Thejesh GN Blog

Sharing links between devices using ntfy and Greasemonkey

There are many use cases where I want to share the links with other devices from a Desktop. One specific use case is solved by read-later setup I have. It’s the case where I want to read something later, preferably in offline mode. The content also gets archived. The other important usecase is that I want to share the link for quick access on a different machine, like a link to the Metabase dashboard or a link to the plantuml diagram, etc. This is where ntfy and Greasemonkey work very well. I have a userscript that pickups up the current document URL and title and posts it to ntfy topic.

Self hosted Mobile Push Notifications using NTFY

I am slowly moving to LineageOS on my personal phone. The most important features I use on that phone are Email, Messaging, Mapping, and Alerts. I have found decent alternatives for Email, Messaging, and Mapping. Alerts or Notifications are something I depend on a lot; currently, they are Google or Apple features. I could settle down for pulls (I get a few alerts by way of RSS feeds), but push would be great. Especially for alerts from my home or servers. Hence was looking for it. NTFY suited my needs from all angles. Therefore I took some time to deploy it.

Weekly Notes 33/2022

Weekly notes are my way of going back to original blogging, where I would write small posts about the day once in a while. But now, I plan to do it once a week as a routine. It’s a tag as of now. Should it be a category? Currently, I have Life, Technology, ಕನ್ನಡ, Podcast, and Travel as categories. These weekly updates can belong to one more category. So if I make it a category, I can use the tags for the usual purpose. I am still thinking; I don’t know the answer.

Weekly Notes 32/2022

I love writing these weekly updates. I know it’s only been two weeks. But I love the process of creating a new post as soon as I publish this week’s post. Then I update it with points as and when I feel like it throughout the week. On Friday, I click publish. These weekly posts are stealing from Twitter which is a good thing in general :)