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  • I wholeheartedly recommend supporting app developers through purchases, but this app is also available as a FOSS app (free in charge as well) through fdroid in case you use that appstore instead of Gplay. This is definitely the best text editor for coding that I’ve found, it’s great for working with scripts, but it does normal editing very well too.


  • Yeah you nailed it.

    On top of that, star wars is essentially a sci-fi exploration the Tao Te Ching (one of the Taoist scriptures). Read any of it’s verses and you’ll immediately see the philosophy of the star wars franchise (as written by Lucas) come through.

    The force is a fundamental in universe physical law, even more so than gravity. This means there are different laws and principles that people must follow. The force wants balance, which is another way of saying it does not want people to use it’s power for their own will, redirecting it’s path. It wants to flow in it’s natural state undistrubed (a very Taoist concept). Emotional attachment tends to cause people in the star wars universe to use the force for themselves or those they love, which often disrupts the balance or flow of the force. Being able to feel the force is almost like losing at Russian roulette in a way, because it means you either fall to the dark side and have the force slowly kill you with dark side corruption, or you sever all ties and abdicate your life to the will of the force. It may be considered a cruel reality, but it’s not the Jedi who created that reality.

    I think it also may be Lucas’s way of trying to convey the same thing Marvel did with Uncle Ben, telling young people that as they grow up with great power comes great responsibility, and that there are things in the universe much larger than us.


  • You’re right there. I was pretty psyched when their calendar came out and originally I did like the many services, one source approach. I’ve since switched to a more compartmentalized setup, and it seems like those of us in this camp are just a vocal minority with too many opinions 😄. It is pretty awesome that more and more people I know are using proton’s email service, let alone just understanding the value of privacy respecting communication apps.


  • Proton is making me more uneasy with each of these acquisitions. I don’t like companies that get to big 😅.

    I’m using Joplin notes with a self-hosted Joplin sync server. Excellent customizability through plug ins and CSS templates that you can find on the Joplin forum.

    I looked at standard notes back in the day. The one benefit it had over Joplin was that the notes could be encrypted on the client devices, while with Joplin you can only encrypt the notes on the sync server target. Other than that though, Joplin checked many more boxes, personally I can’t recommend it enough. I use markdown for formatting, I can’t speak to the quality of the WYSWYG editors functionality.




  • I thought this was a really good point regarding situations where a github issue or other channel of communication is being used to pester or make demands of a maintainer. I hadn’t thought about it from this perspective.

    Let the maintainer deal with it publicly, and reach out privately if you are concerned about the situation. Otherwise, even if you are concerned about burnout or the maintainer overworking, you may wind up advocating for a threat actor to become a maintainer of something.





  • Maybe that’s something the high republic arc will explore more in coming years. It seems to me that it’s simply a result of the fiction of the extended universe stories being reconciled with Lucas’s core story. Different writers perspectives all getting rolled together in to one. Sometimes the writers have a solid, well thought out perspective, sometimes not.


  • paradox2011toStar Wars Memes@lemmy.worldDamn. I mean, it's accurate though
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    I apologize for a serious response to a funny meme, but for any who are interested in the philosophy of the star wars universe and the unique pressures presented by the existence of the force, check out this video. The whole “danger of attachment” concept is actually linked to the religious beliefs of George Lucas and is an interesting part of the story telling of the relationship of living beings to the force itself in the fabric of star wars. That is, Lucas star wars. Disney seems more ambivalent to the philosophical aspects of the franchise, but it’s always been pretty fascinating to me.



  • paradox2011toSelfhosted@lemmy.worldNeed a little help for a newbie
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    Yeah, I hear you there. I usually get overwhelmed by the time I get to the “B” section.

    I think (looking back at your post) the most important thing that helped me was learning how to use docker-compose. All of my services are in docker containers and are much more manageable then trying to do a bare metal install.

    With that comes the struggle of security though, as docker containers use their own set of firewall rules distinct from the main firewall rules you might have setup on your server. If you end up using docker, do a few searches on how to secure those firewall rules for the containers themselves.

    I have definitely benefited from other peoples current set up lists, I’ll leave mine here in case it sparks some interesting directions for you.

    • Diun - notification service for when new images are released for any running docker apps I have up.

    • Immich - self-hosted photos backup. Incredible app, its extremely refined and feature complete.

    • Jellyfin (Linuxserver.io image) - personal media streaming service. The Linuxserver.io version was much easier to set up than the stock jellyfin version.

    • Joplin server - self-hosted back end for Joplin notes sync. Much faster and more reliable than the 3rd party sync targets like one drive or Dropbox.

    • Mealie - recipe management.

    • Nextcloud - so many things. Calendar, files, kanban, contacts, etc… Personally I find Nextcloud’s documentation hard to follow, so I’ve linked the video tutorial I used to set mine up.

    • Nginx proxy manager - reverse proxy with basic protections built in. I’m on the fence on suggesting this one and have been considering switching to something else, as it rarely gets updates these days. It is the only one I’ve been able to wrap my head around though. Zoraxy, Traefic and Swag are all other options. You mentioned having Nginx set up already, so this might not even be an issue for you.

    • Paperless-NGX - document server and archive. All you need is the docker-compose.env and docker-compose.postgres.yml from the linked directory. Tweak the compose and env values as you see fit and remove the “postgres” from the file name before firing it up.

    • Portainer - basically just a GUI for viewing docker services. You can manage docker images and stacks with portainer, but I would recommend just learning the docker-compose method in general.

    If you ever run into instructions for setting something up with a regular docker command but want to convert it to a docker-compose.yml file instead, this site is super useful: composerize.com


  • paradox2011toSelfhosted@lemmy.worldNeed a little help for a newbie
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    Definitely check DB Tech’s videos put on YouTube. He covers a ton of self-hosted apps and how to set them up. You’ll have to sift through a bit, not all the apps he talks about are really necessary, but I basically learned self-hosting through his channel.

    Look for stuff on authelia, crowdsec or fail2ban with regards security for your server and decide what direction you want to go there.

    Christian Lempa’s channel is also good, though can be more technically oriented.

    EDIT: also, this github repo has an amazing (though overwhelming) list if self-hosted services. Awesome Self-hosted.