This will delight everyone I know who has been watching me on Twitter lately.
Today I installed LeechBlock. I wanted to have a wall between me and my addiction. I've been using the 'Net for decades. I'm fine with identifying this as obsession and addiction, I am.
Hell, when I bought my first computer, I got a loan to buy the complete system. I did need it for college, mind you.
But what I didn't tell the nice loan officers who were so impressed with a young woman being fiscally responsible... was that I also meant to check my email regularly on the BBSes. (This was before 'Net email was common.) My brother ended up playing more video games on my Amiga 1000 than I did, and I fought my dad off when he wanted to write papers and I needed to.
Still, the twin needs of communication and creation were what I required back then. That hasn't changed.
So last night when the first program suggested to me still only seemed to exist for Macs, I found Leechblock, an external form of self-control. :) Yay Firefox!
Another one, Freedom, has also been suggested to me by John Klima if I find LeechBlock insufficient. We'll see.
I haven't Tweeted in hours. No, don't ask if I'm mourning or rejoicing. It's too soon. =chuckle=