My avg. daily fitbit #fitstats for last week: 5,396 steps and 3.4 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22NZW9
My avg. daily fitbit #fitstats for last week: 5,501 steps and 3.7 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22NZW9
After getting fed-up of not being able to read sites in Reeder on my Mac without getting bombarded with ads I looked around for a good hosts file I could use to block the buggers at the network level, rather than rely on plugins such as AdBlock at the application level.
I tried a couple, but the file available at Someone Who Cares was the most comprehensive and most up to date I could find.
So what does it do? Basically it takes a (huge) list of known ad/spy/malware domain names and tells your computer their IP address is 127.0.0.1, i.e. your own computer, rather than their actual IP addresses, so their scripts/ads/viruses/trackers/etc won’t ever load. As a side effect, ad-enabled websites should load faster.
I finally managed to get him completed. I’m quite happy how he’s turned out, given it’s my first model in so long. There are a few things I’ll do different in the next batch, but this is a good start to the first squad, and to one of my goals for the year.
Click the images to see the larger versions on Flickr.
- CyanogenMod’s HP TouchPad Team Releases A Glimpse At CM9, Hopes To Give Us “Something To Play With” Soon (androidpolice.com)
- Android port for HP TouchPad nears completion (intomobile.com)
- First look at Android 4.0 on the HP TouchPad – video (liliputing.com)
- HP’s TouchPad running Ice Cream Sandwich? Mmmm, thanks CM9 (video) (engadget.com)
My avg. daily fitbit #fitstats for last week: 10,144 steps and 7.1 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22NZW9