Sick of ads when trying to enjoy the Olympics? Not me. I have been blocking them since day one! Pi-hole ad blocker works differently than others because it is a DNS-based ad blocker. This means ads are blocked before they are downloaded so you can even block ads in apps (like the NBC olympic streaming […]
It’s already easy to block ads network-wide with the Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi, but now you can do it for even less money by running it on a C.H.I.P. microcomputer, which you can buy for $9. There is a little bit of manual work to get it on the network since it doesn’t come with an Ethernet port. […]
The Pi-hole project has been growing steadily for quite some time now and is been becoming difficult to manage. I usually spend a few hours a night after my full-time job fielding questions and reviewing pull requests. Lately, it has been mostly responding to people instead of writing code, because without a userbase, there is […]
I always have a lot of fun seeing what people do with their Pi-holes. This is one of my favorites: a case with a start/stop button and LED indicator lights for the current status of the Pi-hole.
My C.H.I.P. computer arrived yesterday. The first thing I did was take an obligatory banana picture as seen below.
The conundrum: Website content is supported by advertisements, but you don’t want to see them. But when you block ads, you are costing your favorite sites money. The solution: Soon, there will be a way to make everyone happy. Users can pay a subscription to support both the ad-blockers and the content creators and still […]
My C.H.I.P. microcomputer just shipped, and as soon as I get it, I am going to try to to turn it into an ad-blocking Pi-hole! The C.H.I.P. is only $9 and I would like to get it mentioned on their projects page if I can. I think it could be a cheaper alternative to the Raspberry […]
It’s fun to see people finding out the Pi-hole and their comments always make me smile. Check it out below.
Take a look at the picture below for the updated interface on it’s way. The coding is 90% done, but I have some bugs to fix first. I prefer to make the software stable before adding new features. If you would like to help, feel free to submit a pull request.
The only thing better than blocking advertisements is visualizing them in real time. There are a few different visualization tools like glTail.rb or goaccess, but my personal favorite is Logstalgia, which is the perfect supplement to the ad-blocking Pi-hole. The Pi-hole will block ads and also generate a log file for each request. When a […]