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This Week in Self-Hosted (5 January 2024) 7 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (5 January 2024)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on ProxMobo, a third-party iOS client for managing Proxmox instances

By Ethan Sholly
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Community Content

BookStack in 2023 · BookStack
As we enter into 2024 I thought we’d once again look back over the past year to review the development of the platform throughout 2023 while also diving into topics about the wider project including funding and the impact of AI.
Download Amazon invoices automatically
I often order from Amazon, from hardware to other things. Since Amazon doesn’t send invoices by email and I need them in my DMS, I’ve now found a solution for this. 🔥
Quadlet: Running Podman containers under systemd
Finally, Podman has a Docker Compose alternative

Content Spotlight: ProxMobo

Meet ProxMobo, a third-party iOS client for managing Proxmox instances from mobile and tablet devices. ProxMobo's key features include dashboard views for quick insights into system performance and health (including real-time resource usage and statistics), full control of VMs and LXC containers (start, stop, restart, shutdown, etc.), and VNC/terminal access for nodes, containers, and VMs. The application's overall functionality and design are extremely polished and comply with Proxmox's brand/design guidelines.

Select features (NoVNC support, enhanced terminal emulator access) are locked behind a one-time in-app purchase of $5.99 to support development, with a free 7-day trial available to those looking to try the premium features before purchasing.

Links: Website, App Store

Weekend Discussion (@[email protected])
Weekend Discussion 🗨️ What are your thoughts on self-hosted software offerings locking features behind enterprise/paid options? #selfhost #selfhosted #opensource #homelab #discussion #opendiscussion

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

All things Unraid for December - The Uncast Show
Happy Holidays from all of us at Lime Technology!Stefano Partida, host of SPXLabs, brings you the Unraid December Digest.The video version of this can be seen on the Uncast Show Youtube channel.This month’s highlights include:Unraid 6.12.6 is out,…

Smart Home and Automation

Thank you
Welcome to the December(-ish) edition of the Open Home newsletter, the place to learn about the latest and greatest things for your smart home that improve its privacy, choice, and sustainability. The Open Home newsletter is written by Paulus Schoutsen, founder of Home Assistant and Nabu Casa. Was this
2024.1: Happy automating!
Happy New Year! 🥂 2024.1 starts with many UI improvements to our automation editor, due date and description support for to-do items, a brand new valve entity, and more card features!

Upcoming Events

The State of Matter livestream
We’re having a Matter livestream on Wednesday, January 10. Ask all your questions about Matter and Home Assistant in the comment section!
Webinar on Nextcloud Hub 7: featuring advanced search and global out-of-office features - Nextcloud
Join us in this webinar about Nextcloud Hub 7!

Fediverse Chatter

we're back from the holidays!

anyway don't flood us all at once with reports / PRs / questions and all that jazz, please, we're still very grumpy and slow, blinking dizzily in the light of the new year

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Bitwarden Heist - How to Break Into Password Vaults Without Using Passwords
Sometimes, making particular security design decisions can have unexpected consequences. For security-critical software, such as password managers, this can easily lead to catastrophic failure: In this blog post, we show how Bitwarden’s Windows Hello …

Command Line Corner: tee

The tee command allows users to write the output of a command to a file while also viewing it in the terminal. In the example below, I'm viewing the contents of a file (cat example.txt) while also using tee to write the output of cat example.txt to another file (output.txt).

/$ cat example.txt | tee output.txt


/$ cat output.txt


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

Other News in Tech

It’s time to nag the FTC about your Right to Repair.
The commission is inviting public comments on a Right to Repair petition pushed by DIY repair specialists iFixit and the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), which with enough attention, could result in draft rules being introduced. For more insight into the fight for Right to Repair laws, check out this iFixit blog post and the following Vergecast episode featuring iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens.
Microsoft is adding a new key to PC keyboards for the first time since 1994
Copilot key will eventually be required in new PC keyboards, though not yet.

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