OK, I admit it — I’m addicted to e-mail. I live and breathe e-mail, and it can interfere with getting other work done. Do you have a computer addiction? Is it the Internet? Solitaire? Well, whether it is, there’s a fix for it. Not a cure, but at least a temporary fix.
SourceForge has written a free program called Temptation Blocker. The premise is very simple:
Temptation Blocker is a program that lets you lock yourself out of specific applications for a specified period of time. A window displays how much time remains. In order to unblock a program you must enter a 32 character string as a disincentive.
If it’s time for an intervention in your life, this may the easiest, and cheapest, fix for you.