As 2019 comes to a close and I look forward to 2020, it is time to take an inventory of the current state of things. I'm obviously not starting with nothing as I begin this evolution towards a self-hosted and secure world. Those who are further down this journey than I may cringe at the privacy and security problems with the current state, but this is how I start to prioritize what to tackle first.

Hardware

First, let's start with the hardware:

  • Mobile Devices
    • Samsung Note 8
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
  • PCs
    • Dell XPS 9100 Workstation circa 2010 running Linux Mint 19.3
    • Lenovo Legion Y720 running Windows 10 and Ubuntu under Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • Consoles
    • XBOX One X
    • Retropie on Raspberry Pi 3
  • NAS
    • QNAP TS-451+ running Container Station
    • Raspberry Pi 3 running Hassio
  • Network
    • Charter Spectrum Internet Service with an ARRIS cable modem
    • Ubiquiti Ampli mesh router which is exhibiting serious performance problems and dropping Ethernet connection to the cable modem
    • Replacement for Amplifi router on order and set to arrive December 27th
      • Ubiquiti Networks Networks Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4)
      • Ubiquiti UniFi 24 Port Managed PoE switch (US-24-250W)
      • Ubiquiti Networks Unifi 802.11ac Dual-Radio PRO Access Point (UAP-AC-PRO-US)
  • Securty/Cameras
    • ADT Pulse Security Panel
    • Outdoors
      • Ring Doorbell Pro
      • 2x Ring Spotlight Cams
    • Indoors
      • 3x Foscam FI8910w IP cameras
      • ADT Camera via ADT Gateway device
  • Television
    • Sony Bravia 4k Android TV
    • Various Chromecast devices connected to each TV
    • Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers in each room
    • Google Hub display in the kitchen
    • Plex server running on QNAP
    • HD Homerun for live TV
    • Aeotec Z-Stick gen5
  • Home Automation
    • Gogogate 2 controlling garage and gate
    • Linktap controlling outdoor faucets
    • Phillips Hue Hub and bulbs
    • Cheap WiFi Tuya-compatible plugs and bulbs
  • Amateur Radio
    • Kenwood TS-2000
    • Ubiquiti Wireless AP running Hamnet Broadband firmware
    • Kenwood and Yaesu portable and mobile rigs
  • Printer
    • Brother HL2280DW laser MFC printer w/ flatbed scanner

Software and Services

These are the key software and services which I'm currently using. Many of these will stay, most of them will become self-hosted.

  • Virtual Private Servers
    • Cloud at Cost
      • Minecraft server
      • Dev server
    • Digital Ocean
      • Blog
  • Password Management
    • Lastpass
  • Blog
    • Ghost
  • Family Location and Safety
    • Life360
  • Home Automation
    • Home Assistant
    • Mosquito MQTT
    • ADT <-> MQTT bridge
  • Source Code Repository
    • Github
    • Github Desktop
  • Integrated Development Environment
    • Notepad++
    • Visual Studio Code
  • Camera NVR
    • QVR Pro on QNAP
  • Backup
    • Local Backup to QNAP
    • Offsite backup to Backblaze B2 via QNAP Hybrid Backup
  • File Sync
    • QSync on QNAP
    • OneDrive
  • Spam / Ad Blocking
    • Pi-Hole
  • Gaming
    • Steam
    • XBox Game Pass
  • Google
    • E-mail
    • Docs and Sheets
    • Photos
    • Calendar
    • Contacts
    • Play Music
    • YouTube premium
    • Google Play Pass
  • Media Server
    • Plex Pass
  • Podcasts
    • Plex Podcasts
  • Streaming
    • HBO
    • Netflix
    • Hulu
    • Amazone Prime
  • Notes
    • Samsung Notes
    • QNotes3 on QNAP
    • Google Keep
  • VPN
    • Teleport via Amplifi Router
    • OpenVPN via QVPN on QNAP