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DistroSea - Test drive Linux distros online

I normally like to stick with self-hosted stuff around here, but hear me out on this one. Have you ever wanted to try out new Linux distros, but don’t want to go through the trouble of spinning them up? I like to tinker around, even though I hardly ever change distros on my computers. What is a Linux distro? Taken from Wikipedia: A Linux distribution[a] (often abbreviated as distro) is an operating system made from a software collection that includes the Linux kernel and often a package management system....

June 11, 2024 · 2 min · 384 words

Slink - Image Sharing Platform

I rarely need a tool to upload pictures to share, but when I do this one is pretty handy to have around. Sure, I could use any of the publicly available tools and upload my photos to some other companies servers, but why would I want to do that when I can do it myself? So, let’s check out Slink. Key Features Authentication: Users can sign up and log in to the platform....

May 29, 2024 · 3 min · 492 words

Wallos - Open-Source personal subscription tracker

I’ve been using Google Keep for a long time to keep track of my subscriptions and bills. I’ve also tried numerous other bill trackers, but they are all over complicated for my needs. I stumbled upon Wallos, which is meant for tracking subscriptions, but also works just fine for remembering bills. Key Features Subscription Management: Keep track of your recurring subscriptions and payments, ensuring you never miss a due date. Category Management: Organize your expenses into customizable categories, enabling you to gain insights into your spending habits....

May 28, 2024 · 3 min · 431 words

Mealie - Recipe manager and meal planner

Normally, I just have a folder in my bookmarks with recipes that I want to make. Sometimes, I actually get around to making them. What bugs me the most about almost every online recipe that I look at is the constant ads and 300 page novel I have to scroll through to get to the actual recipe. Then, I stumbled across Mealie and thought it looked pretty nice and might give me the motivation to copy recipes over to my own easy-to-use self-hosted area....

May 23, 2024 · 3 min · 460 words

Memos - Lightweight note taking app

I’m always on the look out for good note taking apps and this one should definitely be added to the list. Memos is a light weight and fast note taking app that allows the use of tags, a text search and the ability to search by date via a calendar. Key Features Open source and free forever. Embrace a future where creativity knows no boundaries with our open-source solution – free today, tomorrow, and always....

May 22, 2024 · 2 min · 304 words

Note Mark - A web-based markdown notes app

Another note taking app? Why yes it is. I found this one over on Reddit recently and have been using it since. It’s fast, simple and I really just like the way it looks. Features: Markdown (GitHub Flavored Markdown, see spec here) HTML sanitization, minimizing XSS attacks Mobile Friendly Friendly “Slug” based URLs for cleaner links Dark & Light Theme Notebook Sharing Custom flat-file based storage system (easy to backup and synchronize) Multiple views for a note (rendered, plain) Editor with shortcuts Docker Compose volumes: data: services: backend: image: ghcr....

May 16, 2024 · 1 min · 136 words