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.


Nginx Installation on Ubuntu

SysAdmin Nginx Installation on Ubuntu Last updated on 14/10/2020

This is the second post on the road to self-host Nextcloud. At this point we have already choosed a provider and deployed a VPS and completed its initial setup.

Now, we’re going to cover the installation of Nginx, the use of Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates and the configuration of the web server to use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) and TLS 1.3.

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

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Global Climate Strike

Politics Global Climate Strike

Climate crisis is a fact. It’s not something you choose to believe in or to deny. It’s an emergency.

Because of human activity the world is changing at great pace and this time it’s not for the better. We are no longer in time to avoid many of the drastic consequences of our aggressions to the planet, but we are still in time and have the responsibility to restrain them as much as we can.

The Global Climate Strike initiative is another attempt to raise awareness to the consequences of our actions, the policies of our governments and the imperative and urgent need for change.

For this initiative, the proposal is for millions of people around the world leave their homes and workplaces, on September 20th, to join the young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the era of fossil fuels.

You can use this map to find a climate strike near you, and if you’re unable to strike on September 20th, here are some other ways you can join the movement.

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