Pi-Hole: The sentry at your doorstep

Sorry for writing after such a long time. My R&D pipeline almost dried at the right end while the left end is overflowing. The backlog is getting longer. I promise to start improving my presence over time. So, won’t you like to have sentry at your doorstep to shoo away the bad elements or the unwanted guests? Definitely yes. This is equally important for your digital doorway as well. This is even more relevant as you have started working from home. Everyone at home are now working online and a whole lot of browsing and a whole lot of extra

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Pi of Life: setting up a DLNA Server

Sorry for the late reporting! After setting up the Pi and setting up the NAS on it, the next step was to look for additional usage. One on high rank of need was to move the media in such a way that I can stream it to anywhere. I was actually already using a shared iTunes Library when I was using the HDD on the USB port of the router. But the performance was not that good. Plus I was stuck to iTunes on my laptops. Plus, it did not support any TV or other devices without iTunes. At times,

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Pi of Life: Setting up the NAS

So my first goal as in my Raspberry Pi plan (http://www.geekays.net/post/Pi-of-Life-Setting-it-up.aspx) was to check if a NAS on the Raspberry Pi is effective or not. I am sure it cannot be as sturdy and performing as that of a standard NAS box – as they pack a board specifically for that purpose with RAID capabilities. The Pi does not have a built in SATA interface and the option is to connect a USB HDD. I was using my 1TB USB-3 HDD as a shared drive for my home. I connected it to the USB-3 port of my Dlink 2750U router

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Pi of Life: Setting it up

I have been fascinated about the tiny, cute and strong #Raspberry-pi for some long time. I was reading about this amazing thing, but whenever I asked myself, “Should I acquire one?” I thought it might become a junk investment. Sometime back I listed down what I might do with a Pi – Upgrade my current Home NAS (USB-3 HDD on a USB-3 port on my home router) Set up Dynamic Static IP for the NAS – no need to carry in the disk when I travel Have a Torrent set up on the NAS Get my entire stock of movies

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