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This Week in Self-Hosted (5 May 2023)

Industry activity, software updates and launches (featuring various Plex and Home Assistant goodies), and a self-hosted SSH web app spotlight
This Week in Self-Hosted (5 May 2023)

Industry Activity

Bluesky and Mastodon are gearing up to face each other as rival apps
According to the App Figures’ latest report, Mastodon and Bluesky are going head-to-head as both platforms intend to compete with each other.
Backblaze Drive Stats for Q1 2023
Read the Q1 2023 Drive Stats report, and join the conversation in the comments.
Effects of the conflict in Sudan on Internet patterns
On Saturday, April 15, 2023, an armed conflict between rival factions of the military government of Sudan began. Cloudflare observed a disruption in Internet traffic on that Saturday, starting at 08:00 UTC, which deepened on Sunday

Software Updates

  • BookStack v23.05 (Wiki/Documentation): New CLI for system tasks (backup, restore, update), simplification of upload management, code block updates, API updates, and various other minor updates and bug fixes
  • Easyshortener v1.1.2 (URL Shortener): Added the ability to import/export links across installations
  • flatnotes v3.0.0 (Markdown Note-taking): Added dark theme and PUID/GUID variables for Docker deployments (Note: This update includes breaking changes to existing installations)
  • Ghost v5.46.0 (Content Management System): New announcement bar functionality, bulk actions on pages/posts
  • Home Assistant Core 2023.5 (Home Automation): Voice assistant exposure settings, improved entity settings, webhook trigger options, new integrations, and various other minor updates
  • imessage-exporter v1.4.0: Increased performance, support for database/attachment parsing and date filters, simplified table extraction logic, and support for restoring recently deleted messages
  • Keila v0.12.1/2 (Newsletters): New campaign block editor, additional styling options in form editor, fixed layout block rendering, and various other minor updates and bug fixes
  • OPNsense v23.1.7 (Firewall/Router): Version updates for OpenVPN and Suricata, various other minor updates and bug fixes
  • Plexamp v4.7.0 (Plex-based Music Streaming): Sonic Sage (ChatGPT-based playlist builder), home screen customization and hubs, local player control, and various other minor updates and bug fixes

New Software

  • LeGo CertHub: Centralized platform for management of Let's Encrypt keys, accounts, and certificates
  • OpenVPN-Webadmin2.0: Web interface for OpenVPN server management
  • PlexampRPC: Displays currently playing Plex music in Discord using rich presence
  • Prometheus Plex Exporter: Expose library playback, storage, and host metrics in a Prometheus format
  • Rexit: Tool for exporting Reddit chats into a variety of formats
  • Share Me: Self-hosted Imgur clone with S3 support
  • Super-Star: Open-source course sales page built with NextJS and Tailwind
  • Tunwg: End-to-end encrypted secure tunnel to local servers

Self-Hosted Spotlight

Meet Sshwifty, a self-hosted SSH and TelNet web interface for command line access from any modern web browser. The application can be installed via bare-metal or Docker, with a configuration file that allows users to specify preconfigured servers, SSH keys, TLS certificates, and more.

Note: Please consider protecting Sshwifty with one of the various self-hosted authentication applications if deploying this in a manner that makes it externally accessible.

Screenshot from the application's GitHub repository
GitHub - legovaer/best-of-hassio: 🏆 A ranked gallery of awesome home assistant projects. Updated weekly.
🏆 A ranked gallery of awesome home assistant projects. Updated weekly. - GitHub - legovaer/best-of-hassio: 🏆 A ranked gallery of awesome home assistant projects. Updated weekly.
Home Assistant Light Cards Collection
This post is a collection of the best lights Lovelace cards for Home Assistant available in the community store (HACS).

Weekly Poll: Are you utilizing off-site backups for your self-hosted content?

Self-Hosted Weekly Community Poll
A weekly poll quantifying user preferences, habits, and behavior across the self-hosted community

Privacy Corner

Update: The Swedish authorities answered our protocol request - Blog | Mullvad VPN
Since the events of the search warrant by the Swedish police at Mullvad’s office in Gothenburg, we have tried to get hold of documents and protocols tied to the operation.
Apple, Google partner on an industry specification to address unwanted tracking
Today Apple and Google jointly submitted a proposed industry specification to help address the misuse of Bluetooth location-tracking devices.

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