My review of the Fitbit Charge 2

Ever since my previous Fitbit, the Charge HR, died an early death I have been wearing a Fitbit Charge 2 in its place. Now that I’ve gotten a few months of use out of it I thought this might be a pretty good time to share my thoughts on this device and how I think it compares to…

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Setup your own VPN with OpenVPN

Using the excellent Digital Ocean tutorial as my base I decided to setup an OpenVPN server on a Linux Mint 18 computer running on my home network so that I can have an extra layer of protection when connecting to those less than reputable WiFi hotspots at airports and hotels. While this post is not meant…

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Commonly Whitelisted Domains for pi-hole

Pi-hole is a great piece of software that will block almost every ad for all devices on your network. However by blacklisting some domains you can occasionally run into problems with unrelated services. Thankfully someone has created an excellent list of commonly whitelisted domains here as well as the related commands you need to run in order…

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Game Review: Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)

Gears of War 4 is the next instalment of the popular Gears of War (GoW) franchise, the first new GoW game to be designed with the Xbox One in mind, and the start of a brand new GoW story arch that picks up many years after the conclusion of Gears of War 3. If you’ve played a previous…

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2017’s open source project donations

Every new year I look back at the open source projects that are essential to my computing life and take a moment to thank them by donating a little bit of money toward their continued good works. Beyond that I think it’s just a nice thing to call out some projects that deserve a mentioning. Some…

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