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Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby BrauTim » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:57 am

I'd like to congratulate Neils for the stealth recipes in code on this forum. It helps in those 'quiet' moments at work when a forum fix is required - from a distance it looks like I am studying a piece of code, only when you get really close can you tell it's a brewing recipe and even then you must have a trained eye to know what you are looking at.

Other things I do to be a stealthy worktime brewer is turn off all browser pictures and make my screen look bland, so it looks like I could be writing an email or researching a work related website, all in the name if making my boring workday more interesting!

:D
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby niels » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:07 pm

I'm lucky that my co-workers like my hobby and don't mind that I spend a few minutes every few hours on the forum :)

If you want I can provide a full ASCII version of the forum. That will look very dull and documentationy! :p

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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby malzrohr » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:46 pm

BrauTim wrote:...from a distance it looks like I am studying a piece of code...


It appears to me that a lot of us BM owners have some connection with IT (as I do). Is brewing a latent coding in our genes and brought to expression by the IT business...
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby piet_v » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:29 am

malzrohr wrote: Is brewing a latent coding in our genes and brought to expression by the IT business...

No, it's just a sublimation of our alcohol dependence ... :geek: :lol:
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby Elderberry » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:36 am

piet_v wrote:
malzrohr wrote: Is brewing a latent coding in our genes and brought to expression by the IT business...

No, it's just a sublimation of our alcohol dependence ... :geek: :lol:


Haha! That's funny. But it is interesting, isn't it? I also keep seeing a lot of new breweries that are started by "former IT professionals." I'm an IT guy as well. I think the hobby plays well to our personalities. First of all, most of us, for some reason, like beer. We tend to be casual, laid back people, which would typically exclude us from the stereotypical wine snob crowd. But, we can afford to drink the good stuff, so we sink our money into high quality beer and get a taste for it. We are also often do-it-yourselfers. That's where the hobby comes in. We like good beer and we like to try to make it ourselves. We soon discover that brewing can satisfy our technical brains while, at the same time giving us an artistic outlet. Maybe I'm just speaking for myself, but we also think logically and don't like waste (reusing old computer scraps to cleaning up messy code). Most hobbies, while neat, are generally pointless and wasteful. With brewing, the result is a product you were just going to buy and consume anyway.

That's my theory.
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby McMullan » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:58 pm

Yep, brewing is undoubtedly a manifestation of IT :lol: The science and technology (engineering) is merely secondary. Given my kid's IT skills, I have no reason to question why so many IT guys might be getting into so-called 'craft brewing'.
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby gert » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:07 pm

I just sell beer to my bosses and give beer lectures during several annual outdoor meetings. Very good for our relationship.
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby Tommybear1979 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:53 am

Well here is a Technical Automation software engineer. So i guess the IT<->brewing relationship still stands.
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby royco » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:31 am

It goes deeper than that; from Niels' biking topic it seems I am one of only about 4 members who don't ride motorbikes. I quit while I was ahead :)
So is it IT<->Brewing<->Biking ?

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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby Tommybear1979 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:11 am

Well I'm not a biker. So let's try to tip the scale.
Any other non-bikers out there?
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby paddye » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:46 pm

I'm not a biker but I am in IT.
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby RobW » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:14 pm

paddye wrote:I'm not a biker but I am in IT.


Me too
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby royco » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:23 pm

I'm not a biker and am not in IT, so it looks like I'm screwed.
Gonna give up brewing and start studying the mating habits of the marsupial mouse.
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby Tommybear1979 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:42 pm

Or get into IT and keep brewing
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Re: Hiding your hobby from your boss

Unread postby McMullan » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:54 am

I'm not a biker either (although I pretended to be one when I was a teenager). Nor am I in IT. Molecular genetics (transcriptomics) was my thing. So I'm thankful to automation engineers and bioinformaticians for maintaining my sanity. These days making good beer does the trick.
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