Friday, July 10, 2020

Raspberry Pi Imager

The incredible people over at the have created an awesome tool for writing Pi images to SD cards.

There are currently versions for MacOS, Windows, and Ubuntu. This is an incredibly simple tool that replaces the need for third party tools like Etcher or Rufus.

It took me all of 10 minutes to get my backup PiHole back online after decommissioning it for a short while to do other things.

Make sure to mount the newly created SD card and 'touch ssh' to enable ssh access before moving it to the Pi and starting it up.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Pihole Magic

I just set up my Raspberry Pi as a Pi-Hole and I couldn't be more pleased.

It was super simple to set up and install the Pi-Hole software. You can read all about it on I just updated my Pi and followed their instructions. I set a static IP on my router and even pointed my local network clients to use the Pi-Hole for DNS (IPv4 and IPv6). It was that simple and now everything on my Wifi is "safer". I was especially shocked at all of the legal adware sites that are being "pi-holed".

I like to think that most of the information is anonymous but why risk it when something like this is available for free (I plan to donate) and so easy to set up. Go get yourself a Raspberry Pi and get it done.