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Submission + - How to live a happy and fulfilling life (not necessarily limited to and in IT) 2

An anonymous reader writes: Every now and then i take some time to step back and have a look at my life, evaluating my current situation. Is there something to change for the better? If, so, what can i do to accomplish this goal? Of course, nobody is perfect and there is always room for improvement. For the average person, it shouldn't be that hard to come up with a laundry list of things to change, or new things to try. Apart from obvious (at least for the average slashdotter) and mundane quests you can set yourself every year, like escaping mothers basement, learning a new programming language or trying to take over the world — what can you do to really make a difference regarding the quality of your life?

After working fulltime for several years i have sold my terrible excuse of a car, bought a nice apartment and reduced my (sysadmin) working hours to 22 per week. This leaves me plenty of time to visit the gym regularily, ride the bike on sunny days, attend karate lessons once every week or just plain sit on my ass and do nothing. Which is really all i've ever dreamt of. But here is the catch: It becomes boring rather quickly.

Now, what would YOU do or change to allow for a happy, fulfilling and even meaningful life?

Comment Re:Prey project (Score 1) 485

Actually I've had to do a post-theft preyprojet installation (on a windows machine) and managed to find a batch installer for the windows version on their site. Uploaded it to a webserver along with the exe and watched through logmein to see when they stopped using it for an extended period of time, then opened a private session of firefox to download the files and ran the batch script. This could work for a Mac if there was a way to install via command line, or just wait for inactiviy and hope the theif isn't smart. SSH access would be gold in the case, though.....

Comment Re:Possibly the coolest cyberwar article I've read (Score 3, Informative) 131

I hate to have to do this, but while 'semitic' may indeed include Jews, Muslims, and Christians, the definition of 'anti-semitism' is quite clear. From Miriam-Webster:

Definition of ANTI-SEMITISM: hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti%20semitic

Comment Re:eye-tracking mouse? (Score 1) 112

I keep wishing for a hands-free mouse. Taping electrodes to your face every day at work--won't, but glasses (or something using your webcam) might. Anyone seen something like this?

http://www.eyewriter.org/ Their primary goal is for drawing and graffiti, but their app for tracking can be used to move the mouse cursor (I think). My friend built one, and it's really not all that hard.

"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman

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