Bdking158

@Bdking158@kbin.social

Is it considered bad practice to expose selfhosted services on public internet?

I see a lot of people here uses some form of remote access tool (VPN/Tailscale) to access their home network when not at home. I can’t really do this because my phone (iOS) can only activate one VPN profile at a time, and I often need this for other stuff....

Bdking158,

I'm my case, I'm using the OpenVPN server on my router. When I set it up, there was an option for the client to only use the VPN for local traffic. That way it's part of the config file on my phone. Works flawlessly

Bdking158,

Not sure of your setup but I use OpenVPN on my Android and have set it to whitelist apps so only the apps that need to use the VPN do so. You can also go the opposite and blacklist so all apps except those you specify use the VPN.

Bdking158,

The guy is 84. No matter what sentence he gets, it won't be a long time.

Bdking158,

The electoral college was never intended to protect proportional representation. The whole idea of equal representation in the Senate was to avoid high population states running roughshod over the smaller ones. This obviously dilutes the influence of higher population states and amplifies the smaller ones at the electoral college.

The system is not broken though. It does exactly what it was originally intended to do 240 years ago. You just don't agree with it's intention and results

Bdking158,

I stopped using it because it wasn't the best for the use case I was looking for but I'll plug SilverBullet. It is a well made program and seems very powerful from what I've seen

People who destroyed their health within a short period of time, what happened?

I heard a story from a youtuber about how years ago they had a bad reaction to some E-Liquid and then afterwards their health was never the same again. I was wondering if other people have similar stories, not necessarily about E-Liquids but also other things that seem to have changed your health forever.

Bdking158,

I was having swallowing issues. Food would get stuck from time to time. I wouldn't choke and could still breathe. My ENT told me it was due to reflux at night causing throat irritation. I didn't take it super seriously because it didn't seem like a big issue.

Then in December of 2020, I had something get stuck in my throat during dinner. I figured it was like it had always been and I would just drink some water and get it to swallow. I did...but when I did my throat ruptured and split where it meets the stomach. I ended up with sepsis and spent 50 days in the ICU and 322 days in the hospital. All told I went home 357 days after I left for the ER that night. My stomach was removed and I developed drop foot due to nerve damage, likely during one of my close to 3 dozen operations and now have to walk with an orthotic foot brace.

I had to change the way I eat as I can't really get enough doing the standard 3 meals a day. I tend to graze small amounts throughout the day. My leg may or may never recover. There's no real way to tell, it's all dependent on nerve regrowth which happens pretty slowly. That has impacted playing with my kids, swimming, playing golf, etc.

Bdking158,

Thanks. Fortunately my recovery has been good and it 100% could've been worse. The mortality rate for Boerhaaves Syndrome (esophagus rupture) is pretty high for the first 48 hours. Then with the sepsis, I came pretty close to not making it a few times as well.

Even after everything I went through, the drop foot is the thing with the biggest day to day impact for me. And even that is the left foot so I'm still able to drive independently. And if the nerve doesn't repair and the foot doesn't recover, I've come to terms with it and I'll get by.

And one positive actually came out of it. I've struggled with my weight my whole life and this episode caused me to lose about 180 pounds. I could almost argue that my overall health is actually a little better now than it was before all this.

Bdking158,

That's what I've been doing. Copying over all my saved posts and useful wikis

I can't seem to SSH into my server over VPN and can't figure out why.

Using JuiceSSH on my phone, I'm able to connect to my device without any problems when I'm on my home Wi-Fi. However, when off WiFi and connected to my VPN, the server doesn't connect. I'm still able to access the services it's running, but can't SSH into the server itself....

Bdking158,

I'm using the OpenVPN protocol built into my router

Bdking158,

I get the below message and nothing happens. Then about 60 seconds later Juice gives a timeout error.

ssh_socket_connect: Nonblocking connection socket: 98 ssh_connect: Socket connecting , now waiting for the callbacks to work

Bdking158,

I get the below message and nothing happens. Then about 60 seconds later Juice gives a timeout error.

ssh_socket_connect: Nonblocking connection socket: 98 ssh_connect: Socket connecting , now waiting for the callbacks to work

Bdking158,

I get the below message and nothing happens. Then about 60 seconds later Juice gives a timeout error.

ssh_socket_connect: Nonblocking connection socket: 98 ssh_connect: Socket connecting , now waiting for the callbacks to work

Bdking158,

VPN is running on the router. OpenVPN

Bdking158,

Connecting via IP.

Bdking158,

Asus RT-AC66U

Bdking158,

192.x

Bdking158,

I'm not especially attached to OpenVPN, it's just always worked for me to this point and is built into the router firmware. So I haven't needed to change

Self hosted web based note application

Is there a self hosted web based note app similar to Obsidian or Joplin? I've tried Trilium and its ether above my pay grade in terms of knowledge, or I've set it up wrong. I'm mostly looking for something that has support for folders or a tree structure, markdown or simple text based and all accessible buy web browser....

Bdking158,

I haven't used it much yet but you could try SilverBullet. Supports a PWA for mobile and has a ton of Markdown capabilities.
https://silverbullet.md/

Smart light switch with a good tactile UX

Hey all! I'm looking for a mythical local-only (Wifi, Z-Wave, or Zigbee) smart light switch that has a good feel and user experience when manually switching on/off. What I mean by that: I think my ideal UX is some sort of hard rocker switch like the very much not smart Leviton Decora switches. You hit the top of the rocker for...

Bdking158,

I've used versions of these Z-Wave switches. The rocker doesn't fully switch (it stays neutral) but it has a similar tactile feel as a standard rocker.

https://a.co/d/8iU5VDp

Edit: you can ignore this. Apparently I didn't read all of your message and this is exactly like the Eva Logik you already posted

Bdking158,

My Paperless-ngx is behind my VPN. My phone connects to my VPN automatically when I disconnect from my home WiFi, so I have continuous access with no actions on my part. I'm hoping that's secure enough for my use. I'm in the same boat as far as personal documents and couldn't bring myself to make it open to the world.

Bdking158,

The idea of a designated closer needs to go away. Pick your reliever based on the situation. Saving your best pitcher to face 6,7,8 in the ninth doesn't help if a worse pitcher blows the game against 3,4,5 in the eighth.

Bdking158,

Can anyone ELI5 or link a decent reference? I'm pretty new to self hosting and now that I've finally got most of my services running the way I want, I live in constant fear of my system crashing

Bdking158,

The stock Gmail client, wishing I still had Inbox

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