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DistroSea - Test drive Linux distros online

Intro 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 · 385 words

Slink - Image Sharing Platform

Intro 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 · 493 words

Wallos - Open-Source personal subscription tracker

Intro 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....

May 28, 2024 · 3 min · 432 words

Mealie - Recipe manager and meal planner

Intro 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 · 461 words