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Crime, technology and society by Angus Bancroft
Self hosting solutions

Self hosting solutions

Describe the problem.

Follow the instructions, jeez.

Learn a totally new syntax to describe the problem again.

Okay, don’t follow those instructions, follow these.

No, you have to do this totally different thing first.

Yeah, it doesn’t work automatically. You have to change it from ‘not working mode’ to ‘working mode’.

Create a new user.

Uninstall it.

Uninstall it properly this time.

Uninstall the other thing stopping it working.

Did you Chown? Really Chown though.

Try downgrading.

Try ChatGPT.

Okay, ignore ChatGPT.

Did I do this before? I’m pretty sure I did this step already.

Am I in The Matrix?

Someone mentioned it in a forum! Change the config.

Where is the config? Found it.

No not that config, the other one.

These instructions work!

Sorry that stopped something else working.

Okay, you got it this time.

So far I have installed self hosting solutions for cloud file storage, photosharing, audio and other media – items I own or have created. Each step in selfhosting is a little step taking back part of my life. My thoughts, my music, my photos, now sitting in a little place of mine, which cannot be held in evidence, cancelled or correlated. A data self that is not owned.




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