Anyone else trying to, at least in some ways, stop relying so much on Google and other bigger cloud services?
I’ve had a Nextcloud instance on the server I set up on my old computer here at home, and I’m getting tons of use out of it for project management and collaboration since a friend and I are starting a studio for scientific/medical art, with a focus on 3D, and we’re using it for rudimentary version control and file sharing. I’ve got a Docker image for a Jitsi instance there too (since Nextcloud’s built in video conferencing is ass) that I spin up when I need it, and just the other day I set up Mail-In-A-Box on a $5/month Linode server that seems to work great. Definitely gonna finally abandon the horror that is my old private mail server that I bashed together by hand, because fuck doing stuff like adding additional accounts when you’re running Postfix/Dovecot/PostgreSQL on bare metal instead of having stuff dockerised AS GOD INTENDED.
I’m really tempted to try and de-google my old phone with something like /e/ and microG now that I’m getting a new one, too, sort of as a stepping stone to doing it on my new one later. 😀