I'm sorry, I'd have posted this blog entry ages ago, but I'm writing it in a web browser which meant that I could be distracted with following today's big game and watching some interesting presentations from a recent conference.
That's the problem with the Internet isn't it? Whenever your web browser is open there are so many other interesting and fun things you could be doing. They're all just a click away. And the first one leads to the next... and the next... and the next... Before you know it, the day has gone and you haven't achieved any of the things that you set out to do at the start.
Although we try to make tedium as enticing as possible, we realise that it's a futile endeavour when compared to the delights of the Internet...
Luckily, Eric over at Internet Duct Tape has happened upon a great solution. Using the specialised web browser WebRunner he's parcelled up a collection of standalone todo-list apps.
WebRunner is a special web browser that only lets you access one web site - so if you launch it with the tedium configuration you'll only be able see what you've got to do. No more distractions. Just improved focus on what you're trying to get done.
If you think that would help you out, we've put together some instructions to walk you through setting it up. Hopefully that'll make using tedium less like resisting the view above and more like the calm focus of the picture on the right.
Photo credits: Boardwalk on the Strip 1 by BuDesigns; Lonely by The Franz.