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Eric Maycock
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Hangouts on the web is having problems as of last night. Not sure if it is only users with Google Voice integration that are being affected.
 
Is anyone else experiencing trouble with GV in Hangouts tonight?  A few hours ago I noticed that my conversations all disappeared from Hangouts (on the web). The conversations seems to still be intact on my cell phone  (and in my chat history in Gmail).  Opening the Hangouts extension only shows one or two random conversations that occurred in the last 24 hours.
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I use backup software on my phone that moves my photos to a local computer every night.

At the time my files are moved Google Photos has already backed them up. Within the last several weeks something has changes in Google Photos where it doesn't pull the cloud copy of the picture when the local one is no longer there. What is left is a bunch of grey boxes and inaccessible photos.

If I go to Google Photos on the Web, the pictures are there as expected. Also, deleting the data on the Android app and relaunching Photos corrects the problem until the next batch of photos are copied over to the computer.

Please help out with this issue. 
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There are many reasons that Google Photos isn't my only backup destination. Most people know (or should know) that you shouldn't trust a single destination for the backup of data when the data is important. For me, probably my most important data is the memories preserved in the photos that I take. They are priceless.

I have literally been doing backups this way for years. Google Photos has never had a problem handling it until recently. I know an app can be confused when things like this happen. As an occasional developer myself, I know that often these kinds of things need to be taken care of in code. Obviously some software engineers understood this in the previous versions of Google Photos.

Another great reason why this kind of exception handling is important is a lot of people have configured their phones to store photos on their SD cards. If the user pulls the SD card from their phone do you want that to break Google Photos when a simple "if" statement could correct the issue? In bash scripting it would be as simple as:

if [ ! -f /sdcard/DCIM/Camera/photo.jpg ]; then pull from cloud; fi

Anyway, I don't mean to rant, and maybe this issue does not deserve any attention. I could easily file this with about a dozen of "things Google has broken and never fixed" kind of issues. I thought I might as well make the problem vocal and hope that a program that I have loved and used for years can continue to be my "go to" photo app.
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Every time the app gets updated on Android TV it resets the "notifications" setting which puts "recent cameras" on the Android TV launcher. 

As I don't really care for my cameras to appear along with recommended media is there anyway to disable this feature?
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  • Weber State University
    Information Systems & Technology, 2003 - 2008
  • Bonneville High School
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  • Modern Combat 4:Zero Hour
  • Doom 3:BFG Edition
  • Dungeon Quest
  • NBA Jam
  • Running Shadow
  • Radiant Defense
  • Golf Star
  • Ski Safari
  • The Bridge
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Table Top Racing
  • Leo's Fortune
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  • Despicable Me:Minion Rush
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2
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  • LIMBO
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Systems Network Administrator
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  • NexOne
    Linux Administrator, 2011 - present
  • SuperGen
    Network Systems Administrator, 2010 - 2011
  • Delcam
    IT Manager, 2010 - 2010
  • Ogden Standard-Examiner
    Network Manager / PC Technician / Graphic Designer, 2003 - 2010
  • Best Buy
    Computer Technician, 2002 - 2003
  • Big Nickel
    Systems Administrator / Web Administrator, 1998 - 2000
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Been there several times. They have always been professional and friendly. Only had oil changes but they seem to do a good job.
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This place has delicious Indian food and amazing service. I believe some of the other reviews for this restaurant are actually for a Chinese restaurant that was in the building before it, so pay no attention to them. Try the chicken tikka masala with nan. You will not be disappointed.
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Other than john, customer service not that great, but john helped us out with a major problem and was very friendly. The ice was slushy and quite dangerous.
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