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Philosophy of boring DIY...

Posted 1st June 2014 at 05:02 AM by hollowman
Updated 1st June 2014 at 04:36 PM by hollowman

I've posted several topics on DIYA over the past few mos. All of them -- almost predictably now it seems -- dissolve into non-issues. I.e., not a lot of outside-the-box thinking ... methinks
Most of my "DIY" time is now on non-English sites like and a few sites from Asia.
While the language barrier is large, and all I can do is read (just barely) using Google Translate, etc., -- and can't really post -- these obstacles seem worth the bennies. Namely, modding or building-from-scratch very inexpensive projects.
Many of the members of these non-English forums seem younger ... so maybe more fresh ideas, with more zest to experiment, and members seem to be genuinely cash-strapped (unlike the English-based forums) ... so the economies-of-scale are a lot bigger.
Comparatively, the English-speaking-forum "DIYers", being older, have their bank accounts and retirement incomes ... and, hence, a lot of drive/passion are diminished ... and, anyway, one loses the drive to experiment and explore as s/he ages into old-geezerhood-decrepitude... so the projects are no longer as groundbreaking ... to say nothing of interesting .
And INTERESTING, folks, is what DIY is all about ... cause there's nothing worse than boredom ... and boring DIY stinks of suckiness ... all the way to those lazy, super-$ Digi-Key orders

Cheers ...
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    Please, can you add the links to the few sites from Asia? Thanks.
    Posted 6th June 2014 at 01:11 AM by raul_77 raul_77 is offline
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    playerru? huh, you'd better try, they are even worse...

    Check out, an island of sanity in the ocean of... well, you've posted that picture. cofee or something...
    Posted 12th June 2014 at 08:30 PM by s3tup s3tup is offline
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