I was at a TA truckstop earlier this week. And they had a Verizon kiosk inside and there was actually a Verizon employee there. I may have jokingly asked him if he had any phones that didnt have ios or android on them. He held up a flip phone. I smiled and said "No, I was thinking of something that ran LineageOS or Replicant." He said "What is that"? Now I'm wondering if he has done a Google search. But prolly not, good help is hard to find nowadays. And speaking of help. This is episode 9 of The Self Hosted Podcast and I'm talking about getting help with your Yunohost!
I've been notified of two more acheivements unlocked! That makes 4 people that I know of that I've inspired to get into self hosting! One on an old laptop and one with a RaspberryPi. That is just fricking awesome! you guys are really inspiring me in return! But both of them had some problems. One had problems during the install and the other was running into some dns problems. Which is what had lead me to this weeks episode.
Side Note I'm watching Black Mirror's "Smithereens" episode on Netflix as I write these shownotes. In the episode a guy kidnaps an employee of a Facebook type company in an effort to talk to the CEO on the phone. It's pretty creepy the way they show how they find out all about the suspect through the data that the social network company, law enforcement in both the UK and the USA in a matter of minutes. They even know all about the CEO even while he is on a silent retreat that apparently he thought nobdy else knew where he was. Really makes you start thinking. Now on to the show.
I have installed an open source search engine called Searx and have been using it instead of Google or Duck Duck Go. I really like it and it seems to be giving me some pretty good results. I've got it set as my default search engine in Firefox both on the mobile and computer. You are welcome to use it as well. It does not track you or tailor your results in anyway.
I've been playing with Grav Flat File CMS and I'm loving it! I like it so much that I may end up keeping it installed and actually use it. The only thing that bugs me is that it is little behind on the updates on the Yunohost package. From what I understand the latest Grav requires a newer php than what Yunohost has and there is too much other stuff in Yunohost that requires the older php to update it. Grav still works but it gives you these annoying little notifications to update and you cant update, grrrr. Not a show stopper but just annoying as hell. You can follow what I am doing with it at my Posts page.
The folks over at Jupiter Broadcasting has announed a new show about self hosting. Simply called "Self Hosted". This was just after I had emailed them to tell them about Yunohost. I know the show was probably something that they had been working on long before I had sent the email but I'd like to think that my email helped to solidify it. Lol. Like my little podcast would have any influence on a podcasting giant such as them. But like I always say, I am a legend in my own mind. You can subscribe to their show Self Hosted. Am I worried about them taking my listeners? Hell no. I just want to inspire you to get into self hosting and controlling your data. I'm doing this podcast as a way for me to learn more and show that you dont have to be a computer whiz to do it. In fact I urge you to go listen to it! I will be!!
I'm working on another podcast that will be launching soon. It will be a roundtable type with 3 other people I've struck up a freindship with on Mastodon. We will be discussing controlling your data, keeping foss and The Fediverse. It's going to be called The Fediverse Roundtable and it's going to be some fun, informative and interesting conversations. I cant wait to get it started.
There are several ways to get help with your Yunohost install.
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