Blocking ads in OpenWrt

April 10, 2018
7 minute read

Here I have collected few scripts to block/manage ads at the source on my travel OpenWrt router, the GL-iNet AR300M. I use this on the travel router to save bandwidth, mostly while the VPN is active so I can save CPU cycles for the OpenVPN process. All credit goes to tablespoon on GitHub/Tblspn on Reddit. I have just repackaged that script (with a couple of slight modifications to the servers it pulls from and the update schedule) with some other helpful scripts that have come in handy that I thought I’d share on GitLab, and write a bit about them. ... Read more…
Tags: script ar300m
Category: openwrt

Allowing SSL in wget on OpenWrt/LEDE

April 4, 2018
4 minute read

Why? For the post regarding blocking ads in OpenWrt, I had to figure out how to add some extra blocklists, including those from EasyList and AdAway. In vanilla OpenWrt, we’ll have to use wget to retrieve files, and I like to make sure that I can use secure protocols when grabbing text files across the internet. The scripts To enable using SSL/TLS in wget, make a script called ssl-in-wget. ... Read more…
Tags: ar300m wget script
Category: openwrt

OneDrive Quota Mysteriously Changing

April 2, 2018
2 minute read

Recently, we had a situation at work where seemingly random employees were experiencing their OneDrive capacity going down to 2GB (as opposed to the 1TB everyone should have), and they were receiving errors on their desktop clients when trying to sync files from their computers, as they were all well past the 2GB limit. We had to open a PowerShell instance, run Connect-SPOService and reset the user’s account to have the 1TB of storage that they should. ... Read more…
Tags: office 365 onedrive
Category: microsoft software

Gitlab CI Hugo Deploy Failing

March 25, 2018
1 minute read

For a while, I had been having issues where GitLab-CI pipelines for this Hugo site would fail on the deploy function. This would let the site build correctly, but the files wouldn’t be pushed to the location where they were served to visitors. There are a few open issues where this same behavior is exhibited, but I did get a tip from @fyr77 on how they were able to resolve the issue for their own project. ... Read more…
Tags: gitlab-ci hugo
Category: hugo site

Docker Image for building Hugo site with GitLab CI

March 21, 2018
2 minute read

When I was getting my Hugo site set up, I was looking for a way to implement search. Luckily, it seems that I ran across a solution by eddiewebb and I was able to get it set up. Originally, I had issues where it would work locally, but when I would push it up to GitLab pages, CI would take over and publish a version of the site, but the search function didn’t work when it was live. ... Read more…
Tags: docker gitlab-ci hugo
Category: hugo site

Disqus Commenting

March 16, 2018
2 minute read

Update 15 Apr 2019 I have replaced Commento’s functionality with Isso. Update 11 Jan 2019 I have re-deployed Commento, and it is working again with my GitLab Pages site. Update 11 Nov 2018 Commento has stopped working on my VPS and I have disabled it while I try to troubleshoot and rebuild it. ... Read more…
Tags: disqus commenting
Category: hugo site