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Time to read This Week in Matrix! News about servers, clients (many!), bridges (IRC news!) and more. PLUS a fun chat with the creator of a new blog engine using a Matrix backend #twim #matrix #decentralisation

"You might assume they’ve called the new data grab Honestlywhat’, but instead they’ve gone with GPDPR"

Oooo nifty. Got this so I don't have to drag monitors out when my homeservers decide not to boot

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If you weren't able to join us live for Open Tech Will Save Us #2, remember you can still watch the stream recording - catch up with Mike Hoye, Eugen from Mastodon and a cracking Dendrite demo (it's working well!) #matrix #otwsu

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Since the #Quarantine the / instance of the French gov has grown from 89k to 140k users, a 57% increase! 👏
Even more impressive: daily messages increased 10 times, from 15k to 160k.
(Note that only agents from selected agencies can register an account.)


I've found this guide

to follow for @matrix SAML2 auth, so as soon as I can find a keycloak discourse auth I'm (mainly) good to go!

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This is a constant inspiration to me. (image via Wikimedia commons)

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People are realizing that their new "work from home" venture capitalist tools are not privacy friendly.

In my remote work guide, I've included ethical alternatives to Slack, Zoom etc. These are Matrix, Riot, Jitsi, Taiga, Basecamp.

I've used Jitsi Meet and Matrix/Riot extensively for video calls over the last few weeks and they are great alternatives 👇

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How to wash your hands correctly, demonstrated using gloves and black dye

The language is Spanish, but the technique is superbly illustrated so it should be clear to everyone


Bit of work, and then I'm going to shut myself away and see if I can get , and to play nicely together with Auth0

Just tried to sign up for Auth0 to see if I could figure something out. Good start.

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I know this is impossible, but ideally it would be 'log into back end, enter url, api key' and bang! Instant shared auth between the sites. 🙂

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I really hope easy oneclick type solution for shared auth gets sorted out. I know discourse can act as a sso provider, but trying to make it work with matrix and jitsi was beyond me.

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Today is a frustrating one. With the explosion in working from home, I had a chance to try and sell open source solutions as the answer. I went for discourse, matrix and jitsi. Unfortunately we had such a horrible experience trying to hook them all together with shared authentication that my company has binned the idea off and we're now using MS teams. They'll never consider an open source solution again. One bad experience ruins it forever.

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