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    8 26.67%
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Thread: Internet Forum Addiction, Anonymous

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    Master Plumber Dunbar Plumbing's Avatar
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    Default Internet Forum Addiction, Anonymous

    Hi.


    My name is Steve, and I have Internet Forum Addiction.

    My life has become unmanageable, and I need help, bad.

    I'm currently involving myself in my addiction right now

    and there's a probable chance I'll relapse in the next 10

    minutes. When I'm not working, I'm in plumbing forums.

    I've moved my fridgerator, my bathroom, my pantry all

    to within inches of reach from my keyboard. I've had to

    use my wastebasket at times for "emergencies" but I'll

    keep this thread sanitary. My gut used to hang over my

    legs, now I'm worried that my gut is starting to hang

    over my knees and I need help! I built A gratitude list

    but I think I ate it. There are no steps in my program

    so I guess I have to make amends, or start wearing

    depends.


    Please, share your addiction, let me know that I'm not

    the only one spending 84 hours a week in forums hunt-

    ing and gathering information, hoarding it like a squirrel.



    Please participate in the poll to gain the much needed

    help we all deserve.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    My name is Nailed, and I have Internet Forum Addiction.
    I spend about 12 hours a week between a few different forums.
    I keep up with the stuff in the forums but a lot of times I will not post in a lot of them.

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    Hi my name is Tom. I work for corporate America.....

    Tom

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    Hi my name is Clay I thought I was the only one.
    HELP RUGGED!!!!!

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    LOL

    Ya know it's bad when yer thinking of how to get a laptop in the truck with some kinda satelite access.

    Duly noted, most of the plumbers I have come to know in these forums are sole props like myself, fantastic way to stay abreast of current stock, fixtures...just not code.
    No better way to exchange notes & idea's, in the real world I only bump into my competitors at the supply.


    Thats what I tell my wife at least....
    "The biggest regrets we have in life are the chances we never took."

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    Talking a good way to vent

    when you can come here and vent about

    bill collection, employee problems, customer problems ect ect....

    that is good


    also , its a good way to keep up with what is going on plumbing wise..

    like all the pex pipe disasters and other issues.....


    and its good place to be educated about things like

    payroll resources for small business...inexpensive

    what you
    ought to have for a proper amount of insurance ect...

    what is a good business program to have for book keeping..




    and of course......

    its better than just talking to myself all day long.

    and I realize that I am not as squrrley as I thought I was...

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    I find my conversations quite entertaning

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    Master Plumber master plumber mark's Avatar
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    Talking it is the glue

    you might notice that

    your conversations with yourself are probably
    happenning after a long day smelling pvc glue

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    I promised myself I would NOT post today... DARN!!!!

    I don't have a problem I can quit any time I want!!!
    Last edited by construct30; 12-27-2007 at 03:12 PM.

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    I'm Patrick and I have.

    LOL I don't have a problem I only need it a little.

    I have not started to build a nice pc to go into my personal van
    It is only for the small printer that will be great for invoices and GPS.
    I'm just starting to work with an old friend of mine to bring solar electric and hot water systems, wind turbines, Flex Fuel Boilers, batteries, hydroponic gardening, books, pellet grills and more. Also the parts for DIY installation.

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    No officer, this isn't my keyboard. It belongs to my cousin.
    Note: I am a DIY'er and not a professional. My posts here are observations / opinions and may or may not be in accordance with your local ordinances.

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    Some perspective, guys - according to Nielsen, the average american watches more than 4 hours of TV a day.

    I don't know about you guys, but I watch maybe 2 hours of TV a week.

    So - our total Time Spent In Front Of a Screen (TSIFOAS) is probably close to the average person's.
    Master Plumber Mark:

    there is nothing better than the
    manly smell of WD 40 in the air
    while banging away on brass with a chisel and hammer...

    it smells like......victory......

    do not hit your thumb...
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    My name is Redwood and everyone thinks I have a problem... I don't! I have a laptop in my truck and use Net Stumbler to "borrow" bandwidth from unsecured Wi-Fi connections. I never have to drive more than a 1/2 mile to get a good high speed connection! I surf between jobs!

    http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/

    http://www.netstumbler.org/

    Make sure you encript your wireless network or, you might wonder why people are parked in front of your house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by master plumber mark View Post
    also , its a good way to keep up with what is going on plumbing wise..

    like all the pex pipe disasters and other issues.....
    Me thinks Master Plumber Mark might be suffering from PEX Paranoia!
    Time for a poll?
    Last edited by Redwood; 12-27-2007 at 09:30 PM.

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    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Time for a poll?

    Do it!


    I got 673 alternate nics on this site!
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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