I’m not sure how many are looking at my TechsWrite blog, so… reblogged.
An earlier post, At Stevil’s blog: New Year’s Inspiration (managing digital distractions) was about a fellow blogger, Stevil, and his New Year’s resolve to manage his use of the Internet.
It reminded me of another blog post called How to Quit Mindlessly Surfing the Internet and Actually Get Stuff Done. What stood out to me was that Brett and Kate McKay mentioned editing the host file. I did this myself, but not just with the idea of saving myself some time. I also did it because there was the added benefit of blocking ads and some real junk and crap that is out there– including the stuff that brings malware and other things that can harm your system.
They sum the benefits pretty well:
What’s great about this method is that it blocks these sites across all browsers. It doesn’t matter if you’re on Firefox, Chrome, or Explorer, if…
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