Why self host?
The Monster — you might be able to find everything here: https://github.com/awesome-selfhosted/awesome-selfhosted
I don't much do podcasts BUT THERES A WHOLE PODCAST ABOUT THIS STUFF?
Virtualization and Containerization
While this is just for LAMP, it's a great intro to Docker generally: https://soupbowl.blog/2020/03/replace-lamp-with-docker-the-easy-way
MPD is the oldest and probably most "powerful," it separates client and server, so it can look different depending on client. Lots of stuff has been built on it. it's the one I've spent the most time with.
Ampache - A lot of folks mentioned this one: Early on, I ended up not using it because it required you to arrange your music in folders in *it's* own way. Not sure if it still does that?
Mstream: This is the one I showed in class and what I use. It just works, both with "tags" and files/folders however you want them.
Koel - never touched this one but it looks impressive!
Plex - Still technically does "self-hosting" stuff, but is clearly orienting itself to be something else?
Jellyfin - Similar to the above, but more "open-source" oriented
Emby- Also more open.
Smart Homes and Devices
What folks are doing:
People discovering open stores of interesting things
The modern archivists
People who go past just e.g. a Pi and put big ol' racks in their house, mostly