Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a budget computer that can be coerced into doing all manner of things.

Home Streaming

I've used a couple of Raspberry Pi's to make a home audio streaming system. This is a lot cheaper than buying pre-bundled hardware and provides much greater flexibility. I've tried a few different distributions to do this but settled on a fairly plain Archlinux install and then installing and configuring the software I wanted. Before hand I tried the following dedicated distributions…

Backups

A simple use of Raspberry Pi's is to attach external USB drives and use them for backing up your system. Read how to do that here.

AdBlocker/DNS

You can use Pihole to turn your Raspberry Pi into a DNS server for your home network that automatically blocks ad serving, massively reducing wasted bandwidth and improving your browsing experience exponentially.

I wanted to get this running under the Moode install I had on my Raspberry Pi2 which took a little tweaking so I documented the process.

Media Server

I've got an external HDD with a load of ripped movies and TV and wanted to make these available to cast/stream to the TV. Here's how I went about this.

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