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IRC log for #crimsonfu, 2016-09-08

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01:48 Topic for #crimsonfu is now http://crimsonfu.github.com - ConfiguRatIon Management of Systems Or Network kung FU | logs at http://irclog.perlgeek.de/crimsonfu/today
11:29 pdurbin Is there a kid-friendly app on iPad, iMac or Linux that my kid can use to send a message to me on my Android phone? Not an email but something more in my face like a text message. Maybe WhatsApp? Something free as in beer is preferred. I could also just get a land line or another cell phone if I have to. :)
11:39 hydrajump why not use the Messages app?
11:39 hydrajump oh sorry Android
11:52 pdurbin yeah, Android
11:54 pdurbin the iPad does have the Messages app on it but I don't know if I can get it to talk to Android. That's why I'm thinking WhatsApp (which I've only heard of) or something.
11:55 hydrajump unforunately iMessages can only be sent between iOS and Mac devices
11:56 hydrajump WhatsApp is cross-platform
11:56 pdurbin ok, but owned by Facebook. bleh. oh well
11:57 hydrajump or get Signal which is the most secure messaging/voice app at this time
11:57 hydrajump and is not owned by Facebook ;)
12:30 pdurbin huh
12:32 pdurbin I don't need anything fancy. Just the ability for her to write, "I missed the bus and I'm at home. Help!" Maybe I should just get a land line. Or an IP phone? Or just get her a flip phone.
12:56 dotplus pdurbin: sounds like the reason for email-to-SMS? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_gateway
12:57 dotplus cross platform? no installation? easy to use? free? extensible? got 'em all.
12:57 pdurbin dotplus: maybe, if I can train my 10 year old on how to send an email :)
13:08 dotplus shouldn't be too difficult. Start this app, hit Ctrl+n (or splat+n or click 'New/Write', depending on platform/app), type 'daddy' in the line labelled 'To', type what you want to say to daddy in the big box, send it with Ctrl+Enter/Return (or splat+Enter/Return or click 'Send').
13:08 dotplus huh, that is a few steps, eh?
13:09 dotplus still, shouldn't be too much for a 10 year old with non-zero prior experience with computers
13:33 bene google hangouts could work
13:33 bene does chat and voice i think
14:15 pdurbin yeah, I don't think I have google hangouts installed on the iPad (or iMac) but I could try that
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