I might expand the content on my website (currently there's only my blog). What do you have on your websites (or see in others' personal websites)?

Also what are inspiring minimalist personal websites you have seen around?

So apparently with a GitHub Student account you get $50 of credit for Digital Ocean, so I will use it to learn about self-hosting. If I like it, I'll probably look into different hosts or do it at home.

Any tips for someone starting to self-host?

I managed to set up a Tiny Tiny RSS instance (wanted it for some time now) and I will probably set up encrypted backups for my laptop. What else do you find usefull to self-host?

Question! I serve a static page that lets you write content and then stores it using cookies (so you can get back at it some other time). The information never leaves the computer (it is a static site, and it doesn't connect to any other server).

Do I need to put an announcement about the cookies?

It would be something similar to write.as/new using cookies to store the text written, but never using that cookie except client-side to keep going with your writing.

Thank you!!

ob :debian: :lineageos: boosted

Check out this great campaign by the @fsfe: Public money for #publiccode: publiccode.eu/ After having watched the video, don't forget to sign! 😃✊

Ended up making the "composing" page based on writeFreely. Still need to do some tweaking to be exactly what I want, but it works for now.

If you want to try it, you can find it at obenedito.org/composer/

Hey fediverse! I currently use for my blog and just tried @write_as to write a post, and it is much nicer than writing on a text editor!

I might create a simple html file similar WriteAs' composing page to write my posts and then just copy and paste the contents to the actual file (as I won't leave Hugo for now).

If you use Markdown, what do you use to write? Do you know any alternatives to my "patchy" solution?

Finally had time to fix the errors when backing up my computer (had been going on for a week). I took some extra time and automated the mounting and unmounting of the VeraCrypt volume where the backup is stored (the backup is on a USB drive that I bring with me everywhere, so encryption is a must).

No more errors and nearly completely automatic backups in one command (still need to type the password in). It was a good afternoon.

Is it me, or the @torproject's Android app is significantly faster when connecting to the network since version 9?

I remember being reluctant to use it since it took some time to connect, but it is very fast now!

ob :debian: :lineageos: boosted

"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use #encryption.

It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.

Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...


What are your go-to tools when looking for FOSS alternatives to proprietary software?

I normally use alternativeto.net/ but I'm trying to look for more.

Thought about using literate programming for my dotfiles. I couldn't find a program to get the tangled text from Markdown so wrote one up. It is really basic and lacks documentation, I will (hopefully) finish that tomorrow and add features as needed.

If you want to check it out and comment, you can find it at gitlab.com/oscarbenedito/marki

After the 30-day period, my facebook account is finally completely deleted! 🎉🎉

ob :debian: :lineageos: boosted

I've been using and loving #LineageOS on my phone for a while now. My must-have apps: @fdroidorg @Tutanota, @fedilab, @riotchat, @TwidereProject, @Telegram, @OpenVPN, @Firefox, #SlideForReddit

After some time with LineageOS+microG I can definitely recommend it. No problems so far (except for a couple of apps that don't work, but most of them do, even the ones using Google Maps, which now use OSM).

Had some trouble installing it the first time by myself on top of LineageOS, but using their custom ROM at lineage.microg.org made everything really easy.

ob :debian: :lineageos: boosted

Does anyone know a good article that describes the benefits and drawbacks of decentralization in the context of technology, like social media and servers?

Would like a concrete article to link to and haven't written one myself. Please not from Medium.

ob :debian: :lineageos: boosted

What hardware do people use for hobbyist-level home labs that host services like nextcloud, gitea, that you access from out and about?

I've only ever used Raspberry Pis, and I'd like to make a performance upgrade. Perhaps a RockPro64?


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