I personally wouldn't worry too much about the Fanatic Badge, it is just not worth the effort.
I realized pretty early on that I will never get it, despite the fact that I spend a very large amount of time here each week. I tend to have at least one day every two months with zero internet access, for one reason or another. Either it is moving to a new city (which happened at the start of this summer, and will happen again at the end), traveling somewhere else (like this week), or just simple computer problems.
I understand that it is very disappointing to come so close, but is that badge really worth working for? I would much rather get my gold badges from "Great Answer," "Great Question," "Populist" or "Ledgendary." (but none of these have happened yet to me!)