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Woah, I follow NATO standard too but it's easy to figure out why: the mug is mine, the tea bags are in my drawers and the hot water dispenser is in the common space. I assemble all I can at my desk, get the hot water and then out of the common space to my desk... it's simply the most efficient way.
I also do that at home since water takes time to get hot so I preassemble everything at the table while waiting for the hot water.
Adding milk before the water seems just wrong, don't ask me why.
I'm curious - I still love to code but I also love to do other stuff in my spare time (when I get any!). What do you guys do and, if you could, would you swap coding for your primary hobby if you could make money?
Keep your friends close. Keep Kill your enemies closer. The End
When I get the time, I build ships in bottles - learned it from an old geezer in Homer Alaska many years ago.
(plus I play starcraft (and I cheat )
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
I love writing software, but in my spare time I do refrain from doing it. Mostly since almost all of my close friends are not in the IT biz, so I kinda focus on the other good things in life. Beer, alcohol in general, barbecues and bars. Used to shoot, but stopped because I lack time.
What probably eats most of my free time (and is also one of the biggest counterweights on the work-life balance scale) is being a volunteer firefighter. We're 145 people, and only 8 of us do it as their way of primary winning bread. We also provide the emergency & rescue services on the local lake, which is sometimes a big plus (e.g. getting to ride a boat for free on sunny days) or not so much a big plus (e.g. getting to ride a boat during winter storms). All in all, even though I don't get a single dime for most of the stuff I do (training and most of the calls are unpaid for) it has become a really important part of my life, and something which really helps me recharge my batteries. Odd, I know - Most people wouldn't call getting called to a house fire at 10 PM and trying to rescue what's left until 5 AM refreshing, but to me it is - Even though I'm glad that nobody got seriously injured on any call I got so far.
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