I wrote another blog post about not using Google, syncing, (most) apps, etc. "Simplifying my digital life": https://sjoberg.fi/blog/simplify.html
@sazius Enjoyed the write-up. And still felt like adding a smiling "good for you", because I just heard that "simplifying my digital life" a few days ago from a coworker of mine when he ditched most of the tools he was currently using on his smartphone and laptop and went all-Google for virtually *everything* they offer from mail to photos. More integration, way less things to waste time and energy on (unless your data doesn't matter much to you...). 😉
@z428 Yes, that's a good point. That's probably what most people mean by simplifying things... For me it wasn't an option, which is why is was self-hosting a lot of things before.
@sazius Ah ok. I wonder whether self hosted for the masses would require something such as a Raspberry Pi, generally small, inexpensive and robust devices offering services out of the box. Or the other way round: Cooperative host sharing, large scale on par with AWS... ;)
@z428 I guess that's basically what the Freedombox project wanted (or still wants) to do. Although, your second option - some kind of cooperative host sharing might be more realistic short-term. But how to make sure it doesn't become too centralised, and another control point?