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Updated on 16.12.2017
16
Nov
2017

DietPi - Lightweight OS

Currently I'm looking for a performant OS for my Raspberry Pi Zero Project. I have downloaded DietPi yesterday and installed it on a mirco SD.

DietPi is a extremely lightweight Debian Jessie OS - sadly it is not really an out of the box product, you have to configure a lot to make it run smoothly. So it is time consuming...

Next goal: Use BLINKT! (Pimoroni) with DietPi on Raspberry Pi Zero.

06
Oct
2017

Webpage Update

I have restructured the homepage for a better overview.

Projects are now grouped and easy to find - profit!

28
Sep
2017

Bye Bye Ads!

My Pi-hole Block List is getting better and bigger. I love to block ads and ransomware pages. Amazing!

I am still looking for a good German Block List I could include into mine. Any Ideas?

Drop me a line: pihole @ fooz.de

22
Sep
2017

Don't pipe to your shell

True story: a friend (JayPikay) of mine told me better not to pipe my shell directly.

Don't trust unknown sources...
He mentioned the following instead:

curl -sSL -o install.sh https://install.pi-hole.net

bash install.sh

Thanks for sharing, also read more about piping wget or curl to bash or sh is stupid.

22
Sep
2017

It's Over 9000!

The validation process of all my collected blocked hosts is working quite good.

Scanning, verifying and cleaning. This morning we hit 53410 validated entries. Yeah! See the current status below:

19
Sep
2017

Verifying my Block List

All hosts in the my Block List are validated (is host reachable and not 404ed).

Goal: Keep only necessary entries in the Block List not old dead hosts.

18
Sep
2017

You hate Ads? You love privacy?

A simple solution is to install Pi-hole, a network-wide ad blocking via your own Linux hardware.

Let's block ads for all your devices without the need to install client-side software.

I am running my Pi-hole on my Raspberry 3 with Noobs

You will need CURL to proceed:
sudo apt-get install curl

Just enter the following in your console and Pi-hole will install itself:
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash

Tip: Use custom DNS Server:
Digitalcourage: 85.214.20.141 and Chaos Computer Club: 213.73.91.35
85.214.20.141, 213.73.91.35

last but not least your router (e.g. FRITZ!Box) needs to use your device (Raspberry) as primary DNS Server.

Timeline

What's coming up
  • Lightweight OS

    Testing different lightweight OS for Raspberry Pi Zero

  • Research Block List

    Trying to make the best Block List for Pi-hole

    Progess: 366045 valid hosts in my block list file (7222KB).

  • ZeroCam via ZeroPi

    Portable FishEye Cam combined with a Zero Pi W

  • Website-Relaunch

    We're proud to announce our new website has launched.

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