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Why do I enjoy Fosstodon

Why do I enjoy Fosstodon

I’ve joined Fosstodon since a little more than 2 years now. At this moment, I wasn’t into social medias and had none of them. I’ve discovered the power of the Fediverse with my former blog tool : Plume. Seeing some comments coming from Mastodon instances was fun an nice. Then, I’ve wanted to check myself what was going on there and eventually I’ve opened my account at Fosstodon. I’ve always liked Forums and I’ve been a lot on IRC too during my beginning of using Internet.

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Something about our languages

Something about our languages

Recently in France, the Administrative Tribunal took a decision against the Health Ministry (MinistĂšre des solidaritĂ©s et de la santĂ© - Link in French) and the French State because of a project named : “Health Data Hub” (sic). Launched in 2019, the Health Data Hub project is a platform administered by the public health ministry for medical research and treatment quality enhancement. But, for some conservative associations, this project had a big problem : its name is in English.

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Is being rude in UX design the norm ?

Is being rude in UX design the norm ?

If I must explain why I enjoy static and simple websites, the main reason would be because they’re not annoying attention-seeking kids yelling at you. The web surfing is a complete mess of distraction and rude behavior with absolutely no respect to the viewer. Here is some examples of what I found to be rude and counter-productive when you inflict then to your visitors. Newsletters popups I’ve tooted about it this morning.

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Why would I need something else than RSS ?

Why would I need something else than RSS ?

Once upon a time, there was a very decentralized Web where each website proposed to subscribe to newsletters or follow their RSS feed to have the last news. We had RSS readers (on web version or on desktop, for instance I was using Opera’s RSS feed reader) which were regularly pooling the feeds and update the new articles. Then, we could sort the feeds and assign them categories and read it according to our time and mood.

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Something about commercial VPN Services : My concerns

Something about commercial VPN Services : My concerns

In the previous article, I’ve exposed here the concept of a VPN, what’s happening when you using one, and what do the commercial services are offering. Now, I’ll explain why I don’t trust them, and why I won’t use them. And by extension, why I will never write any “sponsored content” for them. Once again, that’s just my personal opinion, do whatever you want ! Common misconceptions and misinformation Some benefits exposed by the providers are not true or incomplete.

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I'm getting lazy in video games

I'm getting lazy in video games

Following my previous post about Tales of Arise, I would like to share a feeling that’s growing with the time. I’m getting lazy in video games. What does it mean ? Since some years, I always set the difficulty to “Easy” or “Story”. Mostly because I don’t want to struggle or being stressed or pissed off by a too much difficult gameplay or mechanics. And more recently, I usually enjoy when some gameplay parts are fully automated, especially when it’s the most repetitive ones.

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Something about commercial VPN services : What is a VPN ?

Something about commercial VPN services : What is a VPN ?

Last years, I’ve wrote a vulgarization article about the differences between a VPN and a Proxy (article in French). You may have noticed that the commercial VPN services are a common sponsor for the so-called social medias influencers. I have myself received various offers from various affiliation managers (I’m an influencer, yeay ! \o/) and I never answered them. Mostly because they simply didn’t read my contact page where I say it’s unnecessary to reach me for these kind of proposition.

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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 LibertĂ©s, 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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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.

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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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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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Something that made me prefer Final Fantasy XIV after World of Warcraft

Something that made me prefer Final Fantasy XIV after World of Warcraft

I’ve wrote a little about Final Fantasy XIV on this blog (most of these articles are in French), because that’s a game I really like. Also, it’s the first MMORPG on which I continue playing after being five years on World of Warcraft, that I’ve left on 2009. After WoW, I’ve tried other MMORPGs like Aion and later Guild Wars 2 that was really promising, but I haven’t get that much invested on it (I’ve played a lot on the first Guild Wars).

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Is video a good information support ?

Is video a good information support ?

Videos are used since many years on Internet and became a very common information media. However, I’m always wondering about their relevance regarding all of the use cases we can see. I’m myself a subscriber of various Youtubers and also from other platforms, so I am a video consumer too. But sometimes, I think the video, or audio, format is not necessary in some cases. Most of the Youtubers I follow do a great work with very good and interesting informations (that’s why I follow them, I don’t care about the so-called influencers that are just advertising companies prostitutes).

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Les lois françaises sur l'interdiction d'accÚs à la pornographie aux mineurs sont-elles bien écrites ?

Les lois françaises sur l'interdiction d'accÚs à la pornographie aux mineurs sont-elles bien écrites ?

C’est le cheval de bataille des groupes politiques et associatifs depuis toujours et un bon vieux dĂ©mon qu’on aime haĂŻr tout en refusant d’avouer qu’on en a tous consommĂ© : la pornographie. Pourquoi j’en parle en ce dĂ©but d’annĂ©e ? Car depuis quelques mois, des procĂ©dures ont Ă©tĂ© initiĂ©es en France par le Conseil SupĂ©rieur de l’Audiovisuel pour bloquer 5 sites web pornographiques si ceux-ci ne se mettent pas en conformitĂ© avec la loi française.

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Le mot 'Qualité' est-il un gros mot dans l'IT ?

Le mot 'Qualité' est-il un gros mot dans l'IT ?

A la suite de mes interrogations sur la sĂ©curitĂ© informatique, je constate quand mĂȘme au fil du temps que la qualitĂ© n’est quasiment jamais au rendez-vous dans le domaine de l’IT. Ce constat je le fais aussi bien en tant que professionnel du secteur travaillant selon les principes de la dĂ©marche DevOps et me trouvant donc Ă  mi chemin entre le dĂ©veloppement et l’opĂ©rationnel (historiquement, je viens de la partie Ops) qu’en tant que client utilisant le produit de services informatique d’entreprise.

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Log4Shell, la sécurité informatique est-elle une option ?

Log4Shell, la sécurité informatique est-elle une option ?

Le week-end dernier fut quelque peu agitĂ© pour le monde de l’IT avec la publication d’une faille dans la bibliothĂšque Log4j dĂ©couverte le 24 novembre dernier et corrigĂ©e le 6 dĂ©cembre. Je ne reviendrai pas dessus, de trĂšs nombreux articles ont expliquĂ© la problĂ©matique et sa portĂ©e, et la page Wikipedia Ă  son sujet est une bonne base d’information. Cet Ă©vĂ©nement me donne surtout envie d’exprimer mon ressenti vis Ă  vis d’un sentiment d’indiffĂ©rence envers la sĂ©curitĂ© informatique dans les entreprises.

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I don't like AppImage

I don't like AppImage

Nowadays, a lot a Linux softwares are distributed as AppImage binaries. This way has a lot of advantages either for the user and the developer… But also introduce other issues than can annoy me when they’re occur. This article will expose my point of view for this distribution method. What is AppImage Some history AppImage is not recent, the project was born on 2004 under the name “Klik”. Klik was intended to integrate itself with the web browser and provide an interface that would fetch the prerequisites for a software and build it into a .

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J'aime pas les AppImage

J'aime pas les AppImage

De nos jours, pas mal de logiciels sous Linux sont distribuĂ©s sous la forme de binaires AppImage. C’est un moyen qui dispose de nombreux avantages que ce soit pour l’utilisateur ou le dĂ©veloppeur… Mais qui introduit aussi d’autres soucis qui ont tendance Ă  m’irriter lorsque je me retrouve confrontĂ© Ă  ceux-ci. Ce billet exposera mon point de vue sur ce type de distribution. Qu’est-ce les AppImage Un peu d’histoire AppImage ne date pas d’hier, le projet est nĂ© en 2004 sous le nom “Klik”.

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Des alternatives européennes aux Géants du Net

Des alternatives européennes aux Géants du Net

Introduction Il y a un mal qui me semble trĂšs français, c’est celui de l’auto flagellation dĂ©faitiste. On se plaint constamment que nous n’avons pas de “insĂ©rez un service Web ici souverain” en opposition aux gĂ©ants du Web qui dominent avec toutes leurs suites logicielles fournies bien souvent gratuitement (en l’Ă©change de toute votre vie). A dire vrai, je trouve ça lassant de voir ces discours se rĂ©pĂ©ter en permanence car ça ne fait que renforcer cette idĂ©e pessimiste, ancre encore plus celle-ci dans nos esprits, et fini par occulter nos acteurs locaux.

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RĂ©flexions autour de CentOS

RĂ©flexions autour de CentOS

RĂ©flexions autour de CentOS Cela n’a pas Ă©chappĂ© au monde du logiciel libre ces derniĂšres semaines, l’annonce de Red Hat arrĂȘtant le dĂ©veloppement de CentOS (le repacking gratuit de RHEL) au profit de CentOS Stream (la branche qui se veut upstream de RHEL) a provoquĂ© un raz de marĂ©e de rĂ©actions plus ou moins virulentes. Que s’est-il passĂ© ? Pour ceux qui n’ont pas suivi, voici quelques clĂ©s de comprĂ©hension de l’histoire :

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