To what productive use can I put the (soon to increase) downtime hours at my job? Learning something would be great, other suggestions welcome. Complications: no internet, limited space, no phone access and more inside. [more inside]
I want suggestions for new skills to learn. What are the best and/or most practical skills that you have acquired in life? What did you find was worth really taking the time to master? I am equally interested in short and long term skill sets.
What are some activities (athletic or otherwise) that resemble the satisfying experience of training for a race?
What are some activities (athletic or otherwise) that resemble the satisfying experience of training for a race? [more inside]
What to do with three months of free time... [more inside]
How do you manage your knowledge? What do you do about the inevitability of losing the skills you don't practice? [more inside]
What are some useful skills one can learn in an hour or less? [more inside]
How do you maintain (and relearn) skills and knowledge you don't get to use often? Special shame spiral details inside. [more inside]
What are some useful skills or abilities that can be learned in a short amount of time, and are never forgotten? [more inside]
How should I use my free time constructively? [more inside]
What are some unusual sources of wisdom or pedogogical tactics for learning new ideas or skills? [more inside]
What books can teach me skills that would be enjoyable or interesting to share with friends in group settings or one-on-one? [more inside]
How can I remember more of what I read? [more inside]
I can handle Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and, sigh, Java. My C and C++ are purely academic. How do I get into 'real' programming as an undergrad. [more inside]
What skill should I learn next? What should I know? I enjoy learning, so I'm looking for new things to learn -- ideally some kind of skill (ie., not facts about obscure revolutions in the 18th Century). [more inside]