|Re: How do you find the time for your passion?|
Message #19 Posted by Les Wright on 12 May 2006, 11:56 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Giancarlo (Italy)
Thanks to this forum and related websites, I have in recent weeks rediscovered my HP calculators. Even though I was never a great programmer in my youth, nor do I need this computational power professionally, I do have a lot of fun. With my discovery of emulators, and the speed the comes with them, my interest has exploded.
I make time for this little passion in two ways:
1. I sleep less, to my wife's chagrin, but as my enthusiasm settles this will get better.
2. I bought a new and very good pda and keep my emulators on them--I us Free42, Power48, and (less frequently) P41CX. This way I can debug code in meetings at work and folks think I am intently taking notes!!!!
This is no place to get really mushy, but I have to tell you when I laid down several hundred dollars I couldn't afford for an HP41CV in 1984, I thought I was on the outer limits of nerddom. It was a consuming hobby, but a solitary one.
Two decades later, thanks to the pervasive WWW and getting that calc out of mothballs, I have learned there is an active community out there that shares this same interest.
As my wife puts it, I have found my people. Bless you ;)