Episode Archive

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

  • 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.

  • 8: WLED Changes the Game

    December 19th, 2019  |  34 mins 23 secs
    diy podcast, esphome, flashing firmware, hass.io, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, led light strips, linux academy, omnicharge, raspberry pi, self-hosted, smart home, wled, wyze person detection

    Sometimes one project can lead to a hundred more. We celebrate Home Assistant's new release, the inclusion of the WLED integration and fall down the DIY project rabbit hole.

  • 7: Why We Love Home Assistant

    December 5th, 2019  |  36 mins 41 secs
    aeotec multisenso, alexa, automated heating, broker, google assistant, home assistant compatible, home assistant integrations, homekit, hue, kassa, life360, man-in-the-middle attack, mosquitto, mqtt, nabu casa, outdoor automation, plex, raspberry pi z-wave, ring, smart rgb led strips with home assistant, teckin smart plug, tp-link, white noise machine, wyze, z-wave, zigbee

    Home Assistant has changed our families' lives for the better. We share tips for getting started, implementing automation, devices we use, and our favorite integrations.

  • 6: Low Cost Home Camera System

    November 21st, 2019  |  35 mins 29 secs
    cctv, gpu acceleration, home monitoring, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, low cost home cameras, raspberry pi 4, raspbian, self hosted security camera, self-hosting podcast, shinobi, unfi, wyze cam with shinobi, wyze rtsp

    Chris follows up on his Shinobi troubles and extols the virtues of $25 Wyze Cams to Alex, who has some exciting house news to share.

  • 5: ZFS Isn’t the Only Option

    November 7th, 2019  |  44 mins 24 secs
    data protection, dc power, disk redundancy, home network, iscsi, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, mergerfs, nas, network storage, plex, raid, raspberry pi 4, sata, self hosting podcast, self-hosted, snapraid, solar, solid state, ssd, storage, usb disk issues, zfs

    Getting your storage setup just right often takes making painful mistakes first. We share ours, our current storage setups, when ZFS is not the tool for the job, and what you should consider when protecting your data.

  • 4: The Joy of Plex with Elan Feingold

    October 24th, 2019  |  34 mins 36 secs
    co-founder, cto, elan feingold, media, media server, movies, music streaming, plex, storage, streaming, streaming brain, streaming media, tidal

    Plex Co-Founder and CTO Elan Feingold shares why he started Plex, its future direction, his home setup, his love for electric cars and the beach.