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Exercising the brain...maybe a new career?
Old 01-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Exercising the brain...maybe a new career?

Just kidding about the career part, but this might be interesting.
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I just started on the first lesson. I used to do some basic Basic, etc, but that was a looong time ago.
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I do the Sunday NY Times puzzle + jigsaw puzzles. That and playing with various portfolio combinations is enough brain exercise for me.
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I do the Sunday NY Times puzzle + jigsaw puzzles. That and playing with various portfolio combinations is enough brain exercise for me.
+1. Like you I do jigsaw puzzles, plus lots of sudoku, other puzzles, and more. Also I love reading books from which I can learn something. I think the mind seeks the level of activity that it needs in retirement, sometimes from different sources than previously.
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Just kidding about the career part, but this might be interesting. I just started on the first lesson. I used to do some basic Basic, etc, but that was a looong time ago.
Link didn't work for me, but may be an error on my end. Suspect I got your drift anyway...
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I read about it somewhere and was tempted for a minute but they said it involves about 5 hours work a week. Sorry, I am retired.
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I read about it somewhere and was tempted for a minute but they said it involves about 5 hours work a week. Sorry, I am retired.
I just spent about 15 minutes there. It's pretty good. In that time they got me through the basics of declaring variables, some if/else and while/do loops.

I did a different kind of coding for machine control automation and various things over the years. So the concepts are familiar, but I'm rusty on the syntax and the forms used today. I'm semi-interested in actually being able to work my way around this. I use a lot of open-source software (my main machine is Ubuntu 10.04), and it would be nice to be able to get in and tweak something to my liking, maybe even submit bug fixes.

But it will probably seem like too much work before I get that far.

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