Mico's Blog

Nitter is now available in new countries

Published in Self-hosted, Servers.

Nitter.it now uses a GeoDNS service that allows me to spread it across other countries. Previously it was only located in Switzerland but now it is located in Switzerland, Sweden and Japan. More locations are coming soon, these would be; Australia, North America (Canada or US) and Saudi Arabia.

The ever growing amount of traffic

Published in Hetzner, Linux, Self-hosted, Servers.

Phew, It has been almost a year since I started hosting my first public service to the internet. I gotta say that it has been quite a year and I have learned a lot. The first service that I started hosting to the masses was SearX, pre-installed from Yunohost. I probably didn’t know enough back […]

Bypassing NVIDIA NVENC transcoding limits

Published in Linux, Servers.

Since my server came with a GeForce GT 710, I wanted to harvest it’s powers to transcode my media. Sadly, Nvidia puts a limit on how much it can transcode at once. It can only transcode 2 things at once. This is the case on all consumer Nvidia GPUs and I don’t really understand why […]

Hetzner AX41 YABS Benchmark

Published in Hetzner, Linux, Servers.

I bought a AX41 server from Hetzner a week ago, and my experience with it has been great. I opted for the HDD version, because my sites don’t require fast I/O and I prefer to have bigger storage. My server also came with 2x 6TB HDDs instead of 2x 2TB which was a nice bonus […]

Why I don’t host services that hold user data to the public

Published in Self-hosted.

To put it simply, I don’t want to be responsible for possible data loss that could be my fault or something out of my control. I do host them for myself and people I know so it’s easier to manage and backup existing data, but if there was say a 100 people more, it would […]