Trying to shake off GMail

I’ve been recently more and more interested in switching from GMail to other more privacy-minded service which would not be willing to sell my data or track me. After researching for different options I’ve found three which I think stood out.

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On Better Authentication

A while back, I’ve discovered haveibeenpwnd and I found out that my e-mail/login was found on leaked databases of a couple of old services I didn’t use. At that point, I realized that I was reusing the password from these accounts on other sites and this wasn’t such a great idea. This, together with the fact that I was receiving more and more suspicious login notices in some other services, led to employ more reasonable security measures.

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Is this thing on?

While considering blog-hosting options I eventually decided to try a statically-generated site. For the moment, I’ve settled for Hugo, using the Hyde-X (with some slight modifications). Also, I will try hosting using GitLab pages for a while. Other options I’ve considered is to use Keybase pages, but I’m not confident on its maturity yet. Moreover, it might worth getting a prettier domain but I’m not keen on paying for that yet.

While I don’t have a specific idea of what this blog will be, I’ll simply see where it goes. As a general idea, you may find some Computer Science, Robotics, DIY, Linux or similar stuff.

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