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rhiaro

Timezone: Europe/London (6th Dec 14:30)

Currently is at home (for 1 day, 17 hours, 59 minutes, and 50 seconds)

You may know me from..

Open Data Services (2018-now) Digital Bazaar (2018-now) W3C Technical Architecture Group (Jan 2021-now) NaNoWriMo
Social Web Protocols (editor) ActivityPub (coauthor) Linked Data Notifications (coeditor) LinkedResearch (bystander) dokieli (occasional contributor) Indieweb (bystander)
OCCRP (2017-2018) W3C (2016-2018) MIT CSAIL (2015-2016) The Solid Project (2015-2016) University of Edinburgh (2011-2017) SOCIAM (2014-2017) Prewired (cofounder, 2012-2016) SocieTea (el PresidenTea, 2012-2014) BBC (2014) University of Lincoln (2008-2011)

Last ate 22 hours, 30 minutes, and 23 seconds ago (Golden mate)

Last exercised 4 days, 2 hours, 20 minutes, and 10 seconds ago

Monthly budget 12% used (last spent 51.45gbp on Supplies (Young Vegans))

Words written this month (0 of posts and fiction)

How to contact me (or not)

My phone is a bit broken, and even when it's having a good day I'm often without a data connection and dependent on wifi to be online. This affects the mechanism by which it is easiest to reach me. You may also look at where I am to infer the options. Good luck.

Signal

Signal is an encrypted direct messaging app for mobile and desktop. It's like WhatsApp, but not owned by Facebook, and works when my phone is dead. The mobile number currently registered to signal starts +34 and ends 69. If you don't have it and you would like to send me a Signal message, send me an encrypted email to ask for my number.

My first generation Fairphone 1 is now too old to support Signal for Android (and I can't put another OS on it because the USB port is broken), which means I only use Signal on desktop. If I'm afk you will have to wait for a response.

  • push notifications: yes
  • desktop: yes
  • phone: no
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't see it straight away: yes.

IRC

I'm rhiaro on IRC and sit on Libera Chat, irc.imaginarynet.org.uk, and irc.w3.org. I usually have a client open, definitely during the work day. This is a pretty reliable way to reach me.

  • push notifications: no
  • desktop: yes
  • phone: yes
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't see it straight away: yes.

Email

My email address is amy@rhiaro.co.uk and here is my PGP key. This is a good way to reach me if you don't need a fast response (you might get one, but don't count on it). My emails are poorly filtered and organised, and my spam filter is overly aggressive. If I don't reply within a week and it's important, email me again or ping me some other way.

  • push notifications: no
  • desktop: yes
  • phone: no
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't see it straight away: probably not.

SMS

If you have a phone number for me that starts +44 and ends 554, you could send me an SMS. If I'm in the UK this is a pretty reliable way to reach me. If you have another number for me, the SIM is probably not in my phone, or switched off. I only give this number out to people I meet IRL.

  • push notifications: yes
  • desktop: no
  • phone: yes
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't see it straight away: probably.

Mastodon

I check my account at @rhiaro@toot.cat every couple of days at least. You can send me public or private messages there. If I have the tab open, I'll get a push notification. I do not have a mobile app.

  • push notifications: sometimes
  • desktop: yes
  • phone: maybe
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't see it straight away: very likely

Twitter

I am @rhiaro on Twitter and I check it at least every couple of days. Sometimes Twitter suspends my account for no reason though. Consider getting a Mastodon account on a server you trust. I do not have a mobile app.

  • push notifications: no
  • desktop: yes
  • phone: maybe
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't see it straight away: very likely

Viber

If you have the right number, you might catch me on Viber, which still works on old Android and consistently on desktop. Worth a shot?

  • push notifications: maybe
  • desktop: yes
  • phone: yes
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't see it straight away: very likely

WhatsApp

I still have WhatsApp installed because its frustratingly more popular than Signal. If you talk to me regularly on WhatsApp, please consider switching to Signal. WhatsApp deskop does not work if my phone is dead or disconnected, as it often is. One day, I will no longer have a phone, and then what are you going to do?

  • push notifications: yes
  • desktop: if phone is connected
  • phone: yes
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't see it straight away: probably.

Slack and Gitter

In the past you may have interacted with me on Slack or Gitter. Don't expect to do so any more. They both crash my browser and I hate them.

Phone call

If you have a phone number for me that starts +44 and ends 554, you could call me. If I'm in the UK, and I recognise your number, and I'm not in the middle of something, I may answer. But I might not. Ideally, just text me. Do not leave a voicemail, I will never ever listen to it.

  • push notifications: yes
  • desktop: no
  • phone: yes
  • will I eventually reply even if I don't answer: no.

Snail mail

As of 2021 I have a postal address in the UK but you'd need a pretty good reason to ask me what it is.

In person

I'm pretty public about what events or cities I'm going to be in and when. If we might overlap IRL, we can probably hang out, depending on who you are. Send me a message using one of the above ways to find out.

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