Introducing my selfhosting project for 2022
Introducing my selfhosting project for 2022
This is my first post on the HIVE blockchain, where I introduce myself as I am now, and as some here may have known me back in 2018 or so. Then I'll briefly describe the project that brought me back to the social blockchain. Grab a cuppa, it might be a long read!
Who I am
My wife @frittni was born with Spina Bifida, and she manages pretty well on crutches, or a walker, or sometimes in a wheelchair. We are both in the 50+ age bracket, and both are welfare beneficiaries at present. @frittni has a tertiary degree, and has experience in radio broadcasting. I never completed my tertiary education, due to (at the time) undiagnosed Autism-related issues, and depression. I have a varied employment history, including deckhanding on a big game fishing vessel; fisheries research; horticultural contracting; I was a business owner of a small computer repair business; adult educator in a PTE teaching computing subjects; and corrections / offender monitoring for those people wearing "traceable ankle jewellery" out in the community. I've done all sorts of things over the years.
In short, here is my profile from Mastodon, a freedom-respecting social network which functions similar to Twitter...
I am an 🧩 #autistic, 💉 #diabetic, 😞 #depressed, 👴🏽 #elderly #male 🤓 #geek, who was raised as a ✝️ #Christian but is now ⚛️ #nonreligious, is 👈🏽 #leftist leaning but not an extremist, 👫🏽 straight but not prejudiced, happily 💍 #married person, who lives in 🇳🇿 #newzealand, and loves 🐈 #cats and 🐕 #dogs equally. I support all ♾️ #diversity, particularly of 🧠 #neurodiversity and ♿ #disability, which I often refer to as "diverse function".
Who I was
I was @trisquelwhare, an account migrated to the HIVE blockchain from the Steem blockchain. I was active on there from late 2017 through most of 2018, and got hooked on SteemMonsters (SM), which is now called Splinterlands. I disappeared in late 2018 with health issues, and tried to make a comeback in 2019, but still wasn't really well enough. I'm still not 100% better, and my cardiologist says that I probably never will be, but at least I'm starting to get back into some of the things that I could do back then.
Why I am here now
I decided to hunt up the social blockchain again this year, as I intend to do a lot of blogging during 2022. I have a big project on the go, and I want to document what I'm doing – both for my own sake, and to inform others who may want to follow in my footsteps. I am getting into #selfhosting at home, using a #raspberrypi single board computer. I'll be running YunoHost on it, and installing a NextCloud instance on it, among other things. I'll mostly be blogging with the #yunohost tag, but later I'll switch to the #nextcloud tag as I focus more on setting that up. I'll be using NextCloud as my main user portal, providing access to my family and friends to a range of other selfhosted services from there.
As I'm quite old, and I'm going to be doing a lot of blogging, I have decided to join the Silver Bloggers community on HIVE. I have also joined The Terminal community, because I have a lot to re-learn about posting on the social blockchain. They have been really helpful to me. I will get back involved with PALnet a little later, but I know that once I start getting involved there, I am likely to lose my focus on my blog, and on my YunoHost project entirely! 🤣
That's it for now. I'll start posting soon about my project. My first milestone is due on the 16th January 2022, so not that far away now. By then my goal is for YunoHost v18.104.22.168 to have been installed, and booting from the USB3.1 flash drive stick, and is accessible from within my internal LAN network via the IP address and FQDN. And so it begins!
- post-head.png – Remix created by @frittro, using elements by @pantone801; elements from RawPixel; the Silver Bloggers logo by @mondoshawan; and various "fair use" product images and logos.
- Various "fair use" organisation and company logos, including Hive, NZ Heart Fdn, Mental Health Fdn of NZ, Mastodon, Twitter, etc.
- frittro-and-kitten.png – Original photo by @frittni.
- my-health.png – Original image created by @frittro, using "fair use" organisation logos.
- contest_kings_with_steemmonstershow_200px.png – Remix created by @frittro.
- steempunknet_200px.png – Original image created by @carlos-cabeza.
- maori-divider.png – Original image by @pantone801. Remix created by @frittro.
- frittro-maori-footer.png – Remix created by @frittro, using elements by @pantone801; and the Silver Bloggers logo by @mondoshawan.