I have an old APC UPS. It’s Back-UPS Pro 1000. It’s a decent UPS with all the functionalities that I want, except for the fact that it still takes lead-acid batteries. I recently connected it to my Home Assistant using Synology and NUT. This setup enables me to monitor the power, send alerts, and take action.
Since I get Vachanas as a push notification, the probability of me reading it has increased. This encouraged me to add Poem-a-Day to this list.
One of the things that I would like to do every day is to read a Vachana. It does appear to me on my desktop daily, but even then, I miss it when I don’t access that specific computer or am busy. So a push message would be great.
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.
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.