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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!

@Gina I've set this up now. Not done any auth with it yet though. See how I go. Thanks for the recommendation! 👍

@matrix that's ace. How do you place the jitsi widget in the left column like that?

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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

@matrix We're going to try and implement matrix, jitsi and discourse at a Hack Space I attend so will have more time to read up and work out what I'm doing wrong. I'm no expert. This week though time was against us.

May look more into Auth0 as that's what Mozilla use isn't it? I couldn't find any documentation as to how they managed to connect it to matrix though.

I'm definitely no expert with auth so need step by step guides 😀

@matrix hi at first we tried to use discourse as the sso provider following this guide:

Then looked into auth0 and briefly at keycloak. It was always the case that if one thing worked with one service, we couldn't find documentation or figure out how to get it to work with the other services.

@matrix I don't understand how shared Auth is not a priority. It's so frustrating to me. I had a chance to convert to open source communication for my company, but I couldn't wire it all together, so the easy choice for them was MS teams. Gutted.

@matrix is there a guide to get shared Auth working with matrix? I've had a nightmare this week trying to get matrix, jitsi and discourse to have shared Auth. My company went with MS Teams in the end because we couldn't make it work. We couldn't even work out how to whitelist an email domain. I really wanted it to work but feeling really disheartened at the minute.

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