selfh.st Update: Site Redesign
selfh.st is a passion project born from an interest in self-hosted software and a desire to give back to the community. And while I love aggregating the latest in self-hosted content each week, there are occasional weeks where I spend more time strategizing and dabbling in the management of the actual site than I do creating content. This was one of those weeks.
In anticipation of new content launches on the horizon (more on that soon), you'll notice a few changes to selfh.st this week. To start, I've updated the newsletter banner to include an icon that should be more identifiable as users encounter our content across the web. Eliminating the background image also significantly reduces the size of the content being delivered each week.
Additionally, I've updated the appearance of the site (self-hosted via Ghost) using a theme created by Biron Themes. While I'm still polishing things up, the new theme should be easier to navigate in the coming weeks as I begin launching content beyond a weekly newsletter. If you encounter any issues, mistakes, or bugs, I'd love to hear about them so I can get them resolved ASAP.
As usual, thanks for the continued support and happy selfh.st/ing!
-Ethan, selfh.st Editor
- Actual Budget v23.6.0 (Budgeting): ResponsiveProvider for adjustments based on screen size (mobile transaction entry now partially supported in landscape mode), new data filters, and other minor updates
- AudioBookshelf v2.2.21/22 (Audiobook/Podcast Server): Send ebooks to other devices, save progress for PDF files, support for JSON metadata files, PDF zoom capabilities, batch re-scan, and other minor updates
- Firefly III v6.0.11 (Personal Finances): New budget type that autocorrects after spending, link withdrawals/deposits to piggy banks, and other minor updates
- Immich 1.58.0 (Photos): Map filtering, view partner asset via mobile apps, client-side hashing, and other minor changes
- Lynx v1.3-5 (URL Shortener): Added 2FA, Umami support, backup functionality, documentation, and other minor updates
- Matrix v1.7 (Communication): Reactions, media improvements, and other minor updates
- Medusa v1.12.0 (Digital Commerce): SQLite support dropped, reservation management introduction, and other minor updates
- NocoDB v0.108.0 (No-code Database): DateTime fields standardization, new ability to create worker instances, and other minor updates
- Plausible v1.5.1 (Analytics): Google Analytics integration, city/region geolocation, CSV data exports, improved first launch experience
- AdGuardian-Term: Terminal-based, real-time traffic monitoring and statistics for AdGuard Home
- MiroTalk BRO (Live Broadcast): Broadcast live video, audio and screen stream to all connected users (viewers)
- Tailchat: Next-generation noIM application
- UltimateHomeServer: Production-ready home server in a box
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Self-Hosted Spotlight: Actual Budget
Meet Actual Budget, an envelope budgeting application that can serve as a self-hosted replacement for popular budgeting apps like You Need a Budget and Mint. Recently inherited by the community, a number of improvements have been made to Actual since its initial launch, including a shift away from native mobile apps to a progressive web app that delivers a local first, responsive web application.
The application includes most of the functionality expected from a budgeting system – categories, bank accounts, reports, templates, schedules, and manual transaction entries (automatic transaction imports are currently a work-in-progress). The server itself can be installed via bare metal or Docker.
Actual has an active community on Discord and – in our experience – has been very receptive to feedback and feature requests from its users. Like most self-hosted projects, the developers also encourage users to contribute to the project where possible.
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