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Pi-hole 5.0 is Out Now!

May 11, 2020 Patrick 0

After a successful beta testing period, Pi-hole has released version 5.0! Pi-hole is our favorite DNS level ad-blocker that helps block advertisements, trackers, and even malware from your entire network. The release of Pi-hole 5.0 has been anticipated since the beta program began back in January.

Wireguard in Docker

How to Install Wireguard in Docker

April 30, 2020 Patrick 7

Using a VPN is a great way to secure your personal data from getting sniffed out on public networks. You can install a VPN server on your home network and use a VPN client on your laptop or phone. The VPN client will encrypt and secure your web traffic and send it to your home network to be processed. If you have Pi-hole running on your home network as well, your VPN clients will benefit from it’s filtering capabilities no matter where you are. For this tutorial, we will be installing Wireguard in a Docker container on a Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu 18.04.4 Bionic.

Raspberry Pi Terminal Comands

19 Simple Raspberry Pi Terminal Commands for Beginners

April 27, 2020 Patrick 0

The Raspberry Pi is an awesome single-board computer that you can use to start learning the Linux operating system. It’s got just enough processor power and ram to make itself incredibly useful. In some cases, it can even replace your desktop PC. This guide is designed to provide beginners with some simple Raspberry Pi terminal commands that will help familiarize them with basic configuration of the Raspberry Pi and how to navigate through the file system via a terminal interface.

Bitwarden

Bitwarden Review

April 19, 2020 Patrick 0

Over the past few months, I’ve been working to transition to as many self-hosted applications as I can. Self-hosting applications is a secure way to control your data on your terms as well as to get it moved off of the public cloud.

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Running Pi-hole in Docker is Remarkably Easy!

April 14, 2020 Patrick 5

Internet advertisements and trackers are everywhere. The websites you visit and your smart devices are constantly sending data to their manufacturers and advertisers. Pi-hole is a network-level ad blocker that sits on your network and uses blacklists to determine which DNS requests to block. Installation on Docker is easy.

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Running Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi using Docker

March 16, 2020 Patrick 0

Home Assistant is open-source, self-hosted software that will allow you to control various devices in your home. It is extremely flexible and can be used to tie together multiple sensors and services to create the ultimate smart home. As I continue to learn about the functionality of Home Assistant I’ll add more posts about setting up sensors and other devices.

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Running Bitwarden on a Raspberry Pi using Docker is Easy!

March 12, 2020 Patrick 11

Bitwarden is an open-source password manager that can be self-hosted at home to keep your passwords and other private data secure. The official Bitwarden image only supports the amd64 architecture and I needed a container that I could run on my Raspberry Pi 4 cluster. Luckily I found Bitwarden_rs which is not as resource intensive as the official image and is perfect for small self-hosted environments.