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The complex case of online age verification against privacy protection laws

 

The complex case of online age verification against privacy protection laws

La CNIL, or Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, is the French Administrative Authority competent for the personal data protection under the GDPR and national law perimeter. On July 26th, they published a study (link in French) about the online age verification regarding the adult restricted content on the Web, the existing solutions, their opinion, and their recommendation. As the CNIL article is quite long and in French, I’ll propose you a summary with some opinion about it.

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The Mazinger Saga - Mazinger Z

 

The Mazinger Saga - Mazinger Z

After writing about the French Goldorak graphic novel, I think it’s time to talk about what could be my first Japanese animation series ever watched. I’m not completely sure about this, but Grendizer, or Goldorak in France, may be the first anime I could have seen, at least the oldest I can remember, back to the end of the 80’s. I’ve always had a crush about the mecha animes. To be honest, I’ve also never been into what we call the shônen à la Dragon Ball (and later the Naruto, One Piece, and so many other titles that never interested me).

- 6 minutes read time

Goldorak (Bande Dessinée)

 

Goldorak (Bande Dessinée)

Goldorak is a French bande dessinée (graphic novel) released in 2021, based on Gô Nagai’s UFO Robot Grendizer TV show (known as “Goldorak” in France), written by Xavier Dorison and Denis Bajram, illustrated by Denis Bajram, Brice Cossu and Alexis Sentenac, and colorized by Yoann Guillo. This graphic novel is made by people who were kids during the telecast of the series in France, and who are now writers and illustrators and had their project green lit by Gô Nagai.

- 5 minutes read time

How to photograph Fireworks

 

How to photograph Fireworks

If you follow my Photo Blog (if you don’t I won’t blame you), you may have seen two recent entries with the 14th July fireworks took in two cities. Taking pictures of fireworks is quite easy actually, but if you wonder how to do it, here is how I proceed. This tutorial will be for Reflex or Hybrid cameras. The equipment Because you will take long exposition pictures, a tripod is mandatory.

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Chrono Cross - The Radical Dreamers Edition

 

Chrono Cross - The Radical Dreamers Edition

Chrono Cross is a Japanese Role-playing Game developed and initially released in 1999 by Squaresoft for the Sony Playstation. It is the sequel of Chrono Trigger, released on Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994 and based on the text game The Radical Dreamers released in 1996 on the SNES Satellaview service. Chrono Cross has never been published in Europe until the Radical Dreamers Edition that came out in 2022. I’ve played this game in 2001, thanks to importation and the boot-CD that allowed my European Playstation to run foreign games.

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How to fail at your software project

Instead of buying a market product for its business needs, a company may improvise itself as a software publisher and will develop its own solutions. But they quickly forget that software publisher, software developer, or software project manager are actual professions. Sometimes, it would be a success, and they consider to take profits from this development by commercialize it or enhance it by publishing the software with an open source license.

- 9 minutes read time

About Twitter Notes feature

 

About Twitter Notes feature

That’s not really a big news as the feature is in development since some times, but you may have heard about “Twitter Notes”. To summarize, this feature will allow its users to write actual blog posts without the well-known 280 characters limitation. I’ve never liked Twitter, and generally the social medias based on the audience, magical algorithms, and immediate reaction generating shitstorms, and also selling their users like a vulgar bag of meat.

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Final Fantasy XIV New Game+ : Stormblood

 

Final Fantasy XIV New Game+ : Stormblood

Having finished Heavensward, let’s chain with Stormblood New Game+ mode. Stormblood starts right after the fall of the Baelsar’s Wall conducted at the end of the Heavensward main story line. As the Eorzean Alliance does not wish to engage a frontal a war against the Empire, they send the Scions and the Warrior of Light, who are neutral, to contact the various Ala Mhigan resistance factions behind the newly opened border.

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The importance of the methodology over the tools

 

The importance of the methodology over the tools

Some months ago, I’ve made a series of articles about the misbrands, a collection of brands logos derivations that put a name onto the logo of a competitor product. They were really fun for me and I’ve put some on my work laptop. Curiously, it took some times to have somebody noticing the wrongness of these pictures. Ubuntu with Debian logo - license CC-0 Some purists didn’t like these images, but it was for me a nice opportunity to explain one of my work principles.

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Review of Vivaldi Mail Client and Calendar

 

Review of Vivaldi Mail Client and Calendar

Along with its version 5.3, the Vivaldi Browser also released a stable 1.0 version of its Mail, RSS Feed reader and Calendar client. With this feature, the browser is now closer to its ancestor, Opera pre-chromium era, which was a comprehensive Internet Suite instead of a simple Web Browser (including Mail client, Torrent, IRC, etc). Let’s test this feature. Enable and setup the mail account If that’s the first time you’ve installed Vivaldi, you’ll be welcomed by the “How much Vivaldi do you want ?

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