La #France se prend une leçon de l'#ONU et on a le droit à une magnifique démonstration complotiste sur le plateau de #David#Pujadas sur #LCI.
Encore un coup de la #FranceInsoumise!
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Microsoft, how can you seriously fu** up your products so bad? I choose to leave #Skype by today for two reasons that just poped-up the past few days.
How is it possible that during several meetings and other discussions your team voluntary choose to add the feature to suggest private contacts of my contacts to me?
I'll be direct with you, this is clearly a #privacy violation and will hurt lots of people directly including myself. I'm using this account for years for professional and private reasons, I have really private contacts on my account (that I only want to only keep for myself, obviously, maybe I should stress that point more?), family members, friends and professional relations. Now all those contacts will see some of my private contacts as "Suggestions".
In this list I have some contacts that I can easily guess to who they are related to.
YES MICROSOFT I HAVE THINGS TO HIDE.
And I can give you lots of other cases where this kind of feature will hurt businesses, families and sometimes can put lifes at risk.
Microsoft, let be frank there, Skype IS NOT a fu** social network like Facebook. Skype is a Instant Messaging and video-communication service where people expect their private contacts list to stay… private.
This little suggestion feature crossed my mind for #Movim but was directly discarded regarding the privacy implication that it will have (also with the fact that I can't technically get my contacts contacts through XMPP for obvious reasons).
The second reason why I choose to leave Skype is that Microsoft recently enforced the usage of Skype under Chrome, the "desktop Skype" (that is an embedded Chrome) and the themed Chrome alternative that will be Edge soon.
Firefox is officially dropped from their support list.
Fun fact, by changing Firefox user agent to Chrome Skype is suddenly working fine on it. If this is caused by the #WebRTC video-calling features, first you're not making lots of efforts regarding the really good support of Firefox for this Web standard and secondly you can simply block that feature and allow the rest on the other browsers.
Mozilla, Microsoft wants to hurt you there. This is definitely a bad move from Microsoft regarding the web diversity and standards.
So I will notify all my contacts in the upcoming days of my decision and definitely close my account.
If you want to contact me, you can still send me emails or add me on Movim. Movim is supporting video-call (peer-to-peer), direct messages and chatrooms.
Free and open source software to create a forum or a community
I wrote a blog post about #FLOSS software to create and maintain a community or a forum. It's an extended version of my earlier post on this topic.
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I am working for more than 5 years now on a Thinkpad T430 (released in 2013). This is a wonderful and very versatile laptop with a really nice support through the years (by Lenovo and by the fact that it's quite easy to find pieces to fix or upgrade the laptop even years after its release).
I already upgraded the existing HDD to SSD (one screw, 5 min work), double the RAM (there is an extra empty slot available bellow the keyboard, 4 screws, 10 min work) and changed the battery (no screws 😁).
A few months ago I found the work of some members of Forum Thinkpads to replace the existing TN panel to a FullHD IPS one. The main problem was that the new panels were not compatible with the existing screen interface in those "old" Thinkpads and a specific converter was needed (LVDS vs eDP).
I then ordered a few weeks ago a kit directly from the shop Saniter on AliExpress that contains both a Full HD IPS screen and the adapter for ~110€. I was really impressed by the support and feedback that I got from them. They are also providing genuine B140HAN01.* panels (I ordered a B140HAN01.3) were some others are only selling "compatible" ones.
When doing this upgrade you also have to choose where to put the adapter in the laptop. It seems that most of the people prefers to put it behind the screen but I choose the alternative method, to put it bellow the keyboard (there is a bit of space there). As I understood Saniter can provide both kits (just ask them in a private message when doing the order).
The "bellow the keyboard" kit also came with a 3D printed holder. It was not fitting properly in the case and even after trimming a bit some parts I found out that it was pushing slightly the center of the keyboard up making it touch the screen when the laptop was closed. I then prefered to not use it and simply put the adapter as it with some tape to hold it.
The package came really quickly and in perfect conditions. It was a bit tricky to put the adapter in and changing the cables (took me 30-40 min to do it properly). But the result is really worth it. The kit is also available for T420 and you can find alternative one (different adapter) for the T430s and T420s.
And now some pictures 😃