Well, the sad news was announced 10 days ago today. There had been rumors before that about what was happening and it was true. Fitbit was acquiring Pebble. Unfortunately not Pebble Inc but just the trademark and the technology. From the point of view of Fitbit I understand, they need a good operating system and it was cheaper to buy a finished one. Pebble Inc was in bad economic state and it would not have been that god deal to acquire Pebble Inc, cheaper to just let it default.
In my Ubuntu Touch Phone experiment I have activated plan b, I have since yesterday reverted back to Android and this is why.
In about a week from now, I have had my Ubuntu Touch phone for two months. I have got used to some aspects of it but I still finds fun and interesting things to do with it. Is it a pain? Yes, indeed it is, more or less all applications that I daily use are worse than the Android equivalent and I have been thinking about the possibility to buy an Android phone, the Pixel do indeed looks interesting. But, still, I remember why I'm trying to leave Android and it feels a little better. It is a roller coaster of feelings and frustration.
Time to integrate Nextcloud with my Ubuntu Phone, the calendar was easy because there are an option under accounts that is called "Owncloud", I just added my Nextcloud account and my calendar was synced. Unfortunately I see no way to sync nether contacts or tasks with this method. I guess, the option will be there in a future OTA, I hope.
I have been using Owncloud for some time now hosted on one of my servers, it was setup mainly to sync calender and contacts to move away from Google Contacts and Calendar. It has been working nicely and I have also used it for document sync, and image sync from my phone.
This is the best year yet, and I think that I have said that for tree or four years now. Still plenty of things to complain about but overall everything is getting better for me. Yes, it's once again one of these posts where I update you about my current state in life and it looks like I missed my chance this year to do the normal "new years yearly update" so here it is!
Since December last year I have thought about Let's Encrypt and that is something I should use for my sites and other services that needs HTTPS. Yesterday I finally took the time to move this site to HTTPS, I guess http/2 is the next logical step but that's another day!
Dekko is the default installed email client provided by Canonical, I added my email credentials (just email address and password) and it figured everything out by it self. Probably because I have a autoconfig.xml hosted at my email server, or maybe it guessed my quite standard setup.
Last post I started talking on my project to try out to use a Ubuntu Phone as my primary phone. I have not that many applications and functions that I must have on my primary phone, I still have Android tablets, my work phone and so on ...
The grass is always greener on the other side, or something. I have gotten really tired on Android, it feels like it’s moving in the wrong direction, at least for me. So I have been thinking about my options, but Apple products are a nogo for me, and Windows Phone is a joke so ...
So I have once again changed things, this time I migrated the blog to Hugo, a easy to use static website engine. I also took the time to look through the archive and there are a lot of broken content, probably from the wordpress to pico migration, need to fix that, some day.