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This Week in Self-Hosted (8 March 2024) 7 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (8 March 2024)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on HortusFox - a plant management and tracking application

By Ethan Sholly
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In the News

The Digital Markets Act is in force! What happens now? - Open Web Advocacy
Enhancing digital sovereignty: XWiki SAS and Nextcloud forge closer ties - Nextcloud
Learn about the collaboration between XWiki SAS and Nextcloud as these two open-source, privacy friendly companies forge closer ties through an investment and reseller agreement.
Open sourcing our server
Ente’s servers join our clients - Ente is now fully open source
Immich 1.98.0 Introduces New Logo and App Enhancements
New logo, new features: Immich v1.98.0, a Google Photos alternative, enhances your experience with simplified settings and advanced search.

Software Updates

New Software

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Community Content

ESP32 based voice assistant with wake word – Tristam
Set Up a Management VLAN for OPNsense, a Network Switch, and a Wireless Access Point
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The hater’s guide to Kubernetes
Bitwarden Design: Updating the web app navigation | Bitwarden Blog
The Bitwarden web app has received a new design! Read about the design choices and research behind the update in this blog.

Weekend Discussion

selfh.st (@[email protected])
Weekend Discussion 💬 Which registrar do you use for domain name purchases? #selfhost #selfhosted #selfhosting #homelab #homeserver #webdev

Content Spotlight: HortusFox

Meet HortusFox, a web-based plant management and tracking system. Built for both green thumbs and gardening amateurs alike, HortusFox encourages users to document and manage details about their plants with support for details, photos, notes, tags, attributes, history, and more. The application also places a heavy emphasis on collaboration with support for multiple users, designed for households looking to centralize plant journaling and care. Other features include mobile and desktop support, inventory tracking for plant supplies, tasks, multiple locations, and group chats.

HortusFox can be installed via Docker or bare metal and requires a MySQL database for storage.

Screenshot of the application's dashboard
Screenshot from the project's website

Links: Website, GitHub, Documentation, Donate

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

The Homelab Show Episode 123 – Special Guest Techno Tim – The Homelab Show
How Hard Could it Be?
Alex’s new Epyc server build, and Jon Seager from Canonical joins us to chat about Nix in the homelab, packaging Scrutiny, and how Nix fits with existing infrastructure management tools.

Fediverse Chatter

Just had someone provide me ChatGPT generated instructions for how to build the feature they want into BookStack 😑

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Smart Home and Automation

A Home-Approved Dashboard chapter 1: Drag-and-drop, Sections view, and a new grid system design!
Wow! At long last!! The stars have aligned, and our experimental drag-and-drop feature for dashboards is finally here!

Upcoming Events

Voice Assistant Contest - Let’s build and win some prizes!
We are organizing a voice assistant contest between the 17th of January and the 10th of March. You can win some Home Assistant Green, some Home Assistant SkyConnect, and a chance to be on a livestr…

Command Line Corner: cd -

Use the cd - command to easily navigate back to the previous directory when traversing folders:

/$ cd /some/path
/some/path$ cd /another/path
/another/path$ cd -
/some/path$ _

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

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Windows 11 to lose official support for Android apps | TechCrunch
Microsoft is ending official support for Android apps on Windows 11 -- and cutting off access to the Amazon Appstore.

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