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1:27 AM
@barlop so... I didn't want to clutter up your question but basically...
I picked up one of these and was messing with/discussing this with someone extrowerk.com/2022/07/31/OpenStick
there's 3 ways you 'could' send an SMS - this one's basically internally a cheap/surplus phone chip with a headless copy of android - in theory you could send it over adb, but this seems to have that ripped out.
there's ones that have their own 'driver' of some sort
and there's some that take standard modem commands apparently
 
2:01 AM
thanks
 
2:51 AM
@barlop I mean that literally... I run Samba, but only for one share, with very low security, so that my old-ass Windows install can grab games or files from my server. I download it from my newer computers and transfer it to where I need it.
 
 
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11:17 AM
@barlop rclone is very very nice
 
 
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MiG
3:02 PM
@JourneymanGeek oh, this is interesting!
email as a notification device is less reliable, as changing passwords means you'd have to remember to do so at the backup system as well... SMS is pretty robust in that sense
 
@MiG tbh I mostly (ab)use a matrix instance for this
I bought that as a cheap and cheerful temporary network device for when I move
 
MiG
heh, I'll just use my phone for that... more bandwidth and ample data limit for anything but binge watching
 
@MiG battery use. And both my lines are essentially unlimited
So I can pop that in, set up my router and devices and run em. And swap it out for fiber in 6-8
 
MiG
oh, I USB tether it or simultaneously charge while providing an access point, both eliminate battery use issues
it's more for mobile use, last time I was between places I didn't move over to the new one until internet access was confirmed to be working at the new place :)
 
 
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Bob
5:36 PM
@JourneymanGeek yeees?
 
6:05 PM
@barlop You can tell Google to give you a ZIP export of all your data, including Google Drive and Gmail (I've never had to actually use it for anything, but I assume it has all your data). I then save this to an external hard drive, that I keep in a fire-proof safe under my bed. :)
It's worth mentioning that, by default, Google converts all Google Docs to their Microsoft equivalent format by default. The only other available format is PDF unfortunately.
 

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