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This Week in Self-Hosted (10 May 2024) 6 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (10 May 2024)

Self-hosted news, updates, launches, and a spotlight on sup3rS3cretMes5age - a one-time, self-destructing messaging service

By Ethan Sholly
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This Week in Self-Hosted

It was a slow news cycle in the world of self-hosting this week. In lieu of the usual recap, enjoy some notable project activity I've been following closely the past several weeks.

In no particular order:

In content, I dropped a new podcast episode this week and also launched a new series on self-hosted alternatives to popular SaaS platforms.


In the News

Raspberry Pis get a built-in remote-access tool: Raspberry Pi Connect
Reach your little Pis from nearly any browser—and free up your RealVNC slots.
The Trouble with Forking Mastodon
In recent weeks, people unhappy with Mastodon project talked about forking the project in a different direction. It’s harder than it looks.
Now available: Passkeys go mobile! | Bitwarden Blog
Passkey management has come to Bitwarden Password Manager mobile apps, bringing the convenience of synced vaults to the powerful security of passkeys so you can use passkeys anywhere you go.

Software Updates

New Software

Latest Apps and Companions

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Community Content

Tailscale — Accessing Homelab services outside my network
Tailscale is another service that I use in my homelab setup to access my services outside my network. It’s a VPN service that makes it easy to access your devices, services, and networks securely.

More From

Self-Hosting Guide to Alternatives: Notion
Self-hosted alternatives for the popular collaboration platform
The Self-Host Cast, Episode 3: Ivan (LubeLogger)
Join me as I sit down for a casual discussion with Ivan, the developer of LubeLogger - a self-hosted vehicle maintenance tracking application

Content Spotlight: sup3rS3cretMes5age

Meet sup3rS3cretMes5age, a one time, self-destructing messaging service for sharing secrets and passwords. Designed for developers, professionals, and users who routinely communicate sensitive information, sup3rS3cretMes5age leverages a Hashicorp Vault on the backend to securely store data and generates a link that can only be viewed once before self-destructing.

Deployment of sup3rS3cretMes5age via container is fairly straightforward if you already have a vault up-and-running, but the developers also provide a docker-compose example for those without one.

A view of the software's web interface when sharing a secret, displaying the options to upload a file or paste a message into a text box
Screenshot from the project's GitHub repository

Links: GitHub

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

Back to the Future
How Chris created live TV streaming from his local media collection, Alex breaks down the new Open Home Foundation and what it means for self-hosters. Brent’s been trying out an open-source AirDrop replacement for all systems, and much more!
The Homelab Ep. 127 – Emulation – The Homelab Show

Smart Home and Automation

Z-Wave is not dead
Z-Wave is alive and well, partly due to a strong community that is building new open-source resources.
Music Assistant 2.0: Your Music, Your Players
Connecting multiple music libraries to almost any smart speaker.

Command Line Corner: curl

Use the command curl to easily view your network's external IP address from the command line:

/$ curl

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

NVMe vs. M.2 Drives: Which SSD Is Right for You?
With a number of different types to choose from, the hunt for the SSD you need can be confusing at the outset.

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