Freedom - Turn off the internet and get some work done!
The internet brings freedom to people with disabilities in various ways, but sometimes we all need freedom from the Internet. For those who have trouble with concentration, attention, or staying on task, being able to easily disable networking for amounts of time can be a great idea. This could also be useful for educators to make sure students are doing their class work instead of playing online!
Freedom is an application that disables wireless and ethernet networking on an Apple computer for up to three hours at a time. Freedom will free you from the distractions of the internet, allowing you time to code, write, or create. At the end of your selected offline period, Freedom re-enables your network, restoring everything as normal.
Freedom enforces freedom; a reboot is the only circumvention of the Freedom time limit you specify. The hassle of rebooting means you're less likely to cheat, and you'll be more productive.
You could do the same job by simply unplugging the modem but this is easier which makes it more likely to be used, especially by those with mobility problems. It also has the great advantage of not messing up
myyour flatmate's internet connection!
- Ricky Buchanan
(Via Mac Tips And Tricks.)