Trying various new hobbies until I get bored and wallow in buyer’s remorse, which drives me to cure me sorrow with a new hobby, hoping it breaks the cycle, but knowing nothing ever will. Hey, anyone else getting curious about aquatic flower arrangement? Feels like a solid 6-monther, and I still have tanks from my foray into breeding goldfish (DON’T)
@DrWorm@phendrick I don’t know. At a molecular level, converting an amazing assortment of chemical compounds into ATP could be a creative outlet. No one stipulated it had to be efficient (or even pretty).
A. What’s a Letterkenny
B. Meh. normal work is
I think you might have read that with the wrong inflection. Work is in general… Meh for most people. If you get to do something you love that’s obviously awesome. For most people I think at best it’s a range of I have this to I semi enjoy this. I’m glad to be on the upper half of that scale.
@DoctorOW I’m a retired I.T. guy and spent my last 5 years of work primarily doing DevOps FinTech.
Nowadays I primarily work on (what my wife calls) my “Science Projects;” automating things around the house. Keeping our DVRs (and our kids’ DVRs) all sync’ed, for example. Home automation. Like that. Doing a little consulting / debugging work.
Mostly in python and shell scripting. As little java / nodejs as I can get away with. In the process of learning Go.
There’s something about the process and art of coding that, when one gets into that flow state, makes the whole world recede into the background. And at the end I can look at my work and say to myself, “Hey, I did that!”
Those are SOOOOOO satisfying. I got what I wanted out of you. Go forth and do as I command. Problem solved.
But when working in a production environment doing something “creative” in something like c… It’s a whole wtf did you do… Ok… I get why but you were just being fancy/cheating… Anyone who modifies this in the future is not going to understand it. Etc etc.
On your own system or a small system. Fun to play and get creative. I still have my college fpga and micro controller but I will admit I haven’t programmed them for a decade. Nothing at home to motivate that need. I just have open source router software and a pihole dns.
@Kyeh simply noting that they seem to lean toward the the left brain/right brain thing. Sciences vs creativity/art.
Which I’m not sure is true. Most sciences/invention require a massive amount of creativity to imagine anew possibly… You just have to prove them after instead of them remaing abstract. But if scientist/engineers couldn’t be creative… Yikes.
@Kyeh@unksol The top tier scientists are almost certainly very creative. But many scientists are grinders: running tests, checking samples, comparing results, etc. Repetitive & necessary work, but not too creative.