Magic Mirror Part 1: Hardware
Winter is normally the time when I start new tech projects since Vermont winters tend to keep me indoors. Last winter I decided it was time to build myself a Magic Mirror!
PC Build 2020
My goal was to build a no-compromises machine. Partly because I want this PC to last more than 5 years, and partly just to see what I can do with the skills and knowledge I’ve acquired over the last 10 or so builds. I wanted three things out of this machine…
Force All DNS Queries Through PiHole with OpenWRT
A recent LabZilla post reminded me that a device on a local network is under no obligation to use the DNS server that is advertised by the network router. I decided to fix that.
Disabling Wi-Fi in the LG B9 65 inch 4K "Smart" OLED TV
Smart TVs are a massive security vulnerability They record and transmit usage patterns, demographic information, and audio from your living room using integrated microphones, ostensibly for advertising and software improvement purposes. If you’ve actually read the User Agreements in a modern smart TV, you know what I’m talking about.