Our thoughts on two recent Plex crackdowns, why the Apple TV just got a lot better, how home Assistant could improve 10 years in, and much more.
Alex sits down with the lead developer of mergerfs to get an update on the project, Chris has a button-pushing breakthrough and more.
Alex does a significant overhaul of his website and unpacks a new GitHub action workflow. Chris finally achieves complete local voice control of his network, we complain about the state of domain name sellers, and more.
A few tools to build your own Way Back Machine, we check in with the "Year of Voice" and more.
Alex shares a suite of self-hosted apps that replace Reddit. Chris is struggling with Jellyfin, and we discuss where NixOS is killing it and where we think it falls down.
The advantages of Federating a local and remote Nextcloud, Chris replaces Google Home Hub's photo powers and the new docker-compose feature that will change Alex's entire setup.
We cover our must-have self-hosted apps, reflect on the state of Self-Hosting now, and discuss what's new in Proxmox 8.
We dive into Lemmy, a self-hosted Reddit alternative. Plus, a couple of easy-to-deploy tools that make life better.
We chat with 45Drives about their ambitions to build a home-lab server that bridges the gap between enterprise-level servers and consumer-grade NAS products. And more.
Alex tempts Chris with his Obsidian ways, our thoughts on Drobo going bankrupt, and Photoprism adding paid tiers. Plus, the slick suite of tools you'll want to run on your LAN.
Why Chris needs ANOTHER Home Assistant instance and a major breakthrough for self-hosters.
We debate if users learned their lesson from the Docker Hub drama, the silent self-hosting winner going from strength to strength.
Chris integrates full home power monitoring into Home Assistant, while Alex tames the AI and rushes to replace Dark Sky.
Alex goes all in on Rootless Podman, Chris is saving his Nextcloud install from disaster, and a special guest joins us.
Find out why Alex ripped out everything installed last episode and is starting fresh with new gear, wires, and a new goal.
Alex has been swapping hardware and standing-up services. It's a network rebuild episode and more!
Alex has major Proxmox problems. What happened, and the fix for now. Plus, the real downside to Wifi cameras and the batch of network gear on the way.
Join us for the surprising conclusion to our month-long challenge.
Alex dives deep to find out if Kubernetes is overkill for the home and finds solutions to simplify things. And Chris has a new firmware that turns his favorite network cameras up to 11.
We kick off our Jellyfin January challenge and invite you to join us. Plus, Chris has some new hardware and our thoughts on the trouble at the Matrix foundation.
What disgusted Alex about Disqus, and how he replaced it with a Self-Hosted solution, a hot HDHomeRun tip, and an update on Chris' hunt for the perfect notes app.
Wendell from Level One Techs joins us to catch up on low-power hardware, his home automation setup, and thoughts on so much more.
We're chatting about workstation builds for a home NAS with Joe Ressington this week. Chris chews on the news of the Evernote buyout and his challenges with Zigbee.
Sometimes your best upgrades are unplanned; Chris just got his Home Assistant Yellow fully deployed.
Chris' Raspberry Pi server is dead, and Alex has a few ideas for his next build.
Alex is replacing his Chromecast and Google Nest Mini with an open-source solution, and why we’re all getting a little hyped about Matter.
We've made some changes since the last episode, and share why we have doubled down on Self-Hosting as much as possible.
We learned some really hard lessons this week, and reflect. Then Chris finds the perfect temperature sensor, and Alex finds a beautiful media discovery app.
What is it like to live with another man's automations? Brent spills all.
Alex runs us through his new and improved off-site backup setup, and Chris is trying out some Shelly devices.
Our thoughts on the new Works with Home Assistant program, some changes to Alex's off-site backup server, and a million bits of great feedback.
Our guest this week has more Raspberry Pis than anyone we've ever met. We get insights into all the projects he used them for, what's worked great, and what's not worked at all.
Alex has found the perfect tool to bring your recipe management into the future. Plus, a convenient trick for scripts with passwords, dying hard drives, and the killer new Proxmox feature.
Alex replaces another Google service; we point the community spotlight at FuzzyMistborn plus your feedback!
Alex shares some handy tools, and some old friends join us for a special edition of the show.
We chat about Wyze's recent real bad, no-good security news, why Plex Discover has potential but hasn't impressed us yet, and a brief tour of Alex's home network setup.
Why Chris is moving away from using Containers, Alex's new project, and some great follow-up.
We look back at our favorite moments from the last ten years of the Raspberry Pi, why you might want to start considering one, and where we want to see the platform evolve.
Alex gives the new TrueNAS SCALE a go and hits a snag.
Sometimes we get a bit carried away; we dial it back and share some self-hosting long-timer insights.
Alex got some new devices for Christmas, and we set off figuring out how to integrate them into his network.
Some old friends of JB join Alex to discuss 3D printing.
Recent AWS outages sent Alex on a hunt to find more self-hosted alternatives, and Chris digs into the latest Home Assistant release.
We try out a couple of very popular Docker GUI's and report back, and discuss our biggest Self-Hosted regrets.
This week we unlock the "Pi"tential of the Compute Module 4 and turn it into a dual gigabit router and Jellyfin server.
Troubleshooting goes very wrong for Alex, and he puts his backups to the ultimate test.
Local self-hosted video capture with AI object detection just got easy. Morgan joins us to detail his Frigate setup and its optional tight integration with Home Assistant.
A lot is changing in Home Assistant land, and it's almost all for the better; we break down the essential items.
Alex is abroad and uses the opportunity to build out not one but two ultimate self-hosted off-site servers. We share the hardware, software, and networking details.
We chat with Matt from Adventurous Way about the home automations that have improved his quality of life, the clever way he manages their off-grid rig, and the new smart home project he's just kicking off.
We report back on our DeGoogle challenge and read your top Google Alternative apps and services.
We discuss the ramifications of Apple's local photo scanning announcement on your privacy, why everything seems to be a subscription these days, and a new challenge for the show.
We discuss Chris's latest wall-mounted tablet solution for Home Assistant and several scripts to pimp your Plex setup.
Updates gone wrong, surprise hardware failures, and flooding out all our electronics in a single go. We've got a lot to catch you up on.
Tuya shocks us by announcing native Home Assistant support, we have an update on a smart doorbell Ring alternative, and we tell all about how PiKVM just leveled up in awesome.
We take a look at a self-hosted TeamViewer alternative, give you our take on some Home Assistant drama and discuss the effects of a new crypto coin on hard drive prices.
We'll share how we deployed a painless, Self-Hosted Pastebin replacement, and what we like the most about it.
Join us for a chat with Paulus, the founder of Home Assistant, as we look to the project's future, hardware devices, new standards, and more.
Plex announces some big plans that make us a little nervous, Alex solves Chris's tablet performance woes, and we chat about Prometheus.
Alex has a new trick for local and remote backups, and shares his thoughts on Synology's DS series NAS.
Alex shocks Chris with his latest project, then lays down some quick-fire picks.
We discuss recent Home Assistant security news, and how we think the project could improve.
Our favorite Google Docs killer with markdown support has a big update. We explain how we host it and why we love it.
Alex reveals the culmination of five years of work into the Perfect Media Server.
Chris discovers a networking miracle, Alex has been playing with electrics, and we review the Wyze Cam 3.
Alex puts the fantastic-looking, ARM-powered NAS known as the Helios64 to the test.
Chris gets left out in the cold after a Home Assistant glitch, and Alex puts a big batch of USB hard drives to the test.
We speak to Kevin and Patricia from Traefik, discuss Alex's recent ZFS snafu and we wonder if the new Chromecasts can match up to the Nvidia Shield.
Mike and Wes join us to discuss the recent Docker news, freeing your Robovac from the cloud and why Alex really loves Terraforms.
Jon shares the story of how Docker came to Unraid, hints at future subscription plans, performance features coming, and much more.
Chris is slow cooking some servers, Alex has self-hosted AI with a nasty gotcha and a damp basement.
We have a neat self-hosted home inventory management system for preppers of any type, plus Chris' simple Home Assistant trick and Alex's valiant battle with the WebSockets daemon of the reverse proxies.
Wendell Wilson is back, and he and Chris are struggling with their automation setups. Also, we chat about ideal home server hardware for a server or a pfSense box.
Self-Hosted IRC solutions are better than ever. Alan Pope joins us to make a case for the classic way to communicate online and tells us about a modern client for the web, mobile, and desktop you run on your server.
Wyze and Xiaomi suffer major cloud hosted blunders, so Alex tells us about his new fully offline camera security system, tied into Shinobi.
Chris follows up on his Shinobi troubles and extols the virtues of $25 Wyze Cams to Alex, who has some exciting house news to share.
Getting your storage setup just right often takes making painful mistakes first. We share ours, our current storage setups, when ZFS is not the tool for the job, and what you should consider when protecting your data.
We visit Wendell Wilson of [Level1Techs](https://level1techs.com/) and get a tour of his self-hosted setup.