pi-hole revisited

I think i have mentioned (my blog) it before and i decided one sunday to rethink a few things, now owning a pi (mu blog) i decided to install it on iit

Being more complex than the average user  [the pi does other things as well] i had to make an new ethernet interface and point the inerface at that rather than what already existed, then i had a problem with load order but once a resolver is active the module does its stuff.

Then i plugged it into a dns dhcp slot and  all was well with the universe and also less gdpr (my blog) -ish.

Problem wise google is an issue with the shopping links which do not go direct to ecommerce sites.   Not a major issue but something easily fixed if it bothers you.

Its blocking 8% of requests in two days so it may make your life better.

Not breaking kitchen equipment.


The monkey houses food preparation area has an extractor fan which when i tried it did not work, some late night troubleshooting failed to spot a simple problem and so next morning i told the tribe.  Eventually I discovered that the fuse isolation (my blog) was turned off by somebody else, and turning it on the fan worked as normal.


The monkey houses kettle was also playing up until a zoo staff member decided to check if it was properly plugged in. Happens to me too (my blog) at least i fix things that others do not.

plug size bingo

Plugs are annoying i have a euro plug adapter that would work 220 -240 range will not fit because of the moulding of the plastic

version 1

The english plugs need help too depending upon the brick size  Plugs have become the adult version of fit the shape in to the hole toddler toys,

Oh well it keeps me in practice.

post-it notes

The zoo bought something and it came with complimentary post it notes for some reason.  I did not particularly like this item. So i have the name of this firm who makes this shit product on my zoo desk.

Not the thing you probably want if you hate them.  Oh well  hope they enjoy my ‘goodwill’

Current affairs going nowhere you will have to excuse my lack of interest in them, post it notes ist the best your going to get today.

the electric hover

The zoo’s elderly hoover (my blog) died and one day a replacement turned up being a lot more modern than plug version  which stopped working.

Its a lot nicer being battery powered and less heavy (not a dyson)  being there’s no motor and twenty metres of cable inside it.

I had been looking at these devices but the one supplied seems simple but apart from the brand name it was not one i recognised but it seems to able to do what the more expensive ones can do minus  a few nozzles.

So it might be that those larger machines are not needed.

Hive fixed there ethernet problem

Hive (my blog) had an issue that the heating controller would only work on a Ethernet port direct to a router not via a switch to a router


While experimenting with cables recently i discovered that it would now work connected to a switch via  the router.

While this might sound  ‘so what’ at least it is a kind of progress,  they also crippled the unit by supplying a 100mb cable not that i doubt gigabytes of data would ever be sent via it  but who knows with the nsa and gchq (my blog) on the prowl.

I personally feel safer that the hive controller is on  another bit of equipment rather than plugged directly into a router which nost people probably do.

Anyhow tin foil remains in fashion here in the monkey house.  More recently i discovered that i  was also very trendy because of some plants that once again are in fashion.

So better start wearing tin foil hats.  I am stylish after all – more style guru tips tomorrow.

google mail everywhere ‘sigh’ an european commision problem – lol

I like email servers but notice that everybody appears to rely on google. Sure they have a url like brainylondonzooapes.tld and also a gmail address rather than use brainylondonzooapes.tld.  Oh well.

Newspapers** also use google for email so it is not unthinkable that if you bring down google then email would be in a very sorry state.   It is kind of ironic that the European union thinks anybody with a gmail account is a sock puppet. for google   Its a shame they have not heard of the zebras (my blog*)

Cloud email has its dangers for instance australian traffic can be forced to be decrypted something our msm comrades don’t seem to mind about after all nobody spies on the journalists do they.

I know why i use google since if used my isp’s email if i leave it is a barrier to entry thus defeating competition strategy in economics ,  I am quite sure any criticism of the eu (my blog) would mean they could soon also call my email domain here in the zoo  and isp email a sock puppet too.

Apparently email must have a country code in (my blog) and how dare you use an non eu domain to email the european union.   I knew it i must be an employee of an american internet giant****

european parliament retard

I know why europe is not an internet powerhouse the politicians hate it. Yes there are isps but google is american.  I mean how dare the eu allow nokia to be sold to the american’s and force us to use android or that cult of religion phones.

Its rather odd also that no decent email service is designed  and operated in the eu too.

All mobile phone users must be sock puppets as well on that eu logic.  Mind you us plebs not in control must be idiots by not using an eu made phone and operating system***.

How dare you criticise the eu i mean you must be a idiot (not here)

but had become mindless zombies hypnotized by an insidious Google campaign

*which was suspended **newspaper firms hate google.  *** do not exist *** it must be true, it has to be true.