'm0rl0ck wrote:Just a second thought, dont make it an all or nothing decision. You can dual boot your current os with a *nix and see if you like it. Given the usage numbers you see, i guess the *nixes dont agree with most people
My suggestion would be to get rid of internet altogether and use internet cafe for the forum, etc time.
corrine wrote:Wouldn't it be simpler to just set a time limit? Perhaps with a actual, physical timer, to maybe one hour?
I do this so as not to waste too much time just playing on the internet. I can just get lost in the many interesting places on the internet if I do not time myself. When the timer goes off, the roaming stops. I use the internet for book research, so turning it off is not an option, nor is eliminating the visual as the visual makes all the difference in my research, but that does not give me license to just wander around doing nothing of any import for hours on end.
So I use a timer. It works for me. Maybe it will work for you too.
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I feel this is the wrong approach. Looking for computer based solutions is just something else to do on the computer.
Get away from the flat more often. Just walk out of the door and go to a park or beach to meditate.
Go for a retreat. I see that Dhammaruwan is giving a retreat next month at the Victoria Buddhist Society.
Listen to the Paritta Chanting he did as a young boy. Its among the best that you can find anywhere.
manas wrote:I need to be able to access the Internet at home for information gathering and research. For example, ATI, this forum, and alternative news sites, etc....
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