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Hi, I'm Rob. I'm a big believer in the concepts behind the indieweb movement, particularly in owning and controlling your own data. I got interested when Kevin Marks talked about it on TWiG (This Week in Google) on 11 September 2014.

Silos are attractive and entice you as they tend to work out of the box. So I'm here to find alternatives so I don't give in to temptation... :)

Although I'm tech-savvy and can do basic (excuse the pun!) HTML, CSS, VBA and VB.NET, when it comes to indieweb I'm really an end-user and feel very much like a newbie.


  • Update my personal website to be more of a front page / blog, but still keep Known on a subdomain.

Future plans

  • POSSE more than I do at the moment
  • Migrate photos from Facebook and, eventually, Flickr
  • Pluck up courage to go an IndieWebCamp one day
  • Add micro-blog to my site


  • Migrated from Evernote to a combination of Known and Remember the Milk
  • Moved photos out of Google Photos
  • Moved hosting from Known to Reclaim Hosting
  • Migrated from Google Drive to hosted ownCloud
  • Migrated from Feedly to hosted Tiny Tiny RSS
  • Ceased using proprietary paid cloud encryption service (Boxcryptor)
  • Migrated one of my two Flickr sites (hobbyist photos) to my own domain (Dec 2016)
  • Ceased using Google Play Music and removed my music from their servers (Jan 2017)
  • Ceased using Amazon Prime Photos as photo sharing service, though still using their inclusive 'free' storage as backup (Jan 2017)
  • Migrated from Google Contacts to ownCloud Contacts (Jan 2017)
  • Migrated from hosted ownCloud / ownCloud Contacts to NextCloud for both (Jun 2017)
  • Added two websites for my photos (one general and one transport-related), so as to own my data and then POSSE to silo sites (Aug 2017)
  • Migrated all videos (OK, *both* videos!) from YouTube to self-hosting (Aug 2017)
  • Migrated from Google Calendar (Nov 2017) - for more info see blogpost at
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