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/.
Matrix, FOSS, services-as-FOSS, digital Freedom for everyone
Issue #525 is one of the earliest feature requests for Apache Subversion. The request is to make the pristine or base files optional, so that the disk space occupied by a working copy would be little more that of the working files, in contrast to the existing situation where each file is stored twice.
Bitwarden is a decent modern password manager. While it is available as a cheap hosted service like many other password managers, the awesome thing about Bitwarden is it is commercially developed as open source software that optionally can be self-hosted. The perfect combination. Hurray!
This Diary app for android, by Bill Farmer, has made it a pleasure to keep a diary of short observations. I wasn't a diary writer until I installed it about two years ago and now I have been using it nearly every day, ever since.
Organic Maps is a great open source app for casual every-day navigation. It has an easy-to-read map display, navigation directions with voice, search for places, save favourite places and add new places, and not a lot else. The usability is decent and it looks good.
It's become my default mapping app, and it makes me ever so happy to have such a good open-source solution.