February 4, 2010

Two hours online per day – will that do?

I’m in France at the moment, and apparently they don’t know how to make a decent city wide wifi network work in Chamonix. Sad really, because I like being online and it messes up my work. Luckily I’ve solved it for the time being at least, although it is at some expense, both monetary and work-wise.

I’ll be online two (yes, that’s 2) hours each day starting next week. That’s it.

Or rather, it doesn’t have to be, because sometimes this thing that they call broadband here works, although never good enough to get anything done. Maybe shoot out a tweet or something, but that’s about it. That is one of the reasons to why I’ve been so quiet the last week, although I did warn you before.

I digress.

Is it possible to get enough done with just two hours of online time? How will this affect my workflow? Greatly obviously, but will I be able to find some sort of balance that can work? And how will I cope, seriously, I’m scratching the walls over this – online communication and the ever present availability to information is like a drug for me.

We’ll see. I’ll follow up with a post at the end of the week. In the meantime, please bear with me should I not be able to update TDH.me the way I’d like to. After all, two hours is way too little time online.

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