I don’t know what it is about procrastination. Even when it’s spring break and there isn’t really much of anything to even procrastinate, I still do it. I procrastinate sleeping, I procrastinate showering, I procrastinating eating dinner. That’s probably not a good thing, but I’ll post some ways you could procrastinate more, too:
- StumbleUpon. We had a post about it back in 2006, but this Firefox addon is so awesome that it bears repeating. You add the toolbar to your browser, and then you just hit “StumbleUpon” and it takes you to a random cool webpage that other people have liked. If you like it, you click the thumbs up and if you don’t, the thumbs down. Then it starts to figure out what you do and don’t like and improves itself. You can start surfing optical illusions, minigames, jokes, informative pages about your random interest, etc. I promise this will keep you occupied for hours.
- Here’s a stupid little minigame to test how fast you can type your ABCs. It’s strangely addictive. My best time so far is 3.234; I’m sure you can do better.
- Download this Minesweeper clone to play the classic Windows game, but with some extra features. It will display statistics about each game (i.e. difficulty level of each board), will record your times more accurately (thousandths of a second), record videos of your best games, and more. Sorry Mac/Linux kids… only for Windows :(
- Sign up for OKCupid. It’s totes free, and it’s got tons of quizzes to take, and it doubles as a dating site. You can get lost reading profiles of random dudes/dudettes/zedudes for ages.
- Refresh /b/. Your intelligence might feel insulted for a bit (and your sense of political correctness, too), but the more you read, the more you see the strange beauty in the movement of the masses of Anonymous. I guess. Kind of.
- Watch TV shows on your computer… legally. While we mostly know those means of acquiring TV shows and movies of dubious legality (sidereel.com, the network), remember that there are other ways of acquiring them for free. Itunes costs money, but many networks (cw.com, abc.com, nbc.com, cbs.com) will allow you to watch their TV shows for just a few commercials. It’s totally worth not having to deal with the guilt.