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

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  • Jake96Jake96 Member Posts: 1
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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.
    Poohkltaylor
  • limurlimur 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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  • LucaLuca Member Posts: 13
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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.

    GidsterCiarankltaylor
  • DmaxmDmaxm 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.
    CiaranMarcGrammie_SueXs3
  • RainCasterRainCaster My deskMember, Beta Tester Posts: 39
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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.
    rootedCiaranMarc
  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 641
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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.

    RobinCiaranMarc
  • SparksSparks Member, Beta Tester Posts: 38
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    Retired building automation specialist and Electrician. US Army before that and computer school before that.
    CiaranMarc
  • CiaranCiaran Administrator Posts: 685
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    Do we have any musicians (aspiring musicians)? I am learning to play the Banjo currently and absolutely loving it. Though still very much a novice :smile:
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  • Grammie_SueXs3Grammie_SueXs3 Member Posts: 16
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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
  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 641
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    I like your rocks @Grammie_SueXs3, I see you have a Chevy fan in the family 😊

    Grammie_SueXs3
  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 641
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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.

  • CiaranCiaran Administrator Posts: 685
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    @rooted, aww that is a shame. I used to play the Trumpet. But when I was younger, I didnt really appreciate it, as it felt like a chore, as if I had to play it (as oppose to wanting to play it - I preferred to be outside playing football or hurling etc.). But in the last 1.5 years I got the banjo because I really love it and want to play it. Learning songs I love and really treating it as an enjoyable hobby (as a post to a chore). These days I play most days, even just 15 minutes. Its a great way to relax. Try get back to it, but get a different teacher (or just learn bits and pieces yourself) ....at least to cut that negative association of your old music teacher :p
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  • RainCasterRainCaster My deskMember, Beta Tester Posts: 39
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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.
    Grammie_SueXs3
  • Grammie_SueXs3Grammie_SueXs3 Member Posts: 16
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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!

    👍✌

    rooted
  • CiaranCiaran Administrator Posts: 685
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    @Grammie_SueXs3 ah fantastic. The tune I remember playing the most on the trumpet was 'King of the Swingers' from the Jungle Book. I am sure I had my parents driven demented with that. With the banjo I focus more on Irish music, a lot of Dubliners, Luke Kelly, the Pogues etc. (though not limited to, I am trying to learn the Super Mario theme tune. I know that sounds strange but I heard this played by a guy in a bar in Dublin and it was amazing. Hard to play, but with practice, it will be good). In my downtime over the last weeks I have started going back to doing a bit of drawing....and drawing some of the artists who's music I am trying to currently play. See below Luke Kelly from the 'Dubliners' which I drew 2 nights ago, and Shane MacGowan from the 'Pogues' which I drew last night :)



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  • Grammie_SueXs3Grammie_SueXs3 Member Posts: 16
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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! ✌

    rooted
  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 641
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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.

  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 847
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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."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
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