Pi Hole Update

A while ago I wrote a guide on how to configure a Pi Hole on an Orange Pi tiny computer.  See here: Filtering Ads and Stuff This was a bit of a mistake. The Orange Pi wasn't reliable, and failed on Friday, just about two months since it went in. I've since...

Riding + Technology

I love information. Or maybe it's that I, more specifically, love data. For a information/data-phile like me, having a device in your pocket (and on your wrist) that can collect, collate, and visualise the information for you is pretty amazing. With that...

Organising my life with an app

It feels a bit hypocritical to post about an app so soon after I posted about managing a screen addiction. But not very. I guess the point of my other post wasn't that I didn't want to use my phone. I wanted the interraction with my phone to be meaningful,...

How I’m dealing with screen addiction.

I resisted calling this title something like "Man, nearly 39, installed a Morse Code keyboard on his phone. You won't believe what happened next...". Only just. Because I did install a Morse Code keyboard on my phone. But a bit more on that later. I love...

Filtering Ads and Other Things with Pi-hole

UPDATE, 2018/04/15: It turns out the Orange Pi wasn't reliable. I will re-write this for Raspberry Pi instructions shortly. It won't be very different, but a couple of things change. Downloads Required Armbian Ubuntu Server Win32DiskImager Putty 7-Zip...

3CX Softphone with headset and speakers

I really wanted to use the 3CX Softphone rather than a desk-phone at work. But I also want to have music going through my amp and speakers. Whenever I plugged my head-set into the jacks at the front of the PC, it took over the sound and disabled the rear jacks that...