ἄδικος.net

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

N.B., caveat lector: I’m now using Hugo, a static-site generator that is super lightweight and fast. 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.

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 you can also use my Searx instance!

This site is very much a work-in-progress, so please check back for updates.

I am terrible at remembering to write things, though. Working on it. A little better these days.

19 Jun. 2022: I’ve added my Invidious instance. Please feel free to use it to watch YouTube without dealing with Google directly. It’s a great little app. Let me know if there are any issues.

06 Apr. 2022: I’ve made some updates here and there (new Mastodon instance, &c.). Others to follow when I make time for it. I would like to write a post about my computing/phone setup, just in case it would be of interest.

23 Feb. 2022: I know I need to update a lot of the posts on here, especially the chill games post. Working on it when I have some time. I’ve removed some references to services/apps that are no longer here. More blogs soon I hope, if anyone is reading.

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! I need to update it and reformat it a bit, and sorry for the broken link, now it works!

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

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.
      • You can also set this Searx instance as a search engine, either in Firefox or another browser. The search string is https://searx.adikos.net/search?q=[query] – whatever variable your browser uses for the actual search query, put it after the q= part of the URL.
      • It took a little doing to get it to work in Bromite, my browser of choice on my phone, but it eventually picked up.
  • Invidious: Invidious is a front-end for YouTube that will let you watch videos without ads and without needing to use Google’s servers directly. I find it very useful when watching videos on my laptop on YouTube.
    • 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.
    • Please feel free to use my Invidious instance, and let me know if any issues arise.

Private Services

  • Vaultwarden (Bitwarden) 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.
    • YunoHost ships the Rust variant, now renamed Vaultwarden (presumably to ward off trademark confusion).
    • This instance is private (sorry!), but you can create your own Bitwarden instance on your own hosting! See https://bitwarden.com/ for more information.
    • 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! 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!