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This Week in Self-Hosted (13 October 2023)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on Oxker, a text-based user interface for container management

This Week in Self-Hosted

13 October 2023

Subscriber Giveaway Update

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Software Updates

  • Cosmos v0.10.0 | Platform Management: New Android/Windows apps, full mesh VPN, network and device management UI, internal DNS manager, reverse proxy integration, and multi-server setup
  • Ghost v5.68.0 | Content Management: New editor release, native image editing
  • Homebox v0.10.0 | Inventory: Support for setting primary images, additional currency support, ability to easily increment quantity
  • LinkWarden v1.1.0 | Bookmarks: New browser extension, full Docker support, option to disable registrations, dark/light mode, imports from other browsers
  • Mailcow v2023-10 | E-mail: UI improvements (dark/light logos, dark mode enhancements, improved mobile view), domain-wide footers, optimized load of dockerapi container, dependency updates
  • Memories v5.5.0 | Photos: Android app release (early access)
  • NocoDB v0.202.4 | No-Code Database: NocoDB Cloud launch, multi-field editor, integrated shortcuts, responsive views, unified sidebar
  • PhotoPrism v231011 | Photos: Additional details in search results when using cards view, fixed PWA screen orientation issues, thumbnail creation can now be disabled, ability to permanently delete now enabled by default
  • PiGallery2 v2.0.0 | Photos: Dark mode, stick menu bar, in-line blog support, new icons and page logo, improved sharing UI

New Software

  • circled.me: Photo and video backup and sharing
  • Hush Line: Open-source anonymous tip line
  • Obligator: OpenID Connect server (pre-release)
  • Spacedrive: Cross-platform file explorer (alpha release)
  • Touitomamout: Synchronize tweets with Mastodon and Bluesky
  • Wrestic: Restic wrapper built using Rust
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Content Spotlight: Oxker

Meet Oxker, a text-based user interface for viewing information and statistics about your system's Docker containers. At a glance, Oxker provides a list of containers, their current status, impacts on system resources (CPU, memory), container ID, image name, size, and more. The application also provides controls for navigating the various panels and executing basic commands (pause, restart, stop, delete).

Oxker can be installed via bare metal or Docker.

Screenshot from the project's repository

Links: GitHub

Community Content

GitHub - meichthys/foss_photo_libraries: Free and Open Source Photo Libraries
Free and Open Source Photo Libraries. Contribute to meichthys/foss_photo_libraries development by creating an account on GitHub.
A Clutter-Free Life: Going Paperless with Paperless-ngx
Explore Paperless-ngx, the game-changer in document management. I’ll take you through my adoption journey, Docker setup, and why it’s 100 times better than paper filing. Say goodbye to paper chaos!
Year of the Voice - Chapter 4: Wake words
Activate your voice assistant using wake words and learn how to make your own
Microsecond accurate NTP with a Raspberry Pi and PPS GPS - Austin’s Nerdy Things
For around $100, you can have a Stratum 1 NTP PPS GPS system providing microsecond time to all of your computers & equipment.

I'm happy to announce that the perfect homelab does exist and has been found. Shared recently on r/homelab by Reddit user u/duongtrieutang, this sleek setup features a TrueNAS system with ~120TB of storage and an NTP server driven by two Raspberry Pi 4's – all powered by 15 roof-mounted solar panels.

Additional information (included behind-the-scene photos of the solar setup) can be found in the posted Reddit thread.

Command Line Corner: nl

Use the command nl to preface each line with a number when viewing the contents of a file. This is particularly helpful when trying to reference lines in a large file.

user@selfhst:/$ cat example
user@selfhst:/$ nl example
   1  This
   2  Week
   3  in
   4  Self-Hosted

Privacy Corner

Meet the Nextcloud AI Assistant - Nextcloud
Nextcloud presents AI assistant that is ethical, open-source, and can get a multitude of tasks done for you without compromising your data.
Passwordless by default: Make the switch to passkeys
Google is making it even easier to get started with passkeys by offering the ability to set them up for all users — by default.

Other News in Tech

Cloudflare, Google, and Amazon explain what’s behind the largest DDoS attacks ever
Attackers found a way to exploit tech that helps webpages load faster.
Ubuntu 23.10 is a Minotaur that moves faster and takes up less space
Interim release points the way toward minimal installers and better security.

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