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When I am bored, I usually...

by lima1 (Curate)
on Aug 17, 2006 at 19:58 UTC ( #568016=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on When I am bored, I usually...

write some obfuscated code
[bar] 27/9%
write some cool but completely useless modules like Lingua::Romana::Perligata
[bar] 20/7%
inhabit the Chatterbox
[bar] 32/11%
write a three page answer to the newest Hash-of-Hashes question
[bar] 17/6%
start some flamewars on Slashdot
[bar] 16/5%
reload my favorite news page every 5 seconds to make sure I am the first to read the newest article
[bar] 127/43%
play a tetris clone
[bar] 54/18%
293 total votes
Comment on When I am bored, I usually...
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by apotheon (Deacon) on Aug 17, 2006 at 20:04 UTC

    I was really hoping for an option like "discuss the finer details of programming theory in terms of the cool sh*t I can do with Perl in a Meditation thread" while I was looking through the survey answers. Bummer.

    print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

      I like to shot the pigeons that usually poo near my house, they are like rats! Margulies
        i compeletly agree. boo pigeons
      have sex
        Thats great after are you still bored because when i do it I am
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by japhy (Canon) on Aug 17, 2006 at 21:03 UTC
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by shmem (Canon) on Aug 17, 2006 at 21:32 UTC
    ...try to remember that boredom is clinging to a state of mind which I detest but am loth to depart from.

    Then I try to love this state of mind. Having achieved that, I am glad because I then already have departed, and move on.

    This is, essentially, what happens, though I might not always get it until it did.

    --shmem

    _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q/)Oo.  G\        /
                                  /\_/(q    /
    ----------------------------  \__(m.====.(_("always off the crowd"))."
    ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by liverpole (Monsignor) on Aug 17, 2006 at 22:44 UTC
    #1. write some obfuscated code

    Well, at least think about writing some obfuscated code.

    Whether it gets written depends on how bored I am, how much free time I have, and (mostly) whether any good ideas come to mind.

    By the way, I've found out the hard way that thinking about obfuscated code just before falling asleep is not a good way to get to sleep :-O


    s''(q.S:$/9=(T1';s;(..)(..);$..=substr+crypt($1,$2),2,3;eg;print$..$/

      Indeed, thinking about obfuscations or ANYTHING 'interesting' (whose definition depends on the one doing the thinking, naturally) is orthogonal to getting to bed on time.

      Conversely, it seems I don't tend to come up with anything interesting UNLESS I'm currently past "bedtime"... You should've seen how late I was burning the midnight oil for Breaking the indecipherable cipher, courtesy Charles Babbage.. Well, I guess it shows how late in the node :)



      --chargrill
      $,=42;for(34,0,-3,9,-11,11,-17,7,-5){$*.=pack'c'=>$,+=$_}for(reverse s +plit//=>$* ){$%++?$ %%2?push@C,$_,$":push@c,$_,$":(push@C,$_,$")&&push@c,$"}$C[$# +C]=$/;($#C >$#c)?($ c=\@C)&&($ C=\@c):($ c=\@c)&&($C=\@C);$%=$|;for(@$c){print$_^ +$$C[$%++]}
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by roboticus (Canon) on Aug 18, 2006 at 00:58 UTC
    ...answer polls.

    --roboticus

Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by parv (Priest) on Aug 18, 2006 at 05:09 UTC
    Whatever happened to "engage in sexual activity" option?
      Whatever happened to "engage in sexual activity" option?

      It was left out so that those of us who live alone would not be forced to make an embarrassing admission.

      Cheers,
      Rob
        how ironic a user named syphilis would be commenting on a sexually oriented topic :-D
        meh.
        You should notice that I specifically wrote "sexual activity" not "self (?:gratific|manipul)ation".
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 18, 2006 at 08:30 UTC

    ...try to find someplace I can post my brilliant ideas for polls.


    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by marto (Chancellor) on Aug 18, 2006 at 12:17 UTC
    When I am bored, I usually...

    <joke>Reinact Hollywood blockbusters using house hold items or things I find lying about the office. Once during a dull teleconference I reinacted Weekend at Bernie's using a hilighter for Andrew McCarthy, an eraser for Jonathan Silverman and a paperclip for Bernie Lomax.</joke>
        call marto is a gay faggot
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by kwaping (Priest) on Aug 18, 2006 at 15:04 UTC
    If I'm at work, I read SoPW and answer whatever I can. If I'm at home... well, I'm never bored at home, thanks to my one-year-old son. :)

    ---
    It's all fine and dandy until someone has to look at the code.
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by gloryhack (Deacon) on Aug 18, 2006 at 19:56 UTC
    On a planet as large and varied as this one, how can anyone be bored?

      how can anyone be bored?

      Have you found out yet?

      I've been procrastinating being bored. I plan to spend some of my time being bored when I retire.

      Cheers, Sören

        No, I haven't yet found out about boredom, and like you I'm putting it off. I doubt I'll be bored during retirement, at least not until/unless I end up physically unable to do much of anything.

        Since I'm only 44 years old, I haven't yet found the time to be bored.

      Thus speaks a man without a job!
        Actually, I'm self employed -- so I have many jobs, some of them (those that take up the bulk of my time) involve programming in Perl.

        When I worked for wages, I was always involved in interesting projects, which might explain why I've so often been down-sized, right-sized, reorganized, restructured, made redundant, become unnecessary, been over-qualified and/or over-compensated right out of a job. I can't win that game, so I'm not going to play it any more.

        But I'm still not bored!

      you can be bored when at school, the monotony is numbing
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by xorl (Deacon) on Aug 18, 2006 at 20:00 UTC
    What no nethack option?!?

    Oh well I haven't played nethack in quite a while. All I do now is fire up dunnet on xemacs or psychoanalize zippy or some other game that xemacs offers. It is all I need to cure any boredom or kill some time.

      Personally, I prefer the hitchhiker game as a time-waster. (Nethack's good fun though.)
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by planetscape (Canon) on Aug 19, 2006 at 01:36 UTC

    I try to parse large, messy HTML with a regex and complain when my program core dumps. ;-)

    the dragon warns bobf off with a stern glance and her brimstone breath...

    planetscape
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by DrHyde (Prior) on Aug 21, 2006 at 09:16 UTC
    What no "trolling on perlmonks"?
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Aug 21, 2006 at 12:26 UTC
    When I'm bored I usually ... am at work. At least a screaming boss would be interesting. Not fun, and not good, but it wouldn't be boring.

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 22, 2006 at 09:42 UTC
    Does anyone really plays tetris anymore?
    I find sokoban much more entertaining, so my vote goes for it.

    P.S. Yes, I even installed it on my mobile phone :-)

Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by Mago (Parson) on Aug 22, 2006 at 15:46 UTC
    In those rare moments when I am bored, I usually fall asleep or go to the beach and look at the different beautiful girls walking there.


    Mago
    mago@rio.pm.org


Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by wolfger (Deacon) on Aug 23, 2006 at 19:18 UTC
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by Tosco (Novice) on Apr 27, 2007 at 12:49 UTC
    Well, at least think about writing some obfuscated code.
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by w-ber (Hermit) on May 29, 2007 at 21:14 UTC

    I'm not bored. I only procrastinate by writing useless Perl modules for my own use, then never use them.

    --
    print "Just Another Perl Adept\n";

Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 22, 2008 at 18:39 UTC
    when i am bored i normally go to my boy friends house to do it hard.... i like it a lot... but i never heard of any of your things
      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by targetsmart (Curate) on Apr 06, 2009 at 08:12 UTC
    Listen to Bhagavad_Gita

    Vivek
    -- In accordance with the prarabdha of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What will not happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what will happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet.
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by am_bored (Initiate) on May 25, 2009 at 15:49 UTC
    when im bored i usually go out with my friends and talk and have some coffee or something but I also agree with targetsmart, i think listening to music would help too pass the time
Re: When I am bored, I usually...
by am_bored (Initiate) on May 25, 2009 at 15:53 UTC
    Whenever i get bored, i immediately get my car keys, and drive around..gallivanting always kills boredom for me, i dont know with others..but it definitely works for me...
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