Is this an addiction?

Can't stop

Thursday, July 21, 2005 by Chasbo | Discussion: OS Customization

I can't stop going to Wincustomize. I change my desktops almost everyday. I am constantly experimenting with skins old and new. What gives? Is this an addiction? My wife says it's legal crack!
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Jafo
Reply #1 Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:22 AM

Yes, it's an addiction.

Go to the top of your class...

Sleeping Dragon
Reply #2 Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:37 AM
yes, it's an addiction


What he said. You might as well hook up an i.v. to put sustenance in your body because it will be awfully hard to get out of your swivel chair.
WebGizmos
Reply #3 Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:38 PM
Your not alone!
Moderateman
Reply #4 Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:13 PM
bahhhhhhhh I can quit anytime....



noooooooooooooooooooooooo........... hahahahahahaha
Ionolast
Reply #5 Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:16 PM
Be careful what you call an addiction, or someone will try to have wincustomize shut down.
thomassen
Reply #6 Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:56 PM
Once you pop, you can't stop! .... ... perhaps that was something else...
Fuzzy Logic
Reply #7 Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:22 PM
Customization isn't for Christmas, its for life!
Bichur
Reply #8 Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:25 PM
Be careful what you call an addiction, or someone will try to have wincustomize shut down


Actually since it has more benefits than poisons somebody will call it medication and some HMO will take over. Then we'll all wish we had paid subscriptions years in advance.
Sleeping Dragon
Reply #9 Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:28 PM
For a bit over a year now, I have survived on approx 4 hours of sleep a night and 80% of that is caused by WC. I can't decide if that makes this site a stimulant, a dependency, an obsession, a sickness, or just dang fun.
Reppiks
Reply #10 Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:15 PM
Just one more skin, just one more skin....
NightTrainthedark
Reply #11 Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:31 PM
I have survived on approx 4 hours of sleep a night and 80% of that is caused by WC. I can't decide if that makes this site a stimulant, a dependency, an obsession, a sickness, or just dang fun.


My thoughts exactly ...except its been 3 to 4 years with no sleep.
starkers
Reply #12 Friday, July 22, 2005 5:07 AM
orright...so who else has had their eyelids surgically altered to view more WC for longer?
BoXXi
Reply #13 Friday, July 22, 2005 7:49 AM

I can't decide if that makes this site a stimulant, a dependency, an obsession, a sickness, or just dang fun.

maybe it's all of the above

Jafo
Reply #14 Friday, July 22, 2005 8:06 AM

I can't decide if that makes this site a stimulant, a dependency, an obsession, a sickness, or just dang fun.

When I was a wee small lad...when computers were input via punch cards.....skinning was the sensation you got when the punch card paperclip slipped...

Sleeping Dragon
Reply #15 Friday, July 22, 2005 8:07 AM
maybe it's all of the above


There must be at least some sort of chemical reaction that takes place, because I have not only survived on a lot less sleep, but actually thrived. That typically is not healthy for a human being (or animal), so something is creating a stimulant like response in the electronic firings in my brain. BoXXi is right. It's all of the above.
Stupendous Man
Reply #16 Friday, July 22, 2005 2:10 PM
O.K., by show of hands, who's ever gotten in trouble with a significant other, their kids, or maybe (shudder) an employer because of this addiction?

One morning the wife went into coniptions(?) because the previous night at 11pm she said, "don't be up too late." I SAID "I won't." 3 hours later I finally crawled into bed. Boy did she chew on me!

Sad thing is, it still happens. I try. I really do, but I'm hooked. To quote an old Diana Ross song: "If there's a cure for this, I don't want it, I don't want it."
starkers
Reply #17 Saturday, July 23, 2005 3:05 PM
Stupendous Man, I was in the bad books with my other half twice in one week, very early on in the piece.....once for 3 days , and once for 4 days. After that.....

WC was like 'the other woman' and disliked with a passion, but all the tantrums and dummy spits were futile, objections fell on deaf ears, alternative plans were thwarted, as this obsessive compulsion overtook all that stood in its way. If perchance there are still objections and anti-WC sentiments, I'm totally oblivious to them....simply, there's no distraction to draw my fixated attention from the beautiful pages I endlessly behold.
RogerCale
Reply #18 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:37 AM
Standing on a lonely street corner looking for my next WC fix. Hey man can you hook me up! Cops pull up; I start to move along as I don't need to spend another night in jail over my WC habit. I sold my belongings, and I am now into snatching the pocketbooks of little old lady's at the supermarket. Just, Just, just to get that one more delightful fix of WC. I hear there is rehab at the Brad Wardell clinic for WinCustomize abusers and it's on the same scale as the Betty Ford clinic. Frogboy starts you on withdrawal skins, first full blown animated skins, then slowly each week a little less in each skin until you can kick the habit on your own. But WC is so consuming that your habit will start the minute you are in front of a computer. I'm going next week and kick it for sure this time, who am I kidding. So for now I need just one more fix, one more skin or even one more gadget to hold me over. Hey lady you want to buy a poodle? I have a Mac here I'll sell you, cheep!

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Ash08
Reply #19 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:52 PM
Stupendous Man
Reply #20 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:54 PM
WC was like 'the other woman' and disliked with a passion,


Veery interesting. My wife calls my computer my 'girlfriend' or "the other woman". I also have two friends whose wives say the same thing about their computers. O.K., so are there any ladies out there who have this other man problem?

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