Self-Hosted

Self-Hosted

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A chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time “self-hosters” who share their lessons and take you on the journey of their new ones.


20: One is None
Jun 4 • 36 min
You're not a true self-hoster until you've lost your entire configuration at least once. Alex does a deep dive into cloud backup, plus we need your help to find the right Wifi solution for a listener.Links:LINUX Unplugged 355: Chris’ Data Crisis — Chris’…
19: The Open Source Catch-22
May 21 • 38 min
We react to recently proposed Home Assistant changes, Alex attempts an extreme remote install, and we take a look at HomelabOS. Plus why Chris continues to collect Raspberry Pi's at an alarming rate.Links:Raspberry Pi 4 Storage BenchmarksHome Assistant on…
18: Ring Doorbell Alternative
May 7 • 35 min
We were almost outsmarted by a not so smart doorbell, Jellyfin makes Alex's prediction dreams come true and Chris tries QOwnNotes again. Links HeaterMeter, the open-source barbecue controller - Raspberry Pi Amazon.com : Nelly's Security 3MP WiFi Video…
17: Where Do I Start?
Apr 23 • 40 min
Knowing which hardware to buy or which apps to run on that shiny new hardware can be hard. Chris and Alex discuss networking gear and where to find some of the best getting started documentation on the net. Plex have been busy and launched two new apps,…
16: Compromised Networking
Apr 9 • 37 min
We share some WiFi tips and essential network ideas. And discuss one of our most significant compromises in the show so far.Links:Self-Hosted Discord ServerRationale for using Discord — Let’s grow a community around being the best place to discuss…
15: Keeping Track of Stuff
Mar 26 • 30 min
We have a neat self-hosted home inventory management system for preppers of any type, plus Chris' simple Home Assistant trick and Alex's valiant battle with the WebSockets daemon of the reverse proxies. Also - we answer listener questions, and share…
14: Embracing Automation
Mar 12 • 43 min
Wendell Wilson is back, and he and Chris are struggling with their automation setups. Also, we chat about ideal home server hardware for a server or a pfSense box. Plus Wendell's home-rolled presence detection rig, some 3D printing chat, and more.Special…
13: IRC is Not Dead
Feb 27 • 38 min
Self-Hosted IRC solutions are better than ever. Alan Pope joins us to make a case for the classic way to communicate online and tells us about a modern client for the web, mobile, and desktop you run on your server. Plus, follow up on the new Self-Hosted…
12: Which Wiki Wins
Feb 13 • 34 min
We try out the top self-hosted Wikis and tell you which we like best, and Chris has a major project off-grid update. Plus Alex tells us about his robot vacuum that runs Ubuntu.Links:Going Solar — Work, Life, and RV Podcast — It’s a huge investment! So we…
11: Host Your Blog the Right Way
Jan 30 • 35 min
We each like different blogging platforms, and share why. Then our tips for keeping your server secure. Plus a great way to score cheap drives, a Project Off-Grid update, making your household light switches smart, and Alex's review of the…
10: Compromised Cameras
Jan 16 • 33 min
Wyze and Xiaomi suffer major cloud hosted blunders, so Alex tells us about his new fully offline camera security system, tied into Shinobi. Plus Chris gets ready for Project Off-Grid's solar upgrade, our new favorite self-hosted speed test app, and a Ring…
9: Conquering Planned Obsolescence
Jan 2 • 34 min
Master of details, open source advocate and YouTuber, Quindor from Intermittent.Tech joins us for a chat about tuya-convert to avoid planned hardware obsolescence, his new 100TB server build, highly available home setups, and his DIY LED project.Special…
8: WLED Changes the Game
Dec 19, 2019 • 34 min
Sometimes one project can lead to a hundred more. We celebrate Home Assistant's new release, the inclusion of the WLED integration and fall down the DIY project rabbit hole. Plus some clever power solutions, cheap LED light strips, and a test drive of…
7: Why We Love Home Assistant
Dec 5, 2019 • 36 min
Home Assistant has changed our families' lives for the better. We share tips for getting started, implementing automation, devices we use, and our favorite integrations. Plus Alex's thoughts on automating his new LG TV and be sure to check the…
6: Low Cost Home Camera System
Nov 21, 2019 • 35 min
Chris follows up on his Shinobi troubles and extols the virtues of $25 Wyze Cams to Alex, who has some exciting house news to share.Links:Wyze Cam | 1080p HD Smart Home Camera With Free AWS CloudWyze Cam RTSP – WyzeShinobi Official Documentation - Get…
5: ZFS Isn’t the Only Option
Nov 7, 2019 • 44 min
Getting your storage setup just right often takes making painful mistakes first. We share ours, our current storage setups, when ZFS is not the tool for the job, and what you should consider when protecting your data. Plus, we share a few recent project…
4: The Joy of Plex with Elan Feingold
Oct 24, 2019 • 34 min
Plex Co-Founder and CTO Elan Feingold shares why he started Plex, its future direction, his home setup, his love for electric cars and the beach. Also Alex convinces Chris to give Ghost (the blogging platform) a try.Special Guest: Elan…
3: Home Network Under $200
Oct 10, 2019 • 36 min
How far can you get with a Raspberry Pi 4? We go all in and find out. Plus our favorite travel router with WireGuard built in, and Chris kicks off Project Off-Grid. Meanwhile, Alex adopts proprietary software.Links:5.11 Taclite Trousers — Constructed…
2: Why Self-Host? With Wendell from Level1techs
Sep 26, 2019 • 44 min
We visit Wendell Wilson of Level1Techs and get a tour of his self-hosted setup, what he does and does not trust in the cloud, and we reminisce about the early days of computing and the internet. Plus we discuss craftsmanship in the Linux Kernel, and…
1: The First One
Sep 12, 2019 • 24 min
You've been wanting to host a Nextcloud instance (or anything else) for your family for a while now. Where on Earth do you start? We share some hard learned lessons about self-hosting, discuss the most important things to consider when building a home…
Self-Hosted Coming Soon
Aug 27, 2019 • 2 min
A new show that is your gateway to self hosting all the things. Discover new software, regain control of cloud services and own your data. Learn how you can take steps to free yourself from the agenda of large corporations and business models designed to…