Jon at Distraction Blocker has just drawn our attention in the Forum to his useful little program. It basically does one of two things for those of us who are constantly getting distracted by our computers. It either blocks specified programs and websites or it blocks all programs and websites except ones specified by you. You can decide exactly how long and when the blocking applies.
It can also remind you to take a break and can even lock your keyboad and mouse so you have no choice but to take one.
One of the ideas I particularly like is that you can override the blocks if you really need to, but only by typing a long and tedious string of random characters like 6FzA-Ms8[Bt_GD}*?”DQ”e#V|zgSa~!%. You decide the number of characters you need to keep your lack of self-will at bay.
I haven’t tried this out myself yet, but it sounds as if it has the potentional to be really useful - and I’ve got a few sites in mind to try it on. No using it to block this website, mind!
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