What exactly do engineers/people do for “fun”.

Amazon Zuck4Prez
Nov 19, 2017 57 Comments

Looking for something to fill my Tinder bio because I realized all i do is talk about jobs (specifically getting better ones I can never crack) and CS. I went bar hopping with a few of my intern coworkers last week which was fun but as someone that doesn’t drink not terribly inclusive.

All I did during my internship was work, watch TV, chat with friends out of state and vent my internal angst on Reddit and blind. What do people do to make themselves interesting?

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  • Zillow Group jeje
    Some people I know do on call during weekends
    Nov 19, 2017 1
    • Nintendo . 🐈.
      Those people are the coolest! OP you should take after those people!
      Nov 19, 2017
  • Akamai Technologies / Other Scubadiver
    I go to the gym, scuba dive, rock climb, hike, play kick ball, etc. I think it’s time for you to pick up new hobbies. Away from the computer.
    Nov 19, 2017 4
    • Nintendo . 🐈.
      West coast? Where are you diving?
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Akamai Technologies / Other Scubadiver
      I’m in the south east actually. But you can dive in Monterey... the kelp forest is pretty cool.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Nintendo . 🐈.
      Nice! I haven't dived in years because the pacific is super cold. I might have to make a trip.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Akamai Technologies / Other Scubadiver
      Haha let me know if you do. I’m currently nursing a broken foot (as of Friday night, got casted yesterday) so I won’t be diving for a while
      Nov 19, 2017
  • VMware / Eng nonamehere
    "Looking for something to fill my tinder bio" bro you're doomed. You don't do something once and all of a sudden it's your hobby lol.
    Nov 19, 2017 2
    • Microsoft / Eng hfcbu
      100% this. I've been cultivating my hobbies since I was 8 years old. They are what I love to do. I've even been coding since I was 4. My profession and hobbies aren't just one off things.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      Yeah you’re not wrong, it’s not my primary motivation. My primary motivation is to keep busy to keep the depression at bay.
      Nov 19, 2017
  • Juniper / Ops shitposter
    Don't try to be someone you're not.
    Nov 19, 2017 6
    • Nintendo . 🐈.
      For a person named shitposter this is good advice for op.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      You’re not wrong but apparently I’m otherwise unlikable and nothing to talk about in casual situations (shrug)
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Juniper / Ops shitposter
      adding interesting things on tinder profile might still not fetch you pussy. the two rules of tinder are be good looking and don't be ugly.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      I’m just saying, why not try to improve all of the above?

      Last time I matched the other chick and I talked about iOS development for a week and then she ignored me.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Squarespace / Eng tr33
      Maybe you need to stop talking too much about tech and start listening more...?
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      Lol no, she initiated and talked about it the most haha.
      Nov 20, 2017
  • Google FxhBjB
    Seriously you have all the time in the world. My coworkers and I do all kinds of stuff.
    Nov 19, 2017 5
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      Well yeah, you’ve already got it made. You work at Google.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Google FxhBjB
      I can think of better jobs outside of google. But anyway the whole point is that if you spent even just a couple hours a week doing a hobby that would be something actually interesting.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Google FxhBjB
      I do just as much leetcode as the next person btw. 😂
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Gen!x / Eng
      XPbr65

      Gen!x Eng

      PRE
      Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HPE, Northrop Grumman
      BIO
      mehy
      XPbr65more
      There’s a sad element to this post.

      Folks, this is what happens when you wound your kid too tightly.

      Dude is in Amazon. Cant stop yearning for FB (or Zuck personally) & Google. All work, no play (his words), probably intensely dull (not intellectually, in everything else that counts for life)

      There’s a post on here where OP was “joking” about lying in front of the Google bus for not getting in.

      #smdh
      Nov 20, 2017
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      It was a Facebook bus but you’re right
      Nov 21, 2017
  • IBM tkc
    I kayak, am into astronomy, hike, knit, quilt, and sew.
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Microsoft hhjhdcvs
    Anal sex.
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng hfcbu
    Photography, singing and playing music, working out, running, hiking. Work to live, don't live to work.
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng FUBAR U
    Sports? Art? Music?

    All the time wasted on reddit could be spent in the gym or learning an instrument.
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Jacobs / Eng zipi
    Glass blowing?
    Nov 19, 2017 5
    • Akamai Technologies / Other Scubadiver
      I recently took a glass blowing class. It was actually pretty fun!
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Jacobs / Eng zipi
      I wasn't even being sarcastic when I posted that. I took an intro/groupon class in aug and have been hooked (taking a 3 hr class once a week) ever since. It's the only thing that forces me to get out of work mode. You can't multi task when you have 2300 deg molten glass on a pipe 3 ft from your face.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Akamai Technologies / Other Scubadiver
      Mine was also a Groupon. But it was a one time deal. I made a pretty glass heart. I might try another class when it’s cooler out.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Jacobs / Eng zipi
      Oh mine was a one time deal too. But the studio that I went to offers classes (2 to 3 people at a time) where they actually teach you everything starting from how to gather the glass out of the furnace to making cups and vases and bowls. If you liked it in the Groupon class you should definitely look into taking more classes.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • Akamai Technologies / Other Scubadiver
      I might. But as I stated, it’s too hot right now to do it. I’m in south Florida. It was in the 90s when I took that class. I’d rather wait till it was a tad cooler. I think I’d like to make a vase!
      Nov 19, 2017
  • Amazon uh008
    I mountain bike and light my farts on fire.
    Nov 20, 2017 0
  • F5 Networks / Sales
    RedSpectre

    F5 Networks Sales

    PRE
    Microsoft
    BIO
    A spectre is haunting Blind (U+262D)
    RedSpectremore
    Do you not have any actual interests of your own? Any hobbies?
    Nov 20, 2017 2
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      I follow politics obsessively. Outside of that no not really.
      Nov 20, 2017
    • F5 Networks / Sales
      RedSpectre

      F5 Networks Sales

      PRE
      Microsoft
      BIO
      A spectre is haunting Blind (U+262D)
      RedSpectremore
      Do you do anything with that obsession? Get involved locally? Find a candidate or issue that strikes a chord with you and put some time into the campaign?

      Find something that’s interesting to you, pursue it, if you enjoy that pursuit, then congratulations! You’ve developed a hobby and now have something that may be interesting to other people about yourself.
      Nov 20, 2017
  • WRKSHP / Eng
    You don't have any other hobbies?

    Photography and gaming are two common hobbies for a lot of engineers. You can also try art, sports, or doing something outside in general.
    Nov 19, 2017 2
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      I stopped following gaming after gamer gate. I only play PubG now and that’s pretty rarely.
      Nov 19, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      Lots of fun games on steam too
      Nov 19, 2017
  • Microsoft S NuteIIa
    Trolling on blind. Lol bam bam
    Nov 19, 2017 1
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      OP
      Lol not even trolling. Genuinely looking for something.
      Nov 19, 2017
  • Gen!x / Eng
    XPbr65

    Gen!x Eng

    PRE
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HPE, Northrop Grumman
    BIO
    mehy
    XPbr65more
    Gun range
    Nov 20, 2017 0
  • Nintendo . 🐈.
    I tend to play games with out of states friends (the internet is a wonderful place). Hike, and watch online classes while working out in the morning. Hour of calisthenics and weights with physics.
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • GoPro / Eng
    Wmfm15

    GoPro Eng

    PRE
    GoPro
    BIO
    If I gotta slap a pussy-ass nigga, I'ma make it look sexy
    Wmfm15more
    Mountain bike, fishing, pc gaming, museums and art galleries, mineral hunting, camping, hiking, go to random meet up events I find interesting.
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • New / Eng
    grizzled

    New Eng

    PRE
    jpmorgan
    grizzledmore
    I'm building an airplane and fly my other plane to relax. Also go cycling whenever I can.
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Apple / Eng
    Pikotaro

    Apple Eng

    PRE
    Google, Twitter
    BIO
    I am very horny
    Pikotaromore
    Anal, vaginal and oral sex with that tiny 21-year-old designer intern down the hall
    Jan 11, 2018 1
    • Gen!x / Eng
      XPbr65

      Gen!x Eng

      PRE
      Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HPE, Northrop Grumman
      BIO
      mehy
      XPbr65more
      oh my! Hopefully not in the same session...

      #santorumSpreads
      Jan 11, 2018
  • Amazon tits.ai
    I light my farts on fire.
    Jan 13, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng singleton
    Gear vr porn
    Nov 21, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Design Tom Brady
    I like to try out new things. Whether it be food, activities and/or meeting new people. I force myself out of my comfort zone from time to time. Of course there are many things I love doing such as cycling, working out, cooking, dancing, playing sports. I also like to be inclusive and would always invite people to come do activities with me.
    Nov 20, 2017 0
  • Jacobs / Eng zipi
    Slack lining?
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Jacobs / Eng zipi
    Kite boarding?
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Jacobs / Eng zipi
    Fencing?
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Pinterest / Eng g1uten
    For me learning a foreign language is a great long term hobby that you need to do every day consistently. And makes you more well rounded. Also it's a great talking point if you happen to strike a date with someone who comes from your target language background. And lots of interesting people at language meetups.
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Facebook ShittyAdam
    MMA
    Nov 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon
    fang420

    Amazon

    PRE
    Microsoft
    fang420more
    Photography, traveling, sports
    Nov 19, 2017 0

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