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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?
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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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