So Google Chat was also Google Talk which is now Hangouts (originally Google+ only), but now retargeted for "enterprise" use while Allo (& Duo) are for personal use but now "on pause" for developing a new Google Chat, which is RCS (but not versioning) but also known as Google Jibe which is basically SMS 3.0, & is in Android Messages (but not the old AOSP based Messages, which was discontinued, but a new one), which is the SMS client… which might be Google Chat?
I updated my backup phone (Nexus 5X) to the latest CopperheadOS. It's nice and minimal.
It's a little frustrating that an issue I logged two years ago still exists, though.
Yep... Phone is busted. Gotta get a replacement
GPS stopped working on my phone. That's a problem.
Are you the kind of pathetic normie who finds full on bleep bloop too fatiguing to listen to because you didn't play enough video games as a child? Tune into my Half Hour of Power at 1800 UTC tonight on aNONradio.net, where I will be breaking routine by playing chiptunes with so-called "real instruments" accompanying! Marvel at the primitive analogue oddities of pianos, guitars, saxophones and drums! 🎸 🎷 🎹
Maybe I'll play some nasty 1-bit Spectrum screeching next week to make up for it.
Added another another game to my gopherspace; Gnostica, an abstract territory based war game using pyramid pieces and tarot cards - gopher://sdf.org:70/1/users/cat/files/gnostica
Added the rules and files for the two-player abstract board game Iso-Path to my Gopher space, check 'em out: gopher://sdf.org:70/1/users/cat/files/isopath
Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/14/whois_icann_gdpr_europe/
Used my recovery day to do a little geek tinkering, and now my calendar and contact list are being served up to my phone via nextcloud rather than Google.
I like to post about this stuff not just because it interests me, but I feel like people need to hear that these sorts of privacy enhancing shenanigans are possible for less technical users.
I'm not an IT person. At best I'm an enthusiast that can read documentation. I got it done, maybe you can too.
Keep your notes for yourself! We recently announced that @laurent2233's open source Evernote competitor Joplin introduced #Nextcloud integration.
https://nextcloud.com/blog/mobile-note-taking-with-your-private-cloud-announcing-joplinnextcloud-integration/ …pic.twitter.com/oSdsUNcETs #nextcloud
Whoa, ja's anonradio -> podcast script is awesome! Way easier for my schedule too.
Info here, near the end of the post:
Everyone is dunking on the Goldman Sachs curing-you-cuts-into-my-profits take, which is good.
Worth remembering, though: nearly all of us have been reared to believe some version of the same thing. Every day we make some move, judgment, or decision which says, "If this person or thing makes no money, it's has no inherent worth, in any way."
It takes conscious reminders, maybe even a damn mantra, to counteract this message which is all around us like air and sky.