This means it blocks ads and trackers not just in web browsers but in any software in my house, including mobile apps and smart tvs. Check out this blank ad on my roku! Incredibly satisfying.
The software I'm using to do this is called Pi-Hole and I'm running it on a Raspberry Pi. You set up your network to run all of their DNS through the pi-hole and it's then able to run that against a block list. It's not perfect at blocking ads (I'm still running browser ad blockers, basically to do things that aren't just removing the ads themselves), but it's cool in a philosophical way of never letting anything happen on my network that I can't check up on. Cause yea, I now get logs of everything going on in my network. There's a lot of interesting, messy stuff in what it blocks!
Anyway it was fun, I'll update if anything goes wrong (lol) thank u for reading my blog