Mat2: enhance your privacy by deleting metadata from files

Files' Metadata might contain personal information, and you can get rid of it by the powerful tool Mat2

3 January 2022 · 7 min · NicFab
Year-end 2021

Waiting for 2022 ...

Year-end 2021 - Photo created by dashu83 The year 2021 is coming to an end. In a few hours ... New Year 2022 - Image created by Rochak Shukla Our best wishes!!!! 2022 in binary code is equal to 11111100110. And so Best Wishes also in binary code !...

31 December 2021 · 1 min · NicFab
XMPP Protocol

XMPP: the secure communication protocol that respects privacy

Some considerations on XMPP that is a powerful, open, secure, standards-based protocol

30 December 2021 · 10 min · NicFab

How to install Matomo on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS with NGINX and MariaDB or MySQL

Introduction This is a short and straightforward guide on installing Matomo on servers running Ubuntu 20.04. We will describe which terminal commands should be used for the first part of the Matomo installation, while you will complete the next part via the web interface. Prerequisites You can find the instructions related to the configuration on the Matomo website. You must install the following packages on the server - unless they are already installed:...

29 December 2021 · 7 min · NicFab
Matrix Protocol

Matrix: the protocol for secure communication that respects privacy

The Matrix Protocol allows you to realize secure communication and respect privacy.

28 December 2021 · 14 min · NicFab
Cactus Comments

Cactus Comments: a solution respecting privacy for the websites built with Hugo

How to set up Cactus Comments on the website built with Hugo: it’s possible to opt for an approach Privacy by Design.

26 December 2021 · 7 min · NicFab

Happy holiday season!

Our best digital wishes for a happy holiday season and Merry Christmas! Stay tuned! initComments({ node: document.getElementById("comment-section"), defaultHomeserverUrl: "", serverName: "", siteName: "nicfabnotes", commentSectionId: "natalecomments" })

24 December 2021 · 1 min · NicFab


Matomo Matomo is a resource for performing web analytics and - as we read on the website - is defined as “a powerful web analytics platform that gives you 100% data ownership.”. Seemingly simple web analytics activities can turn out to be quite complex. They are usually oriented towards analyzing parameters deriving from access to specific web pages to calibrate the objectives to be pursued or particular actions on the content of websites (e....

21 December 2021 · 3 min · NicFab

Obsidian (part 2)

Settings In this second part reserved for Obsidian, we will refer to the settings (there are many) to customize the app and each vault. On the left sidebar, at the bottom, there is a gear-shaped icon that represents the choice to access the settings. The settings have two sections: Options Plugin options In the first section, Options, we find the settings for: Editor; Files & links; Appearance; Hotkeys; About; Account; Core plugins; Community Plugins....

20 December 2021 · 11 min · NicFab

Obsidian (part 1)

Obsidian: extraordinary app I wrote this post with Obsidian. From the home page, we read that Obsidian is “a second brain” … “a powerful knowledge base” to be used locally for plain text files with Markdown markup. In summary, this app allows you to write in plain text, i.e., without any formatting that contains style information; in essence, a simple sequence of characters without any specific connotation that could even identify paragraphs, sections, particular styles....

16 December 2021 · 6 min · NicFab