Self Host Standard Notes With Premium Extensions

Standard Notes is an open-source note taking application available on desktop and mobile platforms that offers end-to-end encrypted synchronization. In other words, all data are encrypted on device before they’re sent to the server to propagate to other devices. I think it’s one of the best open-source note taking products out there with a free plan, at the time of this writing. That being said, their introductory free tier leaves a lot of be desired....

June 18, 2022 · 6 min

Why I Love Firefox

Long gone are the days when websites consisted of static HTML pages styled with basic CSS, when links actually directed users to new web locations instead of calling a Javascript function. Now, websites (or should I call them web apps?) have grown so complex that browsers had no choice but to turn into operating systems. This made for a much richer user experience with so many possibilities; you can do online banking, play video games, join video conferences, shop, and even install apps, all within the same application: the browser....

May 22, 2022 · 8 min

DNS over HTTPS in Pihole with Docker

There’s a saying that goes: “Show me your friends, I’ll tell you who you are”. A slight variation of this is: “Show me the websites you visit, I’ll tell you who you are”. A lot can be learned about an individual just by examining the websites they visit, the search queries they run, and the apps they use on a regular basis. A trove of information about a user’s online activity can be gleaned from their DNS traffic....

February 15, 2022 · 7 min

My Journey with Password Managers

Password managers have become a crucial tool that every online user must rely on. Since they handle extremely sensitive data, like login credentials, credit card information, secret notes, and more, careful consideration is recommended when choosing a password manager. This article goes over the phases I’ve gone through in my experience with password managers, the different solutions I used, and how I got where I am today. First Password Manager My journey with password managers started way back when I used the “save password” feature in the Chrome browser....

December 28, 2021 · 5 min

Self-Host Bitwarden using Docker

Bitwarden is a password manager that allows users to generate and store strong passwords. It also handles other types of data like secure notes and credit card information. At the time of this writing, it is one of the best password managers out there because in addition to offering strong and zero-knowledge encryption, the codebase is open source. This means that anyone can inspect the code and run it for their personal use....

June 2, 2021 · 7 min