Used my recovery day to do a little geek tinkering, and now my calendar and contact list are being served up to my phone via nextcloud rather than Google.

I like to post about this stuff not just because it interests me, but I feel like people need to hear that these sorts of privacy enhancing shenanigans are possible for less technical users.

I'm not an IT person. At best I'm an enthusiast that can read documentation. I got it done, maybe you can too.


@RussSharek
That’s exactly what I’m working on nowadays. Except that I’m a techy person who could totally do it given a day off. Shame on me, and kudos to you for doing it!

The biggest task in ungooglification is getting rid of email. It’s a real PITA to operate one’s own mail servers.

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@gergely

Agreed. Fortunately I already had that in place.

I did have my email archiving in Gmail for a long time though. I found a quick solution for that by adding the Gmail account to Thunderbird and backing it up locally.

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