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What Exactly Is Federation, Anyways?

2021-07-03 7 min read Protocol explained Tech Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Federation, the driving name behind decentralized and self-hosted software. But what is ‘federation,’ really? Well, there’s the really complex answer, and the simple answer. The simple answer is that federation is when multiple unrelated instances of a piece of software are capable of communicating and sharing between one another. The long answer, well, if you want to see that, then…

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Matrix: Decentralized, Federated Chat

2021-06-21 10 min read Cool stuff Privacy Tech Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Do you like secure chat apps? but actually secure, not like Telegram? And end-to-end encrypted, if selected? And ones that support sending media, and files, and even voice and video calls? And completely decentralized meaning you don’t need to rely on any one company or any one third-party server?

Well do I have a deal for you: Matrix.

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Goodbye Drobpox, Out of the Way MEGA, Here Comes Nextcloud

2020-03-20 5 min read Self-hosted Software Tech Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
Updated May 4th, 2021

So you know what Dropbox is, right? Free cloud storage. Put your files in Dropbox, and they’re available anywhere, shareable to anyone, if you want. Sounds cool, right? What about Mega? (Or MEGA?) Or Google Drive? Or Microsoft OneDrive?

Well, let me introduce you to my newest cool thing: Nextcloud.

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