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 ... I manage to do in an economically feasible way so I feel making use of other services feels much akin to buying products I don't want to build myself in other aspects of life (cars, bicycles, ...). How much of your infrastructure were you hosting yourself? Bare metal? Internet connectivity? Backup? Just curious. :)
@z428 Regarding infrastructure, it varied. I had a virtual server at gandi, but also hosted some things on my own machine out of my living room. I never hosted my email, though :-) Just web server, Nextcloud, pump.io/StatusNet and such.