setup + sources

This page is meant to give you a straightforward list of the digital tools I use. If you’re interested, drop me a line to chat about the “why”

I am not associated or affiliated with any of these projects, and none of these are affiliate links. They are just meant to help you explore the tools that opened me up to a whole community of folks dedicated to giving us all a way out the digital traps of modern day life. Enjoy!

Computer Hardware: Old HP Laptop (stripped of all things Windows)

Desktop Operating Systems (OS):


Search Engines

  • Brave Search
    Brave Search (.onion): https://search.brave4u7jddbv7cyviptqjc7jusxh72uik7zt6adtckl5f4nwy2v72qd.onion/
  • DuckDuckGo
    DuckDuckGo (.onion)
  • Startpage Google searches, without the google

Mobile Phone

  • Pixel (degoogled) running CalyxOS
  • Pixel running GrapheneOS (good alternative for more tech savvy folks)
  • F-Droid: a free and open source app store (for android)
  • Aurora Store: when you need a google playstore app (without the google)
  • Micro-G: a free and open source re-implementation of Google’s proprietary Android user space apps and libraries.


  • Briar: for experimental lovejoy + messaging folks in the non-ant network ;D
  • Session: for the outer circle
  • Signal: for the inner circle

Social Media

  • Newpipe: YouTube without the tracking (sadly, it’s for android phones only at this time)
  • Invidious: YouTube without the tracking (for web browsers)
  • Nitter: Twitter without the tracking
  • Bibliogram: Instagram without tracking

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)


Cross device notes/tasks

Share files

Password manager:

Two factor authentication:

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *