Being a geek I don't have the gene that makes me want to tinker with cars, I have the gene that makes me want to tinker with my computer. Configuring, tweaking, cleaning... these are almost zen activities for me. This got me wondering 1 - how much of my time do I spend doing this and 2 - how much time others like to spend on it.
It also made me think of why some people might be drawn to certain operating systems and car analogies seemed to follow fairly naturally:
Windows - A run of the mill toyota, honda, or volvo that doesn't break down too often and it's typically easy to find replacement parts for. The ones you see crashed most often.
Mac OSX - A high end sports car for those who like to drive something sexy and high performance. Hard to find parts for.
Linux - A classic car that the owner likes to work on in his/her driveway. Also hard to find parts for.
I'd say I probably spend 20% of my non-working computer time just tinkering with linux or cleaning/tweaking windows, and I spend a fair amount of time at the computer. Anyone else find computer tweaking as relaxing as I do?