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Software to control my own internet use [closed]

Maybe its something to do with getting old, but I keep getting distracted by things on the internet and finding hours have gone by and no work gets done. But I do positively need access to certain sites for my work, and sometimes I have free time and am happy to allow myself to look at stuff for hours. I have considered editing/re-editing the "hosts" file to temporarily block certain time-killing sites (news/etc) but it seems very clumsy - and you can only block entire domains and not specific things within those domains. So for example I'd like to block "www.google.com/reader" but not block "www.google.com".

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Guest [Entry]

"You should be able to block subdirectories on domains with the HOSTS file, I use it to block ads..

ex:

127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com

-or-

127.0.0.1 content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/

Just disclude the http://www. in your entry.

I use Windows XP SP2.

For more info: http://www.mvpsdotorg/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm"