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In Windows, this is a pretty common issue.  I've run afoul of it myself a number of times, either by forgetting or just not knowing.  Truly, though, it's this easy:

open notepad as an administrator *on Windows 10, it's (winkey)+ type notepad*
-- or find Notepad and then right click and "open as administrator"

at the top of Notepad, click file, then click open 
%windir%/system32/drivers/etc/    <-- this is the directory and folder you want to navigate to.
change file options for documents at the bottom right to *.*
open the file simply named 'hosts'
edit what you need
save & close
you're done.
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This is plainly a simple communication fault.  It can become a habit from experience.

"Whoops, I broke something of yours, but I forgot to tell you."

"I made a decision that involves you, but I forgot to tell you."

"I incurred this fee/debt, but I forgot to tell you."

If something happens that affects someone else, it's your obligation to let them know as soon as possible.  They may not like it, though.  The importance of the event is a matter of perception and theirs is most likely different from yours.

The trick isn't so much as to how to word it, it's how to time it.  

So when they do find out, though, you shouldn't be so surprised at the result.

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This is part of my 're-framing'.

Become a Friendlier Person

  1. Don't criticize, condemn or complain.
  2. Give honest, sincere appreciation.
  3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.
  4. Become genuinely interested in other people.
  5. Smile.
  6. Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
  7. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
  8. Talk in terms of other person's interests.
  9. Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.
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I'm going to spend the rest of this summer finishing off all of the projects I've promised to finish, paid/free or trade. I'm not going to take on anything new until I've completed those and constructed a complete web presence for myself as a freelancer.

About Ian G. Lang

profileThis is my personal journal.  I'm a designer developer on a mid-life journey of discovery. 

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