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Gitea is taking over the Git-throne

2022-11-26 4 min read Sebastian Appler
I have been hosting my own Git service for many years now. It wasn’t until recently when I checked for an alternative that I started to realize. The one who’s starting to take over everything Git-related is called Gitea. Let’s start from the beginning. The need for a self-hosted Git service It started with a need to store my personal notes. Even if most notes probably can be public I sometimes writes personal ones that I don’t want to have public. Continue reading

DeGoogle your Android phone with LineageOS

2021-08-19 5 min read android guides privacy Sebastian Appler
It’s happening a lot in alternative OS for Android. Promising distribution’s such as CalyxOS and GrapheneOS offers very interesting features with big focus on privacy and security. We also have PureOS a pure linux distro that’s not based on AOSP but tries to use desktop linux apps on the phone. For me it still not viable way as a daily driver. The major drawback is that even that they are interesting they are only supported for Pixel phones (or specific phones like Librem for PureOS). Continue reading

Time to move from Ubuntu to Fedora

2021-06-19 4 min read linux Sebastian Appler
Ubuntu has been my daily driver for quite some time now. When I migrated from Windows it was a big step just going into the linux world and I picked Ubuntu as my first choice. The Ubuntu has served me well since then. But from time to time I felt nudged that maybe Ubuntu is not the best distro after all. I excused myself that, yes, Ubuntu is the most used distro so there must be a reason why it’s better, right? Continue reading

Host all your data in Nextcloud with Kubernetes

If you want to be clean with your privacy the problem how to store your files will soon become a problem. Maybe you already store your data in Google with images in Google Photos and files in Google Drive. There’s many services that claim to be private but the best thing is of course to host it yourself. You don’t want to sacrifice convenience and maybe it’s scary that it will become a big hassle to make your own hosting. Continue reading

Why Emacs can become your favorite editor

2021-03-06 5 min read emacs Sebastian Appler
If you ask someone if they heard of Emacs they will probably say; “Yeah, I remembered it when people used it long time ago”. But most people will look at you with a bushy thing going on in their face. My first experience with Emacs was when I studied. The teachers wrote lab-instructions: “Open your favorite editor and follow the instructions. We will assume that you choose Emacs. If you didn’t choose Emacs, good luck, your on your own! Continue reading