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Anonymous
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Hello All,
Need some advice. I have been working here at my job for a year now. Initially the work seemed very interesting, but now I am freaking bored with it. I have nothing interesting to do. From last month or so I haven't even done anything interesting in java or my job. Normally I participate in forums, give active interest in new technologies that are coming out, like web services.... But I do not do that anymore. And I have no explanation why I am doing this. I like challenging work. I have also looked into participating into Open Source Project, but I haven't found a real good which I can actively contribute and enhance my knowledge at the same time.
Any help will be appreciated!!!
Thanks!
pamchau
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Joined: Feb 29, 2000
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How long have you been working and what are you doing? Most jobs end up being boring after a while. Even if you change jobs, they often end up as boring as the original job. What is it that you would like to do that you think will hold your attention for a longer period of time?


Pam Chau
gautham kasinath
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visit www.bored.com!!!

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Anonymous
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I like to do challenging work. Something very interesting. Like architecture. Designing stuff. I want to participate in open projects. I want to learn robust way of coding and designing. Projects like Axis, Apache SOAP, Tomcat are very interesting, but I do not know where to start. Meaning what to do with it. Let say I download tomcat, i write a test servlet, test jsp and then what. I am done. What to do after that? What to explore? I want to know how a request gets populated in TomCat and so on and so forth...
Thanks for replying!!!
gautham kasinath
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Joined: Dec 01, 2000
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well, I m sure you will be interested in some reading material..
learn to XP.. read through Extremem Programming..
@ http://www.extremeprogramming.org/
Regds
Lupo
[ July 09, 2002: Message edited by: gautham kasinath ]
Rufus BugleWeed
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Are you exercising every day, 3 days a week?
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Well I have started exercising and plan to do it every day!
Pradip Bhat
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Joined: Jul 04, 2002
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Various areas of science are emerging which involve use of computation such bioinformatics,computational biology,artificial intelligence(this has become quite mature now!)
Have a look at following links:
http://bioinformatics.oupjournals.org/
www.aaai.org
http://www.androidworld.com/prod05.htm


Yeshwantpur
Ashok Mash
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
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Or you could actually join and contribute on any of the Open Source Projects listed by Apache or SourceForge!


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Shawn Meyers
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Joined: Mar 19, 2002
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Yeah, I agree, source forge is a decent place to take up some time. And I too have been excercising everyday lately, just quit smoking, so I now feel like jogging around the world after I lift weights for a couple hours.But you know what, I am still frickin bored!Luckilly school starts in a few days, then I'll be crying for a break,lol
praveen tnin
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Joined: Jun 28, 2002
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watch cricket
it will take u r 8 hrs.
if u r in office catch it on web
bye
Reid M. Pinchback
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You could try working on another cert. For example, if you would like a motivation to help you learn more about Tomcat, try working on the SCWCD cert. I think writing pieces of code is at least as helpful for studying as reading the books.


Reid - SCJP2 (April 2002)
Rob Ross
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Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
I agree with Reid. I was bored too at the beginning of the year, and I decided to get certified for SCJP, which I finished in May. Now I'm bored again ;p
I will probably start working on another Java cert soon, either Developer or SCWD...haven't decided yet.
But I found it fun and challenging studying for the SCJP, so I would recommend that to cure your boredome.


Rob
SCJP 1.4
R K Singh
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OR you can go out to some tourist place ...
Anonymous
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Look, you need to discover some inner ept of yourself that will rekindle interest in other areas. Do try reading books on witchcraft and do start a dream journal. See if you can remember your dream after 2 days. If you can, your subconscious eye will be opening soon........
Paavam Payyan
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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I am planning to take over the world. I could give you a small part, if you are interested!


<i>All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost - <b>Gandalf</b></i>
Anonymous
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Originally posted by Paavam Payyan:
I am planning to take over the world. I could give you a small part, if you are interested!

Yes, I'm interested in a small part. But please promise me that you'll do it before everything goes back to mother nature or do it in my lifetime.
 
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