Pihole Blocklists

I’ve been running a pihole with unbound for about a year and I’m VERY happy with it.

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The Police Do Not Protect and Serve

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been seeing clip after clip of cops beating protesters, shooting rubber bullets and beanbags at people’s faces, pepper spraying indiscriminately, antagonizing peaceful protesters, firing pepper rounds at medics.

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I Survived A Sim Hijack

About 2 months ago, I was leaving a restaurant in LA after dinner when I noticed that my cell phone had no signal, so I restarted the phone (which normally fixed it) and was greeted with the following text message.

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Is a VPN The Answer?

With COVID-19 keeping everyone inside for the last few weeks, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from friends about VPNs from and if they are worth the investment.

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Remote Playing PC Games Part 2 Streaming Outside Of Your Home

Ok so I can finally play my PC games while laying on my couch in the other room, that’s neat.

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Remote Playing PC Games

Note: Because everyone’s network is different, The best way to be 100% sure of how Moonlight runs on your network is to try it out on yours. This post is not a technical deep dive, but more of a brief overview with a couple quick examples from within my local area network. The next part is going to go a little more in depth in requirements to stream outside of a LAN and some attempts to stream over different connections.

When I was in high school, circa late 00s, laptops just hit the point where gaming on them was just getting to be a tolerable use case, but not before dropping some serious cash. I saved up for over a year to finally buy a 17 inch Macbook Pro that can boot windows and play some good beefy games, it was the best laptop I ever owned, but it was $2900.

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Years (2005-2018)

Since I have moved to Long Beach, I’ve tried to familiarize myself with the city and the communities that reside within it.

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The Parable of the Hollow Tree

When I was a kid, I used to love climbing trees, it was one of my favorite things to do.

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The Tree of 100 Dead Faces

The night was a cool 61 degrees, much more comfortable than the 95 plus of the daytime.

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Selling My Soul To Football

There’s a popular movie trope where someone sells their soul to the devil for some immediate benefit.