“Self Control” (What a Silly Concept)

If you want to get on Facebook, Tigers, you're gonna have to get through this guy first. (source: wikipedia.org)

If you want to get on Facebook, Tigers, you're gonna have to get through this guy first. (source: wikipedia.org)

It’s common knowledge that midterm week is conspiring to kill our souls (while maiming cute puppies and taunting us with beautiful weather, of course).  But lo and behold, the internet can save us, Tigers!  Steve Lambert (picture at left) has created a program called “Self Control” that will block you from Facebook, Twitter, your email, or any other sites that provide procrastinating pleasure. It works for up to twelve hours, and here’s the catch: once you’ve pressed “Start,” there’s no way to stop the clock. You can quit out of the application, restart your computer, scream profanities at it at the top of your lungs… nothing doing. It’s iron-clad. And, as the week’s slogged on, I have become an increasingly devoted fan, despite the sadness of seeing this screen every five minutes:

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So go ahead and try it. If you dare…

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