Finally, Here It Is
A while back I promised a big, important post. The time has come.
Readers of my site will know that having the internet in my home is a dangerous thing for me, as I struggle with a certain vice which the internet makes easy to give in to.
My wife and I agreed that to get the net again, we'd need to install some filtering software to keep out the bad stuff, and to that end we forked over some coin for CyberPatrol.
Now I'm a sinful man, and a relatively smart techy guy, so I'll admit that I tried to get around it a few times; partly to see merely if I could, and partly to get around it.
Thankfully, I was unsuccessful. It can't be shut down in system services or msconfig, it can't be uninstalled, it still applies when you create a new system user; in short, it is a very well protected program.
Sure, there's the drastic step of reformatting and starting everything from scratch again - but also thankfully, my laziness trumps by sinfulness.
Then I figured it out. I figured out a way around CyberPatrol. It is quite simple, really.
No, I'm not going to post it. That would be scandalous.
So this internet thing is going to become an issue of self-control, instead of external control, all over again.
But I feel up to it. I can do this.
Please, all of you, keep me accountable. Don't be afraid to email me to check on my progress in this struggle.
This post probably wouldn't have happened, but Owen (::thrive!) sent me a follow up email to a post from a few weeks ago. His words - although obviously not intended as such - were like a slap across the face to a man suddenly going insane.
Thanks Owen! You may well have saved my blog, and my soul!