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SelfControl is an OS X tool that blocks access to certain domains for a specified amount of time

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How to block distracting websites using hosts file?

Regarding the question, I've asked before and the feedback I received, I've done the following in order to block Twitter I ran command prompt as administrator and I entered the code ipconfig /...
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How to most permanently block a range of ip addresses using UDP over a mac?

This is to prevent certain games from being played by blocking a range of ip's using the UDP protocol. I attempted to use selfcontrolapp but this can be defeated too.
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Trying to run Self Control block as a launchd daemon, get 'error 78' in Launch Control

I'm using Self Control to block distractions, and I'm trying to run it daily using the OSX launchd utility with the Launch Control GUI. This calls a script that figures out the amount of time to block ...
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How to create a schedule for SelfControl app

I want to block my blacklist Mon-Fri 6am-12pm and 1pm-5pm (closely related to this post), but I don't know enough about Applescript to know how to set up a schedule. Any ideas for how to achieve this?...
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How do I block Gmail with the Self-Control App?

I've been able to block Google.com, including Google Calendar, but I can't block Gmail in Firefox, no matter what I enter (mail.google.com, https://mail.google.com, the exact address of the account, ...
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Run selfcontrol in the background

I use selfcontrol whilst working on my laptop. Is there any way to have it running invisibly so I don't have to keep being reminded it is there?! Would it be better to block the sites with a HOSTS ...
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How can I block Google Talk using SelfControl

I am experimenting with SelfControl. Great so far, but I am trying to figure out how to block the GChat/Google Talk app from within the gmail interface. Is there a way to do this?
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SelfControl application for Mac OS X won't reset

I used SelfControl for Mac two days ago, in which I have put my Mac to sleep while it was still on. Yet it was working fine until today when I tried to use it. The black countdown box appeared and ...
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How can I block an application/game I own on my Mac?

For OS X, there is SelfControl which can make it so you cannot go specific websites (which you specify) for certain amount of time (which you also specify). The program's great for productivity... ...
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How can I get SelfControl to always run?

I use the SelfControl app. Is there a way to make it always run?