First of all, hi mamas, I'm Amy and this is my first time posting in the TV free forum (just found it thru someone's siggy), and I am a computer addict.
In the interest of peeling myself off MDC sometime before midnight, I will just multi-quote things other people already said that I totally agree with.
Originally Posted by obiandelismom
Yes, definitely, I replaced TV with the computer. I find that it is "worse" in the ways you mentioned, but it gives back more than tv-watching does. It is absolutely a time-suck for me, though, and I think on the whole I would be better off going "computer-free", at least for a time.
Hey! Maybe we need a "computer-free" forum! Er... wait a minute....
Originally Posted by fek&fuzz
What I need is a program, that I am unable to override, that will shut it down every 1/2 hour in the evenings and say "go do something else" and will then shut it down at 9:30 pm and say "go to bed".
Do you use a wireless router? In the setup for them, you can do that, and you could have someone else in your house be the password keeper so you can't override it.
Me, I make myself do my daily chores (i.e. Wednesday ~ clean baby's room & do her laundry) before I turn on the computer. Then I sometimes I get nothing else done until it's time to start making supper