Last Update: 5/04/2020

One of my ongoing side-projects is my quest to self-host (along with Andrew at many of the services I use on a daily basis. Andrew and I rent a server off of DigitalOcean which we use for many such services. Most of this software is partially or fully open source, and often free of charge as well. Some of the software I regularly use:

  • Nextcloud: Used for file sharing, document editing, file syncing, calendaring, and to-do lists
  • Bitwarden: Password manager (with premium paid features)
  • Website via Apache: and hosted from here
  • Wireguard: VPN software
  • GitLab: Full git interface with project management and CI/CD tools
  • Mumble: Group voice chat; useful for gaming
  • Synapse: Matrix homeserver implementation for IM/chat.

Using these services, I try to minimize how much I allow companies to mine my personal data and exploit that data for their own purposes.

In the future, I may discuss some of the administration techniques I use, as well as some of the challenges faced with these individual pieces of software.

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