Showing posts from March, 2024

Free personalized feed aggregator using Slack

Over the course of the last few years, I've notices that it seems everyone and their mother uses Slack. At least for work and for a number of communities. This blog post will show you how to create your own personalized feed aggregator using free Slack. I chose using Slack instead of Feedly or any other online or offline feed aggregator for the following reasons: I already use Slack; for work, for leisure, for a number of communities. You can easily share/add people to your Slack workspace. You can set up multiple channels and set up notifications for whichever you need. If you already are using Slack, you can always dedicate a channel or a few to your personal feed aggregator, without actually creating your own instance of Slack (but will need admin help to set everything up). Now that we've got that covered, let's talk about what's going to get covered by this blog post: Adding RSS application to your Slack instance. Adding feeds from various sources (websites, github

Serbian Website Blacklist for PiHole and AdGuard Home

In today's digital age, protecting oneself from online threats has become a necessity. With the ever-growing presence of adware, malware, fraud, and scams lurking on the internet, users need robust solutions to fortify their browsing experiences. Recognizing this need, I'm thrilled to introduce my latest creation: a Serbian website blacklist curated for PiHole and AdGuard Home users. Origin This journey began with a simple yet profound realization: the internet landscape is rife with nefarious entities seeking to exploit unsuspecting users (including, say, my youngest family members). To counter this, I've become a user of AdGuard home running on my RaspberryPi in my home network. But there was somewhat of a gap in the sea of AdGuard blacklists out there - there are no (at least to my knowledge) blacklists dedicated to spammers and fraudsters operating in Serbia and Balkans. Luckily, security and privacy aware users of the  Bezbedan Balkan forum  have started compiling all