Some suggestions concerning internet addiction
1. Use alternate media
. Instead of typing every little note out, try to write
. Now I know that most people who are internet addicts struggle mightily with penmanship
?), but the attempt to write by hand will keep you from going into the word processor
only to make a sudden three hour detour to dalnet
2. Get away from the computer, at work and at home.
At work intentionally situate yourself away from terminal
s connected to the internet. If all the terminals are connected to the internet, revert to step one and rely on manual composition
. If you are like me and have to be at a terminal connected to the internet, choose the slowest connection (usually a dialup
) instead of engaging in multiple background mp3 download
s. Take frequent breaks at work if possible, when at home go for a walk. Sounds trivial, but I've found that my legs become so cramped after long sessions that I don't want to continue for that day. The continuous need to stretch may lessen the amount of time spent on the internet, especially if you are like me and already have a job that is heavily dependent on computer work.
3. Porn is embarassing. Use this to your favor.
Unless you are the IT professional
at your workplace
as I am, you may want to consider how time consuming it is to do directory
hiding, automated double checking cache
dumps, and complex file chain
s around the network
. Don't forget the simple liability of a coworker
opening the door only to find you salivating
(or worse) over creative uses for molded plastic
. Now while your boss
may indeed have a dildo fetish
, it is safe to say that this discovery would be grounds for termination. While it is very likely that at home
you may be the main user of a few systems connected to the internet, system
s shared with other people may give you the opportunity to let them learn file management, a good counterbalance
for late night lesbian orgy mania
If all else fails ...
4. Try self-imposed deprivation.
This last step requires a lot of willpower
, but may prove useful. When in college
I decided to save US $100 and not purchase broadband
for the semester
, instead trooping on down to the computer lab
to do anything that requires internet access. After trudging through crappy and sludgy weather to make some interlibrary
loan requests, IRC
all-nighters became less and less attractive. Again, the addiction may be too great as is, but increased effort to access the internet may provide the resistance necessary to reevaluate why so much time is spent groping aimlessly for pr0n