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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:31 am 
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I write software for a living. My usual day is: get up at 6:30 and see the wife/kids for an hour in the morning while prising them out of bed an distrbuting cups of tea and breakfast, spend eight to ten hours at work on my computer, see the wife/kids for a few hours in the evening before they all collapse into bed, then back to the PC until 3am. Usually. Not obsessed just... erm... doing... you know.. vital stuff for the economy. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:32 am 
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sylus wrote:
I like the wife to be on the computer, she tends to go quiet and looks in the other direction, always a great day when that happens...aahhh bliss :D


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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:55 am 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
I have got so frustrated in the past although these days he is more willing to come off when I need him.
:shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Andy R wrote:
Isaac_AG wrote:
I have got so frustrated in the past although these days he is more willing to come off when I need him.
:shock:


Thanks Andy. I'm not the only one.


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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:27 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
Andy R wrote:
Isaac_AG wrote:
I have got so frustrated in the past although these days he is more willing to come off when I need him.
:shock:


Thanks Andy. I'm not the only one.


:oops: :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
Huh? What? Us men obsessed with computers? No I'm not !

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Waaaaaaay too neat. Is it for display purposes only, or do you actually use it? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:15 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
Waaaaaaay too neat. Is it for display purposes only, or do you actually use it? :D


I used to build PCs for people and occasionally I still do, and my own PC has always been a good demo rig. Clean, no-nonsense and with plenty of reliable power.
I use it for gaming, work, as a multimedia machine, for data recovery and maintenance on other PCs, etc. Basically it's being used 15-16 hours/day, so it's not just a show queen.

The neatness is merely the result of spending a few hours on figuring out a good multi-PC setup that doesn't require flash drives or external HDDs. Everything is on a big network disk, which saves an insane amount of wire clutter and eliminates the need to sync across machines.
The rest of the cables are kept out of sight by attaching them to the back of the desk and/or putting them together in one of those flexible plastic cable covers. It's amazing what a few hours of cable management can do.

Mind you, the laptop and netbook usually aren't on my desk. I had the laptop on there for maintenance (ccleaner, virus scan, etc), but the netbook on my right was put there for the photo.


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 Post subject: Re: Computer obsessions
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:58 am 
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TedC wrote:
My_Teenage_Self wrote:
My other half is *CONSTANTLY* reading a daft website about obsolete old bicycles, that or fiddling with the damn things when they should be....

...Oh.

:facepalm:


My Missus tolerates my obsessions, I tolerate hers! :lol:


Same here.

Dilbert captures it, exchange computer for bike and...


I thought much the same when I first read that particular strip. Can't beat a bit of Dilbert in any case, some of the stuff about HR and management is scarily spot-on!

The whole computer games thing is frankly a bit lost on me, although a good few of my mates are seriously hooked. In a nutshell, I just don't get it; no more than they can fathom out my cyclo-cross obsession, I guess....

David


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