I am Lycoris Radiata from Indonesia. Well… you know me previously as Fi. I lost my TOTP configuration for this site (deliberately), and since I use disposable email from emailondeck.com, I can’t recover the account. Also, you can find me at reddit with the handle /u/LycorisRadiata01.
So, a little bit more about me. I studied statistics in university, and got into nosurf from looking at my interchangeable habit of gaming and reading novels, in which both seems excessive from my perspective. I am a linux user mainly, and windows secondary. I have an android phone, with setup already described here. For nosurf, I have achieved success from smartphone side, and looking to improve my setup for my PC, and obviously, have better surfing habit.
I really like story, my game’s genre of choice is RPG and my preferred reading material is novel. Though, I have little interest to TV series or movies due to the first not being accessible and the second being a social activity (going to cinema alone is really not worth it). As of now, I have only one game in my now playing list (at this moment, I don’t feel like this one is excessively done) which is near completion, and a bucket of novels to read (in which those are mostly online, since you know, free).
So, I’m not happy with my excessive reading at the net. Often times I sneaked on the phone to read the latest updated chapter (this is often occur while I have task that I have to do). I have problem in prioritizing my reading below the priority task, so I think I am addicted. Not to mention when I have free time, the site where the stories are generated is what I first visited with my browser. With update rate of a content or more a day, five different sites to choose, and different time for each author/translator, I often refreshed the index site. My objective in this nosurf movement is to stop reading novel cold turkey, as I feel the content is not worth the time I spend for it. Not to mention, I feel like my grammar had become worse due to consuming contents with bad grammar.
Therefore, my objective for nosurf is:
- Find a strategy to stop reading novel on the web.
- Understand more about addiction from the neurological science side, at least at layman level.
- Set up my PC to not make me frustrated in doing browsing on the net and cues to stop when I have excessively browse.
So far, it is just those three.
Nice to meet you all.