julian

This is my POSSE copy of duetds/date-picker issue #116 .

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My display name on WhatsApp is “Julian via Matrix”. This is the dominant messenger in my circles and it grieves me (but doesn't surprise me) that I've yet to persuade most friends & family off it. Perhaps setting a new “about me” message can help get the word out:

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This is my POSSE copy of the announcement posted in This Week in Matrix (TWIM) 2022-07-08.

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I have created an installation role to add the UnifiedPush-compatible push-notification server “ntfy” to the popular Matrix server installer system “matrix-docker-ansible-deploy”.

This Ansible role named “matrix-ntfy” lets a Matrix server operator offer self-hosted Google-less push notifications for their users.

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Bright future for interoperable messaging such as Matrix: the EU has come to its senses and demands the walled gardens like WhatsApp must interoperate. Hooray, at last.

But why should we care? Let's see.

First, the news itself, as The Verge reports:

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This is an informal summary of my recent experience and explorations in the areas of Matrix and Android and self-hosting. For my employment history please see my more formal CV/resumé at https://blog.foad.me.uk/cv/.

Passions

  • Matrix, FOSS, services-as-FOSS, digital Freedom for everyone

Recent skills

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for secure location sharing with Matrix

I set up my own OpenStreetMap tiles server for use with matrix location sharing.

This guide explains how I did it, including the Ansible role scripts I wrote.

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This is my POSSE copy of the Matrix Scribe announcement of that I posted in This Week in Matrix (TWIM) 2022-03-04.

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I'm working on my project, The Matrix Scribe.

The Matrix Scribe helps us re-post or transcribe messages into matrix that we received from somewhere else, posing as different ghost users to represent the original authors.

Scribe will post this:

Ann I'm Ann.

Bob Hello! I'm Bob.

when I write this to @scribe-bot:

@julian /scribe as Ann

@julian I'm Ann.

@julian /scribe as Bob

@julian Hello! I'm Bob.

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Problem: Android users can't receive push notifications from most services except through Google.

Solution: UnifiedPush

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