Infrastructure

  • Run Your Privacy-Respecting AI on Gentoo Linux
    Run Your Privacy-Respecting AI on Gentoo Linux
    Would you like to have ChatGPT summarize YouTube videos for you, but without OpenAI knowing the lewd content that you’re watching, or paying them an arm and a leg for it? You can, and it’s actually fairly straightforward.
  • Peer-to-peer Git: Radicle Seed Node on OpenBSD
    Peer-to-peer Git: Radicle Seed Node on OpenBSD
    While Git is decentralized by design, in many cases it still depends on a classical server-client architecture. Many projects rely on GitHub, GitLab, or another centralized platform to host their repositories and thereby make them available to everyone. What if we could have Git, but without depending on any centralized servers at all, and instead use it peer-to-peer?
  • Updates 2024/Q1
    Updates 2024/Q1
    Project updates from the current consecutive three-month period, with info on the current status of my projects and next steps. You might find this interesting in case you’re using any of my open source tools.
  • Goodbye Pushover, Hello Overpush
    Goodbye Pushover, Hello Overpush
    After over 11 years of being a loyal Pushover user, I have decided to give up on the service and run my own minimal, drop-in replacement that works the way I need it to.
  • Build Your Own Decentralized Dropbox with Syncthing
    Build Your Own Decentralized Dropbox with Syncthing
    In the world of file synchronization, most people are familiar with services like Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive. These centralized cloud solutions are convenient but come with privacy concerns and potential security risks. What if I told you that to synchronize files between individual devices, you don’t need the cloud™ ?
  • If You Must Use Signal, Use Molly
    If You Must Use Signal, Use Molly
    While I’m critical towards the Signal messenger, I understand that network effects are strong and even though many people would much rather prefer a different platform, it’s not easy to get friends and family onto something better. In this brief write-up, I’ll introduce an alternative Signal client to make using Signal at least slightly less troublesome.
  • Hardened Gentoo with Full Disk Encryption on the Star Labs StarBook Mk VI
    Hardened Gentoo with Full Disk Encryption on the Star Labs StarBook Mk VI
    A brief guide on installing Gentoo Linux with Full Disk Encryption and the hardened profile, with SELinux, on the Star Labs StarBook Mk VI.
  • Run a Nostr Relay as Tor Hidden Service on OpenBSD
    Run a Nostr Relay as Tor Hidden Service on OpenBSD
    Let’s set up and run our own “private Twitter” on Nostr, a simple, open protocol that enables truly censorship-resistant publishing on the web!
  • A Brief Review of the Star Labs StarBook Mk VI Ryzen Ultrabook
    A Brief Review of the Star Labs StarBook Mk VI Ryzen Ultrabook
    As announced back in the update of Q4/2023, I went ahead and ordered a Star Labs StarBook Mk VI with an AMD Ryzen processor to finally replace my previous laptop and eventually my workstation. This is a brief review of the device itself, without going too much into software details.
  • Updates 2023/Q4
    Updates 2023/Q4
    Project updates from the previous consecutive three-month period, with info on the current status of my projects and next steps. You might find this interesting in case you’re using any of my open source tools.