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:
This Ansible role named “matrix-ntfy” lets a Matrix server operator offer self-hosted Google-less push notifications for their users.
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:
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/.
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.
I'm working on my project, The Matrix Scribe.
Scribe will post this:
BobHello! I'm Bob.
when I write this to
@julian/scribe as Ann
@julian/scribe as Bob
@julianHello! I'm Bob.
Problem: Android users can't receive push notifications from most services except through Google.