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    I am getting pretty bored

    I heard about linux 5 years ago, and I thougt "Well I am sick of Microsofts crap... I'll give it a try"

    I was instantly in love. I loved everything about it, The customization. The options. The friendly people...

    5 years later, I can build a system from scratch, Change one distro into another, set up anything you want me to set up... and I am bored as I dont know what...

    I just feel like I have done EVERYTHING...

    Just to make sure I've done everything, here's what I've done:
    - Built my dream system from complete scratch with LFS. This includes a full desktop system (Xfce), portage package management, and all the main programs (Firefox, Thunderbird, Libreoffice, Gedit)
    - Built an Ubuntu system from the Ubuntu Minimal CD
    - Wrote a little over 100 manuals on how to do things in Linux.
    - Learned bash scripting, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and a little bit of C++(not enough to count though...)
    - Installed Linux on almost all of my friends and familys computers, plus around 60 paying customers
    - Got out of my chair a few times

    I just don't think I can take one more day of having nothing to work on.

    What are some new things I can try?
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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    Take a year off and do something different. Try painting or learning a musical instrument. Sometimes you have to step away to gain some perspective. After this exploration period, your ability to use linux to support your new direction will be obvious.
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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    have kids

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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    Have tried actually using your computer?
    Maybe find a crazy game and immerse yourself in it.
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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    Kids grow up and move away.

    But they don't always stay away.


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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    Musical Instrumens... Nope, I already know 11 of em.

    Kids... Nope, Got 2 and another on the way

    Games... Maybe... I like games like 0 a.d. and Halo wars... But none of them are ever on a large enough scale.
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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    Try a little fishing, it's very interesting and a lot of fun.
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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    Study as many things as you can, what fun is it to study only one thing? How can you crisscross the things you learn too? I suffer a bit of that problem too, though for me it is in something else than Linux. So I yo-yo, I play games, I read, I study Math, I study scripture, (which is the only thing I feel a true need for), I study art, Ich lerne Deutschsprechen, Astronomy I have taken up, (hope people enjoyed the recent Super moon). Why limit yourself to one thing? Math, I have been working on the P = NP problem, it has gave me a bit of insight into security, and mistakes made by many companies, to which I wish to rectify, though I have not yet solved if P = NP or not. Yo-yos I am practicing 1A and 5A styles of play. After having different things you can do, use them together then. Find a problem people have trouble with, and study it, and try to solve it too.

    You have kids too, so that is wonderful, and I am sure keeps you busy, but sometimes we need something else that stimulates the mind too.
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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    Something else

    Learn to bake.
    You might find a lot of the methods you've used, running and building, computers can be reapplied to baking food.
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    Re: I am getting pretty bored

    N=1
    My Grandfather said that most people who lack a sense of humour don't lack humour, they lack sense.

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