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« on: December 28, 2003, 02:33:31 pm »

Anyone have any interesting hobbies?

Myself, I find my time gets swallowed up by schoolwork, reading and parties, but surely some of us must have more spare time? What do you do with your time?
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2003, 05:58:37 pm »

Well, before I took school and added a wife and kid, drawing with a dabling in animation used to be my thing.]
Now I mostly mope around and complain about not having time for anything.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2003, 06:34:30 pm »

i write a lot of music. mostly sheet music, but now after the uqm remixs, i started learning to write computorised stuff as well.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2003, 08:51:15 pm »

console video games and emulation. mostly 8bit, 16 bit, and some 32 bit console gaming. it was my coming of age in thoes years. its where i go when life gets to much. plus i miss all the games i used to play so long ago.

games let me be anything i couldnt normally be in real life. i guess you could call it my escape from reality. wich isnt that bad, mind you, but when am i giong to find the time to be a starship captain...

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2003, 08:57:18 pm »

Multiplayers games! You can sit for hours/days next to the computer and play this... You can't stop playing with people and doing "headshots"... hehe
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2003, 12:27:09 am »

I make stained glass, occasionally. I like to write and invent games. I like the idea of taking a classic old RPG and tweaking it.

I have an alternate version of Wizardry, and I have a job-based idea inspired by FF5.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2003, 02:26:20 am »

Do you upload them to the net so people could download it and give it a try?
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2003, 08:17:36 pm »

Well, you see, I work with the algorithms, not the interface. SO, lacking source code to tweak here and there, I can't, short of reprogramming the entire game and reproducing the game data.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2003, 10:48:46 pm »

Stained glass? What kind of glass, liek just panes, or glasses, or ornaments or what?
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2004, 09:48:36 am »

My main hobbies are reading, programming, and music. I attempt to write some music, but mostly I play with algorithmic composition or csound, or spend time trying to learn to use my Motif (synthesizer).

My current programming projects (at various levels of completion) include a GBA port of UQM, an editor/librarian for my synthesizer, and a programming language.

I'm also in the Society of Automobile Engineers at school. We're building a formula style racecar, and I'm helping to design (actually hopefully I'll be getting help soon, so far I've been on my own) a wireless telemetry system for it so we can monitor and make adjustments without having to make a pitstop.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2004, 08:58:38 pm »

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Stained glass? What kind of glass, liek just panes, or glasses, or ornaments or what?


I take colored glass, cut it into shapes, then grind down the sharp edges. Then I put copper tape around the outside edge, and solder the pieces together.

Most of the things I've made were to hang or lean in a window to catch the light. I also made 2 boxes.

Most of my work has been abstract and small, but I have done two larger representational pieces (not large like a stained glass window, more like 30 cm by 25 cm)-- or rather, I have done one and am almost done with a second.
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2004, 08:46:55 pm »

I'm heavy into programming. Every once in a while, I'll even come up with something useful. My platform of choice is Linux (hense the penguin to the left....)

I'm also a big Dungeons and Dragons fan. Recently, I decided to mix the two and created a character generator:
http://slicer69.tripod.com/dnd/dnd.htm

Other than that? I like to study various religious and spiritual ideas. Anything from branches of christianity to buddism to witchcraft. I like seeing how different people put together the piecs of the universe.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2004, 12:09:50 am »

I'm quite an avid gamer myself. D&D, D20 Modern (rules j00 f00!), anything that seems interesting. Later today I'm going to a D20 called "Supers". Not Superheroes, because you can be a villian too, and well...I kinda am. The basic choices of characters are those that can melee like no other and soak up damage to boot (Brick), those with some sort of otherwordly powers which they manifest at wll (Nova, Psychic), your basic X-Man (Mutant), and me, the guy with aim so good he can headshot an ant at 200 feet, no scope; the Duelist.
Other hobbies...uh...Diablo II...no, that's a game...Star Control is a game...Oh, I read. Sometimes.
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Re: Hobbies
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2004, 08:01:28 am »

Well i play computer games.............

but what makes me different is i play computer games in a chair i invented then made. This chair holds my keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, joystick, and computer with no need for a desk. I call it "The Chair" because there is so much electricty running through it it could be used for executions; thankfully they insulate wires. I would post a picture if I had any motivation to do so.

I also do some martial arts. just enough to injure myself every so often.
and other things i do.... I read, watch alot of anime, and right now im making a mod for NWN about the Wheel of time series of books.( 0.01% completed.)
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Re: Hobbies
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2004, 06:53:51 pm »

I also play CPU games - I like the command and conquer series. (I rule Red alert 2!) I just got renagade and that is fairly good.
I, uh read a lot and I am learning computer programming (just started though).

I am a brown belt (one below black) in martial arts and I also test out a certain game called Ur-quan Masters (ever heard of it?)

I am also into sports (Go Patriots!!!) and play baseball, hockey (We made a rink outside my house) and football. That is about it.










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