Nextcloud 20 Installation on Ubuntu

SysAdmin Nextcloud 20 Installation on Ubuntu Last updated on 21/10/2020 - With the release of Nextcloud 20, I decided to update this tutorial to reflect its instalation on the latest version of Ubuntu LTS (20.04)

Finally, I’ll now cover the installation of Nextcloud on Ubuntu!

At this point, is expected that you already had:

I’m currently using Ubuntu 20.04, but these instructions are equally valid for other Ubuntu versions.

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Using Hetzner to Self Host Nextcloud

SysAdmin Using Hetzner to Self Host Nextcloud

This is a brief, but long owed post.

Last year, I decided that the best path to claim ownership of my data was self-hosting Nextcloud.1 I faced some issues using Hetzner’s 1 vCPU plan and I convinced myself that the culprit was their vCPU not being powerful enough.2

If it’s true that their vCPU wasn’t as powerful as Vultr’s one. It’s also true that with the right know-how I would be able to debug the issue and make things work. The culprit was in fact my lack of knowledge.

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Handle HTML Forms Through Email With MailyGo

Blog Web Development Handle HTML Forms Through Email With MailyGo

You may have already notice the contact form on this blog. Until recently, it was handled by Netlify and used a serverless function to send an email both to me and the submitter. This worked fine, but was far from ideal because I had to trust the data to a third party (Netlify).

As I was already running a server (with Nextcloud and Mastodon), I looked for a self-hosted solution and found MailyGo from Jan-Lukas Else. A small tool written in Go that allows send HTML forms through email. Exactly what I was looking for!

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Getting Started With Linux on Desktop

Linux Getting Started With Linux on Desktop

At the beginning of March, I bought a laptop and decided to finally embrace Linux as my daily drive desktop. Till that day I had only used Linux, more precisely Ubuntu, on servers. So, obviously it was my first choice, but I faced a lot of issues, just to find out that the 3rd generation AMD Ryzen CPU on my laptop wasn’t yet supported by the kernel version (5.3) used on Ubuntu 19.10. I wasn’t able to use any Ubuntu based distro. At first it sucked, but now I’m glad that happen!

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GoatCounter

Privacy Web Development GoatCounter

Although page views aren’t my immediate concern when I write on this blog, is good to know if someone is reading what I share! But when doing it I wanted to assure that I wasn’t tracking you. In others words, that the data gathered couldn’t identify or being associated to you. To do so I started by using the self-hosted version of Fathom.

Unfortunately, some time ago the developers of Fathom decided change their business model. They developed a new version of Fathom, closed source, only for paid customers, named Fathom PRO and renamed the original Fathom as Fathom Lite. Since then the development of this first version seems to had come to an end, as its latest release is from November 2018.

I then started looking for alternatives and that’s when I found this discussion on Lobsters and met GoatCounter. A recent project of an open source and privacy-aware web statistics platform.

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