A dream comes true. I had to wait for years for this moment but finally I found what I searched for. Finally I can run my own chatserver. And even more: it’s secure, has a distributed architecture and the most important thing: I own my data.
With back to root I started to move away from Gmail. One big part of this was to migrate all my mails from Gmail to my own IMAP server. With IMAP mails are organized using folders, while Gmail uses labels. Those labels were the most tricky part of the story.
As part of back to root I want to move away from Gmail and with this from its contact management. This is a big step – and maybe a big step back – because Google does a great job. The contact management is very flexible, and easy to use. I never ever had to think about synchronization with my Android devices, not even one single second.
Bash scripts are a great tool for us Linux admins. They primarily help us to execute commands repeatedly and/or very fast. They save much of our valuable lifetime here on earth but the bash scripting language can be very noisy, and often the resulting code is not easy to read for non-bash-gurus.
With this post I want to start a new project. Well, start is not really the correct term, because this project brings me back to the very beginning of my experience with linux, back to the roots.