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Redeploying tor bridges using Terraform and Ansible

Posted on Fri 06 May 2022 in webapps • Tagged with open source, privacy

Torbridges redeployed - more dynamic this time.

Privacy is a human right

Last year the Tor foundation tried to get more people to run Tor bridges. These are entry points for people that are unable to access the tor network via standard means. I deployed a bunch of them and they have been running for months …


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Return to ISPConfig

Posted on Sat 29 January 2022 in webapps • Tagged with open source, ispconfig

Many moons ago I needed a simple and free ISP control like tool. Most of the options were either paid or crap. But then there was ISPConfig. Nothing fancy, but it did all the options I would expect, in a nice web interface.

After some time I switched to my …


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Two nextcloud instances as photo/video sharing platforms

Posted on Sat 08 January 2022 in webapps • Tagged with open source, nextcloud

Recently I've set up two new Nextcloud instances. Both are used as image/media sharing facility. After some small tests I concluded that Nextcloud was a nice tool to provide a self hosted media library consisting of both photos and videos.

Nextcloud has a decent photo viewer that is snappy …


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Deploying ten new tor bridges

Posted on Fri 19 November 2021 in webapps • Tagged with open source, privacy

The tor project needs more bridges

Privacy is a human right

Some time has passed since I removed my last tor relay node. But apparently the tor project is facing a declining number of tor bridges, special nodes used by people unable to connect to the tor system in a more convenient/open way. So …


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Rollback Jitsi packages on Debian

Posted on Fri 01 May 2020 in webapps • Tagged with open source, jitsi

Last night new JITSI packages were released that broke in my setup. Making sure this would be the last time I break production by auto updating, I downgraded the packages manually and after that put a 'hold' in place for these specific packages. I actually hate doing that, because it …


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