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The right answer really depends on at least a few important criteria, particularly (1) your personality, (2) their personality, and (3) any functional or emotional interdependencies or duties. For example, do you owe them anything? Do they owe you anything? If these unbalances exist, do you expect the situation to balance out any time soon? If these people ...


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Wanting to stop a habit is core critical. Then simply letting the habit go. Just stop the habit. At some point we picked it up, yes? Now we decide we don't want the habit, and what is easier than just putting it down? Physically, some habits may require some degree of a period of short discomfort. So What? Life hurts anyway so much of the time, so suck it ...


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My router is setup in a way that it blocks the internet at certain times of the day. There's no internet from 00 to 12 o'clock. There's also no internet on sundays. That means there are times where I have the full internet available. There are also times when I code without the internet. I added this hack into my life after reading Nick Winter's "The ...


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It seems to me your problem is not the computer, it's the network. Why don't you unplug your internet connection, turn off your wifi, or go somewhere with no internet connection (such places do still exist) and work? I've been a software developer for over 20 years and much of the initial design work I do is done with pencil and paper. You don't always ...


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Distractions and tempations are very powerful and I cross my fingers that you manage to fight it off. Apart from that you could try doing your work, even in CS, without a computer. I work in IT and I have noticed that many activities may be done without it with better results. I can do more with less using flipcharts or paper for planning and projecting. ...


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I had a similar but different thing happen to me. I actually posted a question on programmers. How to get past the analysis to paralysis. You might find some interesting stuff said by others. I think you need to find something to get passionate about that is related your CS degree. How to find that something, that is the key. Try this... The next time you ...


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Try something like the Go F...cking Work plugin. This plugin lets you block sites from Chrome for a period of time. And offers a comical message to you when you try to access them, most messages tell you to get back to work! There are other plugins and some paid apps for Windows and Mac that do similar. I find that even though I often disable these ...



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