The internet’s underbelly hijacks our resources, loads stuff we do not wish to see, drains battery, overuses memory, prevents us from reading content, and worsens our overall web experience — everybody knows this. So when I talk about blocking it from our devices, people listen with rapt attention. But by the time I’m done, I see regretful eyes staring back saying “This is too hard,” or “I wish..”. The process I suggest is complicated, and it is entirely my fault for asking to run before walk. This ensures bad stuff keeps loading-up on our computers without consent. Let’s change this and go from difficulty level 10 to 1. Here’s how in two steps:
Copy the following and save it in a file called
hup.shin your home folder (~):
#!/usr/bin/env bash echo -n "Blocking internet's underbelly from reaching this computer..." curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/alternates/fakenews-gambling-porn/hosts | sed 's/^||//' > /etc/hosts echo "done."
From MacOS terminal with admin rights, run the following:
sudo bash ./hup.sh
Have a wonderful 2023.