Miniflux

2020

This article is a concise summary on RSS, and why it is a great way to syndicate content. It also hits the nail on the head for why it’s being “killed” (marked as dead) by the content providers most are familiar with. (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) In short, with RSS, everything is chronological from when it was published, no algorithims deciding what you should read. Generally, when a site I have followed has removed RSS, I don’t intentionally stop reading it (aka: I’m not boycotting it), it mostly just falls off my radar, as there are very few sites I directly visit on a regular basis.

2019

Among the #self-hosted projects that I run just for my own usage, I have a VPS server running Arch Linux. (Yes, I’m running an Arch server, instead of Ubuntu/Debian)

That little VPS runs a few different services:

  • Minecraft server for a group of friends, which is the heavy memory user
  • Write Freely instances for a few subjects
  • Subsonic Music streaming server
  • Resilio Sync encrypted storage target
  • MiniFlux RSS Server/Reader
The last few evenings after work I have kept very occupied as I tackled a variety of #SelfHosting projects on my plate. If you visited this site at all in the past year, it was still a very busy ‘news magazine’ looking WordPress site. It liked it at the time. I am shifting more to quick, personal writing on my tech adventures. Hence, TechZerker.com has moved to the reading focused WriteFreely platform.