If you’re reading this, congratulations, you are connected to the Internet. However, one day you might flip open your laptop and realize your Wi-Fi has failed.
Don’t fear! Here are some entertaining ways to have fun on your laptop or computer when you don’t have Wi-Fi. (Now, the trouble is, how will you remember all this if your Internet is down?)
1. Explore Your Apps
Maybe you downloaded Photoshop awhile ago with a resolution to master it. Instead, you were always too busy to test it out. Now is the time to mess around with the tools and apps your computer has to offer. Get experimental and remember what it’s like to learn by trial and error, without being able to Google everything.
You can also use this time to play games that run without a Wi-Fi connection. Beat your high score on Temple Run, Fruit Ninja and more.
2. Music Session
It’s time to pay attention to your music. This is the chance to finally sit down and listen to that new album you bought all the way through, rather than shuffling random tracks on Pandora. Start that audio adventure from the beginning, the way the artist originally intended.
You can also make playlists to soundtrack your life, from workout songs to rainy day slow jams. If you’re feeling sentimental for carefully constructed mix tapes, make a playlist for a friend and save it to a flash drive, or burn it onto a CD for extra nostalgia points.
3. Watch Movies or TV Shows
Remember your DVD collection? Dust it off, pop one of those discs into your computer and remember why you bought the deluxe box set of Harry Potter films in the first place. If you have an HDMI cable, you can even hook your computer to your TV to watch on a bigger screen.
4. Get Organized
Clean it, file it, rename it — your computer has been waiting for this day. Like a messy room, your laptop or desktop is probably piling up with stuff you no longer want or need, festering and filling up your hard drive. Take a deep breath and dive in, and send all of the stuff that’s clogging up your computer to the recycling bin. Also take time out to organize all the things you just dumped in your computer, like those vacation photos that are all crammed together in one folder.
5. Go Old School
Open up a Microsoft Word document and become the master of lists. Make to-do lists for the rest of your week, or a bucket list for the rest of your life. Writing out all the tasks you have yet to accomplish will remind you of all the stuff you really can do in this life without a Wi-Fi connection.
By Yohana Desta