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Ad-free Olympics Using Pi-hole

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 […]

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C.H.I.P. and Pi-hole Gets You Network-wide Ad Blocking for $9

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. […]

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Pi-hole: Reaching Critical Mass

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 […]

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Pi-hole Stop/Start Button And LED Indicator Lights

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.

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How To Set Up A Headless (And Password-less) C.H.I.P. Computer

My C.H.I.P. computer arrived yesterday.  The first thing I did was take an obligatory banana picture as seen below.

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Ethical Ad Blocking: Have Your Pi And Eat It, Too.

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 […]

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C.H.I.P.’s, Raspberry’s, Bananna’s, and Pi’s, Oh My.

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 […]

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Pi-hole Mentioned On TekThing

It’s fun to see people finding out the Pi-hole and their comments always make me smile.  Check it out below.

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Whitelist And Historical Stats In The Pi-hole Web Interface

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.

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Visualize Ads Blocked In Real Time Using Pi-hole And Logstalgia

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 […]