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    1. Have you done any experimenting with home servers/self-hosting? If so, what is/was your setup like?

      In my time as an internet denizen, I've bumped into this topic Quite A Lot over the years, but only casually. I don't really have much know-how, but I'm curious to learn more. I'd love to get...

      In my time as an internet denizen, I've bumped into this topic Quite A Lot over the years, but only casually. I don't really have much know-how, but I'm curious to learn more. I'd love to get started in this space and make something cool and useful, but I'm not sure where to begin. It's all quite overwhelming! For fun, though, I'd love to hear about examples from Tilderinos who have ventured out into this area. :)

      Here's a big list of topics that I'd love to delve deeper into one day
      • Containerization services like Docker (I know enough about how to download, start, and stop a container when an app provides instructions. The two I've come across are an image for playing MTGO on Linux, and this open-source, self-hosted alternative to Pinterest called Pinry. But, I don't know much about the nuances of deploying software, or the motivations behind why Docker exists?)
      • Networking
        • CS theory (When I was setting up my PiHole, I ran headfirst into a wall trying to configure DHCP/DNS stuff. I know a tad more now than I did then, but it's still close to 0.)
        • Choosing router/modem hardware
        • Replacing a router's default firmware with DD-WRT/Tomato/etc.
      • Choosing server hardware
        • Power consumption?
        • Noise? (I sleep right next to the only ethernet port, and silence is really important to me for falling asleep.).
        • Minimum specs for various services? (I tried using Plex on my RPi and found that it struggled with transcoding to my Chromecast on the fly.)
        • Ways to connect a server to a TV?
        • What can be done wirelessly and what absolutely needs a wired connection?
      • Various services/apps
        • File-hosting/cloud storage (NAS-related stuff? OwnCloud?)
        • Media management (Plex? Other, possibly piracy related things I'm seeing on /r/HomeServer?)
        • Open-source, self-hosted alternatives to SaaS companies (I've become increasingly frustrated with services with hostile user experiences, and I keep seeing suggestions to Try This Self-Hosted Thing! I'd love to get to a point where I didn't feel intimidated by that. The ones I've personally come across and are curious about are Pinry, Mastodon, Riot/Matrix, Jitsi, Tiny Tiny RSS, and TiddlyWiki.)
        • Gaming-related services (Was Steam Link a thing? Didn't Razer put out a thing to let you play games on your TV?)
      18 votes
    2. What are some pointers for managing repositories?

      Take a look, for example, at the youtube-dl repository. Now, compare that to the Tildes repository. youtube-dl, currently, has 2,667 issues and 584 pull requests! How in the heck would the...

      Take a look, for example, at the youtube-dl repository. Now, compare that to the Tildes repository.

      youtube-dl, currently, has 2,667 issues and 584 pull requests!

      How in the heck would the developers, directly involved with that repository, get organized enough to handle all of that?

      6 votes
    3. I had an idea for an app and I'd like to talk about it

      Simply put, I encountered a practical problem a several weeks back. From that experience an idea for an app came to mind so I went online looking for what I thought would have been offered by...

      Simply put, I encountered a practical problem a several weeks back. From that experience an idea for an app came to mind so I went online looking for what I thought would have been offered by several organizations. Surprisingly, I only found one solution being offered but it didn't quite cover everything that I thought would be possible.

      I'd rather not let the cat out of the bag yet. So, I'd prefer that we talk about it through private messages with the understanding that you won't shout it from the rooftops. If this is a good idea (which I believe that it is), then I'd like the app to be developed with the GNU-GPL3 license (open source).

      5 votes