My various setups (primary machine, home #network etc.) seem to challenge me weekly, but the satisfaction of fixing issues and taking back control makes the stress worthwhile. I love #selfhosting, and every day is a school day. I recently repurposed an old 1TB HDD as a #NAS and want to try some kind of #mediaserver, but Netflix has become an expectation in the household. Share your #RaspberryPi / other self-hosting project ideas!
Now running minimal vanilla #Debian on my #RaspberryPi 4B for #Pihole. Unfortunately I tried but failed to boot with root mounted to #HDD. After the third attempt's kernel panic due to "no working init found", I gave up. I now at least have swap disabled on #SD and Pi-hole logs disabled. Any other tips for SD longevity?
📝 New post: 'Let's chat freelearning' -- https://samhowell.uk/blog/lets-chat-freelearning.html
"My vision for #freelearning content was always – and largely still is – about raising awareness of, and educating people about, #privacy, #security, #decentralisation and free open source software (#FOSS)..."
I've now created a public #freelearning #Element room at freelearningfoss:matrix.org -- My intention is to use this room to bring together anyone interested in contributing to #elearning made with #FOSS. I may soon start a range of courses on #Linux subjects. Join the room and share your thoughts!
I had ~60GB going spare on my #RaspberryPi so figured I may as well make the most of it and set up #Samba for file sharing across my LAN. I'm allowing access only from mine and my partner's IPs (which are bound to our MACs) but I'm concerned the share isn't encrypted, so anyone could just walk up to the Pi and take out the SD. Any suggestions for securing shares?
Anyone else using Mailfence for private and secure #email? I used to use them as my primary before discovering @protonmail. I've recently paid for Mailfence account so I can set up SMTP on my #freelearning site (https://lms.samhowell.uk). Haven't managed to get #SMTP working yet, however...
Who enjoys irony?
As soon as one of my friends tries to enter the course on her company network, it's blocked due to https://torproject.org being in their 'Anonymizer Category'.
Or is there a decent tracker list like DDG's I can import into the JS blocking settings in some way? In want to harden Ungoogled Chromium as my backup browser.
Been stuck to my desk this past week but it's been worth it, and I'm edging closer to releasing my Digital Privacy Essentials #elearning course.
I now have a fresh install of #Moodle LMS running on my server, and will be spending the next few days customising the theme and tweaking other settings.
I'll then wrap up the final unit of the course, test and upload, adding various activities and resources in the LMS, before announcing the full release.
If you're interested or just want to share some ideas/thoughts, let me know. Maybe we could all put our minds together in a chatroom or similar.
Massive win for #Liberty, their client Ed Bridges and #humanrights: South Wales Police use of #facialrecognition ruled unlawful in court of appeals: https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/issue/liberty-wins-ground-breaking-victory-against-facial-recognition-tech/
Many thanks to everyone who got involved both legally and in petitioning.
Two birds, one stone. Wear a mask to increase your protection against both #COVID19 and #AFR. If we're lucky, they might not even try to fine us for covering our faces this time (https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/campaigns/stop-facial-recognition). Fight #coronavirus. Fight #surveillance. 😷 ✊