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I created my first simple web extension -- check out how easy it is to create a cross-browser add-on!

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Very true!

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C'est dès le plus jeune âge que nous devrions apprendre aux enfants les pièges dans lesquels les adultes tombent. Amalgames, critiques injustifiées, calomnies non vérifiées, interprétations hâtives et abusives, etc. Notre capacité de jugement est très faible car juger injustement nous avantage. Cela correspond à abaisser l'autre. Comme nous nous savons petit, nous espérons que cette posture nous grandisse.
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Do like backing up you data to the cloud? Have you shopped around and found a good provider? STOP! Think again! You have almost certainly come across a provider called +CrashPlan by +Code42 : DO NOT sign up to their service until you have read the first paragraph on this page! This information is NOT on their features page.

The text explicitly says the following:
Computers that back up to CrashPlan for Home's secure online backup destination, CrashPlan Central, must connect to CrashPlan Central at least every 180 days (6 months). After 180 days of inactivity, backups stored on CrashPlan Central are deleted and cannot be restored. This article describes the backup retention policy for inactive backups stored on CrashPlan Central.

Yes, you have read it correctly: all those important files are deleted after 180 days of inactivity.... and may I add: even though you are still paying them a subscription fee!

Let me define inactivity and explain why I personally think that such a policy is outrageous:

- First, inactivity means that you are not actively backing up your files to their servers. Inactivity doesn't include login in to your account of connecting to their servers, you must actually transfer data to your backup repository.

- Secondly, I think this is outrageous because I am paying them to keep my files safe from loss so how can they jusifiably say that they can just delete them after 180 days if I am still paying my bill?

So all those thousands of photos taken over the years, I backed them up to Crashplan because they are dear to me and I don't want theft, IT failure, flood or fire to take these special files away from me.The thing is though, a photo, once snapped and backed up, will never change again, it's not like a CV for example, it doesn't evolve over time. So I back them up once to a safe place and they can stay there until the dreaded day that I may need to restore them. If I was using a free service like Google Drive, Dropbox or any other free service, I would have no issues at all with this policy. But the fact that I am paying a regular subscription fee makes the whole idea of them deleting my files rediculous! I don't need to keep connecting to the servers to backup my photos, they haven't changed! They are simply there for when disaster strikes and I need to restore them!

So think very carefully before you signup to #Crashplan , just because you're parting with your hard earned cash does NOT mean that your precious files are safe!

Also may I point out that since receiving notice from #Crashplan  I have checked with a large number of other online backup providers and none of them so far have the same rediculous policy!

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How to enable Developer Options on your #Android  device, and it's SO easy!

The only use I had for it was so that I could get the screen to stay on permanently (unless I intentionally turn it off) when the device is charging. No more annoying timeouts!

Searching for an AWS service provider
I'm looking for a company that has the skills and talent to setup and maintain an Auto-scaling environment for some very high traffic PHP websites. Do you know anyone (ideally in the UK) that you can personally recommend? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Searching for an AWS service provider
I'm looking for a company that has the skills and talent to setup and maintain an Auto-scaling environment for some very high traffic PHP websites. Do you know anyone (ideally in the UK) that you can personally recommend? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Searching for an AWS service provider
I'm looking for a company that has the skills and talent to setup and maintain an Auto-scaling environment for some very high traffic PHP websites. Do you know anyone (ideally in the UK) that you can personally recommend? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Searching for an AWS service provider
I'm looking for a company that has the skills and talent to setup and maintain an Auto-scaling environment for some very high traffic PHP websites. Do you know anyone (ideally in the UK) that you can personally recommend? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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