If you’re on a first generation Raspberry Pi you don’t have much RAM, so it makes sense to increase the swapfile size to be able to do more with your Pi. I’ll show you how! First, edit the file /etc/dphys-swapfile… Read More »Increase the swapfile of your Raspberry Pi
As you might know, Raspberry Pi 3/3+/4 all have a 64bit CPU but Raspbian (the official and default system for the Raspberry Pi) is 32-bit. In this guide I will show you how to switch the kernel to 64-bit, however… Read More »Switch your Raspberry Pi to 64-bit kernel (Raspbian)
You might be using block lists by hosts-file.net but you shouldn’t! One of the default block lists that used to be included with Pi-hole was https://hosts-file.net/ad_servers.txt but this is not maintained anymore, which is why it’s got excluded from the… Read More »Pi-hole and hosts-file.net
It’s handy to know, so here they are: To restore Pi-hole to the default blocking lists, just delete all the lists but these six five lists. Note: There used to be a sixth list, which is now dead so you… Read More »What are the default Pi-hole block lists?
While VPN’s are great for virtual private networks (hence the name), it is often overkill if you just want to bypass a firewall or get an encrypted tunnel to protect yourself from snooping (e.g. on public Wi-Fi). More often than… Read More »Using an SSH tunnel to bypass firewalls and protecting yourself from snooping
As you might have heard or experienced, the Raspberry Pi 4 gets very hot. But there’s a firmware update now that will reduce power consumption and heat generation! And it’s effortless to do! Disabling automatic EEPROM updates I dislike automatic… Read More »Keep your Raspberry Pi 4 cool with a critical firmware update
Less than 24h ago, Pi-hole released an update to the Pi-hole core. The update is version 4.3.2 and it removes support for the adblock style lists. What does this mean for me? If you are using adblock style (format) lists… Read More »A note on the Pi-hole core update 4.3.2 and missing support for adblock style lists
Need a VPN to stay protected on the go while on public Wi-Fi but don’t want to pay for a VPN provider? Here’s how! Prerequisites This guide requires you to have a public IPv4 address pointing to your router, and… Read More »How to set up a OpenVPN server at home, quick and dirty.
Or: How to enhance the privacy of your Pi-hole If you use a Pi-hole like I do, you probably care about privacy in some form. If you do, you should disable query logging and here’s why. There are 5 privacy… Read More »A note on Pi-hole’s privacy levels and its settings