Aside From Coins, Do You Have Any Other Hobbies?

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  1. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    I like craft beers and fencing, usually not at the same time.
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  3. kaparthy

    kaparthy Supporter! Supporter

    I just picked up two of these:
    Screen Shot 2020-05-21 at 7.29.53 PM.png a 10-inch and an 8-inch from the equipment manager of my local astronomy club. These are about 25 or 30 years old. The 8-inch has a bad board that cannot be fixed or replaced. I am taking that one to work to see if we can cobble a different encoder or something and drive it with that. The 10-inch works. My regular instruments are a 5-1/4 inch reflector and a 2-3/4 refractor. So, this will be a real treat for me. And I have plenty of time to read the manual because we have ten days of rain in the forecast.
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  4. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Je ne me soucie plus vraiment. Je suis essentiel.

    5C6B5B09-E9C5-4817-B87C-17CAEACB1046.jpeg Well... You get the idea :happy:.
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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    You have very good taste in cologne. My personal favorite is Prada Carbon then Acqua Di Gio Armani. I used to use Polo Sport way back.

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  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Board repair on a 25-30-year-old device? You have my attention!

    I don't have good enough time-management skills to seriously volunteer help, but I do have lots of electronic troubleshooting gear, and a real bad attitude toward "no user-serviceable parts inside"... :shifty:
  7. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Beautiful gun. And an excellent example to keep and admire.
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  8. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Je ne me soucie plus vraiment. Je suis essentiel.

    Thanks. You have good ones too. The new Aqua Di Gio, Absolu Instinct is surprising REALLY good. I got a couple samples of it :happy:.
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  9. kaparthy

    kaparthy Supporter! Supporter

    My other hobby is that I write. It is also my job. As a technical writer, I get paid to write what other people want. I enjoy it. I do it well. But it is not internal to myself. For that, I have a blog, Necessary Facts ( I started it on January 2, 2011. I have posted 636 articles, steadily, about five a month. I write about whatever interests me. The articles fall into about a dozen broad categories: numismatics, astronomy, science, philosophy, mathematics, food and drink in Austin, criminology, the military. At the close of just about all I put links to four (or more) articles, usually related to the essay topic, but often on very different subjects.
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    Although I have had 328,741 page views, I have only seven followers. Oddly, many of my readers come from Russia. I have been concerned about security flaws and taken down an article that seemed to have attracted far too much attention for a minor piece.

    Sometimes, people leave comments; and occasionally, I respond to them. Also, sometimes a spammer will post a pointless message with a link to their own product, and I report those and delete them, of course.
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    Mostly, I have no idea who reads me or why. I never sought search engine optimization or revenue. I write for myself. When I want to get paid for my writing, I document information systems for producers and their users. NecessaryFacts is all about me.

    Put these words in the search box and you can read whatever you want: numismatics, astronomy, science, economics, criminology, women, philosophy, entrepreneurship, military, leadership, and (of course) Ayn Rand.
  10. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    Lately, at times, I've been going three days w/o showering I wonder what my "musk" smells like?
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  11. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I have to use Unna Boots on my legs, so for economy's sake I take a full shower every three days, washing in the sink on the non-shower days. My insurance pays for only 30 applications per year. I never cared for the smell of Musk, though, I use Old Spice.
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  12. masterswimmer

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    Do you Canoe in Timbuktu or St Louis?
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  13. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Here are 2 new Cats for my large cat figurine collection. 1st cat is Hoselton from Canada and they are cast aluminum. I thought I had this 1...nope bought it off Ebay today...

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    figure #1574 $74 + 20 shipping

    and now I have every single cat figurine Hoselton ever made (25 total).

    This is a poly cat made on a 3D printer for $4

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    It has a very interesting shape of a cat and it was cheap and I do not have a poly cat.
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  14. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    Some sports memorabilia :)

    Joe DiMaggio

    Joe Louis
    Ali and Frazier matching gloves

    And very rare Cassius Clay autograph

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  15. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    My latest (I might as well call it a hobby) is going to ZOOM meetings all day and frequently all night.


    I’m often in my bathrobe because the first thing I do when I return home after making my rounds is to throw my clothes into the washing machine and scrub down in the shower. I’m also suffering from a bad case of quarantine hair.
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  16. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    I’m envious of your superb assortment of men’s cologne, @HAB Peace 28 2.0 ! I’ve stopped wearing cologne because it has a tendency to clash with the BENGAY that I’m using on my bruised ribs*. ;)

    *I had a fall on a flight of stairs a few weeks ago
  17. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Je ne me soucie plus vraiment. Je suis essentiel.

    Ignore. I’m gonna redo it :happy:.
  18. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Je ne me soucie plus vraiment. Je suis essentiel.

    I’m sorry to hear that. There’s nothing worse than a (uncontrollable) fall. I’ve had a few myself :happy:. Thank you for the compliment. I hope you fully recover soon.
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  19. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Good gosh, @Deacon Ray ! Dude, please be careful.

    That always concerns me. I have know 2 people who passed due to falling down stairs...
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  20. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Thanks, @Alegandron ! I attribute the mishap to—standing up too fast after waking from a nap and rushing to answer my cellphone which was downstairs :(:confused::oops:
  21. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Another cast pewter poly cat for the collection....

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