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04 February 2010


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You may be seeing a bit more of me round these parts, and a bit less of me on Facebook. And, you never know, I might even be getting some productive work done on the shop.

I’ve finally faced up to the fact that I have absolutely no self-control WHATSOEVER and have a found a little app which rations my usage of ‘time-leeching’ websites, such as Facebook, The Huffington Post, Ravelry and er, Perez Hilton. LeechBlock is pretty easy to set up though it only works with Firefox and not Internet Explorer.

It allows you to restrict the amount of time you spend on a site or a group of sites and even set up times when access is totally blocked.  You can easily add sites to the list by right-clicking (or doing whatever it is that Mac people have to do).  The whole thing is password-protected and the Husband holds the keys to the kingdom.  It’s amazing how much more time I seem to have, and horrifying how desperate I am to access the sites during the short periods when they’re available to me.  My name is Paola and I’m an Internet addict.

Now they just need to invent something like this for the fridge…


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If you were in the room with me I'd hug you for this post. Seriously. I thought I was a person with good self-control and time management, but sadly I'm realizing I'm not.

Hello LeechBlock. Facebook is toast.

Many thanks,

That is just brilliant! I've been Perez Hilton/TMZ free for 13 months now. But I realize I just replaced one internet addiction for another - Facebook. Gotta get me some LeechBlock!

brilliant! Does it work on the iphone too?

No it doesn't - though I consider this a good thing. It's nice to be able to access my sites when I'm out and about and not working and I know it's there if I'm, er, really desperate...a girl can only do so much...

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