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Author Topic: BEAT THIS! ;)  (Read 4877 times)

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BEAT THIS! ;)
« on: April 06, 2008, 05:03:59 PM »
I just got back from a quick visit with my aunt and uncle in Hong Kong and the whole time there, I only checked my email 1x per day in the morning!

Impressive, eh?

Other than that, my only computer usage was showing my aunt and uncle a few things.

So my fellow digital junkies, how d'ya think you'd fare? Email anxiety after 30 minutes? 1 hour? ;)

But then again, I get home and the first thing I do is turn on the computer... I'm totally hopeless in the long run! :D
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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 05:20:31 PM »
This weekend, I spent... *counts using fingers*... ~40 hours in a row without using a computer at all :)
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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 06:10:01 PM »
My ISP went down at some point while I was at work on Wednesday and didn't come up again until Thursday evening, so I was internet-less for about 36 hours. I actually quite enjoyed the time except for one disturbing thing: I couldn't do anything on the computer. Without the internet I found I couldn't concentrate when I was within a metre of the thing!
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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 06:43:13 PM »
Are you CRAZY ?????
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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 07:55:32 PM »
Are you CRAZY ?????

Definitely up for debate! Er,... who are you replying to - Renegade, f0dder myself, or all of us?!
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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 08:03:35 PM »
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Renegade and you at least have a  semi -plausable excuse. ;D
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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 08:40:14 PM »
f0dder

Renegade and you at least have a  semi -plausable excuse. ;D

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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 09:07:59 PM »
Like a lot of us around here I spend what many would consider to be far too much time at one or other of the computers.

When I go away on vacation, I'm gone. Don't take one, don't use one, don't give the electronic world a second thought.

On my return I'm back at the keyboard within about 12 hours.

Should probably take a lot more vacations away from home!  :o


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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008, 09:12:24 PM »
f0dder

Renegade and you at least have a  semi -plausable excuse. ;D

AH! The truly hardcore digital junkies come out to play! :D

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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 01:47:00 AM »
I don't have a problem not to turn on the computer for half of a day, occasionally (usually when I'm a guest at weekends). That is, as long as I use a cell phone to read e-mail (at lease once per hour). :)

Well, when you are in this business, you simply don't have a luxury to ignore e-mails. Vacations? Without computer and operating internet connection, it wouldn't be a vacation but a punishment...  :-[

Edit: Hm, yes. It seems I found a perfectly valid reason to justify my addiction.
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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 01:49:28 AM »
Vacations? Without computer and operating internet connection, it wouldn't be a vacation but a punishment...  :-[

I second that opinion :)

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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 05:48:38 AM »
f0dder

Renegade and you at least have a  semi -plausable excuse. ;D
Well, I was 300+ km from home, attending a big family party / 60-year's birthday... and I seriously considered buying a laptop for that occasion :-[
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Re: BEAT THIS! ;)
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2008, 08:06:17 AM »
f0dder

Renegade and you at least have a  semi -plausable excuse. ;D
Well, I was 300+ km from home, attending a big family party / 60-year's birthday... and I seriously considered buying a laptop for that occasion :-[

Yeh, the closest to a computer we had was f0dders cellphone, MP3 and the television
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