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Old 10-17-2007
What else do you do?

I know we all do Unix. What else do you do? What hobbies do you have?
I like trekking, primarily in
the Sahyadri mountains. These are around 100-odd km from Mumbai, India. There are a lot of old (16th-17th century) mountain-top forts, which make for excellent climbing.

Unfortunately, I'm in Singapore since June 2006, so no treks since then. Smilie

Its been a while since a new thread started here, so...
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Old 10-18-2007
Hi blowtorch,

We are almost neighbors these days, I'm on business travel in Bangkok.

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Old 10-18-2007
My hobbies are: reading, playing classical guitar and - foremost - playing strategy games.

I have a deep (alas unanswered) love for chess, play bridge at tournament level and like about every other game where luck is no factor but strategic thinking is. Perhaps you may find a bakunin on some chess-, bridge- or online-game-site. Chances are that is me.

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Old 10-18-2007
Lots of sports, - european football, basketball, table tennis, billiard Smilie
But mostly I'm attached to the Music - I used to be a radio joker, DJ (still playing a little bit)
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Old 10-18-2007
My main hobby is playing Magic: The Gathering. I host a weekly game that has been continuously running for over 8 years. I've taught at least 15 people how to play, and the size of our group has fluctuated from 4 to 8 regular players over the years with a total of about 12 who show up on occasion at least. I also am a huge Minnesota Wild hockey fan - usually attending 1/4 to 1/3 of their home games each year in person and catching almost all the rest on TV.

I used to be very into Chess. In fact, I narrowly missed making the top 50 most active tournament players (in terms of rated games played) in the U.S. during the late '80s. My girlfriend at the time actually made the top 50 list for women by attending most of the tournaments I played in with me. But once I got to grad school and started my career I didn't have time to study/practice/play enough to maintain my strength any more so I mostly gave up. However, my wife found an amateur chess league in our city so I joined a team last month. Maybe I'll end up back playing chess seriously again after dipping my toe back in the water that way. . . .

I also golf, bowl, and play a little electric guitar - all very badly Smilie
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Old 10-20-2007
I'm the sort of person who likes to give anything I think looks interesting a chance.

Currently I don't have much free time, but mostly I like things that keeps me active. I play hurling* and basketball. In the past I also played football*, rugby and volleyball to a fairly high competitive level but a nasty knee injury a couple of years back has forced me to cut back.

I am also a bit fan of water and sail, powerboat and windsurf when I can, as well as being a very keen diver which, in terms of the amount of time invested, is probably my main hobby.

I will add my name to the list of guitarists, and can also play valved brass instruments and piano though currently I do not have either.

At some time in the not too distant future I hope to have time to get my pilots license.

* see Home | Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Official Website - GAA.ie
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Old 10-22-2007
Originally Posted by reborg
In the past I also played football*, rugby and volleyball to a fairly high competitive level but a nasty knee injury a couple of years back has forced me to cut back.
Someone take you down while playing 'football'? Looks like a pretty rough game.
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