Today, many apps across platforms (web, android, ios, car) use location (lat,lng) or address as the starting point. But there is no single source of truth for my PoIs shared across various apps. For example, I need to store “HOME” on Google Maps, Uber, Ola, and other apps. If you shift, then you will have to update everywhere. There is no way to sync.
Tagged: Web 🌐
I started writing online after joining Infosys (my first job) in 2003. So this year, I also completed 20 years of working. It’s not a surprise that my blogging origins coincide with my work at Infosys. I couldn’t afford a good internet connection or a decent computer before getting a job. That is only half part of the story.
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.
I have been looking for embeddable, playable HTML/CSS/JS snippets for some time. Services like JSBin, CodePen, CodeSandbox, etc., do allow that. But I was looking for a self-hosted version as my requirement was just the ability to use HTML/CSS/JS, which are native to the browser and can run offline without any backend services.
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.