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Service updates: October 2022

October 1, 2022

Updates for bcow.xyz services.

I regret building Librarian.

August 10, 2022

Odysee was a promising YouTube alternative, now it has been ruined.

Privacy Policy Updates

August 5, 2022

We have updated our privacy policy to allow temporary request logging for diagnostics.

Stop using NGINX

June 18, 2022

Hate configuring NGINX and managing TLS certificates? There's a better way.

Shutting down Tor hidden services

June 10, 2022

To ensure service quality, we are taking down our hidden services.

Introducing the next bcow.xyz

May 26, 2022

Introducing new design and branding and a new, modern experience.

Leaving AWS (again)

April 29, 2022

I'm moving away from AWS (again).

Skynet - IPFS and web3.storage alternative

December 5, 2021

Skynet is another decentralized storage service like IPFS. Is it better and will I switch?

Search Engine Test

November 15, 2021

This is a review of all the big privacy respecting search engines.

Shutting down services

October 1, 2021

Due to financial issues, services will start shutting down.

Love virtual machines again: setup OpenGL graphics acceleration

August 24, 2021

If you've used virtual machines before, you probably know how slow they are.

Deploy your site to the decentralized web

August 16, 2021

Hosting static websites on a VPS is very wasteful, expensive, and not scalable.

Watch YouTube with RSS and mpv

May 11, 2021

The YouTube website is slow and bloated. They track everything you watch...

Move to Matrix

March 10, 2021

A guide to switching to Matrix with frequently asked questions.

It's time to ditch Discord

March 6, 2021

When Discord launched back in 2015, it presented itself...