What do you do on your computer?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wfoster, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. wfoster macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    #1
    Well, now it is Easter break, I find it gets more and more boring being at my computer with nothing to do. I am going to put an end to my boredom and find something to do.

    What do you do apart from post on here?
     
  2. No1451 macrumors 6502

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    I'm a bit of a gamer, so many many games.

    When I am not in a game I like reading(Stanza) or reading news articles.
     
  3. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

    Malfoy

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  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

    kastenbrust

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    Learn C++ and J Script, make a catchy app, sell it on the App Store, get rich.
     
  5. iDAG macrumors 65816

    iDAG

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    I surf the web, listen to music, watch videos, word process (Pages!), read email and just basic stuff. Next year in school (senior year in high school) I signed up to take a Java programming class so maybe I'll be doing some of that. :)
     
  6. followme macrumors regular

    followme

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    I do a lot of things.

    1) Read and post on forums. A variety of forums.

    2) Watch videos from a variety of sites

    3) Video editing with Final Cut Studio

    4) Play games through crappy Windows Vista

    5) Play emulated games in Mac and/or Windows

    6) Prepare lesson plans for my classes

    7) Shop online

    8) Keep in touch with people through Skype and e-mail

    9) Assist with my studies (Japanese/Spanish)

    And more. If you're bored of sitting at your computer, the answer is probably not finding new computer tasks, but getting away from your computer and doing other things.

    Consider joining a sports team, take up weight-lifting, start a new hobby like photography, hook up with friends you haven't seen in a while, or start reading some books.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

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    Same thing as the first sentence, with some spreadsheets thrown in for good measure.

    It is my entertainment/information/work resource. :apple:
     
  8. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

    Lurchdubious

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    I'm on a few pickup truck forums & do a little facebook, read the news, mess around on cooliris, and do a bunch of school stuff.
     
  9. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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  10. fireshot91 macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    I normally have 3-4 windows running at the same time.


    iTunes listening to music
    Firefox browsing various forums, have a tab open for Facebook
    AIM windows talking to people
    DVD Shrink for ripping (2) movies at the same time
    And I'm normally downloading some sort of entertainment thing from within Firefox.
    Then also, if I have some homework, I have Word open.
     
  11. spinnerlys Guest

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    Safari for raising my post count at MacRumours and doing research for my diploma
    Lightroom and Photoshop if I feel the need to brush my photographs
    iTunes for watching music fly
    VLC for listening to movies
    Avid for making groups of videos (the work G4 PowerMac is quite slow with that)

    Yeah, mostly it is to kill time.

    PS: I found an old game from 1996 (Death Rally) that I occasionally play
     
  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    Firefox, web surfing
    Various IM programs for talking
    iTunes for music
    An occasional game or two.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hulu
    macrumors
    espn
    pay bills
    im


    thats pretty much most of it these days now that im not in school
     
  14. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    iTunes for watching music.
    VLC for listening to movies.....nice.
     
  15. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    HAHAHAHA

    I use my MacBook to watch TV/Movies, do a bit of work then watch a bit of pr0n:eek:, listen to music and IDK watch more TV/Movies.
     
  16. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    - MSNing friends
    - Emailing
    - Web Browsing
    - Photo Editing
    - Video Editing
    - Downloading/Listening to Music
    - Watching Movies
    - Doing School Projects/Homework
    - Gaming (Halo at the moment).
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    75% Work on my game
    10% Play other games (Left4Dead, GTA:SA, Team Fortress 2)
    10% Media playback
    5% Media organisation (300gb iTunes library and 30gb iPhoto library don't automatically sort themselves out :eek:)
     
  18. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    #19
    - open apps and say "BOOM!"
    - press shift when Quartz does its thing
    - Photo Booth
    - Myspace
    - iPod
     
  19. Tir-Limm macrumors newbie

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    I listen to music all the time, surf the web very often, edit photos sometimes and do something useful for studies very rarely :eek:
     
  20. iNash macrumors 6502

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    Usually update my blog and edit/upload videos.

    Or in the evening it becomes a media centre for films/music around the house, then it is occasionally used to edit videos/pictures for work as the [sarcasm]AMAZING[/sarcasm] HP laptop they gave me does not allow me to do this... ;)
     
  21. daneoni macrumors G4

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    School work- I just finished writing 10,000 words worth of essays and learnt that Word 2008 really is a crappy software and i can't use Pages because its still a limited program

    Internet stuff- Email, IM, Macrumors, RSS feeds etc

    Music

    Videos

    I don't think i'll be bored over easter seeing as i have exams to revise for but in the summer i will be and to mitigate this i plan on learning Adobe's CS which i recently got a copy of...if i dont travel that is
     
  22. TomsMacBook macrumors 6502

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    #23
    I do the normal teenager things, methinks.

    - Facebook
    - Homework
    - MSN
    - Torrents
    - Looking up random Wikipedia articles at 3AM :p
    - iTunes
     
  23. nerdish macrumors regular

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    Not let up for me over Easter, i still have tons of Newspaper adverts to make with my trusty old Quark 6!
     
  24. aaron11193 macrumors regular

    aaron11193

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    Depends what I'm booted into..

    Winblows:

    iTunes - Music & Scrubs
    Firefox - Forums (GP32X, iPTF & MacRumors), reading my many RSS feeds (usually about 20 tabs open at the same time lol), Myspace, Facebook, GMail, Hotmail, eBay.
    iPhone Browser - watching the neighbours have sex..
    Internet Exploder - Downloading Firefox.
    Playing games - but windoze is a game!


    Linux:

    Pretty much anything I fricken' want.
    Mostly playing with eye-candy :p


    I'm installing OSX86 soon.. when I get a new (bigger) laptop HDD... I only have 60GB atm :S
     

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