@hyde nice idea. First time heard this, Hyde.
@hyde ah, I know that one! Thanks for reminding me once again.
@hyde to be honest, first time I realized that I relied on a service which could be killed at any time, was, when I was stopped from using Google SMS for free (integrated with Gmail at that time).
It helped me a lot as I did not have phone at that time. Soon when it was removed, I noticed that someday other services will be removed too.
Now I see your site once again I remembered this all. Thanks, so nostalgic.
@ademalsasa A friend of mine refused to work for Google just because he told me, they get smart people and literally kill other projects just to be the only one it a specific field and they get a whole new crew of devs. They have the same posture like Microsoft in the 90s and that's exactly what I hated about the Redmond's company.
@hyde thanks, Hyde. I learned so much from this.
@hyde from your blog:
"Android mitigates this problem a lot by allowing to make other apps — like Signal — the default SMS/MMS app on the phone. Suddenly people are able to use Signal for SMS/MMS and Signal messages transparently."
I forgot how does it feels to send or receive SMS because for years I do not have phone number anymore.
@session Why you dont put your app on f-droid ? Or did I miss it somewhere ...
@hyde thank you very much it is a gem! I posted my small review on Session Messenger last month, Hyde: https://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2020/12/session-messenger-on-ubuntu-desktop-and-android-phone.html.
@ademalsasa I'll check that :)
Here is something I found, don't know if it is true or not. https://nitter.net/WPalant/status/1281540005190672384
Which reminds me of my first time when they cancelled a service on me.
That service was my phone. I had just barely 50 MB internal storage available when they decided that 50 MB is the perfect size for their Google Play Services and Google Play Store.
Of course, you could not uninstall those and you could not continue using the Android Market, which was functionally equivalent, just 50 MB smaller.
Indeed ! But its still available and installed on some bistro by default
@hyde In that case, uninstall.
I dont use it and don't have it installed on my systems :)
👌🏽 that is the way !
@hyde I already switch to brave
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