Nothing. I worked as a fulltime system admin and then part-time devops for 10+ years in total. So it’s not that I can’t. But I find it very time consuming. I cloud/vendor-host everything I have. Maybe it’s because I am getting lazier, older, or both :)
The main thing I am doing with my non self-hosting services is trying to make them more secure, better privacy, redundant, simpler and with a good documentation about what’s where.
I also tried building the same idea. I also thought of sharing the recipes in a github repository, like 1.
Instead of sharing updates (which I rarely do) I was planning to build a personal data manager/updater.
The biggest challenge was the things that does not give an API, like whatsapp.
I wonder if tools/scrapers like cheerio could help. Then again, you’re at the mercy of these platforms without APIs.
Yes, Cheerio was my primary tool.
I think the biggest problem was, it required too much work. I have around 500 websites in my password manager. As I mentioned before, a collaborative open source repository could have helped a lot…
*: Not %100 sure if the terminology is correct