- Citibike Explorer - Visualizing Citibike trip volume over time with an in-browser SQLite database.
- Citibike system data reference - Documenting the quirks and oddities of the open datasets from NYC’s bike sharing network.
- FeedOn - A Mastodon to RSS bridge which may spiral into research on what a better social media algorithm could look like.
- Sonos ↔ Vinyl - Connecting a record player to a Sonos speaker system for cheap1
- Obsidian Bookshelf - A dynamic bookshelf page for Obsidian (dataview)
In the last few years my relationship to technology has changed quite a bit. Witnessing the process of enshittification unfold on many of the online platforms I rely on has caused me to rethink how I structure my digital life. In response, I’ve found myself gravitating towards technology that is open-source, community supported, and less invasive in my everyday life.2
I began an initial push towards “digital sovereignty” by migrating a few previously cloud-hosted services over to my own server. You can find an introduction to this here: Documenting my tech stack.
The pages below detail a few of the important components of my self-hosted cloud. I hope they can serve as a guide for others curious about making a similar change:
- A self-hosted RSS setup
- Photo Storage & Sync
- Self-hosting services with Docker
- File Storage & Sync
I bought my Sonos speakers before I started moving away from “big tech.” Based on my experience I wouldn’t recommend them. Normal wired box speakers (maybe with an external bluetooth connection) are more reliable and built for the long-term. ↩
On my todo list is writing up an overarching philosophy of how I should decide to adopt or avoid any given technology. Stay tuned! ↩