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ThurberMingus  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 13, 2018

A bunch of you guys have aspirational goals or achievements to post about almost every week but my Venn diagram of 'willing to post publicly' and 'interesting' is small. Work is good but not exciting and mostly interesting but not something I'm passionate about.

I don't usually share hobbies either- most don't seem like they would be in the general interest, or I don't get deep enough to the point I want to share because I hardly get past the novice stage.

I feel like I should have something I'm really working towards but right now I don't. 'Which Hogwarts house would you belong to' came up at my in-laws and it turns out I'm definitely not ambitious and driven enough to be Slytherin, or perseverant enough to be Hufflepuff. If I'm a Gryffindor I show to much dislike for any outward sign of bravery to fit in well there, so I'm probably the Ravenclaw that looks dumb in comparison because I'm not at all brilliant, cheating is for Slytherins and maybe Gryffindors, and studying hard is for Hufflepuffs. I'm not unhappy with all this - working a pretty good job with small increments to experience and skills and responsibilities, and enjoying time on whatever hobby interests me at the time. I'm just kinda uncomfortable that i don't have a direction to really push myself right now.

If I had a point when I started writing this, it's gone now. I didn't mean this to sound so whiney.


Recently I have been refreshing/relearning some dynamic-system modeling and controls and playing with some data visualization stuff in jupyter notebooks. It's one place where a 'hobby' and 'might someday be useful at work or somewhere' overlap.


Also I'm going on vacation to Hawaii in a couple weeks. Anyone have suggestions?


Also has anyone ever used IPFS for anything useful. Seems interesting to play with.