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Bringing the Technology Home

Because billionaire tech bros are clearly fuckwits

Please don’t judge the lack of dusting

For a while now I’ve been moving a lot of my “data” back from the far reaches of the corporate internet where possible. It has been a long term change, I like self hosting, it’s something interesting to do and fun to get things to work.

I stopped for a while since the new internet is basically just bots trying to wreck what they can, harvest data, or gleefully sent off with compromised credentials to steal. However, I’ve got quite a fair bit better at locking down the servers and the network.

Since the proliferation of utter shitfuckery (2016) I’ve moved my digital life over to hosts in more stable countries or used trusted hosts, then gradually started moving things back on to machines at home.

During the Eternal Lockdowns(TM) fully rebooted this project and now with the farce the social networks and their glorious leaders living in their own plain of existence (plus the occasional leak of how the companies are being run) I was able to kick it up a gear.

Lately I’ve joined up also using cooperative external hosts like Ouvaton, Nubo, and L’Autre Net for things I don’t have the capcity to do myself.

Over the past month I was able to rehome

Some of these things hosted on one of the machines in the cover image, which isn’t bad going for an ADSL connection.

For the moment, still getting back on the ropes with Plume (managed to acquire some not so great federated SPAM / instances I’ve blocked), working out how (and where) I repatriate my LiveJournal entries, and just vibing.