Found a few alternatives

I’ve decided to have Mailoo as email provider.  Their servers are in France I guess and they have encryption for their servers, they use an open-source software for the webmail part.  The quota is decent.  Their website and the webmail has a French/English interface so I can suggest it to friends if necessary.  The downside is the max size of joined files is 5 MB on the webmail format which is really small.  But I have found alternatives for that.  One is that I can send bigger files using Thunderbird with my new email without problems.

I’ve ditched Dropbox and replaced it with ownCloud, and OwnDrive who hosts ownCloud has free accounts so I got one with them.  So now if there is any file bigger than 5 MB for Mailoo for joined files, I can always put them in OwnDrive and send the link to the files.

I have replaced here on WordPress all the files that were in Dropbox to OwnDrive.

I’m really happy! Sourire

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NSA and PRISM

It’s been very recently discovered that NSA has a project called PRISM, which consists of major internet corporations allowing NSA to spy freely and access everything.  Among those internet corporations are the big social networks like Facebook and Google+.  Facebook and Google+ already sells our informations to other corporations, and now as we discover, the NSA as well.  The NSA does more than just spying on american citizens, they also spy on everyone else as well, so that means we are all affected, since all the major internet corporations are all on american soil.  The internet is american owned.

I knew that corporations were watching us, and I was guessing probably the government as well.  So I’ve been avoiding Google and their internet tools, GMail and Google+ too.  I closed my Facebook account some years ago, I don’t use Skype.  I have all my emails with Hotmail so I’ve been looking for another email provider.

I suggest that you install the extension Ghostery for your browser:

Opera: https://addons.opera.com/fr-ca/extensions/details/ghostery/?display=en

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/

I suggest that you leave Facebook and Google+ and join instead Diaspora* or Friendica.  I’m on Diaspora* myself and I’ve recently opened a Friendica account as well.  I prefer Diaspora* though.

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There are also plenty of alternatives to be found on that webpage, which gets updated all the time: http://prism-break.org/

 https://optin.stopwatching.us/

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/06/12/how-to-get-out-of-prism-and-avoid-nsa-spying/

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Fever Ray

I’ve heard that song and it’s eerily beautiful.  It’s "The Wolf" by Fever Ray.  I cannot not listen to it.

 

My new bed

I’ve seen quite a pretty quilt at Brylanehome’s website but unfortunately they only ship for USA.  You cannot even register to Brylanehome’s website since they only accept american addresses.  The quilt is nowhere to be found, even ebay, except for Amazon.com.  After asking Amazon questions, it turns out Amazon does not care from where the buyer is from, as long as the item is shipped to an american address.  A quite generous American has accepted for me to receive the package in my stead, and to ship it back to me.  I’ve decided I might as well buy more stuff from Brylanehome for my bed.

Here is the quilt I’ve bought from Amazon, the Delacourt Quilt Set (you have to open images on another tab with WordPress to see them full size, since they always shrink images to make them fit the width of the blogs):

Brylanehome Delacourt Quilt Set

And I bought the same bedskirt that is shown here in the Delacourt Quilt Set photo to go with my bed.  I also bought sheets to go with the bed, alas Amazon did not have green anymore so I had to take brown for color:

Brylanehome Leaf Microfiber Embroidered Sheet

As for last, I don’t have a blanket and needed one so I choose that one and I picked the lavender color:

Brylanehome Soft Pleasures Blanket

My mattresses are really old and need to be changed so my next purchase is new mattresses for me.  After that I plan to buy a bed:

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I think it will be really lovely.  I’m really happy for getting the quilt after all and it will fit with my stuff.