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...). 😉
@sazius Well yeah I've also been sort of "socialized" to self-hosting certain services, and in some ways I still do. However I am getting sceptical in some aspects here, mostly caused by the fact that, at the very end, I don't host *everything* myself (usually do have some dedicated server, at best, managed by a provider in some compute center). This kind of "self-hosting" at times starts to even feel dangerous, but completely housing infrastructure and operating network uplink is something ...
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