View Full Version : Speakers On or Off ?
08-27-2003, 02:11 PM
The post by blastradius http://www.webproworld.com/viewtopic.php?p=18095#18095 about his pet hate web site music promted me to ask the Question do you surf with speakers on or off?
08-28-2003, 07:21 AM
On/Off - it really doesn't matter, it's a mood thing for me. Some days it inspires, some days it intrudes, but I never get mad at it - that's what politicians are for, but you can't unplug them. LOL
08-28-2003, 12:09 PM
I have to say I have the simplest method of avoiding music on websites... I unplugged my speakers from my web computer altogether! But hey, I have a serious problem with working with noise, my brain just doesn't function propery with unexpected sounds etc. I think I would work best in a sound proof room (with nice soft padded walls...)
08-28-2003, 05:42 PM
I think I would work best in a sound proof room (with nice soft padded walls...)
That reminds me of a quote by Erma Bombeck (I think it was her anyway)
"When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out."
Maybe that's why they are making cubicle walls softer? hmmmm
08-28-2003, 06:09 PM
you got that right, wenwilder and masterpeace..I don't function well at all with any kind of noise or interuptions.... my 15 month old grandson lives here... there's a lot of door closing at times when he and his mom have an argument.. I know who's gonna win before it starts.. don't know why she argues with him so hard.
08-30-2003, 01:44 AM
I usually keep mine on playing my own music. But I do get a little annoyed by sites that dont let you turn the music off or they just erupt into sound. If I get to a site that I dislike the music or sounds I just hit the mute button or go somewhere else.
09-03-2003, 12:44 AM
I do my most productive work after the family goes to bed, so when I'm visiting sites at night, if I run across a site blaring noise of any kind at me, it generates a mad scramble to find the web control (or the speaker jack behind the full tower under the desk!) to turn the blankety-blank stuff off before I get an earful from spouse or children. (And as for sites without visitor controls, I research the site IP address and add it to a "banned sites" registry I keep for such thoughtless offenders...then think about sending them a complaint email using 18 point bright green text on an orange background, and code in a loop of color-reversals in fractional-second increments!)
09-04-2003, 03:02 PM
I keep mine off, not only to avoid the unexpected website that blares, but mainly to avoid hearing my stupid Lexmark printer say "Printing has started" and "Printing has finished" - and if there's an 'off switch' for it, *I* can't find it!
09-04-2003, 08:04 PM
my 15 month old grandson lives here... there's a lot of door closing at times when he and his mom have an argument.. I know who's gonna win before it starts.. don't know why she argues with him so hard.
hehehe... as a psychologist, one of the things I often tell parents of older children and teens is that parents are never going to win a battle of wills... it's hopeless... they have way more energy than us, they can stay awake longer, they aren't limited by logic or reason, and we will never out-do them for stubbornness... :-)
09-24-2003, 10:45 AM
I solved this by using headphones. They sit on the shelf next to me,so if one repetitive sound annoys me I can shove them to the back of shelf, and if I want to actually listen to something I can put them on. But for the most part, if I come across a site with 'noise' I close it as fast as I can. I have download limits as many do, I think its inconsiderate for a homepage to have auto play music. It should be my option if I want to listen to it.
09-24-2003, 10:49 AM
I get round the problem of annoying website music and sounds by keeping the Wave balance volume low and listening to my own music on cd...