Blogs

How many times a day do you check your phone?

A few months ago, I noticed that the battery level of my phone was dropping very quickly and I suspect it was due to manipulations I did with my applications. I still don't know why my battery suddenly lost its endurance. But now I keep it constantly in energy-saving mode and it's not that bad because I use my phone less often and feel liberated.

Reading sheet : "Zero to Maker" from David Lang

It has been quite a while I didn't write posts on my blog. It is not that I have nothing to write, but rather that writing is difficult. I'm now trying other ways of communicating to spread my knowledge. I'm suggesting here a reading sheet of the book "Zero to Maker" from David Lang with a little introduction by myself to help give some context followed by quotes I highlighted.

Self-hosting: still getting better

Several years ago, I began to self-host some services and it's quite fun to do. Today, as I'm now working as a devops/sysadmin I will explain what self-hosting is, its pros and cons and how to improve practices.

Too much Facebook is not good

Facebook is a great tool to keep contact with family and friends all around the world. It's also a good way to find somebody you just met at a party or an old friend with whom you lost contact some years ago. However, I find Facebook has a much worse impact than a good one and I think we should reduce our usage of it.

From Windows Phone to Android

People may say that Windows Phone is a bad operating system because it has few apps and it is even abandoned by Microsoft itself. And Android should be good, but it is not so simple. Having switched to Android from Windows phone, there are some things I now miss.

Getting free with Fairphone 2

Among the reasons why I bought the Fairphone 2 is its engagement about open source. I wish with this phone to rely the most possible on free software and to control everything on my phone. This way, I'm not obliged to always buy new hardware because of software updates even though it's still working. Also, I can use the services I wish like my own cloud (powered by Owncloud haha!) instead of Google's, Apple's or Microsoft's clouds on which I don't know what is happening. Good news: Fairphone released its own open source operating system based on Android called Fairphone Open.

Switching to Fairphone 2

I had enough of Windows phone so I bought the Fairphone 2. It's been a long time I was considering buying this phone, but I couldn't just buy a new phone when my current one was still working great. It would be against Fairphone's principles. So I took the opportunity that someone of the family circle wanted a smartphone to give my Lumia 925 and to buy the Fairphone 2 instead.