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This Week in Self-Hosted (21 April 2023)

400+ subscribers (!), more AI news, software updates and launches, and more!
This Week in Self-Hosted (21 April 2023)

Newsletter Update: 🎉 400+ Subscribers 🎉 and Other Minor Changes

This Week in Self-Hosted celebrated its 400th newsletter subscriber this past week, and so we're kicking this week's edition off with a huge thank you to all the readers (we haven't forgotten about RSS subscribers!) who have shown support or donated to our publication since we launched just a few months ago.

In other news – we've been slowly adding more content to the newsletter, including a Privacy Corner for the more privacy-aware readers and a Self-Hosted Spotlight to feature a single application or piece of content each week. We've also started leveraging Ghost's bookmark cards when linking to external content to bring more attention to where users should expect to be redirected to when clicking a link (plus, it makes the links look prettier).

If you have any suggestions for new categories or content, please reach out using the contact details at the bottom of this newsletter.

Thanks, and as always – happy selfh.st/ing!

Industry Activity

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Software Updates

  • Audiobookshelf v2.2.19: Added the ability to delete items from file system, download zipped library items, and various other minor feature updates and bug fixes
  • Dashboard Icons: Created standard specification details to ensure icon quality and uniformity across the library
  • Fasten Health v0.0.10: Support for additional healthcare institutions, document uploads, patient-friendly medical code descriptions, broken healthcare institution fixes, and announcement of new blog
  • Finamp v0.6.11: Improved reliability for transcode/direct selection, added, configurable buffer sizes, disable gestures, delete songs from playlist, and various other minor updates and bug fixes
  • Home Assistant OS 10: Now supports ODROID-M1, improved data disk feature and memory management, and updated software packages
  • Immich v1.54.0: Added support for asset descriptions, media archiving, better bug reporting, responsive web interface on mobile, and many, many other minor updates and bug fixes
  • Memories for Nextcloud v5.0.0: Admin panel configuration, parallel indexing, server-side photo editing, and overall speed/optimization updates
  • Portainer v2.18.1: Various minor updates and bug fixes
  • Umami v2.0.0: New features including city and region location tracking, cleaner URLs, page titles, teams, redesigned event data, and optimized tracking scripts (see instructions here before upgrading)

Software Launches

  • Chocolate: A self-hosted, open-source media manager
  • Hemmelig.app: Self-hosted secret sharing application with support for client-side encryption, max views per secret, password protection, and more
  • HuePlex: Control Philips Hue lighting with Plex webhooks
  • Milliner: Management web interface for Headscale (a popular self-hosted alternative to Tailscale)
  • Uptime Kuma Manager: An iOS companion app for mobile management of Uptime Kuma deployments

Self-Hosted Spotlight

Meet End-of-life Disaster Response (EOL DR), a crowd-sourced guide on how to document your self-hosted infrastructure for loved ones maintained by GitHub user potatoqualitee. The recommended response strategies cover various categories, including e-mail, password managers, home automation, and storage. While not every category will be relevant for every user, it provides a handy framework that can easily be copied and adapted for individual use cases.

Screenshot of the guide's 'Tech' template

(For additional information, see reddit user billdietrich1's legal information page on the various legal documents that can also be prepared ahead of time.)

  • Survey Feedback Request: Dusk Labs – the developers of the self-hosted media manager Dim – are facilitating a community survey and looking for user feedback as they work to prioritize development efforts
  • Podcast Launch: Linux Matters – a new bi-weekly podcast highlighting the impacts of Linux (including self-hosted and open-source software) on the hosts' everyday lives – dropped their inaugural episode featuring Mastodon this week
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Privacy Corner

PrivacyGuides.org recently released a ranking of their favorite desktop browsers based on their own privacy-related criteria: availability, open-source, regular updates, built-in content blocking, cookie compartmentalization, PWA support, and more. Check out the link below to see their latest rankings.

Desktop Browsers - Privacy Guides
These web browsers provide stronger privacy protections than Google Chrome.

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