Programming v4Post anything programming related here.
Tabletop Rpg ThreadHas anyone read 5e's fucking Ravenloft?
TV Television showsThis thread will be for discussing all television shows, series and miniseries
Mathematics thread 1+1+1Recently I've become fascinated with tessellation and spent the past couple of weeks collecting pictures of mosaics from around the world. Eventually just looking at them was not enough and I want to go deeper, understand the geometric shapes and its secrets better. Not even sure why but periodic tiling feels like a brain massage to me, like I'm about to fall out of bottom of how I usually perceive the world around me. So I picked up the book Geometry by Cambridge University Press. Feel free to give a hollow laugh: I honestly thought I could just skip the math part of geometry (yes I'm an idiot) and appreciate its resulting surfaces. While you can do that, if you want to appretiate geometry even at a surface level, you need to know the bare minimum of maths. The book suggested a good grasp on the basics of linear algebra and algebraic structure. I thought 'OK, I'll read the wiki entries as a lazy primer' and quickly realized I forgot even the basics of mathematical symbols. I guess it's true after all, if you don't use it you lose it.
Drawing Thread 10All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper
PhotographyRecently I've been getting into photography. I've found that after doing so, I perceive moments in different ways. Things simultaneously seem more transient, yet more permanent. It's a sensation that's difficult to describe, except to say that I am more 'aware' of the moments around me. For obvious reasons I have avoided urban areas, but in terms of landscapes and natural shots, it is quite peaceful.
French LanguageDo any other wizards have an interest in French language, history, and culture?
Coin Collecting (Numismastics)Let's have a thread on it! In the US at least, there's a lot of neat stuff to find even if you're not into it that much. For example, all quarters & dimes dated 1964 and earlier are made of 90% silver.
The Great Discourse on the Establishing of MindfulnessI wouldn’t make this thread unless I had put effort into something useful I could offer to go along with it. Attached is the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta aka The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness. I choose this one particular sutta because of its importance, perhaps the most important sutta in the whole Pali Canon. The knowledge in the suttas pertain to insight. Insight is where everything begins really, as far as Buddhism goes and naturally achieving insight should be the primary concern, it’s not far-fetched so say it should be your only concern, once you decide to take on this path.
Gardening ThreadThis year most of my plants (zucchinis, strawberries, cucumbers) got messed up with the heat waves, tomatoes are really the only thing I have left. I don't want summer to end, going back to eating store vegetables and fruit is soul crushing. Not much money so no fancy organic food.
tea threaddo any wizards like tea? specifically loose leaf teas? if so, any specific blends or varieties you like/recommend?
Philosophy ThreadPrevious thread: >>25265
Fighting/Combat sports/ Martial artsAny other wizards into combat sports?
Interesting countries to visitAs the several traveling threads prove, there are plenty of wizards who are curious about the world. Here, we talk about our traveling wishes and interests in a more abstract and general sense. What countries have you visited? What were your experiences? What countries are you curious about visiting and why? Any particular place you'd avoid like the plague? It doesn't matter if your traveling ideas are realistic or not, just share what interests you.
Writing ThreadAny type of writing is allowed, from lyrics, to poetry, to essays, and anything in between.
DrivingI was just wondering how many of you actually enjoy driving as an activity.
Educational Youtube videosI recently picked up this hobby of watching pop education videos on youtube. History, science, technology, futurology, philosophy etc. It really passes the time. And a quick 10 minute tidbit is very relaxing.
ParanormalAfter Reading Fingerprints of the Gods and Magicians of the Gods, I wonder if it’s possible the existence of an ancient and lost civilization like those books described. I know a couple of books who give more evidence of that. 2 books written by the Spanish investigator Javier Sierra, called: En busca de la edad de oro and La Ruta Prohibida, if you want to read them. But, the only book I know who gives a serious proof of that is Hamlet’s Mill. That makes me think if the civilization is cyclical and the event that erase a possible civilization could happen again to us. Just think about it.
Reading ThreadBook discussion.
finding a hobby as a depressed NEETThe only hobby I had for a long time was gaming. Recently I quit cold turkey and I need something else to fill the time. I've been reading instead and that's pretty fun but it isn't as comfy as gaming. I need to find something that makes me want to wake up in the morning but everything I try I get bored of. Sometimes it's a few months, sometimes a few years, sometimes a week, but I get bored. No hobbies really sound interesting to me, and even if they do there's always something shitty about them. Should I just go back to gaming?
PodcastsHello Wizzies, what podcasts do you recommend? i enjoy going trekking while listening to some relaxing podcasts to distract me.
Road TripThere is a biking thread and an international travel thread but no road trip thread. Has anyone here gone on a road trip? I know it's practically a rite of passage for most normalfaggots (at least in the US), but I would be interested in getting out and polishing my wizard wand in a different state.
/sdg/ - Stable Diffusion General>Local installation
Drawing Thread 9All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper
learning geographyi have been doing a quiz every day
Psychology and PsychiatryHere we don't primarily talk about our personal experiences (there's /dep/ for that) but post informative and educational videos and share interesting articles and/ or books about the topics.
Birding(Bird Watching)Started getting into this very recently after watching some videos about it on YouTube. I then bought some Sibley and Roger Tory field guides and a Nikon M5 Monarch Binos. Was wondering if there is anyone else who enjoys doing this as well. Seems like a friendly hobby for everyone and its gets you outside and "touching grass".
lucid dreamingAnyone here lucid dream as a hobby or common practice? What methods and techniques are a lie to sell courses and which really work?
Wizard AnimatorsJust watched a Shawn Keller interview last night, and I have to say, he's quite possibly one of the most wizardly animators alive today.
BicyclesBicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
conspiracy theories/extremely abnormal philosophiesI now consider researching conspiracy theories to be a hobby of mine. Of course, as a hikki, this information is of literally no use to me whatsoever, and I do not have the charisma to "educate" others. It is simply a pastime.
Government PublicationsI've found myself perusing books written by governments. It's really weird, because it feels like some bureaucrat spent an immense amount of time studying, compiling, and writing up a book that feels so oddly disconnected to them. Some of them are well known:
Cooking Thread IIPiss-off-your-mom-being-in-kitchen-all-day-and-not-cleaning edition
IDGAFA ,I just want to swim. how to swim maxxI literally am autistic and now I just want to swim.I have a job,but refused extra hours,which would let me earn more,to have plenty spare time(I sleep 8 hours, I could work 4 hours +sleep only 4,ive done it before…)but I want to really live "downsized"so I can swim.
Create your own WaifuCreate your ideal succubus, combining 2 AIs ChatGPT for the personality and Stable Diffusion for the visual, thus being born GPT-Chan.
Mathematics thread 2I liked the first math thread, but that hit the bump limit so I'm making another one.
Small things thats gives you some joy in lifeI honestly haven't put any effort in gardening this chili plant, I just placed the seeds in the pot with dirt and this how it turned out a few weeks later. It's pleasuring seeing it growing day by day and im looking forward eating the chilli once its red.
ObjectsThere are certain objects that I like to collect images of just because I love how they look. I think these are things that just look oddly beautiful in a way. I'm not sure if 'beautiful' is the right word. They just seem really pleasant, I guess. If you don't mind, I wanted to share some of these, and like to hear others aesthetic sensibilities in physical objects.
Pipe smoking/tobaccoPipe tobacco is a hobby, right? There's the element of collecting pipes and trying various blends, which resembles wine tasting in how elaborately some people talk about them. Any wiz pipe smokers here? Any favourite blends you'd recommend? Show me your wizpipe(s) (no homo).
Trying to make an imageboardIm trying to make an imageboard for fun, i got fired from my job and have money for some months so before trying searching a new one ill try to make an imageboard as an small project.
Consumption free hobbiesWhat are some hobbies that don't involve consuming anything? You purchase a 1 time item and very rarely if ever have to replace it. Learning yo-yo tricks would be a consumptionless hobby in this case. There are obviously thinks like whistling or playing the spoons too. The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at. Drawing wouldn't count because you need paper.
Comfortable PicturesI contemplated on which board to post this and ultimately decided I'll do it on /hob/ this time, as it seems to me that collecting and enjoying pictures of houses, towns, areas, natural scenes etc., is in fact kind of a hobby.
LanguageI've made a habit of collecting words. I.e. familiarizing myself with their definitions and basic histories. It seems to be a beneficial practice. Because not only do I use these words to communicate to others, but I use them when communicating with myself in my thoughts.
How to shoot down planes and not get torn apart by incoming artillery fire.Hello, /hob/. I like military. I also like air defence. Specifically, MANPADS. Today I will tell you about a russian MANPADS 9K38 "Igla", also known as SA-18 "Grouse" by NATO classification. I will teach you the basics of its construction, working principles, how to operate it and how to not die immediately after firing it at an incoming SU-24. Stay tuned, wizards.
Solo RoleplayingI've been interested more and more about the power of daydreaming. I think that if my daydreaming ability was extremely advanced, that it would activate an entirely new level of self-actualization for myself.
/mg/ - Minimalism GeneralFor discussing software and hardware minimalism.
anyone making money off their hobbies?subject says it all. i want to make money doing something i love instead of being a wagecuck (don't we all?), but i have no idea how to monetize my art or my skills. some people might say "don't do it for the money" but i'd really want to get paid to do something actually worthwhile.