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Ending 2012 with Freedom

My 2012 new year resolution was this: And while I haven't completely killed off my google account, I have further reduced my dependence on google. A few things that I've done to help this along with some other items to help my web independence: Killed off my G+ account Installed MediaGoblin for public sharing of photos (and videos when I haven't broken that feature) (also killed off my DeviantArt account) Installed Zenphoto for private photo sharing Started using Fastmail for my email, along with a local Roundcube install to access it Installed SimpleID as my OpenID provider Set up a Seeks node Started actually using my Owncloud for my contacts and calendar syncing Setup an XMPP server for IM Installed Tiny Tiny RSS for my RSS feed aggregation Installed a Libravatar instance (replacing Gravatar) Installed GNU FM (may eventually replace last.fm) Damn, that's a hell of a lot of stuff! I was busy. ;) I do have my gmail around but, it isn't being used so much for anything other than for my Android device syncing…