A Fitbit Year in Review (2017)

Last year I wrote a post chronicling my first year wearing a Fitbit and I thought it was really interesting to see all of the stats it tracks. I decided I’d try to keep up this trend and post my stats from 2017 as well: 2,478,268 steps taken (down 684,633 from last year) 4,189 floors climbed…

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CoreGTK 3.22.0 Released!

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.22.0, has been tagged for release! This is the first version of CoreGTK to support GTK+ 3.22. Highlights for this release: Rebased on GTK+ 3.22 New supported GtkWidgets in this release: GtkNativeDialog GtkShortcutsShortcut CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit. Like other “core” Objective-C libraries,…

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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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