Wha sup, Man That sucks cock and balls that you lost your job, but i can completely relate...well I may not be on the net all the time but i would say most of the time im around a comp with access to the web, Im on it.....even at work, while were at our desks were not suppose to be web browsing but i figured out what programs they were using to monitor our desktops and disable them everythime i go to work, so i can surf the net when i get bored.....and yes i do to stay up late due to being on, and yes i have slept alot thru my alarms and have been late to work since i started, just a good thing that my manager is a ******* cool *** guy or else my *** woulda been kicked out long ago...the only thing to do is get self control, im workin on mine, just gotta say **** it and hit the sack..its for the best, i suggest you get to workin hard at this ASAP due to it getting worse and worse every day!...im not on the net to much now that i decieded to cut my broadband connection and just use dial up for now. I mean i was ****in playing halo online all the damn time i was home...that ******* game is addicting! I had my own dedi and everything (A WIENERS WORLD ) now that i work alot and im gettin ready for the summer getting my car ready and **** thats what im concentrating on...Work, go to gym, come home, get on net for a little, hit the sack..(weekdays only, Other plans for the weekend, of course )...not gonna lie at times i do get tempted and stay on longer but its reducing...just gotta make that extra effort and you can do it ya kno..focus on other things...well for one you either need to get another job or try to get ur old one back, so focus on other **** around you and not so much ur email everythirty mins, trus me it will be there ...well good luck and remember take the extra step and you will succeed!
You could always go the hard way that I broke myself of always having to be on, but then I still spend a large amount of time. But anyways After getting hit with a $500 internet bill (back in 1996 when the internet wasnt totally prevalent and some places you had to pay per minute on dial up), knocking my girlfriend up and having no clue what I was going to do for a job I joined the U.S. Army. 8 weeks with no computer access, and then since I had a year long advanced training school where I had computer access but not internet access. After all my training I started getting back into the internet but after sleeping through Morning formation a few times and winding up losing a pay grade and having to pull extra duty. I was finally able to keep my internet usage in check(or at least managed to learn how to wake up to my alarm clock after one hour of sleep). I now no longer miss work but I still wind up sleeping through the odd date here and there.
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This has to be the gayest thing I ever read. Have you ever sucked dick for Internet access? I didn't think so...Until you get a real addiction, quit your whining. It's a matter of will power, if you don't want to **** up, then you won't. You lack discipline, it's the same w/ any other "disorder" that's out there like addiction to weed, alcoholism, or ADD. If you want to get over it, then just stop doing it.
"I'm a dick!" "I must seek knowledge and it's bastard son truth" - The State
I even wrote a complex program that would limit me to two hours a day of computer usage. I gave it three gaurdian programs to ensure it could not be shut down. THREE so that I wouldn't figure out a way to disable it. It replaced explorer.exe so even if I restarted.. there was my blank locked screen. Go into dos to undo things? It copied itself to a random location on the drive with a random name so I couldn't track it down. - I eventually figured out a way to take it down.. I made a program that gave itself realtime process priority and with 4 threads all running until they found all gaurdian apps, and the mother program.. - and then simultaneously terminated them all. All so I could use the internet more than 2 hours a day.
You see, that's sad...So much time wasted on making a program three times and then hacking back through it.
Unless it's the experience that counts, you could've just gotten this instead:
It's easy: the light half shows you when it's time for bed.
I agree with migel628; it does in fact take discipline.
Also, a computer or even a TV in the bedroom is not such a good idea...
You miss out on all the action Rafster is talking about.
Good luck with your job search.
I'd get bored with deleting spam every 30 minutes.
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Cool, I have the exact same house timer. Anyways, it sounds like you believe you have an addiction (it is subjective). There is nothing wrong with being on the internet forever as long as you are productive or at least not letting it get in the way of things.
What do you do on the internet? There is a chance you may be addicted to that behavior and not to the internet itself. (Gaming, pr0n, blogging...)
Perhaps you lost your job, not because of the internet, but because you lose attention. Particularly to what time it is. Maybe it would be wise to set an alarm at 2:00AM or something that you force yourself to go to bed by.
Another good idea is to break your 15 hour eye-straining, arthritis enducing, ***-soring session into several sessions no longer than, lets say. 3 hours. Chances are you will find something else to do while you are away from the computer and you may get distracted with that instead.
Much like a gambling addiction, it is a psychological rather than a phsycial addiction like drugs, cigarettes or alcohol.
Since you have admitted you have an addiction, all be it psychological, you have now begun the first parts of treatment. As with any addiction, you must 1, admit you have a problem, then 2, want to seek help.
You are now ready for the help.
I am no doctor or shrink, but let me suggest you seek the help of a professional.
Don't let others tell you you are full of ****, and don't have a problem. They are fulll of **** otherwise.
...Don't let others tell you you are full of ****, and don't have a problem. They are fulll of **** otherwise...
I call bull****!!! Any addiction is a matter of will power. No one wants to take responsibility for their own actions anymore. If you know that you spend too much time on the net, then stop doing it. It's all a matter of discipline and clearly a majority of the world does not have any. Be a man, and go outside. Go work on the carpc, do something other than playing Johnny ****around on the net.
Granted, this is my opinion on subjects such as this and some will not agree, but I'll survive...
"I'm a dick!" "I must seek knowledge and it's bastard son truth" - The State
Disagree. Ever watched someone struggle with alcohol, drug, gambling, or smoking addiction? It's called an addiction precisely because the majority of people can't help themselves and it trivializes the problem when you say they just aren't 'man' enough to pull it together.
There are a lot of reasons that people become addicted to things. Granted, this one is a little weird, because most of us can pull ourselves away and stop without losing three jobs over it.
Fusion-one - seek help. If you break your leg, you go to the doctor. If you have an addiction you can't control no matter how hard you try, go see a psychiatrist -one who has a medical degree (don't know how it is up North but in the U.S. psychologists can't prescribe meds).
Lots of people don't seek psych help because it means 'something is wrong' with their head. Well, there is. You said so yourself. Go see someone about getting it fixed. You could have ADD, some kind of addictive behavior disorder, or who knows what. Sometimes these things come from a chemical imbalance in your brain.
If you don't have any of those things, great. Get to work on your willpower.
Originally posted by ghettocruzer
I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.