General Technology

More on Adblocking

Few years ago, I’d noticed Adblock browser extension really wasn’t doing what it said it was anymore. This triggered into looking for other solutions. I’d found uBlock Origin which works great, if you have a traditional browser being used. Meaning, on an actual computer.

Now, there in lies the problem. Mobility. Most people are using their phones / tablets to view content on the web. I’m usually home when this is true, which sent me right back to using my own home network to block advertisements. I know people would like to be paid for the content they produce and I’ll admit, some of it definitely deservedly so. But some of these ads are just simply ridiculous.

Since I’d moved some of my home networking gear away from “gamer” style routers, I found myself either needing to run a local server (ie. Pi-hole) and having my router use it for DNS… or, the better solution I feel, put it right on the router.

This is where I discovered UBNT Blacklist. This is obviously for specific Ubiquiti devices. Pretty easy step by step setup. Requires you to somewhat know what you’re doing, but it definitely does the job. Install steps are on that page.

Now, while on home WiFi, all connected devices can enjoy less from the advertisement world.


Games General Technology

NVIDIA Driver Install

Been awhile since I’ve updated the blog, figured it was time. Why not just go with a simple tutorial on driver installation?

I run into a problem quite often, where every couple of NVIDIA driver releases, games run like garbage and I’m left with applications and games crashing. I’ve managed to repeatedly solve this by doing the following:

1. Download current version of DDU from

2. Download MSI drivers fromĀ

3. Reboot into Safe Mode.

4. Run DDU.

5. Install MSI driver, do Custom and check clean install.

6. Launch GeForce Experience, download latest driver version.

Currently, I game on a MSI GE63VR 7RF laptop. If you’re reading this and not on an MSI laptop, those steps can be skipped. It’s simple, but typically will fix most issues. If you still see the same issues as before, most likely NVIDIA released another “garbage” driver. To get around this, head to NVIDIA’s website and install the previous version (version of driver the game last ran well).

Hope this helps!