View Full Version : Need a New Way to Burn Time

August 22nd, 2008, 10:28 PM
I do not care about platform, Operating System, or cost.

I need a new hobby. That is computer-related.

I am aware of such things as 3D animation (I played with Blender for a while,) programming (I mainly apply it to work-related problems - this is not a hobby,) Computer-Aided Design (I love Autodesk Inventor, but nobody around me needs my work,) webdesign (I have no skill at all with this - ie. I am a "lynx" user's fan,) and image manipulation (I toyed around with GIMP and Photoshop, but again, nobody needs my work, so I have no skills to train.)

Am I missing anything?

I need something to fill my time and be useful. I am primarily asking for things I do not know about here (I can do video editing [stupid example] with a computer?!) But pointing me to needy communities would also be a major help (People at "www.forgeme.com" are always asking for 3D models and have accurate specs.)

Please help me be useful. I can make money writing Windows exploits and if I am idle for too long, I might start doing something illegal.

August 22nd, 2008, 10:30 PM
http://www.freerice.com :)

August 22nd, 2008, 10:34 PM
http://www.freerice.com :)

Come to think of it, I used to use this website before I got fed up with English and am now stabbing around for a secondary language.

Meh, I suppose I could just find one and devote my time to studying it. Will need to travel around though for that.

I like the idea, for different reasons.

August 22nd, 2008, 10:34 PM
Try learning a musical instrument then make your own recordings on your computer ... Thats my hobby :)

August 22nd, 2008, 10:39 PM
For learning a new language: http://www.livemocha.com/

August 22nd, 2008, 10:40 PM
Video Editing, if you still have a windows partition, get a trial for Sony Vegas. It's not the best, but one of the easiest programs to learn editing wise, I want to say it took me 3 days to learn the ins and outs of it.

August 22nd, 2008, 10:45 PM
I'd second both the music and video ideas, both of which are media which go beyond the spoken word, and both of which can be enjoyed on a computer.

August 22nd, 2008, 10:48 PM
http://www.freerice.com :)

i gave the UN 1000 grains of rice from that

August 22nd, 2008, 10:49 PM
I second livemocha I love it has helped me alot with my German, I still need help for Chinese though.

August 22nd, 2008, 10:50 PM
Thank you very much for your time.

I probably will try to settle onto a new language and run with that.

I am, unfortunately, the owner of a tin ear and zero creativity. While design would be great to learn, it is wasted on me.

Thank you.

August 22nd, 2008, 11:06 PM
Start playing couterstrike source.

If you want you can create new weapons skins, player skin, even entire levels.

Add them to http://halflife2.filefront.com/ should you do so.

August 22nd, 2008, 11:18 PM
free counterstrike?!?! were can i get that