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Sep
3
comment Putting limits on one's time online
... I think this is a great answer. I'm going to accept/award it. A note to future readers: pam_time seems to be capable of blocking the Internet directly, e.g. the http service (no need to unload modules in cron). Graham, I hope you improve your answer, if you think of anything. Thanks!
Sep
3
comment Putting limits on one's time online
Thanks, I'll look into your suggestion. BTW, inspired (and scared) by your previous comment, I asked about a similar approach in askubuntu 5 minutes ago.
Sep
3
comment Putting limits on one's time online
I think it would have to be a modem rather than a router (routers are optional). Regardless, could you suggest any specific models?
Sep
3
comment Putting limits on one's time online
Would any of the Chrome/Chromium-specific solutions still work if I do, say, mv .config/chromium tmp_chrome?
Sep
3
comment Putting limits on one's time online
How would Leechblock lock me out? Would it still work if I do mv .mozilla tmp_mozilla (on Linux)? How?
Sep
2
comment Putting limits on one's time online
Thanks for the kitchen timer suggestion. I'll give it a shot. However, I don't agree that procrastination, in general, or the scenario you describe, in particular, is evidence of a mental problem. Imagine that the timer went off and you turned off your WiFi, but 10 minutes later you remember that you forgot to do something urgent/important/awesome online, so you decide to turn if back on, despite your earlier commitment to yourself not to. Does that really mean you need "professional help"? Perhaps Piers Steel can comment on this.
Aug
29
comment Putting limits on one's time online
And a filtering device isn't easy to disconnect? Or do those replace the modems?
Aug
29
comment Putting limits on one's time online
I'm looking for a "deterrent" that's a serious hassle to circumvent. E.g. if I were to leave my modem at work and felt the urge to start using the Internet at home, it would cost me a round-trip to work (40 min of driving) - enough for impulse control. However, this is not ideal for the reasons I mentioned.
Aug
27
comment Putting limits on one's time online
If the admin installs this filtering software, wouldn't it be easy for him to disable it? I can see how the admin/root can limit others' privileges, but I need to be the admin on my own computer.
Aug
14
comment fasting and low-calory diet good for the brain?
Just wondering: How come you know so much about this? Are you a nutritionist?
Jul
29
comment How to code faster?
Please give me suggestions for how I can halve the time it take for me to do an assignment. I think it's your belief that you could somehow perform this miracle that allowed you to justify your procrastination to yourself. Try to avoid this mistake next time.