Instead of using a VPS or other 3rd party service build a private, low cost, silent home server.

Useful stuff:



/opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd measure_temp

Update packages:

sudo pacman -Syu

Install some tools:

sudo pacman -S networkmanager vim mc htop wget

Start networkmanager:

sudo systemctl start NetworkManager

Auto start on boot:

sudo systemctl enable NetworkManager

Config network:

sudo nmtui

Here you will add your wifi device and configure it. Yo can enable the Security and enter your password if so inclined. The important things to not forget to do is enable these 2 lines before you save and exit:

[X] Automatically connect
[X] Available to all users

Stop MAC spoofing - for some reasons I needed to stop it:

sudo vim /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/100-disable-wifi-mac-randomization.conf

with content:



Install Gitea

Find an arm-linux version in

wget -O gitea
sudo useradd \
   --system \
   --shell /bin/bash \
   --user-group \
   --disabled-password \
   --home-dir /home/git \

(to be continued - hopefully…)