Privacy-respecting self-hosted Web Analytics

Posted on 2022-05-27 in Software • Tagged with privacy, web, analytics, selfhost

It all started with a desire: I wanted some basic analytics for this blog to know how it's doing, which articles are popular and which are the main referrers. But therein lied the conundrum: I am a privacy zealot, very much against extensive online tracking (just look at the browser …


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My free-software photography workflow

Posted on 2022-03-31 in Photography • Tagged with photography, free-software

In this article I present a step-by-step walkthrough of my photography workflow. I won't go through all the details of every piece of software I mention, they have their own manuals and documentation for that, I will highlight the operations I do.

My main goals are:

  1. Full ownership of all …

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Web browser add-ons I use

Posted on 2022-02-23 in Software • Tagged with firefox, web, addons, privacy, security, cryptocurrency

This article lists the web browser extensions I use and why. I will keep it updated from time to time.

I use Firefox as my main web browser, because despite its shortcomings I think it's still the best available option for me, for reasons that would be worthy of a …


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Nextcloud CardDAV and CalDAV discovery with DNS records

Posted on 2022-02-17 in Software • Tagged with nextcloud, howto, selfhost, dns

I use a self-hosted Nextcloud instance to hold a lot of my personal data, and that includes my contacts and calendars. Recently I had to reinstall DAVx5 on my phone, and I was surprised that the Nextcloud account was failing to be added.

The DAVx5 error logs showed that it …


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Unlocking a LUKS-encrypted partition on boot with an USB drive

Posted on 2019-10-13 in Software • Tagged with linux, encryption, security, howto

The use case I wanted to solve was this: I have a headless server with a LUKS software-encrypted hard drive, and I want to be able to reboot it without having to input the password on a keyboard. The solution I implemented is to create a LUKS keyfile on a …


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