The internet is a much different place when it’s not full of advertisements. This past week, I zipped around from site to site, watching the images and text load without banners and obnoxious pop-ups. Algorithmically generated ads in podcasts failed to load, the banner ads on my television died, and the smartphones connected to my Wi-Fi went blissfully untracked by advertisers. I accomplished this with a Pi-Hole, a little computer attached to my network that blocks advertisements at the network level. It’s like a firewall just for advertisements, it makes the internet better and easier to use, and it’s cheap and easy to build.
Link: How to Set Up a Pi Hole to Block Ads and Speed Up Your Internet