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Productivity Cat

DON'T BE STUPID

Redirect all time wasting sites to this helpful reminder:

Windows 7 Instructions

  • To redirect a time wasting site to this helpful reminder and cute cat all you need to do is edit your "hosts" file. Here is how:"
  • Open up "My Computer" and press the "Alt" key to bring up the file menu
  • Click "Tools" then "Folder Options"
  • Click on the View tab and then click on the "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" radio button under Hidden files and folders.
  • Click on the "Start" menu, type in Notepad into the search and then right-click on Notepad and choose "Run as Administrator."
  • In notepad click "File" and then "Open"
  • Browse to "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc"
  • Change the file filter drop down box from "Text Documents (*.txt)" to "All Files (*.*)"
  • Select "hosts" and click "Open"
  • Add a line at the bottom of the file for the site you wish to redirect.
  • Include the IP of this site 107.22.210.125 followed by the website you wish to redirect, here is an example entry:
    Example Hosts File
  • Save the file and enjoy your new life of productivity!

Windows Vista Instructions

  • To redirect a time wasting site to this helpful reminder and cute cat all you need to do is edit your "hosts" file. Here is how:"
  • Browse to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories
  • Right click "Notepad" and select "Run as administrator"
  • Click "Continue" on the User Account Control prompt if one pops up.
  • In notepad click "File" and then "Open"
  • Browse to "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc"
  • Change the file filter drop down box from "Text Documents (*.txt)" to "All Files (*.*)"
  • Select "hosts" and click "Open"
  • Add a line at the bottom of the file for the site you wish to redirect.
  • Include the IP of this site 107.22.210.125 followed by the website you wish to redirect, here is an example entry:
    Example Hosts File
  • Save the file and enjoy your new life of productivity!

Windows XP Instructions

  • To redirect a time wasting site to this helpful reminder and cute cat all you need to do is edit your "hosts" file. Here is how:"
  • Click on "Start" and then click "Run"
  • In the box that opens type: "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts"
  • It will ask you which application to open with, select "Notepad"
  • Add a line at the bottom of the file for the site you wish to redirect.
  • Include the IP of this site 107.22.210.125 followed by the website you wish to redirect, here is an example entry:
    Example Hosts File
  • Save the file and enjoy your new life of productivity!

Mac Instructions

  • To redirect a time wasting site to this helpful reminder and cute cat all you need to do is edit your "hosts" file. Here is how:"
  • Open the Terminal.app Either by start typing Terminal on the Spotlight, or by going into Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.
  • Open the hosts by typing on the Terminal that you have just opened: "sudo nano /private/etc/hosts" (without the quotes). Type your user password when prompted.
  • Add a line at the bottom of the file for the site you wish to redirect.
  • Include the IP of this site 107.22.210.125 followed by the website you wish to redirect, here is an example entry:
    Example Hosts File
  • Save the file
  • For immediate effects you need to flush your DNS cache. You can issue a simple Terminal command to flush the DNS cache (see the first step to open the terminal): "dscacheutil -flushcache".
  • Enjoy your new life of productivity!

Linux Instructions

  • To redirect a time wasting site to this helpful reminder and cute cat all you need to do is edit your "hosts" file. Here is how:"
  • Ubuntu’s hosts file is located in the /etc/ , if your host file is in a different location look up where it would be located.
  • The hosts file can be edited directly from the terminal. You can use your favorite editor or even open your favorite GUI text editor.
  • In this example we will use VIM. The file needs to be edited as root so we open it like so: "sudo vim /etc/hosts"
  • You will notice that with Ubuntu there is also a section for IP6. You will only need to edit the top section and can ignore the IP6.
  • Add a line at the top of the file for the site you wish to redirect.
  • Include the IP of this site 107.22.210.125 followed by the website you wish to redirect, here is an example entry:
    Example Hosts File
  • Save the file and enjoy your new life of productivity!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the point of this site? Whether it's school work, studying for exams, or staying focused at the office, we all get distracted by time wasting sites such as Reddit, 9Gag, Facebook, Tumblr etc. This site allows you to temporarily redirect these sites to this helpful reminder. Plus a Cat.
  • What is a hosts file? The hosts file is a computer file used in an operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. The hosts file is a plain text file and is conventionally named hosts. It serves the function of translating human-friendly hostnames into IP addresses
  • Are these changes permanent? No, at any point in time you can edit your hosts file by following the same instructions and simply removing the lines which were added.
  • I don't have permission to save/edit the hosts file? (Windows) Make sure the user you are logged in with is an administrator. Before running notepad right click on it and select "Run as Administrator". You must be running as an administrator to edit the hosts file.