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This Week in Self-Hosted (12 January 2024) 6 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (12 January 2024)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on Wallos, a personal subscription tracker

By Ethan Sholly
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Community Content

Podman - Quadlets
Podman is the daemonless drop-in Docker replacement and has exceptional systemd support. With Quadlets, this support became even better and the hassle to work with systemd unit files is gone. It was never this easy to define your containers as systemd services.
Dockge - Portainer Alternative for Docker Management
Learn how Dockge can help you manage your Docker containers, stacks, and services with ease. Dockge is a web-based Docker manager that lets you self-host your own applications and services with minimal hassle.

Content Spotlight: Wallos

Meet Wallos, an open-source personal subscription tracker that allows users to view and manage a list of recurring subscriptions and payments. Features include statistics (average/total monthly cost, active subscriptions, due this month), subscription categories, notifications for upcoming payments, themes, logo search, proper mobile views, and multiple currencies/conversion. The application does not currently support multiple user logins, but does offer 'households' as an additional way to separate and group subscriptions.

Wallos can be installed via bare metal or Docker and utilizes a SQLite database for storage.

Links: GitHub

Weekend Discussion (@[email protected])
Weekend Discussion 💬 Are you using #Discord to manage any aspects of your self-hosted infrastructure? Despite privacy and platform independence often being cited as common reasons to self-host, there are still a number of tools developed to integrate with Discord (notifications, automation, etc.). #selfhost #selfhosted #opensource #homelab #discussion #opendiscussion

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

Unfold Your Coding Potential
We discuss Using AI to complete a Rust project, listening to audiobooks on Linux, and using NextCloud for real.
Late Night Linux – Episode 263 – Late Night Linux

Smart Home and Automation

How I built a fully offline smart home, and why you should too
Tired of your smart home failing during internet outages? Me too, so I made the switch to an offline smart home. Here’s how you can too.

Upcoming Events

Voice Assistant Contest - Let’s build and win some prizes!
We’re organizing a voice assistant contest for the community! Watch our live stream on the 17th of January to learn how to make your own voice assistant and know all about the contest.
Take part in the Nextcloud Community Survey! - Nextcloud
As the year is coming to an end, we welcome you to participate in Nextcloud Community survey 2023 to share your satisfaction, wishes, and your unique experience in the Nextcloud community. We estimate the survey to take 7-15 minutes depending on your role and experience.

Fediverse Chatter

2024 is going to be the year my #homelab goes from "yeah this works" to "hell yeah, this works", which is going to involve a lot of time spent going "how the hell do I make this work?"

@[email protected]


Log into Bitwarden with a passkey | Bitwarden Blog
Today, all users can start logging into their Bitwarden web vaults with a passkey, without typing in a username or password. This beta implementation uses the emerging PRF WebAuthn extension for passkeys.
How to to share files securely without risking privacy - Nextcloud
Want to improve your file sharing security but don’t know where to start? Here are essential features you can use to share files securely.

Command Line Corner: comm

Use the comm command to compare two sorted files line-by-line directly from the terminal. As shown below, the output of the command includes three columns – the first for unique lines from the first file, the second for unique lines from the second file, and the third for shared lines between the two files.

The command can also be used with various flags to alter its output (-1, -2, -3 to suppress the various columns, -output-delimiter to separate columns with a specified character, -check-order to ensure the files are sorted correctly).

/$ comm example-1.txt example-2.txt


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

Other News in Tech

HPE Announced its Intent to Acquire Juniper
HPE announced that plans to acquire Juniper bolstering a business it has been pushing for almost a quarter century
2023 Word of the Year Is “Enshittification” – American Dialect Society

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