• Early this week I set up an old Lenovo ThinkCentre to run a headless install of Ubuntu, and started playing around with some projects I’ve heard of from others, but never used myself. First up: Pi-hole, a network-wide ad blocking option. It took a little while to get everything configured the way I wanted, and I’m still working through some odd behavior, but overall I like it. Most of my browsers already have some form of ad-blocking enabled, but this works even with devices I don’t have as many options on (phone, iPad, etc).
  • I’m still sticking with OmniFocus, and actually started using one of their slightly more advanced features, Mail Drop. I’ve used similar functionality on Todoist to auto-forward certain types of emails as tasks to my inbox, and I’m happy to now have the same workflow set up with OmniFocus.
  • I spent some time digging into Tailscale’s permissions management options, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to configure. I wanted to start limiting certain connections on my tailnet, instead of leaving settings wide-open, and within minutes I was able to set up a few simple rules that put things in a much better (and arguably more secure) state.
  • A few weeks ago I heard about LocalSend, an app that gives you an AirDrop-like experience between virtually any two machines, on the Linux Matters podcast, but didn’t have a reason to use it at the time. Fast-forward to this weekend, and I needed to transfer some large files between two machines on the same network, but didn’t have another mechanism set up. In almost no time at all, I was able to download the app on both machines, and send the files… it was one of the most “it just works” experiences I’ve had in a while. I highly recommend checking it out.

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  • Accidental Tech Podcast: 573: Look at It Harder
  • Clockwise: 540: I Did Something Bad
  • Connected: 488: hot guy, incredible actor, hot dude
  • Cortex: 152: Apple Vision Pro: The Future is Here
  • Issues, Etc.: 363: Women’s Ordination, Empathy and Feminism - Dr. Joseph Rigney
  • Issues, Etc.: 393: Baptism and the Giving of the Holy Spirit - Pr. Mark Surburg
  • Late Night Linux: 266
  • Late Night Linux: 267
  • Linux Matters: Magazines Reloaded
  • Mac Power Users: 730: “Treat it as an Intern,” with Jeff Richardson
  • The Rebound: 481: You’re Doing A Great Job (Abridged)
  • Upgrade: 498: Leap the Uncanny Valley
  • We’re Not Wrong: About the Tucker/Putin Interview and the Arizona GOP