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Pulling The Plug

I’m returning my blinky little black box to the cable company today.
I am turning off the internet and cable at my house.  
 

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That means:

  • No internet 24/7
  • Saving $60 month – goes toward my Sri Lanka 2012 fund
  • Better use of my time
  • No more video streaming

Check this out:

productivity

A few months ago, I installed a program called rescueTime on my computer to monitor my actions.  The graph above shows the amount of time spent on my 10 most frequently used programs this month.

I should be spending the majority of my time on Photoshop, Premiere, and AfterEffects.  Those are the programs I use for my art.  Sadly, it isn’t the case.

The program doesn’t record times when the computer goes ‘idle’.  So the graph doesn’t record the hours spent watching videos since the mouse doesn’t move.

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This lifestyle change does not mean I am becoming a luddite.

I will still

  • have internet on my phone (Washington,KY does not have 3G)
  • use public wi-fi spots like the public/college library
  • blog regularly
  • make videos + other digital content
  • participate a little bit in my social networks

I want to be a person who CREATES CONTENT…but with high speed internet at my home, I have become addicted to CONSUMING CONTENT.

I predict this change will help me get my priorities back in order.

I don’t think everyone should be as drastic, but you might want to consider how you spend your time…just don’t stop visiting kenswinson.com

2 thoughts on “Pulling The Plug

  1. I understand completely, Ken. I’d love to do away with our satellite TV. Never consumed much TV until Michael Delbert and I got together. In fact, the satellite installer guy made fun of my 19″ woodgrain TV! It’s ancient! Wish I could convince hubby to go cold turkey! It’s such a time waster. I couldn’t do without the internet, though. I use it too much for my work these days…

  2. I commend you highly! The internet can be a great tool for information but is also a definite time-waster!! Same goes for the TV. It is my goal this summer to be outside more and enjoying this beautiful earth.
    Good Luck!

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