Just finished a post about my process of choosing a custom Android ROM and what I learned. Short-term review of GrapheneOS to come next.
How convenient that Louis Rossman does a video on GrapheneOS in the middle of my researching custom ROMs. I'm seriously considering it after this video and a read through of the project website.
After some more research it sounds like Google Photos backup doesn't even work with MicroG. I might hold off on the install for now.
I'm slightly having second thoughts about installing #CalyxOS for one reason: Google Photos. Photo backups need to be easy and they need to be easily searchable, otherwise it defeats the entire point of having a backup. As grossed out as I've gotten by Google, I have to admit they've got photos nailed.
The privacy gatekeepers over on the subreddit are dismissive and say to not even bother with Calyx if you're just going to sign into Google. How true is this?
Privacy conscious people usually know about Google's location history setting that saves a detailed record of everywhere you've ever been, potentially going years back. Something lesser known is that Google also by default keeps a detailed minute to minute log of which apps you're using on your Android phone. You can view this log with the rest of your Google app and web history.
Just learned about Zeal, an offline documentation browser. Can't wait to install it on my work machine.
A Thousand Suns was released 12 years ago today. What a great album that was, and still is.
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