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This Week in Self-Hosted (8 December 2023) 7 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (8 December 2023)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on LinkStack, a self-hosted link sharing platform

By Ethan Sholly
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This Week in Self-Hosted

8 December 2023

In the News

Nabu Casa at the Matter Member Meeting
Nabu Casa represented Home Assistant, our community, and the Open Home vision at the Matter Member Meeting in Geneva. And we’ll have a dedicated live stream about Matter in January!
Nextcloud wins the Acteurs du Libre European Award 2023 - Nextcloud
Read about a remarkable prize achieved thanks to Nextcloud community, our talented team, and the great visionaries behind the project.
Jellyfin (@[email protected])
Attached: 2 images For those that don’t follow us on bird site, we’ve recently set up a design team. Here’s a post from a team lead (attached as pics for reference):

Software Updates

New Software

Community Content

Content Spotlight: LinkStack

Meet LinkStack, a self-hosted link sharing platform replacement for the popular hosted service LinkStack allows users to create personal landing pages with a listing of relevant links for socials, websites, and other relevant webpages (a need that arose during the days of social media sites limiting users to a single link in their profile pages). Once up-and-running, the software is easy to use and highly customizable, with the ability to add predefined and custom sites, extensive theming capabilities, and click-tracking to see which links are being viewed by visitors.

LinkStack can be installed by serving its files from a directory or via Docker.

Links: GitHub

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

Frenck joins us to see out 2023 and break down Home Assistant 2023.12
The final release of 2023 is here, and Franck joins Rohan and Phil to break it down and ponder what 2024 will bring
pfSense Makes no Sense
We break down the state of the pfSense changes and the red flags we see. Plus, we’re joined by Wolfgang from Wolfgang’s channel to dig into his homelab and much more.

Smart Home and Automation

GARAGINATOR: a HomeKit Compatible Smart Garage Door Opener
What is this?
HomeWizard joins Works With Home Assistant program
HomeWizard makes Wi-Fi devices that give insight into electricity, water, and gas consumption. The devices integrate locally into Home Assistant.
DIY Presence Sensor with HLK-LD2410 and ESPHome
Guide for creating your own reliable presence sensor with an ESP32 and HLK-LD2410 or LD2410C mmWave radar sensor, coded in ESPHome and Home Assistant.

Upcoming Events

Nextcloud Hub 7 launch event
Nextcloud Hub 7 will be launched on December 12th in an online event. Sign up and join the live presentation to witness it firsthand.



Best Private Alternatives to WhatsApp | Our Top 6
‘Review of the best alternatives to WhatsApp: Signal, Threema, Telegram, Element, Wire, SimpleX.’
Mozilla VPN Update: New privacy features, plus independent security audit results | The Mozilla Blog
This year, we’ve been working on the many ways to protect your data when you use Mozilla VPN, our fast and easy-to-use Virtual Private Network service. O
Optimal Plex Settings for Privacy-Conscious Users
Update these settings to limit the data Plex collects about your account, content, and streaming habits

Command Line Corner: Ctrl + a

When typing a long command, use Ctrl + a to relocate your cursor back to the beginning of the line if you find yourself needing to fix an error or typo. The shortcut is much quicker than holding an arrow key and easier than using the Home key as your fingers won't need to leave the default typing position.

/$ dcker compose up ghost-blog|
/$ |dcker compose up ghost-blog
/$ do|cker compose up ghost-blog

Click here to view an archive of commands shared in previous newsletters.

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Windows 10 gets three more years of security updates, if you can afford them
Windows 10 gets a version of the program that extended updates for Windows 7.

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