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Get Lakeside Wi-Fi At Your Cabin By Making A Cantenna For ~$23

If you want Wi-Fi by the campfire or down at the dock this weekend, you can make a cantenna for as low as $23 (it will be more if you need some of the tools or common supplies).  You can either connect the canntena to your computer or your router.  Either method will allow you to connect to […]

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Block Millions Of Ads Network-wide With A Raspberry Pi-hole 2.0

Update 2016-04-24 : Please note this guide is now out-date, and it is recommended that you use the automated install to install and update Pi-hole.   Technically, this guide will still work, but it does not include any of the features and improvements that have been added.  This article will, however, still give you some insight into […]

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Power A Raspberry Pi Without A USB Cable Using Power Over Ethernet (PoE)

Ditch your mini-USB cable to power your Raspberry Pi.  It’s much nicer to power it using an Ethernet cable.  The nice thing about Power over Ethernet is that you can power your Raspberry Pi in places a USB power cable could not reach.  Maybe you want to mount your Pi on the ceiling or in the […]

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Improving The Pi-hole’s Performance For Blocking Ads

Due to the last update of one of the sources the Pi-hole gets its ad domains from, performance of the Pi-hole took a big hit, particularly on the original Pi B+.  If your Pi-hole was affected, just download this list from before the update using the command below, and it should return to normal behavior.

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Play iOS Games Or Record Your iPhone From Your Mac (For Free)

One thing I love about OS X is that is has all sorts of hidden tricks and functionality that are not well-documented, so it is very fun to stumble upon them.  The most recent tip I found is the ability to record your iPhone or iPad’s screen and save it as a video file (or […]

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Condense And Silence Your Keys With 30% Off KeySmart

I know the KeySmart is a bit out of the scope of my blog, but I just think they are so cool.  I backed the original Kickstarter project and could not go back to having a big jumble of keys.  Use the code DadsDay15 for 30% off at checkout. KeySmart

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Huge Update To Ad List That The Pi-hole Uses

[UPDATE]: Phil shared an adList.conf from February 2015, which you can download and put onto your Pi if you already overwrote it with the big list mentioned in this post.  From your Pi, you can run this command: sudo curl -s -o /etc/dnsmasq.d/adList.conf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16366947/Files/adList-2015-02.conf