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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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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Podcasts worth listening to (Part II)

A while back I posted about some of the podcasts I thought were worth listening to. While by no means an exhaustive list I thought it might be good to post again with some new additions. So again in no particular order here are some other podcasts I would recommend listening to: Canadian Couch Potato Description: Canadian Couch…

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The “war” over PGP

Recently there have been two very good, and opposing, articles written on the state of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and whether or not it is worth using in 2016/2017 and beyond. You can find the original article, I’m throwing in the towel on PGP, and I work in security, at Ars Technica here but I’ve reproduced…

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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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CoreGTK 3.18.0 Released!

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.18.0, has been tagged for release! This is the first version of CoreGTK to support GTK+ 3.18. Highlights for this release: Rebased on GTK+ 3.18 New supported GtkWidgets in this release: GtkActionBar GtkFlowBox GtkFlowBoxChild GtkGLArea GtkModelButton GtkPopover GtkPopoverMenu GtkStackSidebar Reverted to using GCC as the default compiler (but clang…

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