Ntfy is a platform for sending push notifications to your desktop or phone by simply using a PUT/POST HTTP request. In other words, it’s pub-sub. Clients publish to a topic and subscribers to the topic will be notified when something new is published. Simple and effective way to get your own push notifications. I’ve previously written how I use Ntfy with Tasker.
This week was eventful including a significant and highly anticipated event in my life as a gamer. The long-awaited launch of Dwarf Fortress on Steam and Itch.io.
Nextcloud is a collaboration platform which can be self-hosted to achieve complete control over your data. Nextcloud puts your data at your fingertips, under your control. Store your documents, calendar, contacts and photos on a server at home.
Vaultwarden is an implementation of the Bitwarden API in Rust. It’s fast, lightweight, secure, and compatible with the official Bitwarden clients. It’s perfect for self-hosting a password manager for your family and a few friends. I’ve run it for over two years and it is rock solid. I support Bitwarden as well by buying a personal subscription and recommend it to my clients for their enterprise password management needs.
A big challenge of hosting applications on home Internet is that ISPs usually provide a dynamic IP address and a static IP address is expensive or unavailable. Services such as noip and dyndns solve this, but they usually have a small fee or are very limited and require running their software. I’m already using Cloudflare for DDoS protection and caching so it made sense to me to use Cloudflare as my authoritative DNS and use the Cloudflare API to update the IP address when it changes. It typically doesn’t change except when I lose Internet service for an extended period of time, but this way I don’t have to think about it.