ἄδικος.net

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

Welcome to adikos.net. Happy to have you here! Feel free to check out my blog posts!

This site is always evolving, so please check back for updates, which are made whenever I have the time or inclination to do so!

This site is generated using Hugo, a lightweight, fast, yet incredibly versatile static-site generator written in Go. Check out my post on Hugo for more information. That post is geared towards people wanting to update their Hugo site on a tablet or multiple devices, but it also talks a bit about setting Hugo up in general. I really love its simplicity, especially compared to something like WordPress. Still loving it even a couple of years later!

I’m using the Dark Visitors robots.txt to block scrapers and AI bots. I’d highly recommend looking into this to secure your own site.

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! I’m trying to update it more often, as I know it sorely needs updates.

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. It needs some reformatting for its Hugo version, and may see some more updates.

Please note, as of 11 Jun 2024:

  • My instance of Invidious, a front-end for YouTube that will let you watch videos without ads and without needing to use Google’s servers directly, is currently closed due to YouTube blocking it and similar clients. See this bug report, very much a showstopper at this time. I have backups I can restore, but at this time the apps are removed and domains are deleted. I’m sorry for any inconvenience.
    • A similar solution on Android is NewPipe, a great FOSS alternative to the YouTube app, and will block ads and has lots of other options. Highly recommend.
    • NewPipe may end up having the same issue, eventually, but is seemingly working for now, at least for me.
  • My instance of Piped, another YouTube frontend, is also currently closed for the same reason. I’m sorry.

Public Services

  • SearxNG: SearxNG is a fork of SearX. What is SearX? It’s a metasearch engine, which means that it’s an engine that will let you search multiple search engines at once, and you can select which ones to use.
    • This method also has the benefit of providing some anonymity to your search queries and results.
    • I previously ran vanilla SearX, which wasn’t working super well for me, but SearxNG seems to be working a lot better. It’s not perfect, as it is occasionally blocked by some search engines, but it should work for the most part.
    • Please enjoy and I hope this is helpful for you!
    • You can run your own instance by grabbing the code here, or YunoHost has an app package.
  • LibreTranslate: LibreTranslate is meant to be a self-hosted Google Translate replacement. As far as I know, it currently supports around 60 languages, and is very nice to use once it’s set up.
    • Please check out my post about how I got it to work on YunoHost with more than English<->French (the default settings).
    • Please feel free to use, no API keys required, and I hope it helps you with translating whatever you need translated!
    • LibreTranslate can be self-hosted, of course; find the code here.

Private Services

  • Vaultwarden is an open-source, secure password manager that stores your passwords and other secrets encrypted in the cloud. It also works really nicely with smartphone apps, especially on Android.
    • Vaultwarden is an alternative implementation of Bitwarden, the original project.
    • This instance is private (sorry!), but you can create your own Vaultwarden/Bitwarden instance on your own hosting! Bitwarden also offers free accounts on their main site, and has a few paid pro features available. I would encourage you to set up your own instance if you self-host, however, as it’s not too difficult at all!
  • 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!
  • 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!
    • YunoHost thankfully has their own packaged version of Wallabag, so it was super easy to install.
  • XMPP is an open, extensible chat protocol. YunoHost comes with a built-in XMPP server, Metronome, that is very easy to enable. I used to run Synapse (Matrix server) on here, but no more. I’m learning XMPP as I go and it’s really fun so far. For a little more info on it, check out YunoHost’s guide on it.

Thanks so much for visiting, friends!