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Procrastination

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Tom, Mar 21, 2008.

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Sometimes

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  4. Not when it comes to personal stuff

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  5. Only if its personal stuff

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  6. I used to

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  7. Guilty, same situation, CLUTTER

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  8. Guilty but in different areas of my life

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  9. Only when I'm getting paid

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  10. I'll comment...Eventually

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  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I have a mess beside me. I have piled all my stuff up around my desk and its getting really cluttered. CDs, DvDs, Books, Stereo equipment, wires, game boxes and much, much more.

    I have been wanting to tear it all apart and redo it all but the thought of tackling all the wires and components and media is daunting.

    I keep putting it off as a spring cleaning task but spring is now here and I have no excuse.

    I have some new components I need to hook up (like a battery backup, a cassette deck and hook my satellite to my pc) but there is just so much stuff.

    I know when I start it will easily be 2 days before I get it back together, it will be better but thats 2 days without my pc. I feel sick...
     
  2. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Well, I'm done and it only took me a few hours. I cleaned the dust out of my enclosure with air and put velcro tabs above my vent screens. Those little vent filters you can buy at the hardware store are perfect filters for reducing the dust intake. The velcro tabs hold them in place till you fire up the computer then the fans hold them tight. At $1.99 for 10 filters When they dust up I just change them out. Yes, I realise the more clutter there is the more dust that forms. The filters work pretty good tho. PCs should come with intake filters.
     
  3. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    fan filters are a must for family homes where kids shed skin running around. it gets into the pc, attracted to the fans. I find myself on a bi-yearly basis cleaning out my CPU and GPU fans because of dust and shedding skin. I've had to clean other peoples pc's where they are up in arms thinking it is a warranty job when their pc gets like that. It's nature!
     
  4. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    My vent filters are working great
     
  5. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    I just replaced the reference fan on my graphics card after it switched itself off mid gaming due to getting blocked up.

    It's a reference pcb version of the ati x1950pro and I had to buy some aftermarket ram sinks as well as the Zalman vf700-cu flower fan as I needed to cover up two VRM chips as well. Had to use a rotary tool to narrow one down. Bit of a pain, but easy done.

    Load temps dropped from 78 to 58c now. No more blocking up with dust either!
     
  6. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    My vent filters are working great - Minimal dust
    can of air once in awhile and its clean.
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    My To Do list is still quite lengthy. :cry:
     
  8. Mojo

    Mojo Rocket Ranger

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    I like how skwirlinator didn't reply to Tim's post for two and a half months. [​IMG]
     
  9. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Well, I was going to but I kept puttin it off
     
  10. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

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    this is the ONLY logical answer for me.
     
  11. Electric Moon

    Electric Moon Here to conquer Earth

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    Ditto, Draco

    (Sorry for calling you "Draco"; it's just a habbit)
     
  12. LeRolls

    LeRolls Rocket Ranger

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    Yes, I procrastinate but I use to be a lot worse when I was a teenager.
     
  13. Bavonburt

    Bavonburt Cadet

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    Procrastination refers to the counterproductive deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as societal disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments.
     
  14. Alienist

    Alienist a zombies picnic

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    Why would you want to do something now? When you can do it tomorrow, or maybe next month? :)
     
  15. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    HHhmm.... good question. I'll think about later.
     
  16. Crushcraft

    Crushcraft Ensign

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    To me Procrastination comes to mind when I was sitting in the E.R. because I was so-pose to fix the garage door...
     
  17. Stid

    Stid Scout

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    very rarely do i procrastinate. Usually when something pops into my head i do it immediatly or write it down for when i have time.
     
  18. actionavenue

    actionavenue Artist, Cartoonist and Dude

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    Well, procrastination is an enemy for most everyone. I also fall victim to it's cunning ways. For instance, I should be working out right now, getting ready to head to my day job, but I am stuck here talking on the best dang message board outside of facebook! No big deal, I always give myself a little time to goof off after the holidays. Procrastination is no match for my good friend, "Self Motivation". These two want to be in a steel cage match to the death. I just wonder if they want to reschedule the fight until tomorrow, or next week or the week after that!
     
  19. byronc

    byronc the web guy

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    i dont procrastinate, Im too busy and i need to rest, thats not procrastinating right ?
     
  20. actionavenue

    actionavenue Artist, Cartoonist and Dude

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    Well, not if you need to rest. Everybody needs to take a break now and then, otherwise, the risk of burn out is way too high.
     

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