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Hi, I'm Joseph. I'm 25 years old, a owner; , , married, have 2 kids & a dog, & living in the .

I'm a user that enjoys & deploying alternatives to popular services - my latest being .

I came to PH for vacation & ended up not wanting to leave after doing work with . Now I help kids living in poverty & my wife & I are trying to adopt one - an 11 year old girl named Rian.

I decided to stick with WordPress for now. I started working on integrating my existing site into it. It's a bit overwhelming, but I think I'm making progress.

I'm looking to add a CMS to my website. Currently using WordPress for just the blog portion. I would prefer to use something more modern for the full site CMS and possibly replace WordPress for the blog as well. Any recommendations?

My kids fell behind on their vaccination schedule after we moved to the Philippines because the hospitals we went to when we first came here were just too expensive. Now there's a measles outbreak in Manila and I realized "oh crap, I didn't get them caught back up."

I've made a lot of friends here over the past couple of years, one of which is a doctor. She'll be giving all of my kids their vaccinations this weekend. Thankful and stressed πŸ˜… .

I think about 90% of my toots have been about my struggles since degoogling, and most of that focused on Nextcloud.

Are any of you using pCloud as your main photo storage (automatic upload feature)?

If so, what have you found is the best way to browse those photos? It seems it would be hard to find a photo from a certain year, but there's no automatic organizing options.

Wondering if my Nextcloud issues relate to packet loss on my home network. Not much I can do about that though. ISP tech support is essentially non-existent here.

Major RSS backlog. Anyone want to read them to me while I be productive? 😁

I've gotten Nextcloud to play nice with large files on my computer. I think my issue relates to my phone. Hopefully I have some time this week to investigate further.

I really want Nextcloud to work for me. It seems like the perfect solution for my needs, if I could just get it to work properly with large files.

Another large upload failed. I'm hoping it was a random connection issue and not that I didn't actually resolve what was causing it to fail most times. Trying again... :(

I think I just resolved my Nextcloud large file upload issue by changing the temp directory. 1.2GB file uploaded successfully. Yay!

Just set up Collabora on my Nextcloud server. Not sure if I'm ready to drop Google docs for business use, but this is getting interesting.

My latest Nextcloud issue is that uploading my Signal backups is failing constantly. It seems to struggle with large uploads. The file is 1.2GB. I'm not really sure if there's a setting I can change that might correct it or if I just need to give up on uploading 1GB files. Max upload is already set to 2GB.

I've found I can use CloudMounter (macOS) to mount Nextcloud without syncing the files, but it doesn't have the option to selectively sync in addition to that, so it's not quite a pCloud replacement.

Currently using 3 different cloud/backup services at the same time. NextCloud, pCloud, and SpiderOak One.

I wish I could get down to just 1 service, but they're good for different things.

NextCloud - photo gallery and privacy
pCloud - allow others to easily upload to my storage. Mount a virtual disk instead of downloading all the files.
SpiderOak - backups of all my data


After several checks, I'm almost positive my NextCloud gallery issues are fully resolved. The only issue I'm having now is that videos don't play smoothly even after buffering.

I think I might have fixed my NextCloud gallery issues by increasing the limit on open files. I think the default was causing odd redis behavior.

Where are you guys hosting your NextCloud? My main issue with it these days is the speed of the gallery, but I think that might just be because of my low end CPU. Though I also don't want to spend like $65/mo just for NextCloud, so I'm a bit stuck.

No more captchas or training google's AI! Use what Google already knows, to keep it from learning more:

It solves captchas using Google Speech API.

Trying out a lot of Android games, and realizing that KISS launcher might not work well for this. It's hard to try out all the games when I can't remember all the names to find them in KISS launcher

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