There are a number of services on the gibiris.org domain that you may want to use.
I have some (limited) capacity to make these services available to people who are known to me personally. If you would like to use any of them, just send me a message of some sort.
|Type of service||Service address||Your ID on the service||Where data are stored||Information|
|mail.gibiris.org||<username>@gibiris.org||Carlow||You will get a gibiris.org e-mail address along with any of the other services you sign up for.|
|Instant Messaging||matrix.gibiris.org||@<username>:matrix.gibiris.org||Dublin||Distributed instant messaging. Can be connected to your WhatsApp account if you wish. WhatsApp messages are stored on WhatsApp servers.|
|Cloud storage||cloud.gibiris.org||Up to you||Dublin||You will get a small cloud storage account along with any of the other services you sign up for|
|Code hosting/sharing||git.gibiris.org||Up to you||Dublin||Just like GitHub, but Microsoft doesn't get to analyse your code.|
|News aggregation||news.gibiris.org||Up to you||Dublin||A single place to store all your news feeds in a way that you can't miss them|
|VPN||not relevant||None – you will be issued a VPN certificate||Access to an IP address in Ireland for accessing "geoblocked" services or data|
There are some other services I am thinking of setting up, so if they are of interest to you please let me know.
|Type of service||Information|
|Blog||I currently have a blog (your reading it now!), but it's isn't yet possible to allow others to post onto it. I'm looking into it.|
|Identity||A unified <username>@gibiris.org to be used with the same password on all the services|
I recently implemented the blog comments feature using a system call Cactus Comments. I have removed this from this list, but not put it anywhere as it's set up for anyone and every one to use without need to create an account or log in. Comments will be moderated in line with the comments policy for this site.
It will be necessary to buy some additional computing power in order to support all of these. If so, I will choose between buying additional servers to run in my personal "data centre" and buying hosting from a local, Ireland-based hosting provider (rather than one of the large multinational corporations like Amazon or Google or Microsoft – all of which, ironically, have hosting centres in Ireland!). If the latter, I may end up charging to provide these services, but it will only be enough to cover the cost of the hosting.
I have decided that I currently don't have computing capacity to offer virtual desktops to anyone, so that's off the list – at least for the time being.