I’ve been in the process of slowly reducing my dependencies on 3rd party services and running as many things locally as I can.
While it makes sense for me to keep paying MS to host email for me, for example, most other services I can run just as well from home. I don’t need five 9’s of availability for most things, and why pay for a service [whether in money or in personal data] if I don’t need to?
Some things were easy. Moving from Feedly to FreshRSS was not only painless, but I am getting way more out of FreshRSS than I ever did with Feedly. And, I don’t have to pay for it.
Moving wordpress to home off of Godaddy was also very easy, once I figured out the reverse proxy for NGINX. WordPress seemed to resist that a bit more than I was expecting.
Mastodon and Matrix were both evening projects, nothing too wild there.
I’m now starting to look at the IOT side of things, and that’s going to be a bit more work. Over the weekend, I moved from a Reolink DVR to Blue Iris on a VM. The initial migration was quick. Moved the POE cameras from the DVR to my POE switch and added into the Blue Iris system. Optimizing the system took a bit more time. But, once I sorted out substreams vs main streams, performance improved.
I then went to add it to Home Assistant and then realized very quickly that the Reolink integration had a lot more “features” than this one does, and that I’m going to have to do a lot more work to get this where I want it to be.
To be continued!