Long story short, I believe everyone should know who has your personal data, how it is being collected/stored, and what it is being used for.

However, it is ultimately up to each person to determine how much data they are willing to give to any business/entity.

For the sake of transparency I am using Umami Analytics to anonymously track visits to my site. You can completely block this if you want by either using an AdBlocker like uBlock Origin or setting your browser to send "Do Not Track" requests as I honor them.

Useful Resources

Here are a few sites/lists of privacy oriented software for you to check out:

Privacy Centric Paid Services I use:

NAS Servers for Self Hosting:

  • Synology NAS : An easy, not cheap, local solution for Google Services like Drive, Photos, Calendar, other services using Docker, etc. (Yes I should use NextCloud Local Hosting Service ...maybe eventually)
  • Mac Mini: Used as a Plex Server for my Movies/TV/Music until I build a dedicated NAS and maybe switch to JellyFin soon.

Software Deployed:

  • Syncthing : An open source file synchronization program.