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

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
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

by pheonix7117 (#37735572) Attached to: How To Catch a Laptop Thief?
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

by pheonix7117 (#36728732) Attached to: How Investigators Deciphered Stuxnet
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


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

by pheonix7117 (#33144152) Attached to: Modded Nintendo Lets You Play Mario With Your Eyes

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? 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.

Elegance and truth are inversely related. -- Becker's Razor