Nouvel article sur mon blog, où j'aborde le sujet des enclaves sécurisées, et plus particulièrement le cas de la puce de sécurité Titan M de Google.

Sujet très intéressant et complexe que j'effleure seulement en partie :

wonderfall.space/google-titan-

I can now say I fully adapted to the "full gestures" mode on Android. It's quite pleasant once you get used to it. No regrets!

On m'a envoyé chier, comme quoi il faut absolument s'identifier par son contrat bancaire pour rapporter quelque chose à l'équipe de développement. Dans un français approximatif. Alors non, flemme.

Je hais les banques. Tant pis, je vivrai sans l'app, je ne réinstallerai pas les Play Services juste pour ça.

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Bon, je les ai contactés, je tiendrai au courant...

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Quelqu'un utilise l'app du Crédit Mutuel sur un Android sans Play Services ?

Ça ne marche toujours pas, et le 2FA par SMS sera bientôt obsolète (il est déjà déprécié, et c'est normal car insecure). J'hésite à les contacter à ce sujet, mais on va m'envoyer ballader.

Okay so my Sony XM3 just broke (the headband strap is faulty) out of nowhere. These were my favorite headphones so I'm a bit shocked, not to mention they're out of warranty since August. They're still usable though, at cost of some discomfort.

Well played, Sony.

Now I'm just chilling on macOS, using free software as much as possible though.

And I still have an Android phone (a Pixel 3a currently), which I like a lot. I put GrapheneOS on it but I was mostly overwhelmed by the presence of Google on "stock Android Pixel", otherwise I wouldn't change the ROM.

Now that I think of it, Android is still AOSP and all but I can feel the growing place of Google Play Services.

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But I think the worst was my Galaxy S2. Oh man, I changed the ROM at least 3 times a week. It was near obsession, but it was so cool at the time.

2 first pics from CM7 and the last from... MIUI... huh. But I guess it was cool to have MIUI Gingerbread on the S2.

(Also yeah, 2011 me thought AV software was a thing on Android. I came a LONG way.)

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Also yeah, Chrome? It was probably Chromium with a Chrome icon, I was not that crazy (I think).

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Some nostalgic vibes...

Back in 2011/2012, old me was proud of using Debian. I found an old screenshot of my desktop, from that time.

I feel so nostalgic. And... current me has been using macOS for 6 years now. 😔

Scrambling PIN is nice but drunk me would not like it. But I'll manage.

Very nice. Now let's see if I can configure some alerts (probably through mail or Gotify).

A few months ago, I made a Discord bot which can handle a tournament of any 1v1 fighting game (like Smash). It uses Challonge for the bracket stuff but the tournament is very seamless and tournament organizers don't have much thing to do since the automates so much things.

Recently, some people joined the project and rewrote the bot so it can be invited to your server without self-hosting it. It's called ATOS (Automated Tournament Organizer for Smash), more info here: atos.laggron.red/

It's like NewPipe but for desktop: github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTub

Awesome. Though local backend is broken atm, but it has an invidious fallback, which is smart.

Of course it also shows its age:
- No USB-C, and I miss it actually.
- iGPU is struggling a lot.
- i5 dualcore struggles sometimes.

Overall a very good machine if you don't expect too much from it.

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Pre-touchbar/butterfly Macbooks were very well designed now that I'm getting used to my Macbook Pro 2014 again.

I love its very clean, sober yet appealing design. The "scissors" keyboard is much better than the shitty butterfly. Magsafe was awesome (but proprietary, so I don't dislike Thunderbolt/USB-C). Oh and since it's "Pro", it has an embedded SD card reader, and an HDMI port. No fucking 3rd-party hub needed.

Not to mention, the screen is still gorgeous.

Bon heureusement, leur site est assez honnête pour indiquer que c'est une alternative destinée à un public sans trop de connaissance technique qui veut s'émanciper des GAFAM rapidement.

En ce sens, le projet est cohérent. Mais pour moi ça s'arrête là.

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Ça me fait marrer l'article de Le Monde sur /e/. 🤔

"Est-il seulement possible de bâtir un Android sans Google ?" : bah à la base, AOSP ne dépend aucunement des Play Services pour la compatibilité "baseline Android". Pas besoin d'un fork bidule ou quoi.

Comme d'habitude, l'idée derrière /e/ est peut-être bonne, mais l'execution est pauvre notamment en matière de sécurité, d'autant plus calquée sur LineageOS où c'est chaotique. Pas pour tous les threat models.

Donc j'ai envoyé mon "vieux" Macbook Pro 13" 2014 à Apple lundi, pour changer le top case (clavier défectueux par ma connerie), et mercredi il était déjà réparé.

En plus, ils m'ont remplacé la batterie, et elle a l'air d'une plus grande capacité que celle d'origine.

Qu'est-ce que ça fait du bien de pas devoir utiliser le butterfly !

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