Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection

I had no connectivity at all yesterday but since it was Monday, I wanted to remain productive.

1. Clean out and categorize your bookmarks. I don’t know about you, but I tend to just click ‘bookmark this page’ and call it good. Yesterday, when I hit the little ‘down arrow’ on Firefox to let the bookmark list scroll down I counted. Not sites, but seconds. 11 seconds worth of scrolling bookmarks is way too many. If you haven’t visited a site in a month it’s not important.

Create categories and organize the list of bookmarks after you’ve eliminated all those links you don’t need. Do not create a miscellaneous category. Catch-all categories do exactly that and soon become difficult to use.

2. Delete programs you don’t use. Why delete them when you have plenty of space on the drive? Because it makes things like Scandisk and Defrag run faster. It might not make your PC run any smoother, but you’ll feel good knowing you aren’t wasting space.

3. Unplug your PC, take the cover off and clean out the dust. Invest in some canned air. Heat is a PC’s enemy and even in a clean environment, cooling fans suck dust through every opening and it builds up fast. If you have pets, do it once a month. I cleaned out enough dust to build a rabbit hutch to keep all the dust bunnies in.

4. Write your next blog post. If you use a blog client like BlogDesk just write and save. If not, write to a text file and format it after your connection is live. Not being connected may force you to write about something different, like say, five things to do when you have no Internet connection.

5. Run any maintenance programs you don’t have auto-scheduled. Reclaim your drive space and allow your PC to run smoother.

And now for number six, the bonus item. This is something I put off for a long time because it’s time consuming and no one really likes to think about what happens to the ones we love should something happen to us. You may need connectivity to accomplish this one, which is why the title isn’t six things to do with a PC when you have no Internet connection, but this one is important.

6. Write down your logins and passwords for all your sites, blogs, email accounts, Adsense, affiliate programs, where you purchased your domain names, etc. All that information is the key to your business. If something should happen to you your spouse or significant other will need that information.

When you’re done, put the information in a safety deposit box or keep it in a fire resistant safe at the house and let the people that may need that information know where it is kept.

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  1. Nice tips. I use roboform for my passwords and it has nice username/password dump option for the “if I get hit by a bus folder”.

  2. Cleaning your computer is an important tip – even if all you do is scrape the accumulated fluff and crap off the fan vents.

    But get inside the box if you can – one came into the shop the other day that had so much dirt inside you could almost grow a crop of potatoes in there.

    If you haven’t got any canned air don’t even think of using a vacuum cleaner – instead find a soft paint brush (the type you paint your house with) and gently brush all the rubbish out of the box and especially from between the fins of any heat sinks you may have in the box. Check all the hard-to-get-at places too.

    Be prepared to find some unwanted inhabitants in there too – mice like to live in computer boxes because it’s nice and warm in there.

  3. Combat

    If i go down, my pc and its multitude of passwords and usernames go with me, nothing of value on here except… well nothing :S.

  4. martin

    one of those should be ‘play solitaire’

    (obviously i’m ignoring the fact that you wanted to ‘stay productive’ but yea)

  5. lol

    Turn off the computer, open the door, go out, find yourself a girlfriend, and LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY.

  6. Lol has a point. Maybe a bit harsh, but he has a point. There are lots of things that regular, well adjusted people do that don’t involve computers AT ALL, let alone internet connected ones. Many people do these things for most of the day even when their internet connection is fine. How about trying one of those things instead?

  7. seriously...

    go outside.

  8. David

    Also sounds like a good time to perform a thorough BACKUP of all your important files: documents, settings, etc., precious photos, music, and videos. Burn them to DVD+R’s (better for archival purposes than -R), external HDDs, networked folders, or another HDD in the same computer…if they’re not already RAID1′ed.

  9. Thanks for reminding me lol I really need to clean the inside of my PC

  10. johnny

    Maybe I’m a self-righteous over-critical ego maniac, but this is such a depressing list. It’s probably true that this list applies to the majority of computer users, but it’s also a direct testimate to how the majority of computer users are consumers and without the internet, a computer seem useless. To someone who actually produces content, enjoys stimulating thier own mind, and in general contribute to the world or thier own well being rather than simply be a bottom pit of consuption, a computer is a godsend.

    The computer is by far the most advanced, sophisticated, creative tool in existence and it’s a shame that it’s primary use is to waste time surfing the internet. A computer can be used to write books, solve complex equations, explore the nuances of magic of mathematical functions, be an infinite canvas for hand drawn art, a dark room for photography, a studio for creating music, an editting room for making a movie, and if you know how to program there are a countless number of problems in the world that are simply sitting at your finger tips to solve. This is all possible without the internet.

    With Word, you can write a story. With Excel, you can teach yourself trigonometry, probability, and discrete calculus. With Powerpoint, you can draw, make games, and tell visual stories. If you have fancy programs like or similar to Photoshop, GarageBand, and FinalCut then the only limitation is your own willingness to try.

    “Organize your bookmarks,” please. What a sad thing to do with the most powerful creative tool in existence.

  11. It’s true, but i would have added several more things (though that might be counter-productive), like sorting your pr0n and backing up documents (ie, pr0n).

    Also see you are using my IRL friends theme, first I thought I had gone to the wrong site :)

    ah well, sorry for my weird sense of humor :P

  12. Great list! The last one in particular is highly recommended.

    Might I add… #7, Get a life and go outside! :)

  13. hey bottom line this dude did this and is sharing it and not looking for life advice, it was a moment he had documented and shared’ for the moment

    i wouldnt’ do any of that stuff cause i’m .. well me, but they are all smart tips, thanks

  14. What a great list of things to do! I don’t know about all of you, but I live my whole life on the internet pretty much. I hate to say it, and I know I’m a complete geek for admitting this, but I actually have a backup dialup account if my cable ever goes down! And for those of you who don’t remember, it is painfully slow, so it’s sometimes not even worth it. When I don’t want to deal with dialup in these situations, I often find myself firing up Photoshop and messing around in there for a while.

    As far as exercising or something to that effect, I think the most exercise I’ve got in a while is the typing I’m doing right now… man, I really need a life!

  15. Aaron

    Here’s a shocker — I’m a web developer / programmer, and my primary computer doesn’t have an internet connection on it. It has everything I need on it, and I have two Apache servers to test things on. If I need something online, I have another computer that I only use for internet access and e-mail (though I do most of my e-mailing from my laptop). When I’m working on a website live, I do it from my internet-only computer (which I also use for launching the site).

    The reason is dead simple: my computer is totally pristine. Always has been, always will be. I’m running XP Pro and my computer gets reset about once a month, and then only because something comes up that forces me to turn it off for a bit. I’ve never had a single bit of malware, or even a device driver that I didn’t want.

    So, what do I do without an internet connection?

    Everything.

    It’s sad to see how dependant people have gotten. Heaven forbid people go ten minutes without their Digg fix.

  16. I would that that “find an internet connection” would be #1

  17. Funny how many commenters here don’t quite grasp that some of us actually work online.

    I know that’s a strange concept but some of us actually do use our Internet connection for work.

    Unlike some others we also manage to have a life outside of the Net too.

    • A random person

      I also agree with this. Cool for you, you dont need internet. I go to school Online! Anyone have any ideas about that?

  18. As per the comments on the wasted use of the computer for browsing the internet.
    Computers to a great degree are a communication device.
    At least they are being used for some purpose.
    Many people have a powerfull computer for little more use than a dim lamp bulb and a conversation piece so as not to be left out of the discussion mix.
    At the most more than a high percentage of people use their powerfull computers only to play the stupid simple game of solitaire.
    Go figure.

  19. Bob Smith

    Someone up-thread said you should never use a vacuum cleaner to clean the inside of a PC. That isn’t entirely true – I use one all the time. Compressed air is expensive and doesn’t last long, especially if you clean many PCs. So I went to Home Depot and bought a small vacuum called “Little Stinger” – or something like that. The cost was about $30. Attach the hose to the outlet, so air is blowing out of the hose – not sucking in – and dedicate that vacuum to blowing out PCs only. Never use it for anything else. The air must be clean.

    I’ve been doing this for a long time. It works better than compressed air and has paid for itself several times over.

  20. Stuart..this article was obviously not aimed at people who use their home internet for work. If you require the internet for work, and it goes down, then you would have to go somewhere where you would have access to the internet, NOT do all these things suggested.

  21. Great ideas—especially no. 3. I’m going in (even though I am online at the moment.) [Insert spaghetti western soundtrack.]

    Thanks!

  22. Vigil

    “If you haven’t got any canned air don’t even think of using a vacuum cleaner” – Stuart
    I, and everyone I know, have done that for years, using a vacuum cleaner, without any problems.
    So, why not, what exactly could happen?

    @Johnny
    No need for that crap, all you need is Writer, Calc (or better, Math) and Impress.
    And for graphics, just use Blender, Gimp, or Paint.net.
    Or if you got an internet connection there is a ton of online tools you can use, that allows you to collaborate in a easy way.
    Or you can just bring your PDA down to the park, that should give you better inspiration.

    But, who uses a spreadsheet-maker to learn math anyway, or a presentation-maker to draw or make games?
    That’s just wasting resources.

  23. Number six is the best tip, think I should work on that.
    Thanks for sharing, cheers

  24. Johnny

    repsonse to Vigil:
    Yes, there are lots of great free tools if you are using linux.

    I frequently use Excel as a super graphing calculator. Using it’s plotting capabilites you can visualize the behavior of complex functions and visualizing math definitely helped me in high school and engineering school.

    Powerpoint is a suprizingly competent layout and vector drawing program once you poke at all the options. Myth was created in HyperCard, which is pretty much the same as PowerPoint.

  25. Johnny

    sorry I meant to say “Myst”, not “Myth”. The adventure game.

  26. kidpieces

    lol! really funny..how about helping out ur grandma with the cookies? or watch after her cactus? lol!

  27. see the world,get a life and don’t be a computer freak,hahaha..

  28. This article can lick my sweaty balls. if i had no internet connection, i would kill anything that moved with my ether net cable of power. :)

  29. How about the following as well
    - Finish the half read programming books gathering dust on your bookshelf
    - Actually do some of the scripting/coding that you have been postponing
    - Maybe even go out in the sunlight and do some pending chores
    - Call upfamily and friends
    etc.

  30. Sameer

    Try out or test newer software, esp if you have downloaded it earlier. Better still try out newer systems…Linux distros are abandunt. Start your own project – call me a FOSS advocate but this is cool. For less enthusiasts read a book, watch a movie (pref outside) and yes go for a walk

  31. honza

    nice tips,

    except number 1, just use del.icio.us

  32. Sanchez

    What is this Scandisk and Defrag?

  33. I’ve been thinking about doing #6 for some time now.

  34. Vigil

    @Johnny
    Ok, I see your point.
    Though we have to learn Matlab, so I’ll have to use that anyway (i.e., I’ve had no real reason to use something else).

    But, “Yes, there are lots of great free tools if you are using linux.”, all of the programs I mentioned are available for Windows too.

    I also forgot to mention Inkscape, which is great for vector graphics.

  35. Ha! Good tips! I’m guilty too of keeping a messy uncategorized list of bookmarks too… I’m more orderly when it comes to programs: I frequently unistall anything that is of no use to me and defrag often.

    Another thing I do in these circumstances is to check the contents of my past back-ups: CDs don’t last forever, so I occasionally take the time to make a new backup of my older backups/archives. Another thing I do on occasions is copying to my hard disk old files that I want to reuse or to include in new archives/galleries (usually images).

  36. There is one thing that’s not on the list…be creative! You don’t need access to the internet to make a video, work in Photoshop OR even make a website (static HTML works fine).

  37. god

    Nice tips sure , if your a no friend lamer ,
    heres my 1 tip when you don`t have an internet connection.

    Get the hell outside and Enjoy LIFE!!

  38. amiripz

    Thanks for the advises. Really helful!

  39. Good job!

    I like comments 4, 18, 2, 26, 27 and of course 6

    Honorable mentions go to 10, 11, 13, 19, 40 and of course 35.

    Comment 12, what the hell are you smoking???

  40. DG

    I wanted to go outside God, I really did, but after walking the dogs for 20 minutes in the 15 degree cold, they just wanted to come back inside and hang out by the fire. If you could make my Internet outages coincide with some nice weather I’d appreciate it. ; )

  41. A good list to keep anyone occupied. So far, I’ve completed numbers 1, 2 and 5. I’ll try number 3 at the weekend.

  42. Good idea.. but the people reading are most likely to have an internet connection

  43. Rob

    Yup, it’s a good idea to save passwords and stuff. Here’s a tip in that regard:

    Google “password safe”

    and, download an application to store all that info securely.

    There are a couple of free password safes that are very useful for this task

  44. What is it that you do when you do have connectivity that you can’t carry out all these basic crap?

  45. Shankar Ganesh

    Good Tips

  46. DG

    Work! I work from home as a consultant and have for the last 8 years. Just keeping up with the latests news is time consuming, let alone keeping up with email, analysis, writing, etc.

  47. Crazy Si

    1) thing I do with no internet connection. Go through all my temporay internet files and pretend the internet is still working……whilst rocking back and forth stroking my hair…..

  48. Thanks for the tips.
    I’d try it from now on.

  49. yeah, i do pretty much the same, except 2. and 6., too lazy for that ;-)

  50. Joe Resparian

    The # 6, ” write it down” is great.
    I use an address book, Cheap one, I enter all the passwords, user ID’s etc. It took a while to read all the scraps of paper I had in the desk, but once done it works out well

  51. Mike

    I think you are cool.

  52. Dan

    Lame. You must take Adderall

  53. Ahahaha interesting post! I’ve actually done all six of them!
    I believe that I may not have a life during that time cause I was able to do all that in one day. ;)

  54. Brett

    Nice! I’m going to bookmark this for next time I don’t have internet connection.

  55. This 6th ones particularly important to me.

  56. Me

    Use computer as a paper weight.

  57. Great tips! Thanks for sharing. :)

  58. great ideas to do the things which u forget in past. but I have more ideas to do at home where I have no internet connection. In my clinic , where I have a lone internet connection, I store all the web pages in portable firefox
    (in pen drive ) & then at home this portable device gives the lot of fun to open & read the web pages.
    for more details log on http://funnychehre.blogspot.com/2007/02/blog-post.html
    Though the post is in hindi language yet u can easily understand the value of portable firefox.

  59. mackingattack

    how about leaving the computer, or reading a book?

  60. DG

    Mackingattack, I love to read. But people shouldn’t need a list of things to do without a computer, at least, I hope they don’t.

  61. mozey

    Once, i was left out without a computer in my first internship. SO, i ended up writing a whole bunch of prime number little programs using java script :( my machine did’nt have anything else i can use at the time!. It was a nifty little project tho :) i wish i had the source code.

  62. Anders Bruce

    how about leaving the computer, or reading a book?

    :) Glad I’m not the only one to whom that occured.

  63. Why don’t you just start a single player game and waste some time? ;)

  64. Run Disk Defragmenter

  65. Great site – I will have to check often for tidbits – well big morsels – of info.

    Thanks
    Paul

  66. all those can be done while your on the net! Or play solitare

  67. DG

    For those of you that suggest reading, I agree. Just got that little gadget a few days ago and I love it.

  68. Go to the nearest Apple store drool over the gear!!

  69. Wow! I enjoyed and appreciated the logic of this post. As far as the commenters went they added to the mix. This was a great read with valid advice. Thank you!

  70. Araym

    what if you have no internet for a year? *points to self*

  71. KeePass works great for password management.

  72. DG- I’ve been inspired! haha! thanks! if you feel so inclined, please peruse the list I’ve tracked back to here in comment #92.

    For those of you who suggested reading, I concur.
    A couple great books to help you cope:
    1. The Living by Annie Dillard (slow-paced, weighty)
    2. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (hilarious, great time waster)
    3. The Rain Maker by John Grisham (one of his best stories)

    happy reading! :D

  73. I love it man.. good post :)

  74. I have a mac, but still, when I meet the oh-so-rare-and-shitty coffee shop with no internet (or even worse, when startbuck’s internet doesn’t work) I usually do like stated above, I clean. Then, I get back to work… being a web developer I have the good sense of having most the tools I need installed on my machine

    ie: Apache, php, mongrel, ruby, rails, textmate, photoshop, etc….etc…

    I even have the php ad ruby docs installed so I’m never too sad when the connection lags.

  75. absolutely great idea…… adding you to my bookmarks now so on outage days I can organize my long list of bookmarks :)

  76. Very good information. You’ll definitely be added to my list of bookmarks, that by the way has been freshly organized!!

  77. LOL oh well if nothing else ya got alota blog traffic. personally i think it was a great reminder. probably a few other things you could put on there. thanks!!

  78. Vespaziano, o Especialista em Coloproctologia

    nerd.. without net i’d just smack my head against the wall…nice uh? xD

  79. Kit

    Weird, my internet went down Sunday night. I was so bored without it!

    I went through my music and rated them from 1-5 stars. After doing that for about 20 minutes, I went and played some video games and went to bed. I think I watched Full House at some point, too. It’s all a blur…

    Things are so boring without the internet….

  80. curt

    I find it very amusing when people, on website comments, state that people need to “go outside” or “get laid” or “get a life”.

    You’re commenting on a website when you say that, stupid. Unless you’re outside, having sex, and doing your dream job all at the same time, STFU.

  81. Too bad the title is Five Things to do WITH A PC…

    I would have suggested to get away from the computer and find something else to do rather than sit there.

  82. It’s funny that in #1 you recommend against a “misc” category for bookmarks, but yet you categorized this blog in “uncategorized” :)

    In any case, this blog is interesting and provides some food for thought — thanks!

  83. Drainbamage

    Talk with real people face-to-face rather than via Skype/IM or better yet…Have a conversation with your spouse and/or kids, since they will not be on computer either :-)

  84. DG

    Busted. Man I hate that default category.

  85. AndyW

    start playing a ukulele

  86. willie

    Look at the pretty lights blinking in tandem and pray for a miracle while you’re on the phone speaking with every outsourcing company your telephone provider uses to provide you with that which is one of the basic elements to sustain life.

    A non-working Internet connection (even if it is a billing problem) is a travesty, especially when your computer’s juice is severed based on the decision of another computer.

    In all seriousness, if your Internet is down, alcohol is not the answer. See how many push-ups you can do and then pursue that Internet connection sharing idea with your neighbor that you thought up the previous time your connection was down.

  87. So, by the article and comments thereafter, it appears one can get a lot done with and without a connection. Great post/conversation all around (even ermmm…God)!

  88. This is nice post, but the most funny thing about that, you cannot read that w/o internet :)

  89. Technoraider

    but what if i lose my internet connection and cannot get to this page to know what to do? (jk)

  90. Thanks for the great reminders! I definitely have to do some of those right away!

  91. Acidrain69

    #7 Try to break into borrow your neighbor’s wifi connection and use their pipe while waiting for yours to go back up.

    #8 Built that projector you’ve been watching collect dust working on for the past 3 months while waiting for #7′s cracking to complete.

  92. Or, you could just get a Mac.

  93. DG

    I didn’t know Macs had magical properties that could keep ISPs from failing. If I had known, I would have already bought one. ; )

  94. I though your points were good and positive as I have seen a few people whine if there connection is down. At least you were being creative and offering some good suggestions.

    I might get up, stretch, take a breath or two and walk outside for a few.
    Oftentimes we tend to sit way to long without moving…I like to get my
    circulation going and then when I head back to the computer I am regenerated and ready to go again.

    Thanks!

  95. myanger

    today my internet connection was down due to industrial action with the telephone company. So I did a regisrty cleaner and compressed space left, also defrag. Then I did offline work like paper work for my online project.Internet was functional around 6p.m.

  96. FooBar

    If my internet connection is down, how the hell am I supposed to get to this web page to see what I’m supposed to do? Can someone fax this to me?

  97. Mark

    Everytime Comcast goes down I re-introduce myself to my wife and have sex. Kid #4 is on the way now :)

  98. Great advice I never have time for any of those things but I plan to catch up on some when I have time.

  99. anonymous

    1. Try to get on the internet
    2. Find an unsecured wireless network
    3. Go over friend’s house who has internet

  100. Where was this list the last few times the IT guy at my old job “broke the Internet?”

    I like the tips about the bookmark organizing but I have a tendency to want to open up the bookmarked pages to remember what it was that was so good on them that deserved the bookmark before I move it into the folders. If I haven’t viewed it in a month, chances are that I may have bookmarked it for future reference, a reference I have many a time needed to go back and find.

  101. Excellent advice. Funny how we let all this crap build up on our computers and it just leads to disorganization. Drives me nuts. That part about the favorites is so true of me. And hey, whatever happened to creating stuff on your computer that you don’t need internet access to do. Design a website, create a slideshow about something relevant, write an article to submit somewhere. I agree, computer maintenance is a great thing to do if your ISP is down.

  102. People need a list of things to do if they have to leave their computer? So sad. Maybe you could clean your bathroom. That’s always therapeutic.

  103. great post! some good ideas :o)

  104. Ok…Hang ON one SECOND!… Are these 5 things to do after you’ve feverishly rebooted the pc and the modem, then checked and replaced your NIC, reloaded the drivers that are on your server, rebooted the pc, then roamed the neighborhood for unsecured wireless all the while your heartbeat is steadily increasing? Perhaps the post should be entitled; “6 things to do….After you have calmed down, recieved oxygen, and succombed the the harsh reality that you can’t get on the internet.”
    My Tandy 1000TX won’t run anymore, so I can’t use a computer that is not on the internet.

  105. Thats awesome! My ISP is crap and I keep getting bits of downtime at least weekly. It may take me a month, but i reckon i can get your list done AND still feel useful! woo hoo!
    (because I cant keep running to the pub everytime i cant be productive, now can i?)

  106. If my connection goes down my biggest fear is the imminent cardiac arrest brought on by the misery of not being able to operate. And if you think that in that state I am going to wade into the accumlated dementia of seven years worth of bookmarks to *reorganise* them.? No way . :)

  107. Dan

    Great ideas. My internet connection was down for a day and I almost went into withdrawl!

  108. play a game!
    read a book!
    can’t you leave the computer for a while?

  109. wphj

    For those of us with Macs, we don’t have those fancy anti-virus stuff to do. Boo hoo, guess I’ll have to play around with iLife instead.

  110. Fantastic tips! Bravo and thank you. This happens to me every now and then and I think these steps may take away the “need” I have, that computer addiction, ha!

  111. bradh

    When you’re offline, why not browse and search your web by using Webaroo? http://www.webaroo.com

  112. A Glib Norse

    In re suggestion #6: *don’t* use a safe deposit box as the only “crash” site for any information key to your business — at least in NY, safe boxes are sealed until probate and banks have people reading obituaries to make sure it happens.

  113. Hey that were some cool tips!!
    :)

  114. Katie

    I’d like to add “Disassemble the cable ball behind your desk,” since you’re already pulling your PC out to give it a clean out. Untangling a cable ball can induce a state of Zen it’s hugely rewarding when your mouse reaches as far as it used to.

    One day at work a couple of jobs ago our internet went down for an unschedualed outage. The help desk informed us that it would all be up and running in 45-60 minutes if all went to plan and by the end of the day if it didn’t. Well in the end it obviously didn’t because we were without the net for 6 hours, making work dificult when we connect to the international head office to do our jobs. Management were reluctant to let us go home, just in case the net did come up in 60 minutes so we cleaned each of the PCs, tidied cable balls, rewired half the network (OH&S suggests you probably shouldn’t have blue cables strung across the floor in walk ways) and then had a solitaire-off … All whilst ping was sitting there calling out to the world every 60 seconds!

  115. mr.cappuccino

    wow… that is amazing! you have more than 100 responses! i’m from indonesia. blogwalking around wordpress users. and this is an freaky fantastic blog! :D

  116. Matthias

    Wow. Usually just do something else instead of going on the computer when the internet is down. Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll keep them in mind! :)

  117. Or you can go to the park and and do something else and bread fresh air…

    1) You can go to the woods or park and walk through around, just for fun…

    2) You can go drive a bicycle, or do any other sport…

    3) You can clean your room too! Or make lunch for your family i am sure that your mom will be happy, and you will be too!

    4) Have something old like car that you haven’t turned on for a long time… Go and start it drive it a little don’t let him to die!

    5) You can call your friend/s and make funny – happy day.

    6) You can again sit in park and think for happy moments or what you have to do and how will you do that on the best way…

    7) You can go do something stupid…

    8) There is many things you can do…

    9) Those up ^ are good for your health, relationship, soul, brain, family…

    10) Sorry on bad English i am from Croatia…

    11) But what you did is that you gived the people the good tips what to do when you dont have to do nothing… As i did… :)

    12) Sorry if i wroted something wrong and if you don’t understand it on the way i was writing it…

    13) Anny way i am on computer also long time of life, i work on the job on the computer form 08:00 to 16:00 then i go home eat something and go to the school from 17:30 till 20:30 and when i have no school i stay home and sit on computer.

    14) At dot 13 i fucked up my story! :)

    15) Good story/tips D.G.

  118. Your list sure beats the hell out of my usual.

    1.Cry
    2.Spit
    3.Hit
    4.Cry more
    5.Curse
    6.Sleep
    7.Pace
    8.Pull my hair out by the roots
    9.More crying
    10.Up my dosage

    All that and I still won’t go through my email inbox and delete the old messages.

  119. (sharp loud inhale!) .. what do you mean .. no internet connection?!?!??! :-D ;-)

  120. George D

    1. Take a deep breath.

    2. Pick up the phone and cancel your contract with ISP

    3. Go and sign another contract with a different ISP.

  121. I’ll just add somethin else…………….SLEEP

  122. nert

    If you’re that worried about being without a net connection (and don’t need it for work) I suggest either seeing a therapist or phoning a friend (if you have any).

  123. Lol. Thanks for the list, I’ll have it saved on my desktop… The horrors of the world without internet was experienced here in Hong Kong for around 2 weeks, when the Taiwan earthquake broke several undersea cables… =K THnxs again!

  124. sounds like a wonderfully productive day :-D

  125. alvin

    actually, you can do all things with the internet connected (except the 3rd: cleaning the cpu) even if you are using it to download stuff… duh.

  126. Great ideas!! It’s certainly more productive than sitting around worrying about all of the time you’re wasting offline:-). You know, when I started working I had a computer—but I rarely used it. Nowadays, if the computers are down at the office, everybody might as well go home!:-) It’s amazing how the pc has influenced the way we do business, isn’t it? Great post—thanks!

  127. The last sentence should really be part of number 6.

  128. Blue Athena

    I pretty much go with Heather Flanagan’s 10 step list (comment #164). Except I WILL eventually sort the 3000 items in my inbox, while repeating steps 1 through 10.

  129. Akbar

    #7 Shut it off and do something actually productive like read a book or take a bath or sleep.

  130. no need to clean your system if you’re using linux

  131. Watch TV on your PC…

  132. No internet connection? What is this thing you speak of?

  133. Alaphic

    so, all these people that are telling everyone to go outside and get a life when their internet is down: why aren’t you doing that right now instead of wasting everyone else’s time with your rather pedantic attempts at bashing their lifestyle?

    it just seems like it would be such a better use of your time, considering the emphasis you seem to put on it…

  134. Wow…thanks for the tips!

    Well I usually just try to watch a movie, play a game or read a book or catch some well-deserved sleep.

    I like the one about bookmarks, I just dump them all in one folder.

  135. Farhan

    haha…one thing to add….
    Arrange all files and document in specific files

  136. Number 7:
    Turn off the PC and go play outside.

  137. Very very nice article indeed. It really helped me out… :D

  138. thedesktop

    Or you could go to the public library and use their internet :P.

  139. Work!
    For years I have worked in offices where only a privileged few have internet connection permissions. Lately things have tightened up, and sites like Yahoo! and Hotmail are banned even for those with access rights.

    We are “supposed to be working”!
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  140. riley

    boot up counterstrike and brush up your skills playing against bots….

  141. Visit your local apple store, have a look around. If you do buy a mac you wont have to worry about de-fragging etc….

  142. “Unplug your PC, take the cover off and clean out the dust. Invest in some canned air. Heat is a PC’s enemy and even in a clean environment, cooling fans suck dust through every opening and it builds up fast.”

    good point.

    Dust is EVIL!

  143. nottakingsides

    How about reorganize your contact lists and delete people while your at it? It is actually kind of therapeutic……hehe….

  144. Hi there
    These are good tips for me to do something else rather than sitting in front of my PC and connect to the internet all the times. I used to try to do ‘offline’ things with my PC but at last …. you know the answer :)

    Thanks for sharing
    bigBiz

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  146. I always find drawing on Paint is a good if unproductive timewaster when forced to be offline

  147. About the password business in point 6. You could always use the same password and tell your wife!

  148. Seriuosly, I just saved all my internet marketing passwords to a store n go stick and put it in the safe!

  149. Chris

    You said to delete programmes on your computer. I wouldn’t recommend doing that a lot because when you delete a programme sometimes but very unlikey but still can happen some of microsoft get deleted with it. It is anotehr annoying problem microsoft has. I know this because it has happened to me before.

    Many Thanks

  150. Interesting comments.. :D

  151. pat

    We bought a new computer and gave our old one to our granddaughter. It is a HP computer. When she hooked the monitor to the computer she gets a message that says something to the effect about self test and indicates that the monitor is working but she cannot get the message to go off the screen. She does not have internet access-just wants to be able to play her games on the computer. Do you have any idea what is wrong? We cleaned everything of ours off the hard drive before we gave the computer to her.

  152. Great Tips!!!!!!!!!

    I liked the sixth tip a lot.

  153. lalitnagrath

    when i have no internet connectivity i ll trying figuring around with my linux system !

    cleaning the case , wiping out dust .
    praying for intenet to come back ..
    thinking more blogging ideas !!

    listening to some songs !!

    awwwhhh ,,
    it s harsh times without internet

    Bollywood film links

  154. LOL what an awesome article. I’m always so frustrated at what I CAN’T do when I have no internet…but I should try to be more productive!

  155. Thnx for this sugesstion.I will try this.

  156. great article
    how abut cleaning u r room :)

  157. Great advice to do when bored but you would not be able to know this unless we had the internet

  158. Tom

    Ugh! This happens to me so much in my area. Usually I stick to playing non-multiplayer games until the connection comes back.

    -Tom
    my website:

  159. make your website compliant with the law. It will save you from serious problems. The best part…you can do it in under 60 minutes.

  160. d3vil

    Hey what about taking a snap(zzzzzzzz….)

  161. Hey buddy , that’s a real cool list of tasks we can perform “OFFLINE” and i do it most of the time like sorting my folders/arranging my files, clean my cpu dust etc. a nice compilation though ..

  162. Trik Ster

    One of those things to do should be:
    In order to help cleanup your hard drive to make your pc run faster; Goto your MS DOS prompt. Type format C:/u and hit [ENTER]

    After that, reboot your system. when your logo screen comes up, press the [F10] key.
    as you enter your CMOS settings change your bootable drive to z:/

    • I should give that advice to a jerk at my school… except without the bootable drive bit as it kinda gives the game away. lol, nice idea though!

  163. thanks for your time giving wonderful information.

  164. children of boredom

    if ur internet goes off………
    just try looking at the 3D flower box screen saver…..
    and try watchin how it changes its shape…………
    and as u keep watchin it…………….
    it’ll tell u wat a big fool u are………………….
    damn it………………………… wt r u doing……….
    it time to shut ur pc off……………………
    or try watchin some muvees…………………
    and at last if all this doesn;t work…….
    try pinging to the dns servers ip address…………
    illegal though

  165. children of boredom

    if ur internet goes off………
    just try looking at the 3D flower box screen saver…..
    and try watchin how it changes its shape…………
    and as u keep watchin it…………….
    it’ll tell u wat a big fool u are………………….
    damn it………………………… wt r u doing……….
    it time to shut ur pc off……………………
    or try watchin some muvees…………………
    and at last if all this doesn;t work…….
    try pinging to the dns servers ip address…………
    illegal though…………..

  166. Ps3

    Or you can play solitaire!?

  167. I wish i had cleaned up the insides of my case when the internet was down, then maybe my cpu fan wouldnt have clogged up and burnt out taking the cpu with it :(

  168. PS3

    Or you could just play a game like Pinball. Fabulous game that is.

  169. Dom

    I have a WID and it backs up your computer via usb its brilliant, u can download your games on it and play!

  170. Personally, my computer is nothing without the internet.

    Yes I could spend time doing all those things mentioned but I’d much rather have fun on it.

    Maybe play some single player games or something?

    John

  171. Nic

    Very interesting post.It can be very useful.

  172. Computer fan

    Im a computer fan. I know everything about them.
    BUT!!
    This is sad wondering what to do when your internet is down.
    Go outside.
    :-)

  173. I wish i found this post last week when i lost my internet connection. It would have made the day go by much quicker.
    I like number 2.

  174. This will definetly make time fly by.
    Number 2 is very useful

  175. When my broadband goes down, I root in the attic for the old dial up modem. They still work you know but I don’t know how we managed before the internet.

  176. Good tips, but how do I access them when my internet connection is down :P

  177. DG

    That’s easy, go to the local library where they may have an Internet connection. ;)

  178. Chez

    Why are so many people sayng this guy should get a life? If the tips don’t interest you, find some that do! He’s giving tips to people who may find them helpful – like those who actually work on a computer, and don’t want to waste their working time when unable to do what they should be doing.
    I do 2 and 5 quite regularly – I’ve never done 1, though, so will do that asap. As for number 6 – I hadn’t thought of that, so it’s now top of my list.

  179. Ed

    how about switch off all sense of reason and impulsively drop your pc out the window, watch it smash to smitherines for 2 seconds of excitement and an indestructible feeling of power. (though not exactly productive:)

  180. When I don’t have internet connection I just turn off my computer.

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  182. teenoie

    Smart Defrag 1.20 is a great program. My computer is now very slow computer running good.

  183. This is totaly right.Delete programs you don’t use. Why delete them when you have plenty of space on the drive? Because it makes things like Scandisk and Defrag run faster.

  184. sounds like a wonderfully productive day.

  185. There is one thing that’s not on the list…be dreamer.

  186. There are a lot of great points here,
    but I’m not sure I agree with real-time search being discarded.
    I agree that it’s not verey relevant,
    but isn’t the point of it to show what people are currently saying about a topic,

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    If you guys payed 13 dollars or so for Minecraft, you can play it offline (Online if you did have internet).

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  194. Nadine.

    I have to go without Internet for 3 whole days while I have to stay round my nans house! :’/ I’m going to be bored to tears.

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  197. Skiv

    Not everybody in the world has 24 hour access to the net. There’s a lot of other things to do genius.

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    [...] I hate it when my cable internet decides to take a crap, or there is a power outage and my laptop is running on batteries. What is one to do during this time without that important connection? Well that question has finally been answered HERE. [...]

  52. 52 Burned Switch « psoplayer: Now on WordPress!

    [...] power outage and they don’t happen to have a spare to replace it yet. Conveniently, I found this on the wordpress front page, but most of his suggestions don’t even apply to me because of [...]

  53. 53 digitalearth.ro » 5 Things to do When the Intertubes are Clogged

    [...] Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet [Via Lifehacker] [...]

  54. 54 Notícias rápidas de 8/02/2007 » Teknologico - Notícias sobre media e tecnologia que interessam

    [...] 6 coisas para fazer quando estás sem Internet [...]

  55. 55 Today is that Day » Blog Archive » Self Improvement and Law of Attraction Link Love, Volume 1

    [...] 5) Speaking Freely -Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection [...]

  56. 56 不上网的时候我干点什么? » 生活帮-LifeBang

    [...] “五件断网时可为你的电脑做的事情”-来自speakingfreely.wordpress.com [...]

  57. 57 » Blog Archive » links for 2007-02-09

    [...] Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection « Speaking Freely I had no connectivity at all yesterday but since it was Monday, I wanted to remain productive.C (tags: computers) [...]

  58. 58 GearFire » 5 Ways to keep busy without internet

    [...] read this article over at Speaking Freely, which talks about stuff you should do when you don’t have an [...]

  59. 59 info-ninja » This week in news.

    [...] Speaking Freely writes: I had no connectivity at all yesterday but since it was Monday, I wanted to remain productive. [...]

  60. 60 My Week in Review « Dipping into the Blogpond

    [...] Up in the morning, get the kids ready, discover that the internet is down. Ring the ISP. Am unable to order a technician as I’m not “authorised” on the account. AARRGH! Get the “account holder” to authorise (both the technician’s visit and ME on the account). No one available for 24 hours. Stuff around for two hours trying to get connection to work, set up unwired connection on my pc, discover I don’t even have a dial up modem. We resort to an Unwired connection on another pc, rationed between everybody. Actually get A LOT of work done, and resolve not to waste so much time on the internet. (Resolution didn’t last long). Have a long, leisurely dinner with the family – no one was rushing off. Son comments that the “Internet Gods” decided we needed some family bonding time. Smart kid. Internet spontaneously reappears at 8.30pm. Cancel technician. Ironically missed this post. [...]

  61. 61 5افعال جو آپ بغیر انٹرنیٹ کے کمپیوٹر پر انجام دے سکتے ہیں « اردو ٹیکنالوجی بلاگ

    [...] چھٹا کام اسلئے مندرجہ بالا افعال میں شامل نہیں کیا کیونکہ اس کیلیے ہوسکتا ہے آپ کو آن لائن ہونے ضرورت ہو۔ چھٹا کام یہ کہ اپنے تمام ویب سائٹس، بلاگز، ای میل ایڈریس، مختلف فورم کے یوزرنیم اور پاس ورڈ کسی فائل یا اپنی ڈائری میں محفوظ کرلیں۔ ایک عام انٹرنیٹ صارف بھی آج کل پانچ، دس یوزرنیم اور پاس ورڈ کا مالک ہوتا ہے۔ بسا اوقات اتنے سارے اکاؤنٹس کے یوزرنیم اور پاس ورڈ یاد نہیں رہتے یا آپس میں گڈمڈ ہوجاتے ہیں جس سے خوامخواہ ذہنی کوفت ہوتی ہے۔ اسی مشکل سے بچنے کیلیے یہ ترکیب یقیناً کارآمد ثابت ہوگی۔ اصل تحریر کا ربط [...]

  62. 62 The Digg Effect - The Aftermath « Speaking Freely

    [...] کمپیوٹر پر انجام دے سکتے ہیں « اردو ٹیکنالوجی بلاگ on Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet ConnectionSajid Iqbal on Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connectionmoseswilbur on Five [...]

  63. 63 pwreencess speaks » Blog Archive » 5 things u should do when there’s no internet connection

    [...] digged out from here [...]

  64. 64 Fully Devoted

    [...] I found this interesting post on Speaking Freely Blog I had no connectivity at all yesterday but since it was Monday, I wanted to remain [...]

  65. 65 5 Dinge, die man tun kann, wenn man kein Internet hat | neunzehn72

    [...] Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection [...]

  66. 66 Connected Internet

    Quick Links 11-02-07

    I’ve finally managed to clear Google Reader after some frantic J J J J S J J J J S action.
    Here are the links I found that were interesting:

    UK HDforAll campaign aims to secure high definition over Freeview
    Vodafone to offer MySpace service
    Micr…

  67. 67 Ambiome[Dot]Net » Que faire lorsque l’on n’a pas de net…

    [...] ides utiles ici (en anglais), via l. Tags: [...]

  68. 68 Sou Produtivo! - produtividade, economizar dinheiro, criatividade, downloads, entretenimento, ferramentas, fotografia, freeware, mp3, segurança, utilitários

    [...] Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection [Speaking Freely] [...]

  69. 69 Five Things To Do « iwork4xerox

    [...] Five Things To Do February 12, 2007 Posted by iwork4xerox in Uncategorized. trackback Here’s a great post on “Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection.” [...]

  70. 70 mouse - somdaj.com » The Original 1983 Microsoft Mouse

    [...] Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection [...]

  71. 71 RiZN Blog » Архив Блога » Десяток вещей, которыми можно заняться, когда нет интернета

    [...] статей, нашёл как раз один очень забавный постинг: Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection. В этой статье описываются пять, а точнее, шесть, дел, [...]

  72. 72 What to do when you have no internet? at 8bit Online

    [...] What to do when you have no internet? Published February 14th, 2007 in Personal and Computers. Tags: Computers, Personal. Well when i don’t have the internet i generally end up playing computer games, but i found this interesting article which actually gives a good list of six things to do when you have no connectivity. Have a look at it here. [...]

  73. 73 »

    [...] ߿ https://speakingfreely.wordpress.com/2007/02/06/five-things-to-do-with-a-pc-when-you-have-no-internet… [...]

  74. 74 andreas04: close to attraction

    [...] there was Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection followed a week later by Five (More) Things To Do With No Net Connection, which actually has six [...]

  75. 75 More Cowbell » Article roundup

    [...] 5 things to do when you can’t log on to MH — The article talks specifically about what you should do when your internet connection is out. [...]

  76. 76 More Cowbell » Interesting articles roundup

    [...] 5 things to do when you can’t log on to MH — The article talks specifically about what you should do when your internet connection is out. [...]

  77. 77 heiligenschein blog » fünf dinge (geklaut)

    [...] five things to do with a pc when you have no internet connection [...]

  78. 78 Make Them Dutch Our Maids « World in Conflict

    [...] news aside, here is a link to an interesting article on what to do with your computer when the internet connection is down. [...]

  79. 79 Tequila 2.0 » Blog Archive » 5 cosas que hacer cuando no tienes conexion a internet

    [...] este articulo, te puede resultar [...]

  80. 80 Diogo Santos | diogosantos.com » 5 coisas para fazer quando estiver sem internet

    [...] o texto original do blog Speaking Freely: https://speakingfreely.wordpress.com/2007/02/06/five-things-to-do-with-a-pc-when-you-have-no-internet… (em [...]

  81. 81 lizard.cc » Internet tot?

    [...] Ein paar Tipps für alle, die mal für ein paar Stunden vor dem PC hocken ohne Internetverbindung: Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection [...]

  82. 82 Clipping Urbano

    [...] Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection - I had no connectivity at all yesterday but since it was Monday, I wanted to remain productive. 1. Clean out and […] Speaking Freely [...]

  83. 83 /var/log» Blog Archive » Five Things

    [...] This post lists five things you can do when your net connection goes down: [...]

  84. 84 சமையலை சொதப்புவது எப்படி? « தாளிக்கும் ஓசை

    [...] நல்லாத்தான் சொல்லியிருக்கீங்க. இதை எல்லாம் செய்ய எனக்கு ஒரு முழு [...]

  85. 85 How Comcast Killed 9 Days of My Productivity at Garrett Gee

    [...] here and here. Lifehacker’s posts actually link to the postings from Commute Smarter and Speaking Freely. I read through all the posts, and there are some good comments in [...]

  86. 86 Cê Inove Já! » Blog Archive » Sem Internet ?! O que fazer ?

    [...] O idealizador desse post, devido à falta de internet por um dia inteiro, é o responsável pelo sit… Rafael Barros Permalink * * * * * 1 votos Tags: internet [...]

  87. 87 » 5 Dinge, die man machen kann, wenn man keine Internetverbindung hat Tobbis Blog - Aktuelles über Windows, Opera & Co. gebloggt von Tobias Steinicke

    [...] werden in dem Post “Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection“. Wer aber hier ein Troubleshooting oder eine FAQ erwartet, ist an der falschen [...]

  88. 88 Hardware Mashup » 5 Things to do When the Intertubes are Clogged » Blog Archive

    [...] Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet [Via Lifehacker] [...]

  89. 89 O diário da informática Coisas para fazer sem internet «

    [...] e sem nada para fazer? Pensando nisso, vou listar várias coisas para se fazer sem internet: [via]1) Aproveite para organizar os seus favoritos, criar novas pastas e redistribuir da melhor forma, [...]

  90. 90 Eric

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  91. 91 kisfaszom.hu » Blog Archive » Mit csinálj a gépeddel, ha nincs internet?

    [...] 5 dolog, amit internet nélkül is megtehetsz. Imádom ezeket a tippeket. Valljuk meg őszintén, annyira áthatja digitális életünket a háló, hogy amikor elmegy a net, már lassan nem is tudunk mit kezdeni az előttünk heverő vassal. Vajon tényleg ez az, ami miatt bejönnek a webes alkalmazások? Hogy ne csak a passziánszt indítsuk, hanem valami hasznossal töltsük a netmentes időket, olvassuk ela link mögött található öt tippet. (angol) [...]

  92. 92 1001 Lists To Read Before You Die | Terabell - technology, law, programming and a laugh

    [...] Shouldn’t Forward Me That Email 318.  7 Easy Ways To Lose Weight 319.  Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection 320.  7 Idea Dumping Tips (How To Manage Diarrhea of the Brain) 321.  101 Blog [...]

  93. 93 The 1001 list of Quality Reads -- you may want to read before you die

    [...] 317. Top Eleven Reasons You Shouldn’t Forward Me That Email 318. 7 Easy Ways To Lose Weight 319. Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection 320. 7 Idea Dumping Tips (How To Manage Diarrhea of the Brain) 321. 101 Blog Tips I learned in 2006 [...]

  94. 94 Digg Top OffBeat News of all times » 6 Things To Do With Your Computer When You Have No Internet Connection

    [...] read more | digg story [...]

  95. 95 Blog Artiste | Just another WordPress weblog » 6 Things To Do With Your Computer When You Have No Internet Connection

    [...] need to do this (soon). Actually my cable connection is so shitty I might be able to today read more | digg story « OZZFEST 2007 TO HAVE FREE TICKETS Sorry, no comments [...]

  96. 96 GeekTips: Computer Fun | Techie Diva

    [...] 5 Things to do when your Internet is out (Speaking Freely) [...]

  97. 97 Noticias » Blog Archive » 5 Cosas para Hacer cuando se cae el internet.

    [...] un sabor amargo en el estomago, estan estos 5 tips que muy bien han sido destilados por el sitio Speaking Freely (english [...]

  98. 98 .::.Crea tus Blogs.::. » Blog Archive » 5 Cosas para Hacer cuando se cae el internet.

    [...] un sabor amargo en el estomago, estan estos 5 tips que muy bien han sido destilados por el sitio Speaking Freely (english [...]

  99. 99 Website Legal Matters

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  100. 100 #49. Read ‘The 1001 List Of Quality Reads’ « 6ixx

    [...] Top Eleven Reasons You Shouldn’t Forward Me That Email 318. 7 Easy Ways To Lose Weight 319. Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection 320. 7 Idea Dumping Tips (How To Manage Diarrhea of the Brain) 321. 101 Blog Tips I learned in 2006 [...]

  101. 101 Quentin

    Quentin…

    Six Apart started a working group in February 2006 to improve the Trackback protocol with the goal to eventually have it approved as…

  102. 102 » When boredom strike. Senyorita Uchusera Wafakelz

    [...] Or try if you doesn’t have an internet connection. Consult my friend Dean in his blog and see his suggestions. Don’t forget to read the comments. May makukuha ka din suggestions hehe.. Dean’s Suggest this to you [...]

  103. 103 Your Friday Recommendation #26 : The Scrawl

    [...] Success about ways to keep busy without the internet, which was a response to an article at Speaking Freely that gives advice on computer maintenance to do without said dreaded shiny internet distraction. [...]

  104. 104 Your Friday Recommendation #26 « The Scrawl

    [...] Success about ways to keep busy without the internet, which was a response to an article at Speaking Freely that gives advice on things to do sans said dreaded shiny internet [...]

  105. 105 Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection (via Speaking Freely) « Vintage1951

    [...] Take a look at 5 (well, 6 actually, but you can read them for yourself) eminently sensible things to do while you’re waiting for your broadband provider to come to your rescue. I had no connectivity at all yesterday but since it was Monday, I wanted to remain productive. 1. Clean out and categorize your bookmarks. I don’t know about you, but I tend to just click ‘bookmark this page’ and call it good. Yesterday, when I hit the little ‘down arrow’ on Firefox to let the bookmark list scroll down I counted. Not sites, but seconds. 11 seconds worth of scrolling bookmarks is way too many. If you haven’t visited a site in a mo … Read More [...]

  106. 106 My Week in Review | Dipping into the Blogpond

    [...] Up in the morning, get the kids ready, discover that the internet is down. Ring the ISP. Am unable to order a technician as I’m not “authorised” on the account. AARRGH! Get the “account holder” to authorise (both the technician’s visit and ME on the account). No one available for 24 hours. Stuff around for two hours trying to get connection to work, trying to set up unwired connection on my pc and discover I don’t even have a dial up modem. We resort to an Unwired connection on another pc, rationed between everybody. Actually get A LOT of work done, and resolve not to waste so much time on the internet. (Resolution didn’t last long). Have a long, leisurely dinner with the family – no one was rushing off. Son comments that the “Internet Gods” decided we needed some family bonding time. Smart kid. Internet spontaneously reappears at 8.30pm. Cancel technician. Ironically missed this post. [...]

  107. 107 Self Improvement and Law of Attraction Link Love, Volume 1

    [...] Speaking Freely – Five Things To Do With A PC When You Have No Internet Connection Whether you have frequent or infrequent bouts of being unable to get your “internet [...]




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