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Let's say you had to spend, oh let's say 8 hours, sitting at a desk at a computer. The computer is in public and you really shouldn't be watching tv or videos. What would be the most interesting use of your time?

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I totally thought you were going to ask what we would eat on a desert island with no plants but lots of animals.

I would love to spend the time reading course materials from MOOCs


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PPK and thehairpin.com and food blogs.

That's actually hard to do for 8 hours, maybe an hour or two.

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PPK, Pinterest, FB, Tumblr, Twitter, email, The Meta Picture, card games, angry birds...? Are we describing what one does all day at work other than working?

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I've had that job! Read a book online. http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

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PPK, Pinterest, FB, Tumblr, Twitter, email, The Meta Picture, card games, angry birds...? Are we describing what one does all day at work other than working?


Ha, right? And yeah, 8 hours of it is a bit much. I manage to do it for 4 hours most days at my job. Doubling that might be difficult. I second reading a book online!

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Start on Wikipedia, and follow one link to another link to another link. You can learn so much exciting and interesting stuff on Wikipedia!
Also, find an online drawing program, and open it alongside Google images and practice drawing cute animals.
Read about the history of the place where you are sitting: the building, the park, the architects, the people who lived there before buildings, what was there before whatever is there now?
Go on Google Earth and travel to all the places you love, or the places you want to go. Go on street view and look at the pictures and pretend you are walking down the streets.

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 Post subject: Re: a totally hypothetical situation...
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Books online are a great idea because they almost look like work. Blogs are tricky - too many graphics. If I had an open work space I probably wouldn't brave going on the PPK and similar sites because it's so obviously not work. And Facebook is the worst (my assistant is always on Facebook when I come in and doesn't even hurriedly close it, it makes me crazy - at least pretend to not be goofing off!).


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A specific book recommendation: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/we ... p?num=1872

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Are we describing what one does all day at work other than working?

Work gets really really slow at my job during the summer, but I have to be here in case things go wrong. I need a project!

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allularpunk wrote:
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PPK, Pinterest, FB, Tumblr, Twitter, email, The Meta Picture, card games, angry birds...? Are we describing what one does all day at work other than working?


Ha, right? And yeah, 8 hours of it is a bit much. I manage to do it for 4 hours most days at my job. Doubling that might be difficult. I second reading a book online!

I actually do a shiitake load of work when I'm at work. But I take a few 5 or 10 minute mental health breaks throughout the day. And I normally spend my lunch break online. Like right now! I have Chrome set up to open the same set of tabs everyday and then they are just always there when I need them. Some days they don't get looked at at all, others a little too much!

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Gracia, yeah, I attempt to use PPK and Facebook for 10 minutes breaks and lunch (although I use lunch to catch up on my work e-mail). Although then there are days when I am avoiding a task (like right now), and 10 minutes turns into 20...

Now that I'm on the computer so much at work, though, I don't have any energy for it at home and am completely behind on all my blog reading.


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LazySmurf wrote:
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Are we describing what one does all day at work other than working?

Work gets really really slow at my job during the summer, but I have to be here in case things go wrong. I need a project!

Knitting, painting your nails, write a novel, jumping jacks, draw, build a house of cards!

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Gracia, yeah, I attempt to use PPK and Facebook for 10 minutes breaks and lunch (although I use lunch to catch up on my work e-mail). Although then there are days when I am avoiding a task (like right now), and 10 minutes turns into 20...

Now that I'm on the computer so much at work, though, I don't have any energy for it at home and am completely behind on all my blog reading.

Oh my goodness yes! I'm on the computer all day at work. The last thing I want to do when I get home is look at another computer screen. Blog reading is a good one though. My google reader is full up with post that I haven't looked at in ages.

Do you have friends that are office people who sit at a computer all day too? I have two of them and we have epic long email chains that we keep up. Which is great, cause we hardly ever get to see each other. But this way it feels like we aren't missing a beat in each others lives.

You could Skype chat!

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Oh yeah, gchat is also a huge time sucker when I put it on. I have to just not put it on most days because I have friends who are completely willing to talk tome for eight hours straight while they're at work/school.


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GraciaKai wrote:
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Are we describing what one does all day at work other than working?

Work gets really really slow at my job during the summer, but I have to be here in case things go wrong. I need a project!

Knitting, painting your nails, write a novel, jumping jacks, draw, build a house of cards!

no my office is in a public spot, so I have to be on the computer working on something, but it can be anything!

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I think writing is a great idea!

There's a site called 750words that you basically type whatever into, but it gives you badges and rewards and stuff for writing 750 words or more each day. If I wasn't so exhausted, I'd be trying to make that a habit, because getting into a routine of writing is so good for you, whether you're writing for a specific project/purpose or just journaling. It's such a good exercise!

Working on stories or poetry or a novel or something would be really fun, I think. When I had a desk job, I used to write a lot at work. I kind of miss that.

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ooo 750 words looks super interesting and more of a project which is what I'm looking for! Awesome!

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Reddit.

Ignore most of the default subreddits and look for interesting ones about stuff you like. Once you get out of the defaults and the mainstream junk there are some interesting actual discussions happening. (/r/modelmakers, for example, is pretty focused and has a core community of people who trade tips and stuff.)

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GraciaKai wrote:
allularpunk wrote:
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PPK, Pinterest, FB, Tumblr, Twitter, email, The Meta Picture, card games, angry birds...? Are we describing what one does all day at work other than working?


Ha, right? And yeah, 8 hours of it is a bit much. I manage to do it for 4 hours most days at my job. Doubling that might be difficult. I second reading a book online!

I actually do a shiitake load of work when I'm at work. But I take a few 5 or 10 minute mental health breaks throughout the day. And I normally spend my lunch break online. Like right now! I have Chrome set up to open the same set of tabs everyday and then they are just always there when I need them. Some days they don't get looked at at all, others a little too much!


I didn't mean for it to sound like I'm a total waste of space at work. I work in a gallery, and on days that we're doing installs and deinstalls and getting ready for all of that, I'm on it and am totally working, but during the rest of the time (3 days a week, really), there is nothing for me to do. When I don't feel like reading, I dick around on the internet and no one cares, because...there is nothing to do.

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