Do you spend too much time in front of your computer?

Discussion in 'Work / Life Balance' started by frakilk, Aug 28, 2006.


Do you spend too much time in front of a computer?

  1. Yes, yes, yes, I have a problem

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  2. No, I have it under control

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  1. frakilk

    frakilk New Member

    I think if someone tracked how much time I spend in front of the computer and they presented it back to me as days in a year I would be shocked but not surprised. I use my computer:

    1/ Work (no escaping this one but i love it so it is not like work at all)
    2/ Listen to music (I listen to a lot of music)
    3/ Play games (emulators)
    4/ Call people on Skype
    5/ Kill time

    I rarely watch TV now. I do try to make time to pull myself away from it a few times a week by doing something totally unrelated like take some beers, play pool/snooker. I also sleep and eat :D

    How bad is your ratio of computer hours versus non-computer hours?
  2. RedCardinal

    RedCardinal New Member

    The mere fact that we hang out in forums like these probably sums it all up!

    Can't wait to see what Michele posts on here :D

    How many sites have you got now Michele? And you run a hosting company?

    Oh yeah, BTW Michele I think your blog spammed me again on the Google post. Funny, I got spmmed on my own blog when posting a comment while logged in as administrator. Not so sure whether the WP anti-spam is a bit over aggressive.
  3. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I better avoid replying honestly

  4. frakilk

    frakilk New Member

    So that's a no vote then Michele is it?
  5. louie

    louie New Member

    Put it this way, my girlfriend says her next life she want to come back as a keyboard cause she will get more attention...
  6. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member


    Where is she from?
  7. louie

    louie New Member

    Irish 100%
  8. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Considering the amount of time I spend in front of a PC per week it would be best if I kept my mouth shut .....

    It's no wonder that I'm single!

    Who would have me?
  9. Cormac

    Cormac New Member

    i'm worried about the amount of non productive time i spend on the net.
    i'd venture that i'm 5% productive /seriously
  10. louie

    louie New Member

    That's life. At least you get to enjoy what you are doing.
    I prefer computers then going to the pub and don't remember what I did the night before.
  11. frakilk

    frakilk New Member

    There are any multitude of distractions. I'd like to damn:
    - Yahoo Mail
    - WebmasterWorld
    - Digg
    - StatCounter
    - BBC News
    - and thousands of others

    (joking of course, if these sites went away tomorrow I don't know what I'd do)
  12. Cormac

    Cormac New Member

    add youtube to that, so much family guy in the one place
  13. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    My "issues" are with IM:
    - Y!
    - AIM
    - ICQ
    - MSN x 2 (long boring story)

    plus IRC....

    Never mind the email and all the other stuff
  14. frakilk

    frakilk New Member

    Forgot YouTube, one of THE worst! Also another tip: don't sign up for the b3ta newsletter. That will consume your Friday.
  15. Cormac

    Cormac New Member

    ok i won't......:)
  16. Packet

    Packet New Member

    I think we all do, I work very hard at a work life balance, getting time to read a book, go to the gym a few times a week, Im young so a nightlife is also important for me at the moment.
  17. frakilk

    frakilk New Member

    Of course you won't :D
  18. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I read in bed and in the bathroom :)
  19. grandad

    grandad Moderator

    Just so long as you don't get too involved in the book and get the functions of the two rooms confused ;)
  20. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    That's unlikely to happen unless drink is involved ......

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