Pi-Hole with DNS-Over-HTTPS via Cloudflare

RaspberryPi LogoI was using Pi-Hole on my local network for some time on a VirtualBox VM that I had set up but recently removed it from my network as it was acting up and causing another possible fail point on my network that I just didn’t feel like troubleshooting at the time.

However with the release of the new CloudFlare 1.1.1.1 DNS, I thought I would revisit my Pi-Hole setup, this time actually running it on one of the many RaspberryPi’s that I have sitting around collecting dust.

Wyze IP Camera

Its been a while since I had an IP camera setup, but recently came across the Wyze IP Camera which is only $20 …. The price was kind of a deterrent at first until I looked at all of the features packed into this small/affordable IP camera.

Wyze CameraWyze had just released version 2 of their camera so I picked up a pre-order, it took a few weeks longer to arrive than expected due to some issues with the production due to dust on the new CMOS sensor, the wait was ok by me as it was more of an impulse buy rather than something I really “needed” to get by on a daily basis.

My first thoughts, once it arrived, was that it had an Apple feel to the packaging.  It was very minimal, clean and simple.

The setup was also very easy and done with all via my iPhone 8 plus.  You simply power it on, wait a few seconds then hold the setup button which gives you an audible prompt to continue the setup which is

WaterMinder

WaterMinderI have always had a really hard time drinking water throughout the day, in most cases, I just “forget“.   Anyways I decided to see what kind of reminder apps were out there to hopefully aid in reminding me not to sit here for hours without even thinking twice about taking a drink.

There had to be something out there that would track my daily intake as well as remind me every X hours to take a drink.  The main thing I was looking for was an app that was not only minimal in design but tied in with my glorified notification center aka the iWatch.

After reading a handful of reviews and looking at various screenshots of water reminder apps I came across WaterMinder.  This app is not only pleasing to the eye but simply tracks your water, beer, coffee, or in general any liquid intake and notifies you every so often to drink.

The app itself can be downloaded from the App store and is currently $2.99 for the app which is cheaper than a coffee that I would likely have forgotten to drink without this app anyways.