Get up on my cloud: What to consider when choosing private cloud software applications

Getting off of the corporation cloud and onto your own, self-hosted, open source-based is an arduous task. We use a lot of web based services these days and replacing each and every of them, one by one, requires some forethought so that you don’t move all your data over to something that simply does not work for you.

I have currently setup some 10+ web applications on my private cloud. I could make a list of them and explain why they’re the best available in their respective categories but I think it would be more helpful to suggest some guidelines when looking for your next selfhosted web application.



So Long Farewell Auf… Oh just be off with you!

I’m about to install a linux distro in a way I haven’t done before on my laptop. That’s because I’m going to delete all the laptop’s partitions first, including the one containing the preinstalled Windows 8.1 it came with. It’s weirdly exciting in a way that installing linux hasn’t been in a long time.  Fedora 23 is out and at a glance it seems to support all the strange little quirks of my model: The high resolution touchscreen, the gyroscope that turns the screen, the custom extra buttons. Add to that that Wine is now impressively capable of running the few Windows games that I am addicted to – Spelunky, Hearthstone – and I no longer have any reason to dedicate half my SSD to an OS that is aching to upgrade to full-on spyware. Here we go. I feel all giddy. See you on the other side.