What does everyone do for work/hobby? (Doesn't have to be technical)

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  • Jake96
    Jake96 Member Posts: 2
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    I am a Telco engineer with 40+ years of experience in different roles. But I try to travel as much as possible. Hiking trips have my preference. But visiting less travelled countries is always fun. Just enjoy other cultures and people.
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  • limur
    limur Member, Beta Tester Posts: 24
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    Work; 50% Accountant, 50% teaching/troubleshooting accountants trying to use IT...
    Hobbies (in no particular order); IT tinkering, Going to gigs (http://www.livemusicreview.co.uk), Bagging Trigs (http://trigpointing.uk/mytrigs/), Shouting at my Children, Kayaking, Collecting records (Vinyl, CD, Cassettes)(https://www.discogs.com/user/livemusicreview/collection), Playing with my Children/family, Listening to music (https://www.last.fm/user/livemusicreview),Running (not very far), Holidaying, Cycling, Walking, Swimming.
    Oh! and drinking  :)
    ...train, crashin' head long into the heartland...
    Pushing Good Music #PGM www.livemusicreview.co.uk
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  • Luca
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    Hey Joe, an old neighbor of mine got into campanology because of the mathematics, so very IT related, or in his case ana ironically, bookmaking related.

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  • Dmaxm
    Dmaxm Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1
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    Work:  Retired IT / CAD manager for engineering firm, had a lot of fun and stress along the way.  Only remember the fun stuff now.

    Hobbies:  Play bass in a bluegrass type band, enjoy shooting pool, biking, guitar, euchre, drinking craft beers, spending time using favorite software to publish a monthly newsletter for a service organization, record and edit music and document family history.
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  • RainCaster
    RainCaster My deskMember, Beta Tester Posts: 56
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    I've been in storage (HDDs and SSDs) design since forever it seems. Device drivers, silicon design, firmware, etc. Now starting a new company in my home, still in that industry. I use my Fing to assist in managing a rather large home network.

    In my spare time, I still like working with hardware, especially soldering. Mostly now, it's stained glass and my wife and I enjoy that together.
    rooted[Deleted User]Marc
  • rooted
    rooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 893
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    I write and edit technical manuals dealing with hardware operation for various manufacturers.

    My hobbies are automation, networking, Android app development and car audio.

    Robin_Ex_Fing[Deleted User]Marc
  • Sparks
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    Retired building automation specialist and Electrician. US Army before that and computer school before that.
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  • W_T_F
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    Well, here's a first! I'm most likely the least educated in anything tech! But I'm not giving up!

    I'm a disabled grandma (Grammie) of 3 beautiful grandchildren. 2 live on the east side of the US & 1 lives on the west side, closer to me.

    I guess you could say my "work" is trying to teach myself at least the basics in tech so I don't look totally lost!

    I was never happy doing just one job but I migrated towards driving jobs. Anywhere from delivering pizza, auto parts, blueprints, airline crews, patients, and document delivery. I pretty much ran just about everything you could think of. Oh, and I did drive a limousine and also a big rig semi (18 wheeler) aka, a big truck or lori? Not sure of the spelling for lori. Hee hee! I also delivered vehicles at another time. I was always busy but never bored! I'm an old hippy so to speak. Never was impressed with money and happy with the basics as long as I had more time to live my life rather than working for someone else was always my goal.

    My hobbies are spoiling my grandkids, reading, reading and reading! I just started painting mandalas and river rocks. I'm a beginner but here's a look see at the very first ones.

    Trying to stay busy now that I don't work.

    Being disabled doesn't help! I tend to have bad days and disappear for a while but I always get back up! I'm my best cheerleader! 👍

    Now that you know me a bit better you've been warned!

    Marcrooted
  • rooted
    rooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 893
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    I like your rocks @Grammie_SueXs3, I see you have a Chevy fan in the family 😊

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  • rooted
    rooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 893
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    @Ciaran I used to play piano (poorly) but I haven't touched any keys in 20 years, when I was young I could play any brass instrument with three keys but haven't done that in even longer. My music teacher was just a terrible person so it made me not want to continue with music.

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  • RainCaster
    RainCaster My deskMember, Beta Tester Posts: 56
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    I played brass in school, now I play guitar, bass and mandolin. Occasionally the piano, but that's mostly my wifes thing.
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  • W_T_F
    W_T_F On EarthMember Posts: 33
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    @Ciaran & @RainCaster

    I too, played a coronet in grade school! Does that count? Lol I also played piano in middle school by force which soured my desire. The only tune I remembered for a long time was "Something" by the Beatles! Ah, but now I haven't a clue. I did used to sing & was best at impersonating several like Carol King, Fleetwood Mac, Annie Lennox, and even Alanis Morrisette. It's been such a long time since I belted out some fun ones. I miss that but COPD took hold and turned it into just memories. Thankfully I have that working for me! Anyhoo, music runs in my family. Dad was a jazz piano legend (in his own mind 😏) and my older brother is still playing lead guitar in whatever band that will put up with him! Lol


    @rooted Thank you! Not ready for Etsy yet! If ever! Don't think painted "pet rocks" are of much interest! It Just keeps me busy, and yes, I have always been fond of Chevys. I have an 81 g20 van , 2nd owner, with only 54k miles (original). I prefer the old school rides, always have. Know a tad more about vehicles than your average gal. Luckily my old man does the greasy work for me! I'm a lucky one!

    Stay well and never panic!

    👍✌

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  • W_T_F
    W_T_F On EarthMember Posts: 33
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    @Ciaran Wow! You are an amazing artist! I, on the other hand, can't draw for beans! Only for therapeutic purposes, mostly doodles, especially so I can laugh at myself! 🤪

    I just ordered my Fing box! With the world in turmoil it will hopefully get here by April 27th. There's no other shipping methods available. I understand and hope that more important things go before my delivery!

    People over things!

    Enjoy your time! ✌

    rootedjjvoliver
  • rooted
    rooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 893
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    Very nice pencil drawings @Ciaran, I really like what you've done there. My son was a talented artist as well, he had a similar style to his work.

  • kltaylor
    kltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Those sketches are awesome, @Ciaran, good job.  I used to draw a lot, but my medium was super heroes and heroines. =)
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
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  • jjvoliver
    jjvoliver Member Posts: 16
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    Work: Interpreter Manager
    Hobbies: Home automation, home networking, and pretty much everything that has to do with tech "thingamajigs"!
    Marc
  • Navek
    Navek Member Posts: 11
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    i have a little computer and cell phone repair shop keeps me busy and out of trouble it was my hobby but turned it into a job being your own boss has it advantages for sure. When im not fixing phones or computers im building my own multi sensors or reprogramimg IOT devises to integrate into my smart home eco system. When not doing that im either teaching mysef something new obviously tech related in one way or another or doing renos on the house im in to filp or rent.

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  • jjvoliver
    jjvoliver Member Posts: 16
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    Jesus, so many artists here. Makes me green with envy. I can't draw or play anything to save my life, haha.
  • ShadyGrady
    ShadyGrady Member Posts: 8
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    I'm retired USAF  I live out in the middle of nowhere in the Oregon Outback 240 mile trip to the nearest Shopping Mall, Movie Theater, Starbucks, Hospital etc.. The last 20 years I've lived with wolves(abandoned by their pack or people), rehabbing Birds of Prey, and enjoying a life of solitude... I social distance like a Boss!! I can go 2 months sometimes without any human interaction.. Oh yeah Technology and Audio Visual tech are a passion I have the smartest Cabin in North Lake County and the loudest...  :D
    Marc
  • ShadyGrady
    ShadyGrady Member Posts: 8
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    Oh and my nickname Shady isn't because I'm sketchy, I am 6 foot 7 inches tall.. I cast a long shadow..
    Im Michael
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  • ShadyGrady
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     :D I guess so except no singing bears.. There are rattlesnakes though.. no cobra's
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  • Pixel
    Pixel Devon, U.K.Member, Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 359
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    Just realised my input is long overdue...
    Previously life...Started off in Structural Engineering but migrated to Electronics and subsequently Telecommunications network maintenance & PON design. Retired late in 2020 which gives me time to pursue my hobbies in HiFi & music reproduction (& collection). Other leisure activities include trekking, cycling & running. Current personal development, just completing a bee keeping course in preparation for my first hive.

    [Deleted User]Marc