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Hassan i Sabbah
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2005-03-04, 15:19

And what can I do to start?

I am the world's greatest procrastinator. I caught myself actually circling my computer earlier, staring at it, on the way back from a useless trip to check the washing up, or something. I just didn't want to sit down. And I'm posting this for a reason: I am wasting time. Purposefully and with method.

What does it take? My work's interesting, I absolutely have to do get it done before Monday or I'm shafted, and I have no distractions of any kind apart from the ones I make for myself. It's 8:00 pm, it's freezing cold outside, I have no arrangements for my Friday night on purpose, and I still can't make myself work.

Cooked carrots suck, but come on. Everyone knows that cooked carrots suck.

help
me

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Hassan i Sabbah
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2005-03-04, 15:21

Now I'm compulsively checking to see if I've had any replies.

I'm a lost cause.
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Hassan i Sabbah
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2005-03-04, 15:22

And posting to tell people.
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billybobsky
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2005-03-04, 15:23

Two words: unplug internet.

My DSL went caput this morning and I needed to get work done, I sat down with my computer, tried to connect to my mail. Failed. Starting messing around with my work. Got it done in no time. Checked internet. Failed. Walked to work.
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Hassan i Sabbah
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2005-03-04, 15:25

I was afraid that someone would say that.
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Kickaha
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2005-03-04, 15:26

Are you kidding? I have a script that I use to edit the /etc/hosts file to block several sites, including this one. It sits in my Script menu. I should be using it now. D'oh.

It's the only way I can effectively work. Well, that and go find a place with no net connection at all...

My other brain is hung like a horse too.
#IRC isn't old school.
Old school is being able to say 'finger me' with a straight face.
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2005-03-04, 15:28

LOL, I've been sitting at this computer at work all day (almost 8 hours now) and have gotten maybe... 1.5 hours worth of work done. The pain...
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Hassan i Sabbah
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2005-03-04, 15:32

Right. That's it. Airport? I'm switching you off... now.

Shit.

I mean... now.

I mean...
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thuh Freak
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2005-03-04, 15:36

try fark. it helps to pass the time, and doesn't encourage work in any way.
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Kickaha
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2005-03-04, 15:47

freak, you're officially on my Evil Bastards list.
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Maciej
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2005-03-04, 16:31

Man, we've been getting a lot of these threads lately, its crazyyy!!!
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thuh Freak
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2005-03-04, 16:54

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freak, you're officially on my Evil Bastards list.
i aim to squeeze.
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2005-03-04, 18:39

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Originally Posted by Kickaha
Are you kidding? I have a script that I use to edit the /etc/hosts file to block several sites, including this one. It sits in my Script menu. I should be using it now. D'oh.

It's the only way I can effectively work. Well, that and go find a place with no net connection at all...
That's genius. I'm going to do that right now.
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EDS66
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2005-03-04, 19:56

Why are you people working on Friday night?

Friday nights are for drinking, not working!
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billybobsky
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2005-03-04, 20:44

What? And waste these sweet sweet hours outside of lab, you surely jest.
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Wrao
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2005-03-04, 21:02

Hey work! I think I've heard of that before.
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Windswept
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2005-03-04, 21:04

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Originally Posted by Hassan i Sabbah
And what can I do to start?

What does it take?
help
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Maybe you could try this: just say, okay, I will sit down and work for one hour ONLY.

That way, you could get an hour's worth of work done, without committing to working the entire evening.

Then, of course, there's the off-chance you'll get caught up in your work and continue with it. But if not, at least you'll have gotten an hour's worth done.

Btw, I speak as a person who can procrastinate about something for *years*!!!
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2005-03-04, 21:06

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Btw, I speak as a person who can procrastinate about something for *years*!!!
Well, I wasn't going to mention it, but your hair IS a bit dreaded and oily.......
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Windswept
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2005-03-04, 21:14

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Originally Posted by wuf
Well, I wasn't going to mention it, but your hair IS a bit dreaded and oily.......
I was thinking more along the lines of cleaning out the garage.

Btw, you just lost your title of 'best new member'.
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wuf
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2005-03-04, 21:25

shit.......i forgot....think THEN post......
i will now go and type 100 times "I will not make fun of members on AppleNova that know more than I do."....
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Hassan i Sabbah
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2005-03-06, 18:38

Finished. 11:30 pm GMT (daylight saving) and I'm done. Didn't need to squash the airport or execute any dark scripts, just got on and did it.

Good work, got it done before the week drops, and it's going to be a hardcore week (lots of writing, too much writing to do) and I agreed to act as the driver for a German TV crew covering the royal wedding for a fee of 1,250 because I'm strapped for cash.

I resolved not to buy any tobacco so I couldn't burn a tree, as Snoop Dogg might put it, and I believe this was key, although I am going to rectify that immediately.

Thanks for your help. Freak, I'm especially looking at you. Couldn't have got it done without you. Really.

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billybobsky
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2005-03-06, 19:23

congrats....
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thuh Freak
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2005-03-07, 10:22

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Originally Posted by Hassan i Sabbah
Thanks for your help. Freak, I'm especially looking at you. Couldn't have got it done without you. Really.
i've said it before, and i'll say it again. Thanks are most appreciated when they come in large untraceable bills.
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