AES-256 and PBKDF2 by the Master Password that you set and thus can only be accessed by you.
...handle KeePass databases in your browser
KeeWeb is an open source web application that lets you open your encrypted KeePass databases on the go.
...performing web searches on my own terms
SearX is an open source meta search engine that fetches results from other search engines using a bunch of python scripts. This way I can skip unwanted advertisements and forget the fear of being tracked. The service is open to the public with default settings but the 'preferences' section is locked to avoid abuse. If you are still interested to keep your own set of preferences, write me an email and we can discuss further.
...Your Own URL Shortener
YOURLS is open source and runs a bunch of php scripts to convert those lengthy URLs that you have into short and easy to remember URLs. The service is public and free for all to use. Either generate a random URL or customize it, YOURLS choice.
...pasting and sharing encrypted text/code across the internet
PrivateBin is an open source text storage site where you can store text and code without fear. The server will have no knowledge of the data that you store. Only the people with a direct link to the pasted data can access it.
...one click file drop and share
Another open source service that I have hosted for easy peer to peer file sharing. Drag and drop, set an expiry, copy the file link and send it to your peer so that they can download the file that you just shared. It is open to the public.
...never losing my browser bookmarks again
xBrowserSync is an open source alternative to proprietary browser sync methods. It has addons available for all major browsers and an Android app. Nobody will have any knowledge of your bookmarks except you. Support for browser history might come in the near future. My server allows you to store upto 10MB of data(usually just 1MB is enough for all your bookmarks).
...an email client for the web browser
Rainloop is an open source webmail client with a lot of basic features. It is useful for people like me when we don't have access to our devices where we use email clients like Thunderbird (on PC) and FairEmail (on Android) for managing emails. The domains supported for now are @sasach.work, @sasach.org, @riseup.net and @mailbox.org. I won't ever add support for GMail for obvious reasons.
I have been addicted to self-hosting since the end of 2019. Introduced to it by my close friend KayG, it has been one hell of a ride! During the learning process I have made several errors and failed multiple times, yet backing down was not an option. I used to delete everything, re-install the OS and start from scratch. There were multiple sleepless nights where all I did was just stare into the computer's terminal, trying to understand the Linux ecosystem and its capabilities. Oh the joy I felt when I got my first service up and running - my own cloud server feat. Nextcloud. My self-hosting capabilities have improved over time, they have become more organised. Truly, you get to learn so much on the world wide web!
Currently my VPS runs on Debian Linux 10 (buster); RAM 16G; SSD 400G - served by Contabo. For the list of everything that I run, see services. To view real-time statistics of my entire setup, see stats.
Once my Wordpress instance was up and running, I began writing in relatively simple words, about my journey and methods to implement privacy in our daily activities like browsing the internet or using email services. I try being a regular writer but fall short due to other responibilities that need my attention. Maybe someday I will start writing and publishing more of what I learn and practice.
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