I just realized I'm 15 videos ahead in my scheduling, I have a problem

Self-hoster's diary. Streaming music from Nextcloud.

As it turns out streaming music is very easy with a Nextcloud instance. The Nextcloud music app comes with an embedded subsonic servers and Android has a plethora of apps yo stream from subsonic.

You can always doenload the music you want to listen to while offline and play it with a FOSS music player like Pulse Music. This is one of the best looking music apps I've seen in a while.

github.com/HardcodeCoder/Pulse

Do you like my latest work of art. I've spent a really long time on it. I don't know like, 10 minutes or so #Linux

I've setup my system to replace duplicity with borgbackup, after doing a bunch of research and writing scripts. Going to run them concurrently for now. Here's the results of my research and initial testing.

=BorgBackup=
-Pro: deduplication
-Pro: lots of compression support, including zstd
-Pro: mounting archives without extraction
-Con: requires borg installation on remote server
-Con: only supports local and SSH

=Duplicity=
-Pro: supports lots of protocols including various cloud storage providers
-Pro: no remote dependencies
-Pro: packaged by cygwin, borgbackup only has experimental WSL support
-Con: issues with pruning, incremental/full-backup rotation isn't handled gracefully
-Con: gzip only
-Con: the command-line utility just seems more janky than BorgBackup

Remember videos rarely got over 10 views on #LBRY and most videos didn't even have any at all. Those days are no more, this platform now has an actual userbase and most of my content gets over 600 views, with a few brushing 1000. Get in while it's still early #Odysee

It' sad seeing Ethereum projects trying to attract new clients. The small time investors don't have a gazillion dollars to spend on gas. They're cool projects, that's what makes it so sad. Only the rich people afford to use this network right now, it's rich men's blockchain.

In a recent update, the Raspberry Pi Foundation installed a Microsoft apt repository on all machines running Raspberry Pi OS without asking reddit.com/r/linux/comments/lb

I've found out why I can't see DT on the mastodon instance I'm on, it's because the admin's don't like him. Time to move

Are you people still using Ethereum? If yes, how do you manage to get anything done with the high gas fees? I'm keeping an eye on the gas for a few days now because I want to exchange some tokens, but I can't pay $100+ in fees

It's important to be mindful of the programs you use. Stop using something just because your friends and family do. We all know how to eat healthy, but when it comes to the digital space we all stuff our mouths with junk food (read software).

I mean they're not wrong. Streaming just ends up costing you unlimited money

I'm not going to be one of those that say how much better it is to have your own cloud. I kind of miss Spotify and all, but I'm not transitioning away for something easier, but something better. I've got to say NextCloud makes the process of owning your data really painless, they've stricken a balance between privacy and usability

I like @BrodieOnLinux, I discovered him first through LBRY. Today I was recommended one of his YouTube videos and I've been aware he has a YouTube channel for quite some time, but I refuse to subscribe on principle. I have 4 channels I'm subscribed to and I don't like encouraging people to stay on the platform. So, I'm sorry Brodie, I'll give you a tip on LBRY to meke up for that 😂😂😂

Streaming music from my NextCloud is actually a much pleasant experience than using Spotify. Having a VPS with high speed Internet helps a lot

Installing NextCloud made me realize I need to give @ubuntu and friends a a shot again. At first I went with Fedora and tried installing NextCloud manually, but I gave up halfway. The snap package was miraculously good.

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So I finally pulled the trigger on NextCloud. I know a VPS doesn't mean that I have 100% authority over my content, but can't afford something better right now, plus I have some crypto that needs to be spent.

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