over to change it. A cop stopped behind me to shield me from traffic dangers. Nice enough of him and at one point he commented, "You know .... nobody does that anymore, they all call AAA! Good to see someone who changes their own $#%! tire!"
 
Old 05-20-2016, 02:27 PM   #2
Emerson
LQ Sage
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Saint Amant, Acadiana
Distribution: Gentoo ~arch
Posts: 7,123

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Being homeowner myself I fix everything. You name it. TV set, AC, cars, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc. Love buying tools. Have lots of books, enjoy reading them.
 
Old 05-20-2016, 02:54 PM   #3
Hungry ghost
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,222

Rep: Reputation: 667Reputation: 667Reputation: 667Reputation: 667Reputation: 667Reputation: 667
Besides being a linux user, I'm a freelance translator (a job I love to do; too bad most of the programs I use only run on Windows). I enjoy working out, listening music and watching good movies (read not big Hollywood blockbusters). I also enjoy reading about science and astronomy.

Last edited by Hungry ghost; 05-20-2016 at 02:56 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
sundialsvcs
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 9,078
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187
In addition to playing "this old house" (minus the hordes of most-conveniently-timed contractors! ... ) over ~14 acres of land in the North Georgia (USA) hills, I spend evenings using my computer to compose music.

On weekends, my wife and I are usually to be found hiking somewhere in these hills, toting (maybe an overnight tent ...), a picnic basket, and at least one bottle of fine wine.

You won't find a single television in our home, but you will find thousands of books, and hundreds of (yes, vinyl!) LP's, cassette tapes , CD's, and, yes, a pretty capacious iTunes library.

At 7:00 in the evening, most nights, you'll find me absorbed in a paper book, with my (yes, smart ...) phone propped in a window, where the cell-reception is likely to be most good. (In a mountain cove, that's an important consideration.)

And ... just in case by now you're wondering ... no, "you won't hear banjo music." (I have not yet even begun to master that instrument.)

Linux: while it might be a way that I still make a substantial part of my daily bread, "at 5 o'clock, it's gone!"
 
Old 05-20-2016, 05:36 PM   #5
sgosnell
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Baja Oklahoma
Distribution: Debian Stable and Unstable
Posts: 1,945

Rep: Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536
I play jazz guitar & mandolin, and visit my grandson. Two more grandchildren on the way, so I may have less time for music, but I'll still work it in.
 
Old 05-20-2016, 07:11 PM   #6
alberich
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2016
Location: Bavaria
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 140

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Today I seized opportunity for a little fresh snow.

https://picload.org/image/rglwowaw/1.jpg

Interface to underworld:
https://picload.org/image/rglwowor/2.jpg

Climbing out of fog is impressive.
https://picload.org/image/rglwowoa/3.jpg

Reaching a crest, gazing beyond:
https://picload.org/image/rglwowol/4.jpg

Sight of this ridge especially overwhelmed me today, among other. I climbed the peak from the other (easy) side afterwards:
https://picload.org/image/rglwowoi/5.jpg

Ski depot:
https://picload.org/image/rglwowow/6.jpg

https://picload.org/image/rglwowlr/7.jpg

1st Summit:
https://picload.org/image/rglwowla/8.jpg

2nd Summit (1st summit visible middle left, my tracks right hand side):
https://picload.org/image/rglwowll/9.jpg
 
Old 05-20-2016, 07:56 PM   #7
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 4,287
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419
Snowboarding right now would be weird. I take my longboard (with spring-loaded trucks) to the skateparks (3 here now) with a "regular" 8.5" deck on my back for pools: http://wauwatosa.net/images/CivicAle...te%20Photo.JPG
...way more fun than the year I've struggled (and slacked) to make it trough book 01 of the Suzuki Method, after finding a violin for $40!

Last edited by jamison20000e; 05-20-2016 at 11:38 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2016, 08:37 PM   #8
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu MATE, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 17,244
Blog Entries: 27

Rep: Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337Reputation: 5337
I am fortunate to have a small, though not luxurious retirement.

I have a small blog which is a hungry beast and demands to be fed, like to throw the weights about and ride my Fuji Sports 10 bicycle, support the local political party of my choice by maintaining their website and doing other internet-related tasks, read and watch mystery stories, and try new recipes. I'm particularly fond of finding new ways of baking bread and breadstuffs.

I also like to take photographs of nature, scenery, and oddities when the opportunity presents itself (which I then edit and post to my blog).
 
Old 05-20-2016, 08:48 PM   #9
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 4,287
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419
Breadstuffs sounds good, I've been making pretzels with the nephews lately.
 
Old 05-21-2016, 05:48 AM   #10
hazel
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2016
Location: Harrow, UK
Distribution: LFS, AntiX, Slackware
Posts: 5,343
Blog Entries: 15

Rep: Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129Reputation: 3129
I am quite active in my church. I play the cello with a small group of instrumentalists accompanying one of our two choirs. It's called the Gospel Choir but we don't just do Gospel music; we're pretty eclectic. I have a dog who takes up a lot of my time. Dogs have to be walked every day, rain or shine.

I have written and self-published two books and quite a bit of church music (details on my website if anyone is interested). I write occasional programs. And I do editing and translation work for the OpenDocument Foundation. Also I'm addicted to Sudoku.
 
Old 05-21-2016, 09:42 AM   #11
rokytnji
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Waaaaay out West Texas
Distribution: AntiX 19
Posts: 6,292
Blog Entries: 21

Rep: Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152Reputation: 3152
Retired but busy

Today is cleaning rust out of the inside of old motorcycle tanks.
Have 4 scooters on the shelf that need restoring.
Ride my bicycles when time allows.

Next month I'll be cruising on my my scooter from West Texas to South Carolina to do bikes, bbq, beer,inner tubing, and kayaking over here.

Besides cruising the corners real fast and smelling the scenery,

Meeting up with folks from other parts of the country on a certain date there.

When not doing that. I visit my boys in Austin Tx and New Orleans Louisiana. Ride the scooter sometimes there. Sometimes I load up a bicycle in the bed of the Pickup truck and do the trip that way instead.

Retirement is fun fun fun.

Last edited by rokytnji; 05-21-2016 at 09:49 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2016, 08:10 PM   #12
sgosnell
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Baja Oklahoma
Distribution: Debian Stable and Unstable
Posts: 1,945

Rep: Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536
Ah, New Orleans. My daughter attended college there, and refuses to leave. That's where I have to go to visit the grandson, and I'm there now. My wife has tried everything she knows to persuade them to come back home, but it ain't happening.
 
Old 05-25-2016, 01:53 PM   #13
Celtic Yokel
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2013
Location: Knighton, Powys, Mid Wales
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Photography is my other main way of passing the time, but living where I do there's no shortage of subjects. Your photos of the snow in Bavaria are most impressive, Alberich; we haven't had any real snow this winter, and not for several years.
Also a home-owner, and always liked diy especially carpentry. Not supposed to tinker with electrics in uk now-a-days (regulations) so not much of that.
Became a Granny a couple of years ago, although the Grandchildren live off so it's a planned operation to see them and not just a case of popping down the road when the fancy takes me.
Would like to cycle again but seventeen years shepherding hasn't done my knees any good, so I'm considering whether I can afford to buy an electric bike.
Livestock in my life is a border collie, a herd of Boer goats and some Banwen sheep (very pretty - black with a white blaze down the nose, white socks and the bottom half of the tail is white).
 
Old 05-25-2016, 02:45 PM   #14
Celtic Yokel
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2013
Location: Knighton, Powys, Mid Wales
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Forgot to mention that I'm a voracious reader, mostly detective/thriller fiction, and usually at mealtimes (atrocious manners! I have a block of wood in front of me to prop the book up against, and hold the pages in place with my plate).
 
Old 05-25-2016, 05:45 PM   #15
Yaractys
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2013
Distribution: MacOS, Manjaro
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 12
I spend a lot of time reading; I'm not picky about whether I'm reading on paper or eBooks, but I'm not a fan of jumping through DRM hoops. Pretty fortunate that a couple of my favorite authors demand that their books be published without it. Currently, I'm trying to finish Brandon Sanderson's entire published body of work, and eagerly waiting on the next book of the Stormlight Archive.

When I read, I hear the soundtrack that would exist if I were watching a movie, so I sometimes go and write that; I suck at endings though. My style is heavily influenced by Alexandre Desplat and Howard Shore, who I spend altogether too much time listening to. I'm currently using Logic Pro, but like dreaming of the day when Bitwig Studio will be mature enough that I can dump OSX and go Linux full time.

I love hiking in the mountains, but it's more of a treat than a habit; the nearest easily-accessible mountains are 3 hours away. Rocky beaches make a nice substitute, and we've got four of those here, but then tides get in the way...

Almost any piece of software I use, I'm probably tweaking it or trying to find better alternatives. When I get through college, I'd like to go into UX and interface design, and I'm trying to get as much hands-on experience as possible. Linux is my personal playground.
 
  


Reply

Tags
activities fun interests


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration