I just shut down the last thing I was self-hosting: "Gandalf" - my trusty home server running in our living room book shelf. Over the years it has hosted, among other things, my personal web page, my OwnCloud/nextCloud and last my pump.io server. It was a Mac mini (from my old freedom-hating days 😉) running Debian GNU/Linux.
It's now two months since I deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I can't say that I've missed them so far. Mostly it's a sense of relief that I don't have to think about if I should check my feed or not. On one occasion a friend wanted to tag me on a photo in Facebook and complained that it wasn't possible. I was quite happy with not being tagged ☺
@rgggn Yes, that's what I've been running for some time now: Fairphone Open OS + F-droid, and I'm pretty happy with it. As for the modularity, I've already upgraded the camera and replaced the screen (because I broke the old by dropping it on the floor one time too many...). Replacing modules was really easy :-)
@liw I agree, and I've been getting rid of a lot of stuff lately. I still have a lot left, though. Some of it that I've collected over the years, and much of it inherited from my dad. It's just a long process for me, especially with books... also I somehow really prefer reading physical books over ebooks, I don't know why.
I just pruned our bookshelf and removed around 80 books. Duplicate books and books that I won't ever read. We're taking them to the local Reuse Centre. I estimate that we still have more than 900 books left, so I've still got stuff to read 🙂
@theru Thanks! I seemed to remember there was a newer fork. I'll switch to it as soon as it's packaged in Debian stable ;-) (Seems to be in testing: https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=newsboat )
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