If you have Pi-hole on your network, that means you also have Dnsmasq, and therefore can have some local DNS fun.
Today I was wanting to wildcard a local domain to my NAS. I added a dnsmasq conf file to the box running Pi-hole containing:
Where the 192.168.xxx.xxx is the local ip of the NAS. Now on the local network whateveriwant.nas points at the NAS.
Finding this very useful.
It looks like there are still tickets available for BSides SATX! Contemplating making the run down there this weekend.
Spent a bit of time setting up the new games section in Kodi 18. Apparently they have rolled RetroArch (libretro) into Kodi core for this version. This pairs beautifully with Internet Archive Game Launcher Plugin (https://github.com/zach-morris/plugin.program.iagl) and make for a surprisingly seamless retro gaming experience. Even the PS1 emulator runs quite well on the Odroid C2.
I soon found myself sucked into a session with "LoZ: A Link to the Past" so any further exploration of the setup kinda stopped.
Great lightning talk about the Hermes-Lite (http://www.hermeslite.com/), an open hardware, open source HF SDR transceiver.
Having to restrain myself from jumping in and trying to piece one of these together. Maybe after I finishing getting my old analog HF radio up and running.
Rather than continuing with LibreELEC on the Odroid C2, I decided to check out CoreELEC.
CoreELEC is a more ARM focused distro, and runs the new 18.x (Leia) version of Kodi. Installation was simple on an eMMC and I ran into no issues
The new Kodi version is apparently better able to handles streaming video, and I was able to install a Netflix addon which was never possible before! It also seems like there are some nifty "Live TV" PVR/DVR integrations available now that look very interesting.
Part 2 of my Dat on Firefox series: https://sammacbeth.eu/blog/2019/05/12/dat-for-firefox-2.html
(also available on dat: dat://sammacbeth.eu/blog/2019/05/12/dat-for-firefox-2.html )
Just watched a PineBook Pro update video the PINE64 folks published a few days ago. It looks like its really coming together. I'm curious if they'll be able to pull off the < $200 price tag.
Recently I dug up an old bakelite straight key to get back into practicing Morse. I purchased it a couple years ago at a ham swap, looking for the cheapest key I could find ($10). While messing with it I got curious about it's manufacturer so took a closer look to the tag on the inside. Turns out it was produced in East Germany in a cold war era Leipzig. O_o
Finding nmon on the tiny Cloudshell2 LCD both hilarious and fantastic.
Background image: Tooting Crater of Mars.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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