FOSS

Roads and bridges, the unseen labour behind our digital infrastructure

Today I would like to recommend a book. Roads and bridges, the unseen labour behind our digital infrastructure is a really revealing read, be it that you are interested in Free and Open Software or not. The author, Nadia Eghbal, provides a really amusing compilation of facts and anecdotes about software we all know and …

FOSS, privacy

Own your browsing with Firefox Quantum

In this blog we focus on controlling our software. We believe that we need to be in control of the actions that our computers,  phones and gadgets perform at all times. It needs to be the user the one to allow software to run, the one that needs to have a saying in how it …

docker, nextcloud, nextcloudpi

NextCloudPi dockers for x86 and ARM

I would like to introduce a new set of NextCloudPi dockers. Finally, it seems that the upstream docker containers both for x86 and ARM are caching up in terms of reduced size. That is great news because it relieves the burden of creating and maintaining the minidebian and miniraspbian base images. This means that we …

nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi gets new look and feel, Redis, spDNS support, Berryboot support, Debian installer and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! We come with a big bunch of changes, ranging from performance improvements, aesthetic changes, more DDNS providers and new options for installation. As usual, there have been many fixes and enhancements. I would like to thank everyone that was involved. NextCloudPi improves everyday thanks to your feedback. Please …

FOSS, linux, security

Sandbox your applications with Firejail

One thing I that like about the Android App security model is that for a given app, it presents the permissions to the user and the user has to accept them. This is good because the user has control over the software it runs, and is an invaluable tool to be able to use an …

nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi updated to NC 12.0.3, brings wizard, duckDNS and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! This release updates to the latest 12.0.3 version of Nextcloud. Other than that, the most important addition to NextCloudPi is a new shiny setup wizard. While ncp-web is really powerful and allows you to tweak many aspects of NextCloudPi, it can still be daunting to for a non …

nextcloud, nextcloudpi

NextCloudPi at the Nextcloud conference

I was generously invited to give a lightning talk about NextCloudPi at the Nextcloud Conference 2017 in Berlin. It was a great experience, and there were really great talks. I could meet many of the people that make Nextcloud possible and we had really interesting conversations. I received very valuable feedback and opinions about NextCloudPi, …

nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi gets freeDNS, better automount, notifications, SAMBA and web improvements

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! In terms of development, the main focus has been to addressing issues stemming from the migration to Raspbian 9. Aside from that, we now have an alternate DDNS provider, ncp-web enhancements, better notifications and more. As usual,  there have been many fixes and enhancements. I would like to …

linux

Save and restore your Arch Linux packages

Lately, I have been reinstalling Arch from scratch on several machines. When doing so, it is very handy to replicate your packages and that is actually very easy to do with Arch Linux. Create a package list The following command creates a list with your packages, that you can curate and store under private versioning …