Episode Archive

25 episodes of Self-Hosted since the first episode, which aired on August 27th, 2019.

  • 24: OPNsense Makes Sense

    July 30th, 2020  |  37 mins 49 secs
    github, kodi, linux, nextcloud, open source, open-source, opnsense, pfsense, plex, power monitoring, proxyjump, pull request, raspberry pi, self hosted, self-hosted, self-hosting, shinobi, ssh, texas, vpn, whole home power monitoring, wireguard, zwave

    Chris figures out how hot is too hot, Alex performs an extreme remote firewall install, and we share some of our favorite SSH tricks.

  • 23: Shields Up

    July 16th, 2020  |  42 mins 31 secs
    a-100, automatic organization, boxee, boxee box, iplayer, kodi, nvidia shield, ota, pci passthrough, plex, popcorn hour, roku, self-hosted podcast, ultimate media setup, windows media center extenders, xbmc

    We've spent thousands of dollars and over a decade refining the perfect home media setup. We get nostalgic and share what worked and what REALLY didn't.

  • 22: Slow Cooked Servers

    July 2nd, 2020  |  36 mins 48 secs
    aeotec, ai, blue iris, camera, cctv, data backup, ezviz, gitea, github, moisture, motion detection, motioneye, nelly doorbell, object recognition, overheating, raspberry pi, safe temperature, self hosting podcast, self-hosted, sensor, shinobi, solar, victron, zfs, zfs send, zoneminder

    Chris is slow cooking some servers, Alex has self-hosted AI with a nasty gotcha and a damp basement.

  • 21: The Perfect Server Build

    June 18th, 2020  |  42 mins 18 secs
    anniversary build, cpu comparison, jdm interview, jdm_waaat, kubernetes lab build, low power x86, raspberry pi, self hosted podcast, server builds, serverbuilds.net, xeon low power

    Serverbuilds.net’s founder JDM joins us to discuss the perfect sever for low or high-end needs, and Alex stages a Pi intervention.

  • 20: One is None

    June 4th, 2020  |  36 mins 6 secs
    amazon s3 glacier, aws glacier, backblaze, backblaze b2 with duplicity, backblaze for linux, btrfs add volume, cloud backup, duplicati, duplicity, google drive, home assistant rename, mergerfs, outdoor wifi, restic, rsync.net, self-hosted podcast, tarsnap, tiddlywiki, unifi

    You're not a true self-hoster until you've lost your entire configuration at least once. Alex does a deep dive into cloud backup, plus we need your help to find the right Wifi solution for a listener.

  • 19: The Open Source Catch-22

    May 21st, 2020  |  38 mins 38 secs
    ansible, automated deployments, deprecating home assistant supervised, home assistant, homelabos, raspberry pi 4 usb boot, sanoid, self-hosted podcast, ssh-import-id, supervised, ubuntu 20.04, wireguard, zfs snapshots

    We react to recently proposed Home Assistant changes, Alex attempts an extreme remote install, and we take a look at HomelabOS.

  • 18: Ring Doorbell Alternative

    May 7th, 2020  |  35 mins 7 secs
    beets, jellyfin for roku, jupiter broadcasting, motion sensor, music management, musicbrainz, nelly smart doorbell, plex music, plexamp, qownnotes, ring alternative, rtsp, self-hosted, shinobi, traefik

    We were almost outsmarted by a not so smart doorbell, Jellyfin makes Alex's prediction dreams come true and Chris tries QOwnNotes again.

  • 17: Where Do I Start?

    April 23rd, 2020  |  40 mins 46 secs
    a cloud guru, containers, discord, docker, firewall, healthchecks, home automation, home networking basics, jupiter broadcasting, let's encrypt, linux academy, linuxserver, low power build, lutron, managed switch, networking, opnsense, pfsense, plex, plex dash, plexamp, self-hosted, self-hosted discord, smart home, switch, unmanaged switch

    We share some of our top tips for getting started with Self-Hosting and cover some more network basics.

  • 16: Compromised Networking

    April 9th, 2020  |  37 mins
    a cloud guru, dark sky, firewall, grocy barcode reader, home networking basics, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, netdata, self host unifi network controller, self-hosted discord, ubiquiti, wyze cams

    We share some WiFi tips and essential network ideas.

  • 15: Keeping Track of Stuff

    March 26th, 2020  |  30 mins 36 secs
    acloud guru, active directory alternative, container, docker, freeipa, genmon, grocy, hass.io, home assistant, home inventory, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, nginx, picture element, reverse proxy, self-hosting podcast, traefik, vmware, websockets

    We have a neat self-hosted home inventory management system for preppers of any type, plus Chris' simple Home Assistant trick and Alex's valiant battle with the WebSockets daemon of the reverse proxies.

  • 14: Embracing Automation

    March 12th, 2020  |  43 mins 14 secs
    3d printing, acloud guru, ansible, asrock desk mini, automation, fractal case, jupiter broadcasting, level1techs, linux academy, pfsense, raspberry pi watch dog, ryzen embedded, self-hosting podcast, sshuttle, tinker cad

    Wendell Wilson is back, and he and Chris are struggling with their automation setups. Also, we chat about ideal home server hardware for a server or a pfSense box.

  • 13: IRC is Not Dead

    February 27th, 2020  |  38 mins 13 secs
    acloud guru, awesome list, canonical, docker gui, irc, irc cloud, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, mattermost, quassel, quasseldroid, rocketchat, self-hosted wiki, self-hosting podcast, slack, snap, the lounge

    Self-Hosted IRC solutions are better than ever. Alan Pope joins us to make a case for the classic way to communicate online and tells us about a modern client for the web, mobile, and desktop you run on your server.

  • 12: Which Wiki Wins

    February 13th, 2020  |  34 mins 16 secs
    acloud guru, bookstack, containers, docker, linux academy, mkdocs, off-grid, roborock s5 robot, self-hosted, solar, tiddlywiki, valetudo, vscode ssh remote file edit, wiki.js

    We try out the top self-hosted Wikis and tell you which we like best, and Chris has a major project off-grid update.

  • 11: Host Your Blog the Right Way

    January 30th, 2020  |  35 mins 5 secs
    drive shucking, ghost, hdhomerun, openlitespeed, plex, sata power splitter, self hosted blogging, shelly 2.5, shelly cloud, smart, vps, wordpress

    We each like different blogging platforms, and share why. Then our tips for keeping your server secure.

  • 10: Compromised Cameras

    January 16th, 2020  |  33 mins 49 secs
    amcrest, cctv, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, librespeed, linux academy, project off-grid, ring alternative, self hosted speedtest, self-hosting podcast, shinobi, solar, statping, tuya-convert, victron, wyze, xiaomi

    Wyze and Xiaomi suffer major cloud hosted blunders, so Alex tells us about his new fully offline camera security system, tied into Shinobi.

  • 9: Conquering Planned Obsolescence

    January 2nd, 2020  |  34 mins 26 secs
    andries faassen, cheap multi-room temperature sensors, highly avaible, home assistant, intermit.tech, jupiter broadcasting, led dimmer, linux academy, planned obsolescence, quindor, quinled, self-hosting, services, teckin smart strip, tuya iot devices, tuya-convert

    Master of details, open source advocate and YouTuber, Quindor from Intermittent.Tech joins us for a chat about tuya-convert to avoid planned hardware obsolescence, his new 100TB server build, highly available home setups, and his DIY LED project.