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This Week in Self-Hosted (28 June 2024) 7 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (28 June 2024)

Self-hosted news, updates, launches, and a spotlight on Open Trashmail - a mail server for throwaway email addresses

By Ethan Sholly
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This Week in Self-Hosted

Occasionally, the amount of project launches in a given week will surpass the number of notable updates to existing projects – and today marks the end of one of those weeks.

Aside from the number of launches, I was more so intrigued with the number of launches that were accompanied by interesting backstories:

Check out the full list in the New Software section below for links to the projects above (and a lot more).


In the News

Meta is connecting Threads more deeply with the fediverse
Replies from other platforms will show up in Threads.
5 things we learned from sponsoring a sampling of our open source dependencies - Microsoft Open Source Blog
Microsoft is experimenting with and investing in sustainability of the open source ecosystem sponsorships. Learn more.

Software Updates

New Software

Latest Apps and Companions

This Week in Self-Hosted is sponsored by Coder, providing an open-source platform for self-hosting cloud development environments via Terraform, supporting Linux, macOS, Windows, X86, ARM, Kubernetes, and more.

Community Content

The Top 10 Reasons Why Mastodon is the Best Social Media Platform
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Setup Jellyfin with Hardware Acceleration on Orange Pi 5 (Rockchip RK3558)
Recently I moved my Jellyfin to an Orange Pi 5 Plus server. The Orange Pi 5 has a Rockchip RK3558 SoC with integrated ARM Mali-G610. This guide will show you how to set up Jellyfin with hardware acceleration on the Orange Pi 5.
A Short IPv6 Guide for Home IPv4 Admins
A Short IPv6 Guide for Home IPv4 Admins. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

More From

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Self-hosted alternatives for the popular web analytics platform
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A directory of self-hosted software and applications for easy browsing and discovery

Content Spotlight: Open Trashmail

Meet Open Trashmail, a Python-powered mail server for generating throwaway email addresses. Open Trashmail is designed to allow users to quickly and easily generate temporary (or permanent) email addresses to be used when signing up for websites, newsletters, etc., that they might not otherwise want to share personal addresses with. Features include RSS feeds for each inbox (helpful for subscribing to email-only newsletters via RSS), a JSON API, webhook support, attachments, random address generation, and a web interface for managing addresses and inboxes.

Open Trashmail can be installed via Docker and requires basic DNS/MX record configuration for each domain or subdomain.

A screenshot of Open Trashmail's dashboard for managing the inbox of an individual address generated by the software.
Screenshot from the project's repository

Links: GitHub

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

Smart But Not Cloudy
Chris reviews the Aqara G4 Video Doorbell, Brent frees his Garmin from the cloud, and we discuss getting iMessages on Android.
The Homelab Ep. 131 – Home Desktop OS Linux, Windows, Apple. – The Homelab Show

Smart Home and Automation

Voice Chapter 7 - Supercharged wake words and timers
MicroWakeWord v2 brings huge improvements, and we introduce advanced timers.
Switchbot Unveils Universal Remote With Matter Support - Homekit News and Reviews
SwitchBot has introduced the new SwitchBot Universal Remote, supporting Matter when paired with SwitchBot Hub 2 or Hub Mini with Matter.

Command Line Corner: Ctrl + l

Use Ctrl + l (that's a lowercase "L") to instantly clear the terminal window while preserving any input on the current line:

/$ cat example.txt
$ gzip example.txt_
$ gzip example.txt_

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

Welcome to the fediverse: Your guide to Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky and more | TechCrunch
What is the fediverse? Here’s everything you need to know about Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky and others.
In Conversation with Kyle Spearrin: The Genius Behind Bitwarden
Bitwarden is easily the most loved open-source password manager. Kyle Spearrin (Founder) tells us a bit more about the vision and goals.

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