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Hands-free mama by force ;)

I came across a post about being a hands-free mama this summer (meaning get off the computer/put the cell phone down) that really resonated with me, and within a DAY of reading it, this happened to my 3 favorite Internet forums:

1) MDC changed platforms and the changes to the mobile site (which I use 99% of the time) are frustrating enough that it makes coming here not fun.

2) TWoP died forever. (RIP)

3) I forgot my password to the animal forum I visit, and none of my 3 email addresses are showing up as linked to the site so I can't do the "forgot password" thing.

So, I think the universe is telling me to go with the hands-free mama thing.
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You have manifested your own hands free summer!

 
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Sounds like the internet is against you! :-) We have only regular cell phone(s) and desktop / laptop, so I go hands-free whenever excessive time with a mouse makes my right shoulder hurt. <sheepish>

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Sounds like the internet is against you! :-) We have only regular cell phone(s) and desktop / laptop, so I go hands-free whenever excessive time with a mouse makes my right shoulder hurt. <sheepish>
I think that's why humans have two hands; so we can give our dominant mouse hand a break without missing anything on the internet.
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Previously.tv is a good replacement for TWOP.
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Previously.tv is a good replacement for TWOP.
Yeah, I registered there, thanks. It is pretty good, the change just takes some getting used to.
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TWoP is gone? I had no idea.
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TWoP is gone? I had no idea.
Yep. Well, site itself is still there, and archived recaps are still available (but no new ones are being written), but the forums are no more. And DH and I just watched the final episode of Dexter last night -- I would LOVE to be able to go back and read through people's real-time reactions to that craptacular episode!!
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Yep. Well, site itself is still there, and archived recaps are still available (but no new ones are being written), but the forums are no more. And DH and I just watched the final episode of Dexter last night -- I would LOVE to be able to go back and read through people's real-time reactions to that craptacular episode!!
Go to Previously.com!
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Go to Previously.com!
I did. There's only 1 post about the finale of Dexter. Previously.tv will be great for shows going forward, but for people like me who are catching up on older series, it doesn't have the history that TWoP had.
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