Jonathan Rollans

I can’t be certain if this is my main or my alt account, but you’re here and I’m here, so, hello!

I’m a and a lover of (most of my “hobby time” is spent working on various bits of server software with a recent heavy lean towards .

This account resides on an instance of (an ActivityPub server software) running on .

Also, I’m a lifelong, massive, fan. I love it all, I don’t hate on any Trek, it’s all good. Especially the bad.
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Jonathan Rollans » I’ve been having the thought of moving away from iCloud Photos recently as well, but as far as I can tell, there is just no replacement for it that has the level of simplicity and search ability yet. I’m running Nextcloud for other reasons and back up photos there, but don’t really use it for browsing them.

I’ve been wondering what I’m going to do in the not-too-distant future when my photo library is so large I have no choice but to pay for its storage somewhere.


gyptazy » I can fully see the struggles. Immich comes close to it, but it’s slow - especially when you initially need to index your database, can’t use Neural Engine from the iOS to speed it up. Then it’s all „alpha“… I think photos will keep me forever in the iCloud.

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Jonathan Rollans » I was just reading up on setting up Immich yesterday and ended up getting defeated because I knew how much speed I would be losing. And knowing the the Neural Engine is “going to waste” would be pretty lame!