Enjoy a private search engine that polls all major search engines and more and returns the results to you anonymously.
This server also has a private Matrix chat server. If you're here from YouTube, don't ask, it's invite only for IRL people. If you create an account here at a time when I have registration open without my permission, I will delete it.
Matrix is a system that gives you the value of:
Element is the main program/app used to access a Matrix server. It comes on all platforms.
sudo pacman -S element-desktop
sudo apt install -y wget apt-transport-https sudo wget -O /usr/share/keyrings/riot-im-archive-keyring.gpg https://packages.riot.im/debian/riot-im-archive-keyring.gpg echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/riot-im-archive-keyring.gpg] https://packages.riot.im/debian/ default main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/riot-im.list sudo apt update sudo apt install element-desktop
Since Matrix is an open standard, there are actually dozens of other apps that work with it, Element is just the most common and runs on all platforms. If you are intested, you can see other options for apps/programs: at this link.
When you log in on Element or another app, be sure to change your "home server" to
Create a username. It is a good idea to just use a simple one, probably just your first name.
No. this server will automatically encrypt all private chats and private groups with an end-to-end encryption that even the person running the server cannot read without first obtaining your personal key that is kept on your own phone or computer.
Public groups, however, are public.
Since the server does have end-to-end encryption, it double-checks if your log-on is legitimate when you first log in from a new machine and shares the decryption key with the new device. You won't have to do it every time you log on.
Yes. Your global address will be
@yourusername:cedars.xyz, so it looks sort of like an email address.
If you find another Matrix server with people you want to talk to, you can.