Internet Addicts: Save Yourselves With These Firefox Extensions

Hello my name is Chris and I am addicted to the Internet.

“Hi Chris.”

Well if you are like me, you can install any one of these great Firefox extensions to help save yourself.

Before we begin however, make sure you have Firefox and not that other Internet browser from Microsoft. If you don’t, get it here. You can install Firefox 2 or the new version 3 (though not officially released yet). These extensions work with either version.

Option 1: LeechBlock by James Anderson
“LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. All you need to do is specify which sites to block and when to block them.
Download LeechBlock here.

Option 2: TimeTracker by Juan Casares
TimeTracker keeps track of how much time you spend on Firefox. It will only count time that you are browsing the Internet so if you just have your browser open, you do not need to worry. Also, you can edit a safe list of sites that you use for work so that TimeTracker does not count them.
Download TimeTracker here.

Option 3: pageaddict by unknown (seriously, I don’t know)
pageaddict creates graphs of your browsing habits for those of you that are more visually inclined. You can see how much time you spent on each website for each day.
Download pageaddict here.

This is what II personally use pageaddict, but any of the above solution will work wonders for you. Now get back to work you slacker!

Feel free to give us your opinions of other ways we can save ourselves from Internet addiction in the comments below.


17 More Jobs to Waste Your College Degree On

If the first 10 highest paying jobs you don’t need your college degree for did not interest you, here is a list of the next 17:

27. General and operations manager
Average salary: $48,000 per year

26. Database, network and computer systems administrator
Average salary: $48,000 per year

25. Network systems and data communications analyst
Average salary: $49,000 per year

24. Talent director
Average salary: $52,840 per year

23. Commercial pilot
Average salary: $53,870 per year

22. Police identification and records officer
Average salary: $53,990 per year

21. Police detective
Average salary: $53,990 per year

20. Immigration and Customs inspector
Average salary: $53,990 per year

19. Criminal investigators and special agent
Average salary: $53,990 per year

18. Child support, missing persons and unemployment insurance fraud investigator
Average salary: $53,900 per year

17. Computer programmer
Average salary: $55,000 per year

16. Computer/information systems manager
Average salary: $56,400 per year

15. Nuclear medicine technologist
Average salary: $56,450 per year

14. Radiation therapist
Average salary: $57,700 per year

13. Dental hygienist
Average salary: $58,350 per year

12. Sales representative
Average salary: $58,580 per year

11. Elevator installers and repairer
Average salary: $58,710 per year

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[Sources: CNN and The Employment Policy Foundation]


The Best Jobs to Waste Your College Degree On

The following jobs are the highest paying jobs you can get without having a college degree:

10. Real estate broker
Average salary: $58,720 per year

9. Computer software engineer
Average salary: $58,900 per year

8. Municipal fire fighting and prevention supervisor
Average salary: $58,902 per year

7. Forest fire fighting and prevention supervisor
Average salary: $58,920 per year

6. Non-retail sales manager
Average salary: $59,300 per year

5. Police and detectives supervisor
Average salary: $64,430 per year

4. Transportation manager
Average salary: $66,600 per year

3. Storage and distribution manager
Average salary: $66,600 per year

2. Air traffic controller
Average salary: $102,030 per year

1. Chief executive
Average salary: $116,000 per year

Being a CEO is the highest paying job one can get, in general. Though it is also the job with the highest variety in salary. GE might not hire you to be their CEO if you do not have a college degree, but you can still raise your way through the ranks or start your own company like everybody’s favorite billionaire, Bill Gates. If you can’t make it, you can always be an air traffic controller.

Check back tomorrow for 17 more jobs.

[Sources: CNN and The Employment Policy Foundation]

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Men Build House in Office Building

SALT LAKE CITY — As part of a cubical war, an office decides to build a house for a coworker when he goes on a three-week trip.

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Is Anti-Piracy Going too Far?

With all the recent news about the MPAA and CMPDA (the Canadian version) vs. The Pirate Bay and everyone else they are suing, we must wonder if anti-piracy is going too far. I am all for piracy. Feel free to download illegal music, movies, television shows, game, etc. (just do not hold me accountable; hint: use proxies).

Television is free anyways. I watch television online on and all the time. I do not mind the ads and would not mind it if the “pirates” included the ads on the shows record and upload to the internet. This would be great for all parties involved.

Movies are great. I watch them online, go to Blockbuster and get them, rent them on Netflix, and even spend the ridiculous amounts of money to go see movies (and the forced commercials–not trailers–don’t even let me get started on that either) in theaters if I heard good reviews. Nothing beats that huge screen.

Games. Well I do not really have time for games nowadays, but they are so expensive anyways. Yeah, those corporate whores keep saying that they increase prices to combat piracy, but then they will just continue to lose more business. How ironic. Don’t even get me started on games that make you pay monthly fees even after you have purchased the game.

Music, like movies, I own most (let’s say at least half) of what I have stored on my computer. I will admit that I downloaded the Juno soundtrack before buying it just to hear the songs. Afterward, I liked it so much I ordered it on Amazon’s mp3 service.

The moral of the story goes out to the piracy police and those they represent: Make a good product and it will be purchased. Stop trying to blame piracy for having a bad product. Your sales are going up!

[Photo courtesy of orangeek | Original post: June 3, 2008]

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