Incorrect characters in Yahoo mail using Thunderbird the last weeks/months, I had issues when sending email through my Yahoo mailbox, using Thunderbird…
Not through other mailbox providers
Not using Yahoo webmail

Symptom: UTF-8 incorrect handling. Strange characters (%?…) in the mail body…

Why ?
Not sure why, but something went wrong on Yahoo side (SMTP servers config I guess)

How to solve it ?
Here are my findings (tested on Windows and on Linux)
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Enpass 6.0 : multi-vaults and Owncloud setup

Enpass LogoI’ve been using Enpass for a while now.
Enpass is a passwords manager, that works fine on desktops running Windows / Linux / Mac, and perfectly integrated with my browser (Firefox,…). It also works on Android and IOS, which makes it really convenient for day-to-day usage…
I may create a special post just to explain why you must use a tool such as Enpass to store your passwords, and why did I chose Enpass (commercial license => you have to pay on mobile devices / but it’s free -like in free beer- on desktops)
I’ve got it installed on all my devices (Linux, Windows, Android phone, Android Tablet,…), as well as for my whole family.

Enpass recently migrated to version 6.x. Among several major changes, one was very expected on my side : multi-vaults…
This means you can create separate vaults to store your passwords, and share some of them with others… I was waiting for it to share many passwords with my wife (on-line shops, government agencies,…)

I managed to do it properly, but you need to know how to configure things.
Here is how I proceeded…
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Update SmartMonTools Database on FreeNAS 0.7

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I’ve been running a NAS at home for years.

I recently added 2 new 2TB disks, that were not recognized by SMART.

Device Model:     ST2000DM001-1ER164
Serial Number:    W4Z103H5
Firmware Version: CC25
User Capacity:    2,000,398,934,016 bytes
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   9
ATA Standard is:  Not recognized. Minor revision code: 0x001f
Local Time is:    Sun May 15 15:17:35 2016 CEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled


Here is how to solve this issue:

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YouTube et Free

logo_freelogo_you_tubeUne fois n’est pas coutume, cet article sera dans la langue de Molière (enfin… ce que je sais faire de plus approchant !).
La raison en est très simple : cela ne concerne que les habitants de la France, utilisant l’opérateur Free pour avoir leur accès à Internet ! Alors, autant faire simple…

La problématique est la suivante: sachant que Free fait la guerre à Google, comment un Freenaute (utilisateur de Free) peut-il continuer à lire des vidéo sur YouTube avec des débits raisonnables ?
Voici ma solution (elle marche pour mes besoins, je n’ai jamais dit que c’était LA solution : utilisez ce que vous voulez…)
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Bonjour ! Hello !

Well… Another blog ? What for ?

First of all, let me introduce myself.

My first name is Thierry, I’m about 50 years old, married, 3 children, working near Grenoble (France) for a big computer company…
This is already showing you the major dilemma I’m facing: on one hand, my family situation is very time-consuming (and I love it !), and on another hand, I have plenty of temptations to spend even more time playing around.

Playing outside: Grenoble is located in the French Alps for those who don’t know… you can enjoy a lot of things in the mountains around (skiing, riding, … did I mention I’m a private pilot ?)
Playing inside: I’m a fan of computers and electronics, with a heavy background of role-playing gamer… And I’m not alone: many of my friends are suffering from the same symptoms (not easy to cure, according to doctors…)
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