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Running GoToSocial on NetBSD

       914 words, 5 minutes

I wanted a communication tool for the NoGoo.me searxng instance I manage. But I want a software with small footprint. I used GoToSocial as my primary ActivityPub server and it was great. It only lacked a few features so I stopped using it as my primary Fediverse service. Let’s have it back again in my software ecosystem.

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Using OpenBSD relayd(8) as an Application Layer Gateway

       2935 words, 14 minutes

I was lucky enough to attend to EuroBSDCon 2023 and offered the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite OpenBSD stock daemon: relayd(8). The talk was recorded and made available on the EuroBSDCon YouTube channel. . One may check the EuroBSDCon 2023 program for more material. This post attempts a reboot of the slides content in a more browser-friendly format.

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Self-hosting Pixelfed on OpenBSD

       1894 words, 9 minutes

In case you don’t already know, Pixelfed is a media sharing oriented solution that federates with Fediverse using the ActivityPub . And I like it also because it is based on PHP. This makes it quite simple to be hosted on OpenBSD. And here’s how I do this.

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Self-Hosted SearXNG instance on OpenBSD

       974 words, 5 minutes

Some time ago, I discovered and used searx on OpenBSD . This worked quite well but there were a few annoying bugs that I couldn’t solve. Mainly using OpenSearch with Firefox and timeouts with some Big Tech search engines. After struggling enough, I decided to switch to SearXNG . It has some cons compared to SearX but, regarding my needs and beliefs, the pros win.

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Running the Searx metasearch engine on OpenBSD

       1603 words, 8 minutes

Searx is a free metasearch engine. This means that it will aggregate search results from several search engines, like Bing, DuckDuckGo, Google or Qwant. But it will also use search engines from services like DailyMotion, DeviantArt, FramaLibre, GitHub, Reddit or Wikipedia to extract search results. For more information, have a look at the searx online documentation . It also removes Cookies and generate a random profile for each request you do.

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