At the moment @kemonine
is working on some mobile connectivity for some of their personal needs. However, it serves up NextCloud, GPS logging and some other goodies they also want while offline. (KemoNine tends to take mini-breaks wholly offline minus a camera and Lollipop). The mobile piece is something we've been looking at while at the same time doing a lot more in the way of self-hosting "stuff". Given they have taken some pics of their hardware setup we've been posting a little more than usual to get people excited and to show how much can be done with smaller computing hardware.
A lesser known detail is we are fully self-hosted on our own projects output. Our website, pleroma (mastodon), plume (mastodon blog), gitea (source code), matrix (federated chat), xmpp (jabber / federated chat), taiga (kanban/trello) docker registry, download site and more are all self-hosted on small arm boards and similar hardware.
We even have a whole build network (see attached picture) for ensuring we can deliver Docker images of the various software we're using for self-hosting.
We've had great success with arm boards like the Raspberry Pi 3b and 3b+, Orange Pi PC Plus, Orange Pi PC 2 and a few others if you're looking for hardware. The Scaleway arm VPS instances as well as the Amazon AWS arm instances can also be used with our Docker images. We're very focused on delivering options that can be re-mixed easily and run well across a variety of platforms, even if not officially supported 😉
For an idea on what we have documented, everything is online at https://git.lollipopcloud.solutions/lollipop-cloud/docs
. We have some other items "complete" but they remain undocumented at the moment. A few of our contributors are going to be digging into things like Wallabag (Pocket/Read it Later), TT-RSS (rss), bitwarden_rs (passwords) soon.
If you're curious about exactly what we have deployed hardware wise, we have a transparency report at https://lollipopcloud.solutions/page/transparency/
with full details about our deployments. We *do* have a couple "big" pieces of hardware deployed to facilitate building some Docker images but they are *not* required. We deployed them after a generous user gifted us a XEON workstation and started running into delays with builds of some rust based software.
Mastodon instance is also leveraging our work to host their Halcyon, Pinafore, Plume and other non-Mastodon services. They run a single arm VPS for all of their secondary services based on what we've published in our Docker registry for arm boards.
As a closing thought: if you'd like to keep up on the project but only see the major news, not all of our daily posts, our blog federates with mastodon and pleroma. You can follow @cloud
from here and get our news without seeing the daily happy hacking moments.@remotenemesis @SetecAstronomy