Spare time thoughts

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Stainless 151 Jan 30, 2014 at 13:08

My next project has been delayed for about a month because of legal issues, so I’m trying to come up with ideas for something to do.

I’ve phoned around my usual go to guys, and nobody has any short term projects available. I don’t want to take on any long term projects as the one I am waiting on is too big to turn down, can’t say anything about it except it involves the United Nations ;>

I don’t really need to make any money, but if I did I have several things I could spend the money on. Hell that’s just life!

What do you guys do in this sort of situation?

  1. Take it as holiday
  2. Work on pet projects
  3. Try and grab a simple contract

Anybody got any work they need doing?

I’m not used to having time off, it feels really strange to not be knee deep in code.

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Reedbeta 167 Jan 30, 2014 at 21:23

If I had a month off I’d probably get out of town for a few days, maybe go to the coast or to a national park or something, and just decompress for awhile.

Then I’d spend the rest of the time working on hobby projects. Not just coding stuff, but I’d do some writing and play some music too. Maybe even catch up on some games that I’ve bought but not actually played.

For me at least, free time is more valuable than some extra spending money. :)

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fireside 141 Jan 30, 2014 at 23:21

I’m always in spare time mode. For one month, that’s a fairly short game for me, I’m slow and don’t like to be pressured. I’d probably just do some experiments or learn a new tool, or learn more of an existing one like Blender.

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Vilem_Otte 117 Jan 31, 2014 at 00:49

I’m too much into business, I’d grab some contract ;)

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Stainless 151 Jan 31, 2014 at 09:46

Getting out of town for a while sounds nice, but it’s not practical. When you go away you spend more, a lot more, and the wife works.

I despise blender, it’s the user interface. I use max when I have to or tools like Anim8or for quick jobs.

Maybe writing a useful tool might be an option. I find texturing a nightmare. Maybe a tool to help with that.