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Nginx Installation on Ubuntu

SysAdmin
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. Iā€™m currently using Ubuntu 18.04, but these instructions are equally valid for other Ubuntu versions. Read the tutorial

Global Climate Strike

Politics
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. Read more

Ubuntu Server Initial Setup

SysAdmin
This is the first in a series of posts that will cover from the deployment of a VPS up to the installation of Nextcloud. These are the kind of posts I will write mostly for future memory, but if they will be useful to you, even better. I’m not reinventing the wheel here, these are just the result of the sum of tutorials and lessons I keep learning. On this post I will cover the use of SSH to connect to a server, the creation of a new user with administrative privileges and the setup of a firewall. Read the tutorial

This Blog's Source Code Is Now Public

Blog Web Development
This blog was built following the JAMStack philosophy using Hugo, with its development being done at GitHub and now publicly available under the MIT license. It’s deployed and hosted on Netlify. Keep in mind that the theme used was tailor-made, and if you decide to use it, you will probably have a lot of work to do to adjust it to your needs. I am making the source code public so it can be useful to you, but also so it can be audited. Read more

How I Ended Up With Vultr to Self Host Nextcloud

SysAdmin
In the process of self-hosting Nextcloud the first step was to choose a VPS provider. It wasn’t a straightforward choice and in the process I ended up experiencing, by this order, Hetzner, DigitalOcean and Vultr. But, first of all, let me advise you that this isn’t intended to be a factual analysis, supported by quantifiable and specific data. It is rather a subjective assessment based on my use case. Therefore, I believe that your experience with these providers could be completely different. Read more

Be the Owner of Your Data With Nextcloud

Privacy SysAdmin
Since a few years now I started to get concern with how much of my data was being gathered and how it was being used. Nowdays we spend a big part of our lives online and over the years companies have grown basing their business on tracking our actions. The searches we made, the sites and pages we visit, the time you spent on them… and so on. Let’s face it, Google Search was a revolution, and Gmail, OneDrive, iCloud, Facebook or Youtube are excellent products in terms of usability and features. Read more

Hello World

Blog
Maybe the best way to begin is with a introduction… I’m a pediatric nurse by ā˜€ļø and šŸŒ™, ā˜•ļø lover and a šŸ¶ owner for life! In between I taught myself a couple of things on web development, currently focused on JAMstack and with more than 15 years of experience on trying to learn JavaScript! I’m a motorsport fan (F1, WEC, IMSA…) and I do some sim racing on iRacing. Read more