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Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:26 pm
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Blink says...

We all know that if we try to write, we'll be distracted by the internet. It's there. Calling.

So who ya gonna call? [s]Ghostbusters![/s] LeechBlock!

It's a very handy tool. For me, it's almost natural instinct to start writing say, 50 words (or even less), then open up Firefox and come to YWS. But now, if I want to, I can block it for about half an hour (or for however long) and get typing. It really helps. It's not even just YWS--YouTube, Sports, or anything.

Sadly, it's only available for Firefox (although there might be other similar add-ons for Safari and IE). Anyway, it's a great productivity tool, and not too difficult to start up.

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Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:07 pm
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WaterVyper says...

Oh yeah, I've got LeechBlock added already. It helps a lot. I'm speaking from experience. I use LeechBlock when I'm cramming my homework. xD

Anyway, I'd recommend it to anybody suffering because of those sites. The first two things I open up when I get on the computer are Word, and the internet. However, the internet's been dominating me and I use LeechBlock whenever I need to write. I nearly forgot about it, till I saw this. Thanks Blink!
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Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:49 pm
Sureal says...

Cool. Downloading. ^_^

(Ironically, I read this whilst I'm trying to write. XD)
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Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:09 pm
tinny says...

Ooo now I might actually get this uni work done!
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Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:42 pm
Gahks says...

Aw, this sounds brilliant but we have MS Internet Explorer. Damn.
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Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:39 pm
Rosendorn says...


I tend to block out the Internet is by locking myself in my room and either using a computer that doesn't have one (yes, those do exist) or writing on paper.

And, I have both IE and Firefox. So ^ those options are the only ones that really work.
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Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:01 pm
.White.Poem. says...

That's one useful little tool! I always have the tendency to open Word and then proceed to get distracted by the wonder that's called the internet. On multiple occasions I've just pulled out the internet cable to stop procrastination from happening, but this sounds like it would work just perfectly as well.

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Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:41 am
Lava says...

WOW!! Thanks a lot!
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canislupis says...

Heh, that's called "research"......

(Ironically, I read this whilst I'm trying to write. XD)

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