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How to get over Internet Addiction?

Problem: Like me, you might have experienced this. Internet Addiction! Take this Internet Addiction Quiz if you want to know where you stand. Symptoms: You wake up (or before sleep) at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop and check your e-mail or Orkut scraps on the way back to bed. When your friends asks to sugegst a name for the newborn kid, you say Firefox, Goggley, Eudora, Mozilla or Zing. You start wondering how to use smileys in your phone talk conversations (u r using while you sign anything!) Enough about symptoms..Now coming to the cure as suggested by (another site..phew!) Cure: Practice The Opposite For example, let's say that your Internet habit involves checking your e-mail first thing in the morning. Instead, you should take a shower or start breakfast first instead of logging on. Or, perhaps you only use the Internet at night, and have an established pattern of coming home and sitting in front of the computer for the remainder of the evening. Then I

Flickr Hacks:5 Tips get into "Flickr Explore" page!

As you know, Flickr uses an algorithm to choose the best 500 photos every day and post them on Flickr Explore page. This mesmerizing collection is done auto' magic 'ally by an "interestingness algorithm" which rates each photo how good it is. It does by considering lot of factors such as who views, who comments and who favourites a photo. It is not most views, most favourites or most comments. Here's what Flickr says: "There are lots of things that make a photo 'interesting' (or not) in the Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing. Interestingness changes over time, as more and more fantastic photos and stories are added to Flickr." As I tried to crack down this interestingness puzzle, I figured out certain shortcuts by which you can get to the Flickr Explore page. Get this basics straight . Favourites matter more

At last, in Flickr Explore!

a little flower and lots of sky! (best viewed large size!) I didnt believe when I took this shot. I really didnt believe it. Yes, I have made it to the Flickr Explore page for the first time. It's every day listing of 500 best photos on Flickr. Though it is ranked as 196 (out of 500), it is now wavering around 290 to 300.. It was my dream..! Thank you buddies..! I am grateful to all of you!! Note: Other two photos also have made to the 500 now. (Due to increased viewership of Flickr photostream)