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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

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Format An Unformattable Flash Drive In OS X

It’s always satisfying to fix something that seems impossibly broken.  I recently fixed a broken flash drive that could not be reformatted.  I first tried to repair the disk using Disk Utility, but that option was completely greyed out (same thing in the Recovery HD).  So then I tried to erase it but was presented […]

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15% Off KeySmart Compact Key Holder

Today, get yourself a KeySmart and save 15% by using code NOBULK15 at checkout.  These nifty little gadgets condense and compact your keys so they are easy to carry and use!  

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Create A Keyboard Shortcut For Right-click > Compress

macOS Seirra has this built in now, but older version of OS X can still make use of this.

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Let GLaDOS Throw Your Files Into The Incinerator By Changing A System Sound

If the default sound OS X makes when you put a file in the trash doesn’t do it for you, you might enjoy having GLaDOS tell you “file deleted.”  This is a relatively simple trick to do, and will work with other system sound effects as well.  You simply need to replace a file with one […]

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Automatically Sort Dropbox Camera Uploads Based On Their Geographical Data

I have been a long time fan of using Dropbox to manage my photos, even with the release of Photos.  I have especially liked it ever since Dropbox enabled Camera Uploads from their iOS app.  With my latest script, I can now upload photos from my iPhone and have them automatically sorted into folders based […]

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C.H.I.P. Is The $9 Computer That Is Smaller Than A Raspberry Pi

If you like the Raspberry Pi, you will love C.H.I.P.  For $9, the entry barrier to buying a computer is very low.  The Raspberry Pi set the bar, but if the C.H.I.P. is successful, a $9 computer is great!

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A Web Interface For The Ad-blocking Pi-hole

Anon has generously created and shared a demo of a Web interface for their version of the Pi-hole.  It is the same concept: using dnsmasq and a Web server to block ads.  What’s different is that it runs via PHP and uses a database to store the entries so it can be modified from within a browser. […]

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Windows Snap Shortcut

I recently discovered this keyboard shortcut, which works in Windows 7 and 8.  It has been around for a long time, but I never knew about it.  The keyboard shortcut allows you to quickly snap windows the left, right, or top of the screen.