You may or may not have heard of Rocket.Chat. It’s basically an open source clone of Slack that you deploy on your own server. The best thing about it is that it’s free and you own all of your data. They also offer a service you can subscribe to if you don’t want to do all the fun work of setting up the server, but who wants that? You certainly won’t learn anything new that way!
I’ve been playing around with this software for about a year now and I’ve come to the conclusion that this makes a really good personal journal. With that said, I wanted to setup a local (permanent) instance of Rocket.Chat on my Synology DS415+, in addition to the instance I have running on my internet facing server.
A quick google search brought me to this great post which outlines the installation process. Unfortunately I was not able to complete the installation without a couple of changes. I’ve put together my own tutorial with screenshots over in the Home Lab section