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Positive steps!


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As an attempt to make me do more work and spend less time faffing on the internet I have now decided to deactivate my facebook, and let me tell you, it feels great!

I realise there is a certain degree of irony posting on a message board about wasting time on the internet, but I now have 3 places that I am allowing myself to waste time on the internet, twitter, another board and here. 2 boards that are design related, and both offer constructive criticism, so its not that wasteful.

But I love this idea of being inactive and kinda hiding away.

Now someone point me to some interesting articles on the 960 grid system!!
I did the same thing before but I found myself slipping into other time-wasting websites that really just replaced Facebook. I ended up re-activating my account after a few months, but this time I decided I was also going to use Facebook mainly as a networking tool. Going well so far and feels a little more productive.

It's a wise thing to do if you feel you're just wasting your time, even if you only end up doing a few months like I did.


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And now, you have to live 3 years without facebook, if you really want to quit it.
For the wasted time, I think whatever you do, if you want to "waste your time", you will find something else to do. It's almost automatic.
Or at least for me... maybe... When I have something to do "Oh ! computer !" and then "What about playing piano ?" then "...playing guitar ?" ... to watch tv, to go shopping etc. It's so easy to do something else. :rolleyes:


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Its weird, I have made myself a promise, that anytime I think about checking it, I need to do something else! This is how I quit drinking. Positive substitution, its not something that has to last forever, but right now, I need to do something to give me a massive kick up the arse!

That's for the links becky!


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I don't think I could leave FB behind, too easy to keep in touch with the people who don't need a text, but mean alot to me.
If you want to splash out a few pennies, this month's .net has a section on CSS frameworks, by the creator of 960.gs :) Haven't read it yet, so I can't tell you how good it is ><


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Hmmmm, I shall have a look when I walk past wh smiths, normally I favour grafik, computer arts or computer arts projects, I may make the change!