Pi-Hole is a nice tool to reduce ads on your network. The way it’s working is pretty simple: The main component doing the magic is a DNS server, which’s job is to give bogus answers for unwanted domains so that the client either asks ‘localhost’ or the pi. What’s being blocked depends on a few lists which are […]
I have to admit, Asus did a sweet one here, but to be honest, it can be a pain in the rear end running linux – especially sound and touchpad. But regarding sound I was able to find at least some partial solution which is loading in a pin config as follows: [codec] 0x10ec0668 0x104313f0 0 […]
Due to me having some time and my old OnePlus One Smartphone, I decided to have a look and find (stock) Android alternatives – something that exists without that rather enclosed Google-Environment. I mean, there surely has to be some guys trying to, right? A quick google search showed some old Android 5 ROMs, Ubuntu Touch and Sailfish […]
Now that’s a strong title here guys, but let’s have a look for its reasons and start out with some simple math and the way things used to be before most people run into the golden cage of Facebook. We all agree, Facebook itself is mostly a website from the end users point of view. A huge website, […]
It may sound weird to save /etc in some software like git, but let’s have a look why it does make sense: git is a revision control system that tracks changes and in case is able to revert them. Basically perfect for keeping track of our configuration files. You may not want to publish them on github as […]
My trusty and ol’ VMware server was serving me well since quite some time by now, but to be honest, RAM was always an issue on those boxes. 32 GB namely aren’t much. This time I got myself a late xmas present pushing some more RAM in. Quite cool to experience the boost due to less memory-over-commitment.