Spring cleaning on the internets

Originally this site was my main spot for posting everyday life stories, technical documentation as well as all things WordPress-related. I am changing things up moving forward (I think I have said this before) and using my other site ShelbyDeNike.com for all technical and WordPress-related content while keeping this site up as more of an … Read More

Force all DNS traffic to Pi-hole on a USG Pro

I was looking for a way to force all DNS queries on my network to be pushed to my Pi-Hole no matter what hardcoded DNS servers were set up on the device. After a little research, I came across a couple of blog posts that pointed me in the right direction.

The main reason for this is not only that the kids are getting smarter to be able to adjust settings on their devices to bypass the Pi-Hole, but also I wanted to make sure all devices that jumped on my network were going through the same DNS servers for caching reasons. I also didn’t want to have to make sure I configured each device when added to my network.

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Git commit GPG error

I recently started running into an issue when trying to push commits to git.  The error was as follows. error: cannot run gpg: No such file or directory error: could not run gpg. fatal: failed to write commit object It seems as though a recent update messaged up my whole Git/GPG setup.After a little bit … Read More

Pi-Hole with DNS-Over-HTTPS via Cloudflare

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I 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.

Setting up Pi-Hole on a RaspberryPi is very easy, and there are already lots of how-tos out there on doing just that, but simply put you run the following command on your already setup RaspberryPi

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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

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