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    Temptation Blocker

    availble at www.Webjillion.com.
    As described in today's NY Times:
    PRODUCTIVITY TOOL Temptation Blocker - free, Windows-only software from Webjillion.com - blocks access to user-specified programs for a set time. B. Adam Howell created the tool as "a way for the smart part of me to head off the dumb, impulsive lizard part, and a way for me to get more stuff done at the computer."

    "Have a major deadline looming or ripe opportunity closing and just don't have time to waste playing Half Life 2 or checking Bloglines one last time?" Mr. Howell asks. Just enter those programs, hit the "Get Work Done" button and computer games, Web browsers and other time-wasting programs become inaccessible. And no, you can't turn off Temptation Blocker until the restriction has elapsed.

    Any comments or other suggestions?

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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    Looks to me like a solution in search of a problem.

    If you shouldn't be playing games, etc, at any particular time, just don't!

    John

    PS Or go on a Time Management course...
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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    If you are that strong- all the power to you! I assume that when you diet, you leave chocolate cake on the tale and just DON"T eat it <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    I avoid the temptation by not buying the chocolate cake in the first place! It works for me...

    John

    PS Looks as though I gave the wrong answer earlier...?!
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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    but all the time wasters are already on the computer

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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    Those are just facilitators. The time waster is sitting in the chair in front of the computer !!! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    depends how much time you spend in the lounge <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>

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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    So true Doc. As we used to say in my IT support days- it's a PEBKAC issue...
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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    <center>
    <hr>PEBKAC issue<hr>
    </center><center> <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45></center>Enlighten me, please. I tend to stay out of the Puzzles board for good reason. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    Yes, thanks Hans- forgot to mention what the acronym stood for... sorry! <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>
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    Re: Temptation Blocker

    Thanks Hans. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I knew it had to be something like that. But as I said, I stay out of the Puzzles board for good reason. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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