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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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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Shove ads in your pi-hole!

There are loads of neat little projects out there for your Raspberry Pi from random little hacks all the way up to full scale home automation and more. In the past I’ve written about RetroPie (which is an awesome project that you should definitely check out!) but this time I’m going to take a moment to…

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A Fitbit Year in Review (2016)

Around this time last year I was gifted a Fitbit Charge HR. Since then it unfortunately needed to be replaced (now with a new Fitbit Charge 2!) but I thought it would be interesting to take a look at my stats for the year. Now obviously December isn’t over yet so some of the stats for…

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Broken Fitbit

As you may recall I was gifted a Fitbit Charge HR last year and have quite enjoyed using it as my fitness tracker. Unfortunately it seems my time with it is coming to an end as the band has started to peel away from the face of the device. Checking out this issue online seems…

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MiniDisc

So I was watching the excellent Techmoan YouTube channel the other day and as he discussed various interesting but now-dead technologies it got me thinking of one that I actually had owned: MiniDisc. What’s a MiniDisc? If you happen to not know or remember the MiniDisc I’m not surprised. While it did have a bit…

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Fitbit Charge HR

For Christmas last year I received a Fitbit Charge HR as a gift. For me a Fitbit is a funny thing; some people seem to approach wearing one as a magic fitness pill that will suddenly whip you into shape with no other effort required. While I have no such delusions I was interested in…

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