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Pi-hole Improvements: More Ad Domains And A Better Script

The Pi-hole blocks ads for every device on your network by re-routing known ad-serving domains to a fake Web server.  I made a new branch of the project, which I will eventually merge back in with the master project.  This branch has additional domain sources (306,000), and a better script that uses a loop so additional […]

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Plans For Pi-Hole Ad-Blocking: Built Into Routers, Block Video Ads, And More

The Pi-hole, a black hole for ads, runs on the Raspberry Pi.  It can block a bunch of ads right now, even ads in free Android games.  Many people have contacted me about setting this up on their router, so they do not need a separate device, but rather anyone who connects to your network […]

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Blocking Ads From 120,000+ Domains

Thanks to some members of the community, I was able to improve the speed and number of domains that the gravity-adv.sh script.  This script is for use with the Raspberry Pi ad-blocking Pi-hole, which can now be installed automatically.  It now can block over 120,000 ad domains.  Thanks everyone who helped.

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Instant Raspberry Pi Ad-blocker

This Will Install The New Version Of The Pi-hole Only! Run this command only on a clean install of the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian.  Your results may vary if you try to run this on an existing system, so it is not recommended.

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Attempting to Block Hulu Plus Video Ads Using A Raspberry Pi

[UPDATE 2015-03-28] I have some more information about blocking video ads.  I just need to make some time to write it up… The keyword here is attempting.  What is strange is that I actually had this working at one point.  The Hulu video ads would be completely skipped (not just 30-90 seconds of silence).  Unfortunately, […]

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Pi-hole: Raspberry Pi Ad-Blocker [Advanced Setup]

Roll-your-own Pi-hole Ad-blocker! Automated Install Run this command only on a clean install of the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. curl -s “https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jacobsalmela/pi-hole/master/automated%20install/basic-install.sh” | bash

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Pi-hole: A Raspberry Pi Ad-Blocker with DNS Caching (Ultra-fast)

This version of the Pi-hole is outdated Click the image below to read about the new version.

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AdTrap: Making the Sochi 2014 Olympics Bearable on the NBC Live Extra App

No Ads While Watching the Olypmics The NBC Live Extra app is littered with ads.  Trying to watching the Olympics on this poorly-designed app is very frustrating when there are so many distracting ads.  Thanks to the AdTrap, you can watch the Olympics ad-free!  The persistent ad banner on the bottom the screen no longer […]

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AdTrap: AdTrap Anywhere on OS X

Requirements For This Walkthrough Materials Mac running OS X AdTrap with AdTrap Anywhere enabled

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AdTrap: Setup Apple TV, Mac, and iOS Devices

AdTrap: Not Exactly “Zero Configuration” But Satisfying Once It’s Setup and Working I loved the idea of a hardware-based device to block ads, especially one that was easy to set up.  Unfortunately, my experience was not exactly graceful as was advertised.  I’ll show you how I set up my device. I also found it odd […]