This Week in Self-Hosted (29 December 2023)
Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on Linkding, a self-hosted bookmark manager
This Year in Self-Hosted: A Year in Review 🎊
Just kidding. I'm probably as exhausted as most of you with the onslaught of year in review e-mails I've received over the last month, so I'll keep this brief: As we approach the end of the year, I'd like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of the subscribers and readers who have supported selfh.st's launch as I've worked towards what is now a weekly newsletter with 2,100+ subscribers (stay tuned for a giveaway celebrating this milestone in January).
Community is a key contributor to the success of any self-hosted project, and that hasn't been lost on me. You may begin to notice significant changes to the newsletter as we transition into 2024, but highlighting the great work developers, content creators, and other community members are delivering will always be its primary focus.
Thanks, and as always – happy selfh.st/ing!
- Anytype | Documentation: Updated support for easier self-hosted deployment
- Apprise v1.7.0 | Notifications: New notification services, support for emoji, additional Telegram and Discord support arguments
- AudioBookshelf v2.7.0 | Books and Podcasts: Year in review statistics, comic reader zoom controls, fetch book data in uploader
- FreshRSS v1.23.0 | RSS: New Important feeds group in main view, filter actions as category and global levels, ability to hide My labels, increased SQL field lengths to maximum allowed
- GameVault v1.8.0/1 | Gaming: Installation tab integrated into Library, graphic overhaul of Library and individual game details, new interface for game and user settings, text icons replaced with graphic icons, game launch parameters
- Linkwarden v2.4 | Bookmarks: Major design improvements across the application, automatic book archival, link preservation no longer limited to webpages, new compact list view, additional SSO and OAuth integrations
- NocoDB v0.203.0 | No-Code Database: New user and RichText (text formatting, lists, and headings) fields, additional formula functions
- Note Mark v0.10.0 | Note-Taking: New editor toolbar, all-in-one Docker image, recent notes added to home screen
- Paperless-ngx v2.2.0 | Document Management: Tooltip for select dropdown items, symmetric document links, icon and filter for shared items, improved popup previews, fuzzy matching deletion
- Endurain: Self-hosted Strava-like experience
- Exercise Diary: Workout diary with GitHub-styled activity
- Hyperswitch: Open-source payments switch
- mCloud: Simple file management system
- portSSHare: Dockerized AutoSSH for persistent SSH tunnels
- Plex Rewind: Plex user statistics inspired by Spotify Wrapped
- PrivatePDF: PDF editor
- Readeck: Bookmark and read-later manager
- SHRTNR: URL shortener with basic statistics
- ShotShare: Image sharing platform
- Storyteller: Platform for creating and reading eBooks with synced narration
Content Spotlight: Linkding
Meet Linkding, a self-hosted bookmark manager. Developed to replace hosted services like Pocket, Linkding provides a minimal interface for adding bookmarks/links and organizing them by tags and notes for later reference. The application comes packed with features like bulk editing, public sharing, auto-fetched titles and descriptions, browser extensions, and import/exports – while also automatically creating snapshots on the Wayback Machine when a bookmark is added to ensure the current version of the site won't be lost to future updates.
What We're Watching
- This TINY Server Can Run An Entire HomeLab (almost) | Everything Smart Home
- Hasty Paste - A Fast and Easy Way to Store and Share Code! (A Pastebin Alternative) | DB Tech
What We're Listening To
Smart Home and Automation
Command Line Corner: z-commands
Certain popular commands (cat, grep, less, etc.) can be prefaced with the letter z to allow command line users to interact with gzip-compressed files without extracting them. This is helpful, for example, if you're reading compressed logs in a directory you don't have permissions to write/extract to.
/$ cat example.txt
/$ gzip example.txt
/$ zcat example.txt.gz
Click here to view an archive of commands shared in previous newsletters.
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