ἄδικος.net

[pronounced a.dɪ.kɐs; Ancient Greek adj., “unjust” (from ἀ-, “not” + δίκη, “justice”)] (please forgive my terrible IPA)

Years ago, I had my first WordPress blog on the domain adikos.org, which now has new ownership. I thought .net was a more applicable domain for its resurrection. I have always liked this particular Greek adjective, and named many things with it over the years. I even used to have a fun IRC “eggdrop” bot named adikos back in the day.

Welcome to adikos.net. Not only is this blog here (check out the posts!), but there are a number of other services and apps available — some (*ahem*, two) public, some private.

This site is very much a work-in-progress, so please check back for updates. Most of the posts have been imported (and somewhat redacted) from the previous iteration of this site, and I plan on adding more, of course.

04 Jun. 2021: if you’re interested in chill, relaxing games, please check out my Chill Games post. A friend inspired me to compile the list, and I’m trying to add to it all the time. Feel free to provide suggestions!

20 Mar. 2021: I fixed up a lot of the blog posts and added “read more” buttons so the whole post didn’t display at once! Can’t believe I hadn’t done that awhile ago, so the posts page should look much cleaner now.

23 Feb. 2021: my friend gom from Mastodon kindly provided a guide to Zoom alternatives, which I offered to publish here on my site. Please either contact them via Mastodon, or via the email linked within the piece, if you have suggestions, thoughts, or updates. You can find it here: Zooming Out. There have been a few updates to this list since its initial publication on 18 Oct. 2020.

Public Services

  • adikoSearx: Searx is an open-source, privacy-respecting “meta-search” engine which lets you search using multiple search engines at once. This also allows you to search privately without directly accessing search engine pages, giving you less personalized results but enhancing your privacy when searching.
    • Searx is one way you can support a more decentralized Internet, where people are not locked into restrictive, proprietary technologies controlled by a few. Learn more here.
    • Please bookmark my Searx instance and use it freely.
    • I recommend Searxer (available in the F-Droid IzzyOnDroid repository) if you’re using Android. It’s a nice app to access Searx instances, and please set your instance to mine and feel free to use it. The app isn’t perfect (it does crash at times), but it’s pretty nice overall.
  • Element is the newest incarnation of Riot.im, a client for the Matrix chat protocol. Conversations are optionally E2E (end-to-end) encrypted and it’s a great way to chat with people, either privately or in rooms.
    • I haven’t opened up the actual server to everyone (that is at https://synapse.adikos.net/), but you’re welcome to use this client for now with whatever server you’re currently on (hit “Change” at the login screen). I need to play around more and see what I want to do with it.
    • If you’re interested in running your own server, check out Element’s site and the site for Synapse, a Matrix.org server implementation.
    • I am working on the server and understanding more about how it works; server admin is still fairly new to me.

Private Services

  • NextCloud is a great alternative to cloud file storage such as Google Drive, and allows one to sync files, contacts, and even calendars, accessible on multiple devices, including Android and others.
    • This instance is private (sorry!). But you can create your own NextCloud instance on your own hosting! See https://nextcloud.com/ for more information.
  • Wallabag is a great piece of software allowing you to convert webpages, content and all (for the most part), to “articles” that you can read later. Think of it like a Pinterest that actually backs up the content and isn’t just a glorified bookmarks manager! The “articles” do link to the original website, of course, so you can check it out, or even refresh your saved copy as needed.
    • This instance is also private, but you’re welcome to create your own Wallabag instance on your own hosting! See https://wallabag.it/ and Wallabag’s GitHub for the code.
    • YunoHost thankfully has their own packaged version of Wallabag, so it was super easy to install.

Please check back for updates!