Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30

Thread: What's peoples hobbies afkb

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Newcastle NE (England)
    Beans
    200
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Cool What's peoples hobbies afkb

    Hi everyone am just wondering what are people's hobbies away from the keyboard. I like to do a little MMA Muay thai mainly but also like playing football (soccer to all my american friend's). My main hobbies is going to gig's but I don't get to go to too many at the moment as I have a little boy and a girl on the way so I don't get to much free time or cash at the moment.

    So what's your main hobbies or what do you lot do to unwind after hours in front of the keyboard.

    Ps where's everyone from am from Newcastle North East England home of the world famous beer Newcastle Brown ale or as us Geordies like to call it a bottle of Dog.
    Last edited by david98; November 21st, 2013 at 07:05 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    The Left Coast of the USA
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Kubuntu

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    What do you mean afk? Are you kidding?


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    over there
    Beans
    2,426
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    I am a photographer, started about 1994. It was all film back then; but I took a break for a few years, returned to the camera and found it had almost all changed to digital. I still own a few film cameras but rarely use them. My 3 most-used cameras are digital, so I guess that doesn't count as an afk hobby?
    "All people are scum. No matter what they look like." ~ Spider Jerusalem, Transmetropolitan #4
    blog


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Newcastle NE (England)
    Beans
    200
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    What type of photography you into top nature landscapes building's. I think most if not all photographers are using digital. It's amazing how much technology has changed in the last 10 years. Look at the Wright brothers taking there first flight in 1903 now 110 years later look what man kind has achieved I cant even begin to imagine what sort of technology will be around in another 110 years when all of us are long gone.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Hurricane haven NC
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    I like art,but now do it with the Gimp. I also enjoy gardening,cooking and reading. Since no one around here plays cards, I do play cards with LI friends on Saturdays,which is always fun. Sometimes I also play the hammer dulcimer and mandolin.
    A friendly & helpful Linux community who is also exploring Minecraft. Want to join us? Let us know.

    http://linuxinternationals.org/

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Beans
    1,491
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    • I used to do fencing (Epee was my preferred weapon)
    • I an involved in my son's Boy Scout Troop
    • Keeping up with my 3 kids
    • I play Dungeons and Dragons (latest game is with 2 of the kids and my wife).
    • Trying to put together a computer for my brother-in-law and maybe a server or two for myself
    • Taking care of the horse when my wife isn't able to
    • Walking/hiking
    • Maintaining the yard
    • Cleaning up (or rather, carving a niche) in the basement for comfort room. (would love to make it into a TV/Movie watching room)
    • Sleeping
    • Brewing beer (my last batch is a flop)
    • Laundry
    • Dishes
    • Playing "World of Tanks"
    • playing referee between the kids
    • trying to get my wife to sneak away from the kids with me
    • camping
    • maintaining the fencing around the horse's paddocks
    • sleeping (preferably on the hammock)
    • cleaning out my old stuff
    • programming for myself
    • eating my wife's cooking
    • eating the treats my daughter makes, especially when a friend of hers comes over and they take over the kitchen
    • a little facebook
    • a little Hulu
    Friends don't let friends wear a red shirt on landing-party duty.
    DACS | Connecticut LoCo Team | My Blog
    Ubuntu User# : 17583, Linux User# : 477531

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    Wait, there is stuff to do that doesn't need a computer? I guess if you count Netflix...
    Come to #ubuntuforums! We have cookies! | Basic Ubuntu Security Guide

    Tomorrow's an illusion and yesterday's a dream, today is a solution...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    In here watching you!
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    Two that I think of right away:
    • Numismatics (Numismatology) - I have USA coins that date back to the mid 1800's.
    • Genealogy - I have traced my family back to the mid 1600's. In the 300 to 400 years they migrated from what is now France to Germany and then to the USA.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; November 22nd, 2013 at 11:54 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    BSAA Headquarters
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    I...
    • Build and maintain servers
    • Scan newegg for server parts on sale
    • Create 3D Animations/Renders
    • see that the beach is only 10 blocks away, so....
    • play scrabble with the rest of my scrabble-obsessed house
    • make websites
    • play guitar
    • distract and have fun with bands who are supposed to be doing soundcheck....
    • watch TV
    • walk into random tv filming sets and watch the proceedings
    • skateboard
    • bike
    • am on here
    Ubuntu Forums Moderation Staff || SandyDNET
    Twitter: @CatchesAStar | Last.fm
    Ubuntu Membership via Forum Contributions

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Rural Nevada, USA
    Beans
    292
    Distro
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: What's peoples hobbies afkb

    Mine is amateur astronomy. I've got a homemade scope and observatory now, and a future goal is to automate it all through a Linux portal.

    WideSkySW_Dave.jpg
    Last edited by llanitedave; November 23rd, 2013 at 09:50 PM.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •