Tag Archive for ‘GitHub’

Awesome-Selfhosted ➝

A list of free software and web applications, which you can host on your own servers. I’ve referenced this list quite a bit as I’ve been building out my own personal cloud. I think everything I’m now using is on this list.

➝ Source: github.com

RSS-Bridge, a Self-Hosted RSS Feed Generator for Twitter, Facebook, and Others ➝

I tried installing RSS-Bridge previously, with the goal being to view photos from Instagram in my feed reader. I bailed when I realized that there is a bug that breaks RSS/Bridge’s ability to build feeds from Instagram usernames. There was a workaround proposed in the related bug report, but it didn’t work for me, unfortunately.

I’m giving RSS-Bridge another try, though. This time I’m going to use it to funnel tweets into my RSS reader. Hopefully I’ll have better luck with this integration.

➝ Source: github.com

Homer, a Homepage for Your Server ➝

A neat little project. You drop the folder onto your web server and enter your configuration into a yaml file. Then you have a slick, simple web page with links to web apps, services, sites, or anything else you’d like to point to.

I toyed around with this last night and configured it with links to SiteGround, my email service, all of my new self-hosted applications, and websites. I’ll continue updating it as I build out my setup on SiteGround.

But I have a feeling this won’t be the only installation of Homer I setup. I think this could be a useful thing for me at work — configured with links to all the services and webpages I use throughout the day.

➝ Source: github.com

ResearchKit Now Available to Developers and Medical Researchers ➝

Apple, on GitHub:

ResearchKit is an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps for medical research. Easily create visual consent flows, real-time dynamic active tasks, and surveys using a variety of customizable modules that you can build upon and share with the community.

This should silence the naysayers who are always citing FaceTime during discussions of Apple and open source software.

As an aside, there was an episode of The Talk Show in which John Gruber mentioned that the engineers who worked on FaceTime hadn’t heard any discussion of open sourcing FaceTime until Steve Jobs announcing it on stage. Does anyone know which episode that would have been? If so, I’d appreciate it if you could let me know.