Archive for the ‘Technology’ category


Block Adverts using Pihole in Container Station on a QNAP NAS with a GL.iNet GL-AR750 Travel Router

August 1, 2021

Introduction Adblocking I was reminded about Pihole on a Raspberry Pi by this article (“How to Blocks Ads Network-Wide With Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi“) today on Tom’s Hardware. However, I don’t have a Raspberry Pi so I decided to give the software a go on my QNAP NAS instead, a TS-251+ in which I’ve maxed […]

Protected: 200 Years Ago, Work Started on the Stockton and Darlington Railway

April 19, 2021

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Fixing My SoHo Win10 2004 Network

July 24, 2020

Introduction This could be called {“Turn on file and printer sharing” won’t save issue and Windows Certificates errors fixed on Home Network}, but it’s a bit long 😉 Recently Windows cumulative updates have given me cumulative problems. My own attempted fixes derived from countless searches, batch file, command prompts and Powershell “fixes” which just made […]

Our Little Milestone – Folding@home

April 11, 2020

See addendum for today, 17 April 2020 Quite pleased really, helping humanity. The team is now in the top 25k from 250k, which means the top 10% of contributions. Most work is currently being done in the fight against Covid-19. You will see that the figures don’t agree – this is due to updating delays, […]

Trying Richard Stallman’s Facebook Recommendations – Part One

September 6, 2019

Reasons not to be used by Facebook Reading The Register this morning I found that Stallman has recently spoken at Microsoft, hell froze over for a time obviously.  Stallman has his own website which has a very interesting…. What’s bad about: Airbnb | Amazon | Amtrak | Ancestry | Apple | Discord | Ebooks | […]