GoToSocial on OpenBSD, a Fediverse adventure

    

In early 2019, I got fed up with Twitter Ads and recommendations etc. So I started looking for alternatives and read about Mastodon. As I was especially looking for OpenBSD news, tricks etc, I finally landed on bsd.network. It turned out to be a really nice place to hang out ; and not BSD-centric at all. People there are great. And MastoAdmins are kind and caring people. A couple of years later, I decided that I would host my own instance on the Fediverse. And the journey began.

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Ads blocking with OpenBSD unbound(8)

    

The Internet is full of Ads and Trackers. And a way to avoid those is to simply not reach the stinky servers. This can be partially done using a local DNS resolver. This article is a reboot of both the 2019 Blocking Ads using unbound on OpenBSD and Storing unbound logs into InfluxDB posts ; hopefully improved.

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Running a Docker Host under OpenBSD using vmd(8)

    

The OpenBSD virtual machine daemon works pretty well with Linux VMs nowadays. This was time for me to see if I could replace the Synology Docker service with some Docker host provided by vmd(8).

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Sweet Mars inspired theme for WindowMaker

    

I’m not a huge fan of dark UI themes. Mostly because day light makes them difficult to use and because I find them to be not contrasted enough. That said, Sweet, by EliverLara, looks great and I decided to give it a try on WindowMaker.

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WindowMaker theme inspired by Windows 10

    

Because I’m a terrible person, I themed my beloved WindowMaker to look like Windows 10. Because it’s fun and possible, somehow.

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