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This Week in Self-Hosted (24 November 2023) 5 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (24 November 2023)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on Crontab UI, a web interface for managing cronjobs

By Ethan Sholly

This Week in Self-Hosted

24 November 2023

In the News

ownCloud becomes part of Kiteworks - ownCloud
Kiteworks and ownCloud join forces to underscore its commitment to the DACH market.
Optimal Plex Settings for Privacy-Conscious Users
Update these settings to control the data Plex collects about your account, content, and streaming habits

Software Updates

New Software

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Community Content

The Nextcloud Polls app: Meet the developers! - Nextcloud
Meet the developers of the Nextcloud Polls app! In this special edition blog, we’ve interviewed the creators behind it: Vinzenz and René.
Improving the quality of conversations on Mastodon
In our most recent Mastodon for Android release, we’re testing a new feature aimed to curb unneccesary negativity that comes from being on the Internet.

Content Spotlight: Crontab UI

Meet Crontab UI, a web app for managing a machine's crontab. Crontab UI bypasses the clunky process of managing cronjobs via CLI through a minimally-designed web interface that allows user to add, delete, pause, backup, import, export, and view error logs by job. The application also provides configuration options to send text attachments via mail containing output or errors upon job execution.

Crontab UI supports installation via bare metal, Docker, or Raspberry Pi.

Links: GitHub

What We're Watching

Upcoming Events

Unraid Cyber Weekend Sale + Giveaway
Unraid’s annual Cyber Weekend Sale is on November 23-27 where you’ll save on Unraid licenses, upgrades , and paid support sessions and enter to win a LincStation N1 NAS !
About Nextcloud Talk: safe video conferencing platform - Nextcloud
Join us in this webinar about Nextcloud talk!
Open Source Security Summit 2023 | Bitwarden
Register now for the fourth annual Open Source Security Summit, which brings together business leaders, industry visionaries, and technology users to chart a path forward and highlight the future of open source security solutions at this free virtual event.

Smart Home and Automation

Amazon Black Friday Smart Home Deals 2023
Smart Home device picks and suggestions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday on Amazon in 2023. Best discounts, deals and offers collection.



What’s Changed Add device integrity/verification recommendations by @jonaharagon in #2315 Clarify and modernize VPN and Tor advice by @jonaharagon in #2322 Add Photo Management Recommendations by @dngray and @jonaharagon in #2102 Other Changes Bump crowdin/github-action from 1.14.0 to 1.14.1 by @…

Command Line Corner: du -h --max-depth=1

The command du -h --max-depth=1 allows users to list the directories in a folder while displaying their sizes in a human-readable format. Breaking it down into individual pieces: du lists directories and sizes within the current directory, -h converts the displayed sizes to human-readable format, and --max-depth=1 defines what folder level the command runs (all subfolders will be displayed if omitted).

/$ du -h --max-depth=1
   16M ./This
   27M ./Week
   756k ./In
   1.1G ./Self-Hosted

Other News in Tech

Sam Altman to return as CEO of OpenAI
What a wild five days.
Google Chrome will limit ad blockers starting June 2024
The “Manifest V3” rollout is back after letting tensions cool for a year.

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